Life's beach, right? Many of us wish it were. Leaving everything for a seaside town is a common fantasy. When we think of America's beautiful beach cities, such the Hamptons, Miami, Malibu, Hilton Head, and others, we quickly return to reality since the cost of living is expensive!
Charleston isn't the cheapest city in the US, but it's cheaper than most coastal towns. The city's location away from the seashore makes it cheaper.
You'll wander the 18th-century streets and buildings, eat James Beard-awarded food, and watch the vessels enter Charleston Harbor when you're not relaxing on the adjacent islands' powder-soft white sand beaches.
Wilmington Island's location between Savannah and the beach-facing islands makes it ideal for living.
Wilmington Island is actually between the best of both worlds. It is equal distance from Savannah and Tybee Island's beautiful beaches and tranquility.
Ocean Pines is across the bay from Ocean City, Maryland, a mid-Atlantic popular boardwalk beach town. Ocean City real estate is more expensive, but Ocean Pines is cheaper.