Life’s a beach! At least for anyone who lives in one of 2019’s Best Beach Towns in America.

WalletHub recently announced the best beach towns to live in for 2019. And if you’re considering a move—what better time than the present?

So which towns topped WalletHub’s list? After comparing 192 cities across 62 key indicators, the website picked these summery cities as the top 10 best ocean beach places to live:

Naples, Florida; Lahaina, Hawaii; Newport Beach,California; Carlsbad, California; Boca Raton, Florida; Sarasota, Florida; North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Encinitas, California; Santa Monica, California; and Venice, Florida.

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If lakeside living is more your style, the top 10 lake beach towns are: Traverse City, Michigan; Folsom, California; Cornelius, North Carolina; Holland, Michigan; Kirkland, Washington;  Mercer Island, Washington; Davidson, North Carolina; Redmond, Washington;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota; and Bay Village, Ohio.

When it comes to specific pluses of each town, Port Lavaca, Texas had the lowest housing costs; Stony Brook, New York had the highest median household income; Wailuku, Hawaii had the lowest median annual property taxes and Key Biscayne, Florida had the lowest violent crime rate.

For the full set of WalletHub’s stats click here!

—Erica Loop

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