So You Want to Live on the Coast

Everything you need to know from people who've made the move.
Produced by Jennifer Chappell, Steve Millburg, and Jacquelyne Froeber<br>Text by William G. Scheller

What does waterfront living mean to you? Do you want to live and work in a cottage by the shore? Restore an old sea captain's house? Find a snazzy condo with a water view to justify the price? Perhaps the islands are calling. Or maybe the mail just brought a brochure for the "latest and greatest" seaside community. Is that the sort of neighborhood for you?

In Coastal Living's annual review of where and how to live by the shore, we visit with people who've already answered those questions and found the perfect home. With their candid advice, keen insight, and resourceful ideas to help you start―or finish―your search, you'll be well on your way to enjoying your own dream of life by the shore.