When you think beach towns, the first thing that comes to mind is likely somewhere in Florida, or maybe the North Carolina coast, the Jersey Shore, Hawaii, or California. But what about lake area beach towns? Fortunately, if none come to mind, the website WalletHub just posted a list of the Best Beach Towns to Live In, with rankings for both ocean and lake towns.
Based on 62 key indicators of livability, their study found the top three lake beach towns to live in are Traverse City, MI (Lake Michigan), Folsom, CA (Lake Folsom) and Cornelius, NC (Lake Norman). Also ranked high on the list at number 7 was Davidson, the only other east coast town to make the top twenty.
Of course, both Cornelius and Davidson are not ‘beach’ towns in the conventional sense, but if you’re looking for somewhere to live with a laid-back lakefront lifestyle, while still having conveniences which make them suitable for everyday life, you can’t go wrong with either town.
A few of the key factors which went into the study were affordability, safety, economy, and quality of life. While the home prices in Cornelius and Davidson may be high in comparison to other local areas, when compared to other lake-beach towns, Cornelius received the top ranking (most affordable), while Davidson was ranked third. Both also ranked well in safety, with Davidson ranked 4th and Cornelius scored at 15th. Davidson topped the list in economy, with Cornelius placing 6th in that category. A link to the full study details is at the end of this article.
For those not familiar with the area, both towns offer a variety of residential property options, including both single family homes and townhomes/condos, in a wide range of prices. Many of the communities offer lakefront homes, as well as lake access for homes not on the water.
Get in touch with me if you’re considering a move to Cornelius, Davidson, or anywhere in the Lake Norman/Charlotte area!
Full Wallet Hub article: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-beach-towns-to-live-in/36567/
Richard Slifkin, Broker/Realtor®
Highgarden Real Estate
Serving the Lake Norman and Charlotte, NC Area, including: China Grove, Concord, Cornelius, Davidson, Denver, Huntersville, Landis, Kannapolis, Mooresville, Salisbury, Sherrills Ford and Troutman.