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

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30. Carolina Beach, North Carolina
> Beach hot spot score: 6.5
> Average home price: $393,594
> Average 1-year home price increase: 14.5%
> Average annual low temperature: 53.8˚F

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29. Clearwater Beach, Florida
> Beach hot spot score: 6.6
> Average home price: $607,837
> Average 1-year home price increase: 11.2%
> Average annual low temperature: 63.9˚F

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28. Sanibel, Florida
> Beach hot spot score: 6.6
> Average home price: $847,656
> Average 1-year home price increase: 8.7%
> Average annual low temperature: 65.5˚F

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27. Dauphin Island, Alabama
> Beach hot spot score: 6.7
> Average home price: $361,057
> Average 1-year home price increase: 16.2%
> Average annual low temperature: 63.4˚F

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26. Port Aransas, Texas
> Beach hot spot score: 6.7
> Average home price: $448,523
> Average 1-year home price increase: 7.1%
> Average annual low temperature: 67˚F

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