Thursday, March 25, 2010

10 Best Places for a 2nd Home

According to the Wall Street Journal they ranked these top locations.

1. Maui, HI - No surprise here, The Valley Isle is a premiere destination and wonderful location for a second home with it's incredible sandy beaches. Shops and restaurants. Golfing and watersports.
2. Kiawah Island, SC - With a rich history dating back to the 1699 this real estate has it all. Golf, tennis, bike trails, hiking and 10 miles of pristine beaches.
3. The Hamptons - Summer destination for many New Yorkers as well as foreigners from Europe and South America. There are private clubs - day spas to pamper you and an endless array of golfing and tennis to keep you busy. The Real Estate is some of the highest in the nation.
4. Park City, UT - a few miles from downtown Salt Lake City, this mountain community has seen a lot of growth in the passed 20 years becoming a winter wonderland for skiers.
5. Aspen, CO - Popular destination for celebrities. An old mining town with a long history. Today teh city is internationally known for it's skiing and beautiful scenery.
6. Pebble Beach, CA - Home to the AT&T Pebble Beach National ProAm with 7 golf courses both public and private this oceanfront communtity is a golfers paradise.
7. Palm Beach, FL - Nick Named "The Island" this community boost two hotel resorts, Royal Poinciana Hotel and The Breakers Hotel.
8. Captiva - Sanibel Island, FL - Over 15 miles of white sandy beaches and home to the Ding Darling Wildlife Refugue boosting over 230 different types of birds, 250 different types of shells. Bring the family and enjoy many outdoor activities like biking, fishing, boating, snorkeling and don't forget the sunscreen.
9. Asheville, NC - This national treasure is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and is surrounded by mountains. A popular place to live, work and raise a family. A wonderful place to experience the fall foliage when it pecks in October.
10. Casparilla Island, FL - Located in the southwestern part of Florida this small island is considered one the most beautiful barrier islands in the world. Home to Art Galleries, shops and fine restaurants Gasparilla Island is an awesome tropical distination.

Tell us about your favorite location for a 2nd home or tell us where your second home is located and tell us why you decide on that location.....
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