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

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35. Kailua Kona, Hawaii
> Beach hot spot score: 6.4
> Average home price: $618,335
> Average 1-year home price increase: 10.1%
> Average annual low temperature: 63.3˚F

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34. Long Beach, California
> Beach hot spot score: 6.4
> Average home price: $706,199
> Average 1-year home price increase: 11.1%
> Average annual low temperature: 55.4˚F

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33. Ocean Springs, Mississippi
> Beach hot spot score: 6.4
> Average home price: $191,739
> Average 1-year home price increase: 11.4%
> Average annual low temperature: 61˚F

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32. Freeport, Texas
> Beach hot spot score: 6.5
> Average home price: $117,891
> Average 1-year home price increase: 8.2%
> Average annual low temperature: 61.9˚F

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31. Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
> Beach hot spot score: 6.5
> Average home price: $312,397
> Average 1-year home price increase: 14.8%
> Average annual low temperature: 56.3˚F

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