Redfin Names the Most Affordable Beach Towns for Real Estate

Atlantic City, New Jersey Earns the Number One Spot; Seven Florida Cities Make the Top 10

SEATTLE--()--Atlantic City is the most affordable U.S. city to buy a beach home, according to Redfin (, the next-generation real estate brokerage. To determine the most affordable beach towns, Redfin looked at coastal cities with populations of at least 1,000 people and identified those where at least 3 percent of the vacant units were flagged by the Census as being for seasonal use to define “vacation cities.”

Atlantic City has a median home sale price of just $52,250—plus amenities and entertainment that make it a great place for vacation-goers.

“Atlantic City and its surrounding beach towns have so much to offer someone looking for a vacation home,” said Redfin real estate agent Kimberly Mogan. “Not only does Atlantic City boast some of the finest beaches on the east coast, including an iconic boardwalk, the town offers glitzy nightlife, beautiful casinos, restaurants and an impressive lineup of year-round events. It’s a perfect home away from home for someone who thrives in an action-packed city.”

Seven of the top 15 affordable beach towns were in Florida, with Miami, Clearwater, West Palm Beach and Daytona Beach all breaking the top five.

The most affordable beach towns for real estate are:

Rank   City   Median Home Sale Price   Portion of Homes Waterfront   Walk Score
1   Atlantic City, NJ   $52,250   27.6%   72
2   Miami, FL   $275,000   11.7%   78
3   Clearwater, FL   $174,250   19%   43
4   West Palm Beach, FL   $170,000   28%   41
5   Daytona Beach, FL   $136,000   37%   36
6   Corpus Christi, TX   $240,000   11.2%   39
7   Galveston, TX   $224,000   22.3%   50
8   Fort Pierce, FL   $155,000   32%   38
9   Sarasota, FL   $260,000   17.5%   52
10   Jacksonville, FL   $168,000   15.2%   26.2
11   Norfolk, VA   $179,900   11.2%   44.6
12   Portland, ME   $279,000   6.7%   60
13   Charleston, SC   $278,625   6.1%   39
14   Long Branch, NJ   $332,500   17%   62
15   Oxnard, CA   $450,000   5.1%   53

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About Redfin

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Redfin Journalist Services:
Natalie Schwab, 206-588-6863