Do you want to move closer to the sea? Just imagine waking up to the beautiful views of the ocean every morning. Sipping coffee on your oceanfront porch, light breeze playing with your hair, seagulls flying around… The only question is, where exactly you should move to? Luckily, with more than 12,000 miles of coastline and 88,000 miles of shoreline, our country offers quite an array of choices. Needless to say, however, some places are simply better than the others. In order to help you choose your next seaside town, we at Cross Country Movers Group decided to dig into the matter and find some of the most charming places in the country. Even if you are not looking to relocate, you still might want to take a look at this list – these places are just as attractive as popular tourist destinations, if not more.
Located in Palm Beach County, Jupiter has been named one of the happiest coastal towns in the country. With its population of slightly more than 60,000 residents, Jupiter is not too racially diverse. However, it still is welcoming to people from all kinds of backgrounds.
Not including a Hawaiian town in this list would simply be wrong. In fact, about one fifth of this place is – water. The weather is quite nice, with usually less than 10 inches of rain a year. With its 16,000 residents, Kihei is quite ethnically and racially diverse.
Another gem of Florida, Sarasota has been nicknamed Paradise. That should tell you pretty much all that you need to know about this city. With its islands, including Lido Key and Siesta Key, Sarasota boasts some of the most breathtaking sandy beaches in the world. The city is also home to a boating school.
We simply couldn’t limit ourselves to only one Hawaiian town. It is a popular tourist destination, with its population of 11,000 growing to 40,000 during the tourist season. Lahaina was once the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, which makes it quite charming and attractive to history enthusiasts.
Charleston, South Carolina
This is the oldest and largest city in South Carolina. However, it has still retained its small beach town vibe. It is home to one of the largest and most significant ports in the country. Its economy is quite stable, and schools here are pretty good.
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Once a hidden treasure, Gulf Shores is becoming increasingly popular among those looking to move to an oceanfront location. Still, only around 10,000 people call it home. It is important to note, however, that the city’s location makes it quite prone to hurricanes.
Home to the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham is perfect for those of you who like to be in touch with nature. Aside from beaches, Chatham also boasts a number of brooks, ponds, inlets, rivers, and harbors. The climate in the area is pretty mild, both in summer and in winter.
The name of this place means “the beautiful place by the sea”. And it truly is. With a population of only around 1,000, it has the perfect small beach town vibe and is quite peaceful. Despite its small size, the town is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination, mainly visited by those who want to experience something completely new and different.
Tybee Island, Georgia
On its eastern shore, Tybee boasts a beautiful sandy beach. It is a popular vacation destination of residents from nearby towns and cities, with only around 3,000 people actually living here. It is also famous as having some of the most beautiful sunrises in the country.
Beaufort, North Carolina
This is one of the oldest towns in the state of North Carolina. Its long history gives it a special kind of charm that its 4,000 residents truly enjoy. The place hosts a number of annual events, including festivals, shows, and tournaments. Several years ago, it was named the country’s “coolest small town”.
This is another perfect place for nature lovers. Surrounded by the Chincoteague National Wildlife Reserve, the town is home to charming wild ponies who are free to roam around. Although this is a relatively popular tourist destination, the town fights to retain its small town feel. You will not find any high-rises or busy boardwalks here.
This unusual city with an even more unusual name is home to around 4,000 residents. It is considered to be one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country, with most hotels, restaurants, and shops not only allowing, but welcoming our furry friends. The architecture of the city is truly unique and makes the place picturesque.
There are dozens of other places we could mention. But this article has to end somewhere. So instead of bombarding you with more suggestions, we’d like to ask you: have you decided where you want to move yet? If so, it’s time to call Cross Country Movers Group! We will be more than happy to help you relocate to your new oceanfront address.