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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Gem of California

Gem of California

Larkspur, California

Once advertised as "The Gem of California", this San Francisco bedroom community sparkles, its appraisal always high. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, downtown Larkspur hasn't changed much in the past century.

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