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Old 12-31-2008, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Default Cheapest California oceanfront views

This is a bit different from the thread cheapest re coast because that poster didn't mind being up to 45 minutes inland.

I'd like to know oceanfront, and what the community is like.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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This is a bit different from the thread cheapest re coast because that poster didn't mind being up to 45 minutes inland.

I'd like to know oceanfront, and what the community is like.
Both you and the other poster have neglected to describe what "cheap" means to you. There are areas in far rural northern CA that are "cheap" but no one lives there.

So, what does "cheap" mean to you? There are barrios in Oceanside and Isla Vista that would fit the bill. Obviously somewhere like Crescent City would be cheap compared to Santa Monica.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Both you and the other poster have neglected to describe what "cheap" means to you. There are areas in far rural northern CA that are "cheap" but no one lives there.

So, what does "cheap" mean to you? There are barrios in Oceanside and Isla Vista that would fit the bill. Obviously somewhere like Crescent City would be cheap compared to Santa Monica.
I agree, you need to define cheap. Someone looking for coastal homes might think a view property listed at $1.5 million is the screaming deal of the century. Another person might think $400,000 is super expensive and be looking for a home under 200k. It really depends on what YOU consider to be cheap.

Does location matter also? Are you fine if you are in a rural area or do you need to be in a urban/semi urban area near jobs?
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: NorCal, baby!
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Both you and the other poster have neglected to describe what "cheap" means to you.
Wrong. By using the word "cheapest" the OP is actually asking for the least expensive--whether that is $100,000 or $6 mil. is irrelevant.
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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Wrong. By using the word "cheapest" the OP is actually asking for the least expensive--whether that is $100,000 or $6 mil. is irrelevant.
Without context the question makes no sense. You can probably get an oceanfront house in Oceanside or Imperial beach for under a million. Or you can get a sliver of a vacant lot in far northern CA for 300k. Which is cheaper?
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Mika Kimi is correct - As I don't know what I can buy for any set amount - I want to know which area with an OCEAN VIEW is least expensive.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: NorCal, baby!
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Without context the question makes no sense. You can probably get an oceanfront house in Oceanside or Imperial beach for under a million. Or you can get a sliver of a vacant lot in far northern CA for 300k. Which is cheaper?
Haha, you are trying too hard now. The question makes perfect sense! The OP is asking for the least expensive place to live in CA that has ocean views. This obviously would imply a house to live in, whether it is on the property or needs to be built.

If it would cost $300k to build a house on a vacant lot on N CA it would be cheaper. $300k + 300k < $1mil. Think about it.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Mika Kimi is correct - As I don't know what I can buy for any set amount - I want to know which area with an OCEAN VIEW is least expensive.
In that case, there are many places along the northern CA coast (such as near Crescent City or Eureka) that would probably be the cheapest. The area is rural with few jobs, usually with cool weather (fog and wind often), however, it's a very beautiful place with nearby redwood forests.

If you're interested in someplace to the south (and on the beach) with warmer weather, be prepared to pay through the nose.

Last week, I was in Cayucos on the central CA coast (for the first time) and it's a nice little town Cayucos, CA - California beach resort town visitor information near Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. Click on the real estate tab for home prices.

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Old 12-31-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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You can buy a home with an ocean view here in McKinleyville for $300,000 and may even be within walking distance of the beach. We have a three bedroom, three bath house on half an acre, we have a nice ocean view and are within 1/4 of the beach. We bought our place eight years ago for $112,000 and it is in the $300,000 plus range now. There are some really nice executive homes directly on the coast that are in the $500,000 range and higher. If you just want to be close enough to the ocean to hear it and walk to it in 30 minutes or less, you can get a new home on a small lot for about $250,000.
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