Are you currently on the market for a vacation home? You know, a home where you can live part time and to get away from your primary residential home just to kick back, relax, and enjoy life?
But do you also not know where you think it would be wise to buy a vacation home? You see, there are many factors that you will need to take into account when choosing a vacation home: you need to like the area, have plenty of fun things to do in the area, ensure that the value of your property should remain consistent (if not increase), and so on.
Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place, because in this article we’re going to dive into the five best places in the United States to buy a vacation home, presented in alphabetical order:
Essex, New York
Essex in upstate New York is one of the most beautiful places in the northeastern United States. You’ll have access to Lake Champlain, the truly stunning Adirondack State Park, and the lush and vast Green Mountains with literally hundreds of miles of hiking trails through some visually stunning natural areas.
Located close to Vermont, Essex was once a shipping port in the 1800s and as a result, it has lots of historical architecture and old farms. The residents of Essex have taken strong action to preserve the town’s historical look and value, and it shows in the buildings, land conservation, and village streets.
Key West, Florida
Of course, you probably expected to see a city in Florida included on this list. Key West is the southernmost incorporated own in the United States, and has long attracted writers, actors, artists, and more creatives thanks to its ‘live and let live’ attitude.
Key West is a vacation lover’s heaven, thanks to the bright sun, warm sunshine, abundance of fishing locations, thriving nightlife, and no shortage of areas for swimming and boating. If you’re looking for a tropical destination in the mainland United States where you can just focus on having fun, Key West is it.
If you want your vacation home to be located in the northwest United States, and specifically in the rocky mountains, you’ll want to give strong consideration to Livingston, Montana. You can do everything in Livingston from skiing to hiking to hunting to camping and so on, and it actually rests at the entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
The town of Livingston itself is designed to look like it’s out of the late 1800s, and as such has preserved facades of brick and timber storefronts and old style buildings.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach in South Carolina is easily one of the most overlooked travel and vacation destinations in the United States in general. This is the crown jewel of the east coast and draws millions of visitors each year, even though the town itself is small at less than forty thousand permanent residents.
The beaches in Myrtle Beach are absolutely beautiful, and there are also over a hundred golf courses, over a dozen live theater venues, a mile long boardwalk along the beach, a thriving nightlife and shopping district, and numerous camping and RV sites.
West Maui, Hawaii
The Hawaiian Islands are not exactly known for being a cheap place to live, and Maui is certainly no exception. But if you can afford it, Hawaii is essentially the epitome of what a vacation area should be.
West Maui is surrounded by attractive and beautiful beaches all along the coastline, and there are no shortage of apartments, condos, resorts, and townhouses right along the beach as well. Then, you have access to excellent restaurants, bars, and ships in the small towns of Kannapli, Napili, Kapalua, and Lahaina, all of which are located along the ocean too.
You can also drive all throughout the island and have access to hiking trails that lead you high into the jungles and mountains. Needless to say, Maui is a paradise and no one would regret owning a vacation home anywhere on the island.
Buying A Vacation Home In The United States
There are many more excellent vacation home areas in the United States beyond the ones that we have covered here today, but the five that we have gone over are located throughout the country and will each be excellent locations.