If you’re like most people, you’ve had dreams of living on the beach. When your day gets tough, it would be nice to retreat to a relaxing beach house where you can put all your cares away as you sink your toes in the sand and soak in the warm sun. But you might have put those dreams aside because you thought you couldn’t afford it. Well, you’ll be happy to know that isn’t true. There are plenty of beach towns that are nice and easy on the wallet.
Researchers at WalletHub conducted an analysis of all the best beach towns in the United States. Some of the factors they assessed were affordability, safety, weather, and quality of life. We decided to take a closer look at the best beach towns that were also affordable. WalletHub based affordability on factors, such as housing costs, median household income, and median annual property taxes. Here are the 15 best beach towns for affordability, according WalletHub.
15. Pasco, Washington
Overall affordability rank (scale of 1 to 227; 1 is most affordable): 15
This town has a population of 67,391, according to Data USA. The median household income for Pasco, Washington, is $55,319, and the median property value is $163,300. The poverty rate is 18.8%. For average housing costs, WalletHub gives an affordability score of 24 (on a scale of 1 to 227).
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