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25 Hottest Markets for Second Homes

5. Ketchikan, AK (99901)
> County: Ketchikan Gateway
> Share of vacation homes: 6.1%
> Median home price: $271,934

Ketchikan is a coastal town amidst a cluster of islands in the southernmost part of the Alaska. The area is notable for its scenic beauty, Native American history, and access to outdoor activities in the nearby Tongass National Forest and Misty Fjords National Monument.

4. Jamestown, KY (42629)
> County: Russell
> Share of vacation homes: 22.6%
> Median home price: $139,900

Real estate is relatively inexpensive in Jamestown, as the typical home costs about $35,000 less than the nationwide median home value. People with seasonal and weekend homes in the area have easy access to Lake Cumberland State Resort Park.

3. Hinckley, MN (55037)
> County: Pine
> Share of vacation homes: 38.4%
> Median home price: $118,308

Weekend and seasonal homes are common in Hinckley. The area boasts a PGA certified golf course, a casino, a spa, and a host of areas for outdoor activities, including fishing, kayaking, biking and ATVing.

2. Sunset Beach, NC (28468)
> County: Brunswick
> Share of vacation homes: 46.9%
> Median home price: $215,000

Nearly half of all homes in Sunset Beach are either weekend or seasonal homes. Multiple wildlife sanctuaries, a golf course, and a beach along the Atlantic Coast are all likely reasons many find the area to be ideal for a vacation or second home.

1. McGaheysville, VA (22840)
> County: Rockingham
> Share of vacation homes: 49.4%
> Median home price: $224,900

McGaheysville is situated between Shenandoah National Park and the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. WIth easy access to both the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains, the area is likely a popular vacation destination for its seclusion, scenic beauty, and outdoor recreation.

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