Zillow Names the Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home Based Upon Interests

 

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Who hasn’t taken a trip and wanted to just stay? I know I have. For anybody that might be in the market for a vacation home, Zillow has just come out with its summer edition of “Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home,” categorized by proximity to various vacation types.

For the 2014 summer edition, Zillow has named the best places to purchase a vacation home for golfers, beach-goers, nature lovers, history buffs, and amusement park fans. To be considered, each location had to meet certain criteria such as being within 20 miles of a national park or near at least two nationally known historic sites. The location also had to have between five and 15 percent of vacation homes in the area. Zillow then ranked the places based on investment potential, looking at future gains in home value as well as the potential to generate income. Not surprisingly, Florida and California swept the water, outdoor, and sun-loving categories.

Zillow has also created an interactive tool that allows vacation home shoppers to customize their own best places list based upon their preferred vacation type, price, and location. Check out this cool new tool at Zillow.com.

Top 10 Places to buy a Vacation Home for Golf Lovers

(Golf courses make up five percent of land within the city, and housing is composed of at least 15 percent vacation homes.)

  1. Haines City, Florida
  2. Citrus Ridge, Florida
  3. Daytona Beach, Florida
  4. Port Salerno, Florida
  5. Loughman, Florida
  6. High Point, Florida
  7. Palm Desert, California
  8. Rio, Florida
  9. Deerfield Beach, Florida
  10. Fort Myers, Florida

Top 10 Places to buy a Vacation Home for Nature Lovers

(Located within 20 miles or half-hour drive of a national park and at least 10 percent of the area is vacation homes.)

  1. Thousand Palms, California
  2. Palm Desert, California
  3. Marblemount, Washington
  4. Deal Island, Maryland
  5. Oak Hill, Florida
  6. Mayer, Arizona
  7. Rancho Mirage, California
  8. Cathedral City, California
  9. Palm Springs, California
  10. Waynesville, North Carolina

Top 10 Places to buy a Vacation Home by the Water

(Located within five miles of a body of water with a surface area greater than 40 square miles and more than 15 percent of the area is made up of vacation homes.)

  1. Port Salerno, Florida
  2. Rio, Florida
  3. Deerfield Beach, Florida
  4. Crisfield, Maryland
  5. High Point, Florida
  6. Hobe Sound, Florida
  7. Ormond-by-the-Sea, Florida
  8. Calabash, North Carolina
  9. Deal Island, Maryland
  10. Pineville, South Carolina

Top 10 Places to buy a Vacation Home for Amusement Park Enthusiasts

(Located within 10 miles of an amusement park, zoo, or other attraction and at least five percent of the area is made up of vacation homes.)

  1. Davenport, Florida
  2. Holly Hill, Florida
  3. Kissimmee, Florida
  4. Citrus Ridge, Florida
  5. Loughman, Florida
  6. Daytona Beach, Florida
  7. South Daytona Beach, Florida
  8. Desert Hot Springs, California
  9. Palm Desert, California
  10. Cape Coral, Florida

Top 10 Places to buy a Vacation Home for History Buffs

(Located within 20 miles of two nationally known historic sites and at least five percent vacation homes in the area.)

  1. Greenfield Township, Pennsylvania
  2. Dover, Tennessee
  3. Saint Augustine, Florida
  4. Sandyston, New Jersey
  5. Barataria, Lousisianna
  6. Wharton Township, Pennsylvania
  7. Chillum, Maryland
  8. Crandon Lakes, New Jersey
  9. Coral Hills, Maryland
  10. Stillwater, New Jersey

With a wide array of brands and products that help people find information about homes and connect with local professionals, Zillow is one of the largest home and real estate-related marketplaces on the Internet.

For more information, to view more locations on each list, or to find your own vacation home, please visit Zillow.com.

 

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