Everything you need to know from people who've made the move.

By Jennifer Chappell Steve Millburg and Jacquelyne FroeberText by William G. Scheller
February 27, 2007
Kindra Clineff

What does waterfront living mean to you? Do you want to live andwork 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? Perhapsthe islands are calling. Or maybe the mail just brought a brochurefor the "latest and greatest" seaside community. Is that the sortof neighborhood for you?

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