List of America's Best Lake & Beach Towns.

I've always wanted to live on a lake in the mountains. I used to spend my Summers in Wilmington VT which is famous in those parts for Winter and skiing, but I loved the Summer and their 2 lakes Raponda and Harriman. But not all beach communities are created equal and now WalletHub has come out with their list of the Best Beach Towns to Live In.

  • The site looked at 191 cities based on 63 indicators of livability.
  • They split splitting up into two categories, towns by the ocean and towns by lakes.
  • They then looked at things like housing costs, quality of beach water, weather, number of natural disasters, attractions, safety and more.
  • So, with all that in mind, the site has named Naples, Florida the best beach town to live in by the ocean, scoring a 62.50 out of 100, topping the list for quality of life.

Top Ten Beach Towns To Live In (Ocean)

  1. Naples, FL
  2. Lahaina, HI
  3. Boca Raton, FL
  4. Newport Beach, CA
  5. Santa Monica, CA
  6. Sarasota, FL
  7. Kailua, HI
  8. Carlsbad, CA
  9. Encinitas, CA
  10. Vero Beach, FL

In South Carolina North Myrtle Beach was ranked 13th best, Myrtle Beach 20th and Port Royal 108th.

Top Ten Beach Towns To Live In (Lake)

  1. Traverse City, MI
  2. Folsom, CA
  3. Redmond, WA
  4. Holland, MI
  5. Cornelius, NC
  6. Kirkland, WA
  7. Mercer Island, WA
  8. Rocky River, OH
  9. Davidson, NC
  10. Pewaukee, WI 

South Carolina didn't get any lake towns.

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