Special Report

25 Hottest Markets for Second Homes

15. Sagle, ID (83860)
> County: Bonner
> Share of vacation homes: 25.6%
> Median home price: $398,469

Located along the Pend Oreille River and Pend Oreille Lake, Sagle is also only a couple of miles from two national forests. With so many natural attractions close by, Sagle is a destination for outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and hunting.

14. Ocean Park, WA (98640)
> County: Pacific
> Share of vacation homes: 50.6%
> Median home price: $165,000

Ocean Park is located in the middle of a peninsula separating the Pacific Ocean from the Willapa Bay. The area features 28 miles of beach and wildlife refuges and Ocean Park real estate is relatively inexpensive.

13. Albany, KY (42602)
> County: Clinton
> Share of vacation homes: 8.9%
> Median home price: $95,000

The typical home in Albany, Kentucky, costs only $95,000, about $79,000 less than a typical home nationwide. Inexpensive real estate is not the only draw to Albany. The city is also a short drive from the Daniel Boone National Forest.

12. Alum Ridge, VA (24091)
> County: Floyd
> Share of vacation homes: 7.2%
> Median home price: $199,000

Alum Ridge is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, a road featuring such spectacular views, it is often a destination in itself for many travelers. Second home owners in Alum Ridge have easy access to a winery, a country club, and Rocky Knob Recreation Area, which features hiking, camping, picnic areas, and scenic lookouts.

11. Lake Louisa/Clermont, FL (34714)
> County: Lake
> Share of vacation homes: 21.6%
> Median home price: $200,000

Located less than an hour from the Orlando airport, Lake Louisa is especially popular among vacationing and retired New Yorkers. Those escaping harsh northern winters have easy access to multiple lakes and state parks.