Have you always dreamed of a beach-front property to escape to on the weekends, or a mountain getaway for when you need a break from the everyday hustle and bustle? If vacation homes seemed out of reach before, these affordable areas may be the answer you’ve been looking for.
A Tampa Bay staple—what Clearwater has to offer at a relatively cheap price is perfect for vacation home hunters. Beautiful Gulf Coast beaches, a lively town that also has an abundance of charm, and dolphin and whale watching activities all make Clearwater an affordable, family-friendly destination.
Atlantic City, NJ
With nearly 30 percent of vacation homes in Atlantic City boasting a waterfront view, you can’t go wrong with investing in a property here. As many know, the nightlife scene is substantial, with casinos, nightclubs, and restaurants. But the never-ending boardwalk also makes it a popular spot for families traveling from far and wide.
A lake town boasting “20 lakes in 20 minutes,” Harrison is the perfect vacation spot throughout the entire year. Slopes for ski veterans and newbies alike, a unique snow mobile scene, and ample paddle boarding and golf opportunities during the summer months all make Harrison a small town to keep on your home-hunting radar.
Pensacola was named the best beach town to house hunt for a vacation home, in both 2016 and 2017—a significant feat considering the amount of beaches Florida offers. Even millennials were looking to buy a home here, as the town is lively, the beaches pristine, and the activities plenty.
If the beach isn’t your thing, try out Malone—a small town ski and snowboard haven. Only 10 minutes away from the Adirondacks, and a few miles from the Canadian border, this affordable location has something for the coldest of winters and the hottest of summers. If you’re in the market for an older home with restorative potential, Malone may be the spot for you.