The Most Affordable Beach City Is…Atlantic City?
It may be something of a familiarity bias, but I don't consider most Jersey Shore towns to be "affordable". We know all about the taxes, we know about the overpriced beach towns, we know where to go to avoid the tourists, etc...so when a website puts together the list of the Most Affordable Beach Towns, we might be surprised to see Atlantic City take the #1 spot.
Most of the list features towns in Florida, with a few in the Carolinas, Texas, and even one in Oregon. The big surprise, though, is AC at the top. Here's what they have to say:
Atlantic City is the home of the famous Boardwalk and some extremely affordable housing. In fact, Atlantic City has the lowest median list price for homes by far, along with low median rent. Coupled with overall costs that run a whopping 16% below the national average, Atlantic City finds itself at the No. 1 ranking on the list of affordable beach cities.
I guess if you look at things away from the casinos and away from the boardwalk, things aren't that expensive, with a median house price around $130k and median rental price around $1,300.