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Jul 7, 2014 11:01AM
Naples, Florida?!? are you kidding me? You can't get anywhere near the beach for under two million dollars, minimum.
Jul 7, 2014 10:09AM
Affordability is in the mind's eye, yes. But I can tell you as a near-retirement-age couple from the rainy Pacific Northwest living on a modest income with a very modest savings account, we found an affordable paradise in Waianae, Hawaii. Like how about a one-bedroom condo for $110,000, located one mile from a famous surfing beach wedged into one of Oahu's most beautiful leeward coast valleys, with manicured tropical grounds and around-the-clock security? Sound too good to be true? Google Makaha Valley Towers.
Jul 7, 2014 9:35AM
I find it interesting that these lists are about the most and least of something, but never share by who's standard. Most affordable might be if you are an affluent, white collar worker, but those of us who are working class, blue collar stiffs would consider an affordable beach location if the homes are listed at $60,000 or less. Now let's see them come up with those locations that aren't toxic waste dumps or have some other environmental impairment.
Jul 7, 2014 9:29AM
I have access to 1000miles of beaches one better than the next,,,i live in a gated community on the sea of cortez in Baja mx,,,,,which I feel is safer than dtroit an newark
Jul 7, 2014 7:51AM
Out of touch multi-millionaire liberals recommend these cozy retreats. Obama grew up under the Hawaiian sun.... Why can't you?
Jul 7, 2014 7:17AM
I lived in Hawaii for 10 years,a lot of pleasant memories and terrific weather.However property is outrageously priced and taxed.Groceries too are pricey.Another item to consider there is an abundance of anti-mainlander sentiment there among the locals.Most likely you'll never fit in or be invited to any local functions by your local neighbors. If that's important to you.Also the term "Fee simple" is bantered about when purchasing property.Meaning you can buy the house but not the land.The land has to be leased,and with that there's always an expiration date.I now live in Mississippi close to the beach.And it's beautiful,so is Alabama,look there for nice beaches and reasonably priced homes.
Jul 7, 2014 6:53AM
Well let me see . You pay $415,000.00 for a beautiful home on Marco Island, Florida, but, you don't tell them that they pay $20,000.00 a year or more alone in taxes. Beautiful island but unless your wealthy you can't afford to live there.....
Jul 7, 2014 6:51AM
We live in Grants pass,OR and love it here,(S/W Oregon)true it is almost two hours from the beach which I love but the winters can be overcast a lot. Poor Hubby has severe COPD and can't and wouldn't live on the coast he is on oxygen most of the time now.Anyway Oregon has got many oceanside beaches that are wonderful in the summer.We drive over there quite often and so I can see my beloved ocean.Hubby is good about overnights.We stay at a hotel next to the ocean at Gold Beach and I take my folding chair down to the waters edge and just sit there and watch the wave action which isn't much but beautiful anyway.Lots of pretty little beach towns in Oregon and the summers are great.Swimming?Cold but refreshing.
Jul 7, 2014 6:50AM
The author doesn't say that property in these beach towns are cheap, nor does he say it's "affordable" for everyone....but, if your dream is to own or live in a beach town, properties do cost less in these places than most ocean towns. I know this because I'm one of those who researched and bought a place in Kihei. It's by no means cheap, but it beat out our first choices that were way out of our price range.
Jul 7, 2014 6:07AM
This writer (and I use the term losely) deserves a big case of Stink Eye!
Jul 7, 2014 5:38AM
Apparently the author is paid rather well. Please you please let me know where I can submit my resume? I'd like your job.
Jul 7, 2014 5:15AM
You mean to tell me someeone actually got PAID to "think" up this mindless, miss-informed garbage? (And I use the word "think" loosely because apparently there wasn't much thought here). Six of the ten listed in HAWAII of all places, THE most expensive state to live in? Typical MSN garbage.
Jul 7, 2014 4:52AM
I lived in Naples Florida for 10 years and I would never call it affordable for the average person. Where are you getting your information? Most of the people living there are very wealthy and home prices are high.
Jul 7, 2014 4:46AM
MSN doesn't have a clue as usual. Yes. lets all buy beach houses in Hawaii because we can drive there on the weekends......
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