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This Florida City Makes List Of Cheapest Places In the US To Buy A Beach House.

When you think of owning a beach house, you may see nothing but dollar signs. Yes, you will pay more to live waterfront, but there are some cities in the country that make living beachside a little bit more affordable. It’s amazing to me, even after Ian, to see what houses on Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva are selling for. Or even just the land a home was once on.

I’ve always dreamed of living on the beach. I don’t even need anything extravagant. Just a little cottage for me and my pup would be perfect. I love the thought of waking up to the soothing sound of crashing waves. Walking out my back door and feeling the sand between my toes. Let’s also not forget about watching those sunsets with a tropical cocktail in hand.

If you’re looking for property, to live on yourself or as a rental, getting the most bang for your buck is important. Realtor.com put together a list of the cities in the U.S. where you can find beachside homes at the most affordable price. Some are right on the water, some are within one-mile of the beach. In Florida, we know real estate is high, but the cheapest place to buy a beach house is in Navarre, up in the panhandle. It came in at #7 on the list.

To check out the full list, click here. Below are the top 5.

Top 5 Most Affordable Places in the U.S. to Buy a Beach Home:

  • 5. Corpus Christi, TX

    Corpus Christi is the largest city that made the list. Lots of beaches on the Gulf to choose from between North Beach, McGee Beach and Padre Island. The average price for a home within one-mile of a beach is $289,948.

    513 Williamson Pl, Corpus Christi, TX 78411 | realtor.com®

    View detailed information about property 513 Williamson Pl, Corpus Christi, TX 78411 including listing details, property photos, school and neighborhood data, and much more.

  • 4. Grand Isle, LA

    Grand Isle is a barrier island and the smallest town on the list. This small town is home to Grand Isle State Park perfect for those who love the outdoors. The average price for a home within one-mile of a beach is $309,500.

    139 Coulon Rigaud Ln, Grand Isle, LA 70358 | realtor.com®

    View detailed information about property 139 Coulon Rigaud Ln, Grand Isle, LA 70358 including listing details, property photos, school and neighborhood data, and much more.

  • 3. New London, CT

    Connecticut isn’t a state I’d picture to be prime beachfront living, but New London seems to be pretty affordable. You’ll find Ocean Beach Park featuring miles of sand, a boardwalk and plenty of entertainment. The average price for a home within one-mile of a beach is $257,000.

    10 Park St, New London, CT 06320 | realtor.com®

    View detailed information about property 10 Park St, New London, CT 06320 including listing details, property photos, school and neighborhood data, and much more.

     

     

  • 2. Newport News, VA

    If you’re a history buff, you’re sure to love Newport News. Here, you get beaches on both the Atlantic and James River like Huntington Beach, King-Lincoln Park Beach and Anderson’s Beach. The average price for a home within one-mile of a beach is $200,000.

    7309 River Rd Apt A, Newport News, VA 23607 | realtor.com®

    7309 River Rd Apt A, Newport News, VA 23607 is for sale. View 30 photos of this 3 bed, 2 bath, 1706 sqft. condo with a list price of $150000.

  • 1. Gulfport, MS

    Gulfport is about halfway between Mississippi’s border with Louisiana and the Alabama border and features 26 miles of beach. In addition, you’ll find casinos, sailing, water skiing and shopping. The average price for a home within one-mile of a beach is $224,900 and an average of just $144 per square foot.

    1610 20th Ave Apt 3, Gulfport, MS 39501 | realtor.com®

    1610 20th Ave Apt 3, Gulfport, MS 39501 is for sale. View 31 photos of this 2 bed, 2 bath, 994 sqft. condo with a list price of $225000.

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