Thinking about investing in a vacation home, but don't want to totally break the bank? There are plenty of homes up and down the East Coast—close to beaches and local attractions—that would make a great second home to escape to that may be within your means.
And here's the thing: Your "second" home doesn't have to be the second home you own. Forever renters might like to make an affordable getaway like these their very first home purchase. From South Carolina all the way up to Rhode Island, here's where you'll find luck:
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Size: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom | 751 square feet
Features: A dishwasher, a washer and dryer, a barbecue grill, access to nearby Salty Brine beach, and proximity to the boardwalk and local restaurants. Find out more about this home on Zillow.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Size: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms|1,201 square feet
Features: A large deck and backyard, fencing all around, a front porch walkway, a covered carport, wood laminate flooring, new fixtures and appliances, and central heating and cooling. See the full listing at Myrtle Beach Real Estate.
Outer Banks, North Carolina
Size: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom |698 square feet
Features: A patio and outside shower, central heating and cooling, washer and dryer connections, beach access, and more. See more photos at Resort Realty.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Size: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms | 960 square feet
Features: A wood fireplace, walk-in closets, central air, storm doors, a back deck and a ramp in front, a dishwasher, tilt-in windows and storm doors. Check out the full listing at Abrams Realty.
Wildwood, New Jersey
Size: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Features: Tile floors, central air, a deck and an outside shower, an eat-in kitchen, a dishwasher, a washer and dryer, and more. The Wildwoods beaches are considered one of the most family-friendly vacation destinations in America. See more photos at Atlantis Realty.