Discover Coastal Dream Towns

After canvassing all coasts for towns with seaside charm, a lively beach culture, and good housing, these are our top spots for planning quick trips or finding a new place to live.


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Sailfish Fountain, Downtown Stuart, Florida

Visit Stuart, Florida

Sailfish and simple afternoons by the water rule this small Intracoastal gem on the Treasure Coast.


Fernandina Beach, Florida

Fernandina Beach, Florida

An Old Town Wakes Up


Dream Towns: Anna Maria Island, Florida

Dream Town: Anna Maria Island, Florida

With views of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, this little island is replete with great scenery.


Apalachicola Oystermen

Visit Apalachicola, Florida

Genuine people and faulous seafood attract newcomers and visitors to an out-of-the-way Florida fishing town.


Pine Island

So You Want to Live in ... Pine Island

A slice of Old Florida "country" still thrives on this lush, green isle.


Cocoa Beach -2

So You Want to Live in ... Cocoa Beach

In this Florida Space Coast town, a shared sense of pride forges a promising future.


Venice, Florida

So You Want to Live in ... Venice, Florida

Residents of this Renaissance-inspired seaside city like it small and slow.


New Smyrna Beach

So You Want to Live in ... New Smyrna Beach, Florida

This Florida city's split personality makes it twice as nice.

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