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NAPLES FL Voted Best Beach Town (Again)

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Real Estate Agent with 239.776.5077 Downing-Frye Realty

Living by the beach is the ultimate dream for many Americans. After all, beachside communities often represent a relaxed and luxurious way of life. But few realize their dream of living by the water, precisely because of the misconception that beach towns are more expensive and generally less livable than landlocked cities. Contrary to popular belief, however, many beach towns are suitable to everyday life — and easy on the wallet.

 

In order to determine the beach communities that are ideal for making one’s permanent home, WalletHub compared 191 cities across 63 key indicators of livability. We split our comparison into two categories, towns located by the ocean and by lakes. Our data set ranges from housing costs to share of for-sale waterfront homes to quality of beach water.

                                                                                  Main Findings

Best Beach Towns to Live in (Ocean)

 
Overall Rank (1 = Best) City Total Score ‘Affordability’ Rank ‘Weather’ Rank ‘Safety’ Rank ‘Economy’ Rank ‘Education & Health’ Rank ‘Quality of Life’ Rank
1 Naples, FL 62.50 30 100 69 43 84 1
2 Lahaina, HI 61.25 68 31 2 34 45 8
3 Boca Raton, FL 60.96 17 5 85 13 57 16
4 Newport Beach, CA 60.01 69 56 44 44 12 13
5 Santa Monica, CA 59.87 122 26 108 15 29 3
6 Sarasota, FL 59.68 46 24 116 58 71 2
7 Kailua, HI 59.60 28 103 53 1 40 20
8 Carlsbad, CA 58.94 22 69 66 8 19 27
9 Encinitas, CA 58.23 24 66 36 21 14 33
10 Vero Beach, FL 58.22 55 33 19 49 102 12
11 Santa Barbara, CA 58.01 114 82 39 38 74 6
12 Destin, FL 58.00 5 111 101 56 46 14
13 North Myrtle Beach, SC 57.61 23 10 129 5 26 10
14 Laguna Beach, CA 57.06 83 53 75 29 42 22
15 Fernandina Beach, FL 56.61 54 40 25 66 76 25
16 San Clemente, CA 56.40 42 48 46 23 15 52
17 Venice, FL 56.35 39 8 87 33 13 44
18 Hermosa Beach, CA 56.23 64 30 11 18 47 39
19 Seal Beach, CA 56.16 93 52 65 7 4 59
20 Myrtle Beach, SC 56.10 47 7 141 68 90 4
21 Jupiter, FL 55.72 6 21 83 10 80 63
22 Santa Cruz, CA 55.33 132 70 92 78 49 5
23 Westport, CT 55.14 9 93 23 25 11 114
24 Satellite Beach, FL 55.13 2 65 31 50 31 99
25 San Mateo, CA 55.10 130 18 47 3 55 37
26 Coronado, CA 55.03 43 74 16 62 22 48
27 Alameda, CA 54.85 81 81 58 6 37 42
28 Dana Point, CA 54.59 51 50 34 52 66 45
29 Atlantic Beach, FL 54.57 11 15 43 86 51 67
30 Key Biscayne, FL 54.47 26 64 7 111 64 76
31 Stuart, FL 54.46 18 43 81 73 141 17
32 Kihei, HI 54.43 80 31 42 101 21 26
33 Redondo Beach, CA 54.37 101 61 27 40 59 36
34 St. Augustine, FL 54.14 73 37 78 85 79 15
35 Morro Bay, CA 54.12 117 55 3 26 34 58
36 Key West, FL 53.90 92 138 38 59 114 7
37 Goleta, CA 53.72 111 46 15 22 32 66
38 Jacksonville Beach, FL 53.66 12 51 96 37 70 40
39 Manhattan Beach, CA 53.55 86 60 24 20 65 64
40 San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA 53.50 62 126 26 47 39 32
41 Portland, ME 53.46 129 109 79 31 36 23
42 Anacortes, WA 53.19 36 71 30 76 53 60
43 North Palm Beach, FL 53.07 4 42 33 17 121 105
44 Coral Gables, FL 52.86 38 14 52 91 89 43
45 Monterey, CA 52.63 137 58 90 51 69 19
46 Edmonds, WA 52.43 52 13 57 45 41 83
47 Ocean City, NJ 52.15 113 112 20 71 106 24
48 Clearwater, FL 51.68 59 38 98 81 111 30
49 Pacifica, CA 51.64 72 17 59 27 24 112
50 Pensacola, FL 51.56 45 72 103 115 129 18
51 Benicia, CA 51.53 37 4 80 90 30 93
52 Miami Beach, FL 51.49 70 89 132 48 101 11
53 Cocoa Beach, FL 51.45 8 101 93 98 103 31
54 Newburyport, MA 51.37 77 125 14 16 6 96
55 Half Moon Bay, CA 51.22 103 22 74 30 77 41
56 Ormond Beach, FL 50.93 34 23 100 24 113 62
57 Wilmington, NC 50.88 96 39 124 88 110 21
58 Pacific Grove, CA 50.82 123 57 9 100 61 53
59 Port Lavaca, TX 50.70 14 9 63 67 122 118
60 Dunedin, FL 50.62 49 105 73 63 95 50
61 Swampscott, MA 50.54 79 119 8 87 17 127
62 South Portland, ME 50.50 112 109 76 12 25 77
63 Panama City Beach, FL 50.48 16 88 137 65 144 9
64 Tarpon Springs, FL 50.46 15 106 89 53 67 85
65 Brunswick, ME 50.45 91 87 17 105 20 79
66 Rye, NY 50.43 85 92 5 128 5 125
67 Bonita Springs, FL 50.13 3 116 142 4 82 80
68 Shoreline, WA 50.07 61 98 50 11 28 102
69 Carpinteria, CA 50.02 127 73 4 119 54 70
70 Daly City, CA 49.81 116 12 37 36 72 117
71 New Smyrna Beach, FL 49.77 31 62 94 35 138 46
72 Port Washington, NY 49.67 95 133 10 28 16 110
73 Jensen Beach, FL 49.62 25 94 143 2 52 88
74 Palos Verdes Estates, CA 49.23 32 117 18 135 33 98
75 Marina, CA 49.23 128 3 45 46 120 94
76 Gulf Shores, AL 49.21 35 141 104 9 86 28
77 Fort Walton Beach, FL 49.08 19 104 82 106 135 38
78 Boynton Beach, FL 48.94 58 6 118 55 104 78
79 Malibu, CA 48.88 108 118 102 113 8 34
80 Delray Beach, FL 48.61 53 19 115 93 108 55
81 Hollywood, FL 48.52 41 75 77 103 125 65
82 Salem, MA 48.42 133 122 21 54 60 84
83 Marco Island, FL 48.40 13 142 70 114 48 56
84 Gulfport, FL 48.31 10 68 54 99 123 97
85 Milford, CT 48.28 76 76 60 75 35 111
86 Kaneohe, HI 48.24 50 28 120 14 83 86
87 Newport, RI 47.89 138 113 71 104 107 29
88 Lompoc, CA 47.76 82 36 62 109 105 116
89 Kapolei, HI 47.26 97 35 105 57 73 49
90 New Rochelle, NY 47.13 143 85 13 32 78 132
91 Gloucester, MA 47.10 131 127 32 61 44 87
92 Norwalk, CT 47.04 102 90 29 69 85 107
93 South Yarmouth, MA 46.94 124 63 40 92 9 108
94 Stratford, CT 46.92 110 108 28 126 68 106
95 Melbourne, FL 46.87 27 44 126 72 130 71
96 Eureka, CA 46.75 88 2 109 108 97 68
97 Great Neck, NY 46.49 140 136 91 94 7 51
98 Wailuku, HI 45.85 118 47 1 133 81 61
99 La Porte, TX 45.78 44 86 61 89 116 143
100 Lynn, MA 45.70 136 121 64 80 56 128
101 Hampton, VA 45.44 90 49 22 131 126 122
102 Ocean Springs, MS 45.33 40 96 107 138 62 75
103 Ewa Beach, HI 45.28 89 27 97 123 50 91
104 Westerly, RI 45.15 120 107 56 140 27 74
105 Revere, MA 45.08 139 124 51 64 38 137
106 Mount Sinai, NY 45.05 33 128 135 139 2 135
107 Capitola, CA 45.01 145 84 35 84 96 72
108 Port Royal, SC 44.96 104 1 67 129 115 145
109 Burien, WA 44.89 121 98 95 42 58 104
110 Ventnor City, NJ 44.81 135 120 41 124 63 100
111 Warwick, RI 44.78 100 115 68 83 117 101
112 Navarre, FL 44.59 7 91 145 82 93 138
113 Lake Worth, FL 44.50 84 19 119 118 119 92
114 Galveston, TX 44.48 94 144 88 60 137 35
115 Wantagh, NY 44.46 71 137 111 134 3 115
116 Glen Cove, NY 44.42 125 135 12 96 75 133
116 Merritt Island, FL 44.42 1 59 144 122 128 119
118 Hilo, HI 44.41 105 102 139 74 91 57
119 Long Beach, NY 44.40 109 145 6 41 18 131
120 Hallandale Beach, FL 44.10 78 78 99 79 133 103
121 Babylon, NY 44.00 56 140 84 127 23 90
122 Cocoa, FL 43.85 29 45 136 121 139 81
123 Watsonville, CA 43.39 142 29 49 125 98 123
124 Waianae, HI 43.29 66 25 86 143 100 95
125 Daytona Beach, FL 43.04 87 41 134 107 143 47
126 Patchogue, NY 42.90 134 130 48 112 94 69
127 Lantana, FL 42.48 20 79 133 77 127 130
128 Hudson, FL 42.48 57 97 117 97 131 120
129 Massapequa, NY 42.43 98 139 113 120 10 109
130 Richmond, CA 42.16 126 77 122 70 87 129
131 East Haven, CT 41.98 115 54 55 141 88 140
132 Panama City, FL 41.98 63 67 125 102 145 73
133 Biloxi, MS 41.97 67 114 123 95 140 89
134 Fort Pierce, FL 41.97 107 16 114 136 134 82
135 Hull, MA 41.48 75 143 72 117 43 139
136 Hobe Sound, FL 41.48 48 34 112 116 142 126
137 Dania Beach, FL 41.33 65 83 110 110 132 113
138 Apollo Beach, FL 41.28 21 123 138 39 109 134
139 Essex, MD 41.18 119 11 121 130 118 144
140 Hampton Bays, NY 40.42 106 134 128 19 99 121
141 Stony Brook, NY 39.63 99 129 127 145 1 124
142 Asbury Park, NJ 38.23 144 131 106 144 112 54
143 Riviera Beach, FL 37.80 60 79 130 132 124 136
144 Holiday, FL 37.34 74 95 140 137 136 141
145 Shirley, NY 34.37 141 132 131 142 92 142

 

Serious buyer? We listen well and will find your own “Piece of Paradise” at the best negotiated price and terms. We are full time professional Realtors who depend on your referrals.

Serious seller? We will give you honest advice about current market conditions and pricing. We will market your home to local, national and international buyers for the best results.

 

Tim Cranch at 239-272-4848    or    Ellie Penaranda at 239-776-4848

TimCranch@StepsToTheBeach.com         Ellie@StepsToTheBeach.com