TOP Coastal Towns to Live In

Debbie Wysocki, Realtor ®, GRI, CLHMS
Debbie Wysocki, Realtor ®, GRI, CLHMS
Published on October 3, 2017

Since I was a kid, I have been in love with the ocean. Something about the sound of the waves was soothing and I loved the feel of the sea on my legs. I was a super lucky girl. My grandparents up and moved to Hawaii when I was 5 and I started school barefoot in Kailua. It was such a rude awakening to come back to California and have to wear shoes!

It was in my childhood ‘dream board’ to get back to the ocean, and I so blessed to live in Hillsboro Shores and manage luxury oceanfront vacation rentals and sell beach houses and beach area properties – there is nothing like the beach.

The May 2016 edition of Coastal Living announced the top 10 Coastal Towns in America . . .

Here they are:

1. Stuart, Florida

Population : 16,078

Average Temp High July 90; Average Low Temp Jan 55

Average # Sunny Days 236

2. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Population 1,398

Average Temp High July 87; Average Low Temp Jan 30

Average # Sunny Days 205

3. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Population 9,144

Average Temp High July 79; Average Low Temp Jan 10

Average # Sunny Days 184

4. Hilo, Hawaii

Population 43,263

Average High Temp July 83; Average Low Temp Jan 64

Average # Sunny Days 175

5. Fairhope, Alabama

Population 17,386

Average High Temp July 91; Average Low Temp Jan 39

Average # Sunny Days 221

6. Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina

Population 17,386

Average High Temp July 91; Average Low Temp Jan 37

Average # Sunny Days 212

7. Capitola, California

Population 10,093

Average High Temp July 75;

Average Low Temp Jan 41

8. Seaside Oregon

Population 6,445

Average High Temp July 64; Average Low Temp Jan 39

Average # Sunny Days 128

9. Portland, Maine

Population 66,318

Average High Temp July 79; Average Low Temp Jan 13

Average # Sunny Days 203

10. Hermosa Beach, California

Population 19,801

Average High Temp July 77; Average Low Temp Jan 46

Average # Sunny Days 283

I am guessing that Pompano Beach may make the list next year. The Community Redevelopment Board has made wonderful improvements to our coastal town – it was so wonderful to enjoy the opening of the new Pier Parking Lot tonight which includes a concert stage. There was great music and food.

And there is a great little subdivision of Pompano Beach called Hillsboro Shores – this is one of my favorite parts of Pompano Beach.

Population 99,845

Average High Temp July 89; Average Low Temp Jan 59

Average # Sunny Days 242

Here are a few photos from the Pier Parking Lot Celebration.

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