The Market Common is a lifestyle center located on the southern end of Myrtle Beach, just off of Highways 17 Business and 17 Bypass, near Myrtle Beach State Park. The 114 acre area is located on the grounds of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, which closed in the early nineties, and was redeveloped and opened to the public in 2008.
The Market Common retains its roots to its military past with Warbird Park, which pays homage to the men and women who served at the former Air Force Base; it also showcases several fighter aircraft. Markers throughout the district commemorate the history of the Air Force Base, and most of the streets are named after those connected with it. The Market Common offers military history trolley tours throughout the year, as well as a local folklore tour.
The district has been masterfully and thoughtfully designed along the lines of an urban village, to include a well-balanced mixture of residential complexes, stores, restaurants, businesses, and natural spaces that identify the Market Common as the place to do it all— work, play, eat, and live— without ever leaving.