We are right in the heat (literally) of summer these days. Are you looking to plan an end-of-summer beach trip? Or perhaps you’re waiting til the off-season to purchase that vacation home you’ve always wanted. If so you’ll want to keep reading. Our friends at Architectural Digest rated the top 50 beach towns in the United States and shared that information with us. They based their rankings on home value, weather data, dining, entertainment, and air pollution. And four of the top 10 beach towns, including the best one, are right here in North Carolina. Number two is in South Carolina and a few other North and South Carolina beaches were represented in the top 50. We know we’ve got some great beaches, but it’s always nice when other’s acknowledge it.

Some non-Carolina beach towns that I personally love also made this list. This includes Georgia’s Tybee Island which is a short drive from one of my favorite cities in the world Savannah. St. Petersburg Florida, where I actually spent last weekend, also made the list. Other’s I have visited and loved include Newport, RI (don’t sleep on the smallest state I was very impressed by Rhode Island), Long Beach, CA, and Key West, FL. All are wonderful places to visit and I’m sure would be fantastic places to own a home as well.

You can read the full study from Architectural Digest here. Each of the North and South Carolina beach towns on the list can be found below. Are any of these beach towns on your radar to purchase a home in North Carolina?

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