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What is the Cheapest Waterfront City?

What is the Cheapest Water Front City? Calif -- fa-gidd-a-bouddit.

The thought hit me as I am perusing St. Petersburg, Florida. There are countless 2/2 under 250,000 even along the Gulf front.

Any others out there?
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What is the Cheapest Water Front City? Calif -- fa-gidd-a-bouddit.

The thought hit me as I am perusing St. Petersburg, Florida. There are countless 2/2 under 250,000 even along the Gulf front.

Any others out there?
the entire gulf coast...
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Cheap in what way? What are you looking for in this city (size, amenities, etc.)?
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Old Posted Feb 4, 2018, 12:51 AM
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Cheap in what way? What are you looking for in this city (size, amenities, etc.)?
Good question. I guess I was looking for overall price for a 2/2. That filter represented hundreds just in St.P alone - some on the water front which would be the equivalent of at least $1.25 million in Calif.
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have you priced out real estate in daytona beach?? that place is cheap. i hear its full of crack heads and neer do wells but its got a beach! also the eastern great lakes city seem to be a bargain, cleveland, buffalo, rochester. they all have some crime issues in the central cities but their waterfront neighborhoods all seem to be doing pretty well.
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Detroit, Cleveland, Toledo, Erie, Buffalo, Gary, Racine, Superior, Bay city, Escanaba....
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Mobile maybe? I was impressed with it. It had a real coastal water front city feel. You could see the skyline for a long way across Mobile Bay.
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Oceanfront land in Arizona would probably be the best deal, on paper.
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Also, if we're talking about real estate costs only, probably Churchill, Manitoba, or Thunder Bay, Ontario, or Saint John, NB.

North Shore of Quebec is generally pretty cheap too, unless you're happening to be right in a mining boom.
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what's the population and/or relevance cutoff?
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I was thinking the other day that some places on the mitten, like the thumb, in Michigan are probably cheaper than they should be.

Other waterfront places that are probably cheap, without knowing what some of these places look like, are Beaumont, TX; Louisiana west of New Orleans; Florida's west coast north of Tampa; Lake Ontario east of Rochester; Virginia's Easter Shore (Delmarva Peninsula); and a couple other places.
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Also, if we're talking about real estate costs only, probably Churchill, Manitoba, or Thunder Bay, Ontario, or Saint John, NB.

North Shore of Quebec is generally pretty cheap too, unless you're happening to be right in a mining boom.
Good choices. I suspect some places in Haiti or Namibia might be a lot cheaper still.
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What is the Cheapest Water Front City? Calif -- fa-gidd-a-bouddit.
You haven't experienced the beauty of Wilmington, LA's last waterfront ghetto, and one of its cheapest neighborhoods.

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7838...2!8i6656?hl=en

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7827...2!8i6656?hl=en
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What is the Cheapest Waterfront City?

What you mean by Waterfront?

Oceanfront, lakefront, riverfront, creekfront, pondfront, drainageditchfront?
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I'm going to say Corpus Christi, Texas. It has a real waterfront with a downtown skyline right up against the bay(comparable to Long Beach skyline), an iconic bridge, real beach suburbs, local surf shops and beach culture. In the 80's a handful of waterfront high rise condos like you'd see in a downmarket part of Miami were built. It's got that feel.

But it's not that big and kind of poor and cheap.

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without knowing what some of these places look like, are Beaumont, TX;;
Beaumont isn't on the coast. There are swamps and barrier islands before you reach the gulf. The closest beach is 30 miles away, or 15 miles away from Beaumont's twin city of Port Arthur.

You wouldn't want to live there, its' basically if you copy/pasted Gary, Indiana so it faced the gulf instead of lake michigan and replaced the US steel plant with the Motiva refinery and Sabine Pass LNG terminal. Basically every major oil pipeline in North America is like a big tree whose trunk terminates in that region, and there's a reason for that.

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Louisiana
Not really beach-y once you get east of Cameron, because of the Delta.

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Florida's west coast north of Tampa;
No beach between Clearwater and Carabelle. It's all salt marsh especially around the Suwanee river delta.

The area south of Tallahassee is neat though, from Carabelle to Apalachicola. The pine forest is wild and untamed and there's a place called Wakulla Springs which is exactly what it sounds like.


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Lake Ontario east of Rochester
Never been there but do water temps ever get above 70 F?
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Old Posted Feb 6, 2018, 12:21 AM
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You can find affordable to cheap homes all down the Atlantic coast from Maryland on down to Florida, provided you're not looking for something right on the beach.
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