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This Is the Best Place in America to Own a Beach House

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40. Wilmington, North Carolina
> Beach hot spot score: 6.3
> Average home price: $280,177
> Average 1-year home price increase: 9.8%
> Average annual low temperature: 53.8˚F

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39. Palm Coast, Florida
> Beach hot spot score: 6.3
> Average home price: $262,508
> Average 1-year home price increase: 11.0%
> Average annual low temperature: 60.5˚F

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38. Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
> Beach hot spot score: 6.3
> Average home price: $151,326
> Average 1-year home price increase: 6.5%
> Average annual low temperature: 59˚F

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37. Biloxi, Mississippi
> Beach hot spot score: 6.3
> Average home price: $168,003
> Average 1-year home price increase: 8.4%
> Average annual low temperature: 59.9˚F

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36. Gulfport, Mississippi
> Beach hot spot score: 6.3
> Average home price: $144,323
> Average 1-year home price increase: 8.8%
> Average annual low temperature: 58.4˚F

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