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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Dramatic Views and Small Town Appeal
Kindra Clineff

Dramatic Views and Small Town Appeal

Cohasset, Massachusetts

Just southeast of Boston, urban professionals have discovered what shipbuilders, fishermen, and old-time actors already knew. Here, neighborhoods distill coastal New England's history and character―from a harborside plaque marking Capt. John Smith's 1614 landing site to the quiet lanes where The Witches of Eastwick was filmed.

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