10 Beach Towns With Housing Bargains


Florence Beach


Beach towns don’t tend to be cheap. However, a few places offer opportunities for more buyers to live in the beach town they always dreamed of.

RealtyTrac recently identified the beach towns with fewer than 50,000 residents that have the highest quality of life (e.g. air quality, low crime, good weather, etc.) and where homes are at the best bargain prices (less expensive compared to other beach towns).

That said, even the most affordable beach towns are still pricey, RealtyTrac notes. Many of the towns on its list still had median home prices above $300,000. Also, home owners who live near the beach also likely will need to factor in higher insurance costs due to the potential for flood or hurricane damage.

Here are the 10 most budget-friendly beach towns, according to RealtyTrac:

  • Keansburg, N.J.

  • Mastic Beach, N.Y.

  • Crisfield, Md.

  • Riverside, R.I.

  • Palm Beach, Fla.

  • Emerald Isle, N.C.

  • Dauphin Island, Ala.

  • Madison, Conn.

  • Florence, Ore.

  • Bethany Beach, Del.

Read more about the cities that made the list at MarketWatch.

Source: “10 Beach Towns Where Real Estate Is a Bargain,” MarketWatch (Aug. 30, 2016)

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