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Palm Coast Ranks 19th in Top Summer Home Vacation Markets

Fla. home to 43% of top metros for 'second-home bargains' based on air quality, comfortable summer temperatures, low crime, appreciating home values and reasonable home prices.

By Toby Tobin
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New home construction in Palm Coast, Fla.IRVING, Calif. – July 13, 2017 – ATTOM Data Solutions analyzed the U.S. cities where at least one in every 12 buyers is looking for a second home, and it ranked them based on air quality, comfortable summer temperatures, low crime, appreciating home values and reasonable home prices. 

Of the top 100 U.S. cities listed as "top summer home vacation markets," 43 metro areas (43 percent) are located in Florida. The state also had five metro areas in the top 10, 10 in the top 20, and 27 in the top 50.

Overall, the top bargain markets for summer vacation homes were found in four states: Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina and Maryland. Crossville, Tenn., led the list of metro areas, followed by Waynesville, N.C., and, in the third spot, Florida's Port Charlotte.

"Top summer home vacation markets" in Florida, U.S. ranking

3. Port Charlotte

6. Deerfield Beach

7. Delray Beach

9. Beverly Hills

10. Cape Coral

11. Satellite Beach

12. Fort Pierce

13. North Port

18. Lake Placid

19. Palm Coast (10th in Florida)

21. North Fort Myers

22. Kissimmee

23. Santa Rosa Beach

24. Sun City Center

25. Venice

27. Englewood

28. Davenport

30. Dunedin

31. Sebastian

33. Naples

34. Crystal River

36. Leesburg

38. Bonita Springs

41. Fort Myers

42. Vero Beach

49. Punta Gorda

50. Marco Island

51. Homosassa

52. Bradenton

54. Ormond Beach

57. Cocoa Beach

61. New Smyrna Beach

62. Lady Lake

63. Fernandina Beach

65. Palm Beach Gardens

66. Hernando

68. Jupiter

73. Destin

75. Panama City

76. Ponte Vedra Beach

79. Panama City Beach

83. Miami Beach

A complete list of all cities in the top 100 is posted on the National Association of Realtors®' website.

© 2017 Florida Realtors. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.

reader comments
Summer Homes
Posted by D W Ferguson
Jul 14, 2017, 10:59 am
Interesting -Many people in Florida would likely swap residences with a mountain retreat or cooler lake type destination
No. 10 in FL; No 19 in the U.S.
Posted by Jan
Jul 13, 2017, 12:33 pm
If you just look at Florida rankings, Palm Coast is No. 10.

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Don "Toby" Tobin is a licensed real estate professional affiliated with Grand Living Realty. Toby is a member of the Flagler County Association of Realtors®, the Florida Association of Realtors, Enterprise Flagler, Flagler Home Builders Association, and the National Association of Realtors.

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