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Old 06-11-2008, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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Not even there.

My cousin came back from Fernandina Beach, FL the other day...she was so excited because she saw a house on the beach there for only one million dollars.
Well, that puts me closer to owning one...not.
I said not including Florida.
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I said not including Florida.
I know what you said...you won't find cheap gulf beachfront in AL, MS or TX, either(LA has no beach to speak of).
My anecdote was to underscore the high cost of beachfront property anywhere.
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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I know what you said...you won't find cheap gulf beachfront in AL, MS or TX, either(LA has no beach to speak of).
My anecdote was to underscore the high cost of beachfront property anywhere.

You're right when you say LA has no beach, and, relative to other home prices it's not affordable, but compared to beachfront places that's about as cheap as it gets.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:20 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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You can find a few cheaper if you know where to look.
Single Family Home - 866 River Road, Calais, ME, 04619 - Realtor.com (http://www.realtor.com/search/listingdetail.aspx?ctid=82847&typ=7&sid=c91a5b2394 9340769aa8781cc14857a2&pg=3&lid=1084632221&lsn=30& srcnt=38#Detail - broken link)

A bit higher end, but it does come with 3 acres for under 700K
Single Family Home - 28 Deep Cove RD, Eastport, ME, 04631 - Realtor.com



A couple modest little places that are in a nice little town:

Single Family Home - Shore Road, Beals, ME, 04649 - Realtor.com (http://www.realtor.com/search/listingdetail.aspx?ctid=68667&typ=7&sid=d7699cb7cf e4458298be430874f1f069&pg=2&lid=1093980431&lsn=19& srcnt=43#Detail - broken link)
Single Family Home - 147 Main Street, Jonesport, ME, 04649 - Realtor.com (http://www.realtor.com/search/listingdetail.aspx?ctid=68667&typ=7&sid=d7699cb7cf e4458298be430874f1f069&pg=2&lid=1090748690&lsn=20& srcnt=43#Detail - broken link)
Single Family Home - Jonesport Avenue, Jonesport, ME, 04649 - Realtor.com (http://www.realtor.com/search/listingdetail.aspx?ctid=68667&typ=7&sid=d7699cb7cf e4458298be430874f1f069&pg=3&lid=1097918176&lsn=22& srcnt=43#Detail - broken link)
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:55 PM
 
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What is "affordable" to you? CA? Not affordable at all. FL? Parts are, parts arent. I think if you want some nice beachfront property, look into Door County, WI or the western coast of MI. Yes, its cold in the winter, but spring, summer and fall are absolutely gorgeous. In all honesty, western MI has some of the best beaches in the USA. Dont laugh until you experience them for yourself.
I second the vote for western Michigan. Many towns along Lake Michigan are charming and have very nice beaches. Probably are more affordable than ocean coastal areas.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:56 PM
 
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Bydand beat me to it, but that was also my suggestion....downeast Maine. Very affordable compared to the areas mentioned in OP.

But "affordable" is very subjective.
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:16 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I second the vote for western Michigan. Many towns along Lake Michigan are charming and have very nice beaches. Probably are more affordable than ocean coastal areas.
Here as well actually. I posted in my prior message a few I know of around where I am now. I would (and am) go back to West Michigan in a heartbeat. Great beaches, 4 seasons and very affordable cost of living. Anything right on Lake Michigan is very spendy though.
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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South Dakota?!?
San Diego lol

i hope that was a joke
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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I talked to my parents this morning and I brought up this thread question. They told me you can get a nice beach home in the Rochester area for 200,000 and up. Sounds like a pretty good deal especially since that lake area is one of the most beautiful in the country!
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Look into Galveston, Texas.
I agree, some properties as cheap as Panama City Beach were in the 70's, but you might not want to swim there.
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