4 Advantages of Homes Near the Beach Instead of on the Beachfront
If you have ever thought about purchasing a home near a large body of water, you, like many others, have probably dreamt of walking out your back door and onto a sandy beach or waking up to a sea of blue and clear skies. The ability to go to the beach whenever you’d like sure sounds like paradise! While these are all nice aspects of living on the beach, there are also great benefits to living in a home near the beach, including:
- Cost- Those views that we mentioned earlier? It’s just one of the reasons that living directly on the beachfront is so expensive. Choosing homes that are near the beach can give you some equally beautiful views but for a much friendlier price.
- Upkeep- Homes that are directly on the beach require more upkeep than other homes. There’s loads of sand, humidity, and salt in the air that can do a number on the exterior of your home as well as the interior. Beachfront homes need to be constructed with certain materials to fend off these natural degenerates.
- Privacy- In order to maximize space and profits, beachfront homes are often large and built onto tiny lots. This leaves little in the way of privacy, so your vacation might feel more like living in a fishbowl. Homes near the beach often offer more privacy and wiggle room on their lots for a laidback and enjoyable experience.
- Lifestyle- While being on the beach is delightful, many waterfront homes experience a more walkable lifestyle to the variety of shops and restaurants that are near, but not on the water.
If you’d like to learn more about the advantages of homes near the beach, contact us at Grande Harbour Homes today.