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.

Dream Towns

Plan a vacation location or find a new place to call home in this roundup of our favorite coastal communities.

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Connected Isolation
Matt Brown

Connected Isolation

La Conner, Washington

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the town boasts an active arts community, upscale boutique and gallery shopping, a full-time marina, the Pioneer Market, ample restaurants, and easy highway and water access to two major cities and the San Juans. What's so appealing to newcomers as well as old-timers sounds like an oxymoron: connected isolation. It isn't a bedroom community, and it's not a second-home community, and that’s just how they like it.

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