Want to leave the snow behind?
Oftentimes on these snowy days we here in Lafayette consider packing it in and moving to somewhere warm. If you are inclined in this way to leave behind the snow in the winter, here is a list of the 25 most popular snowbird destinations. Maybe you want to bask in the sun year round and live here permanently. I wouldn’t mind that! 🙂
Port St. Lucie, FL
Port St. Lucie is located on the Atlantic Coast of Southern Florida. If you are looking to spend time in nature, Port St. Lucie is for you. You will have access to the beaches and the waterways that are host to manatees, river otters and more. Temperatures can reach the 90s in the summer and drop to lows of the 50s in winter. Home prices range from the mid 100s to the 500s and up.
Sarasota is located on the Gulf of Mexico just South of Tampa Bay. Sarasota hosts many attractions, resorts and beaches with access to several keys. Enjoy the hot and humid summers and mild winters, with lows around the lower 50s. Home prices range from the 100s to the 500s.
Delray Beach, FL
Delray Beach is located on Florida’s Southeast coast. Delray Beach has gained the titles of “Most Fun Small Town in the USA” and “America’s Happiest SeaSide Towns.” Delray Beach hosts a vibrant pedestrian friendly downtown area known as “The Avenue” featuring shopping, and dining. You can entertain yourself with museums, the beach, arts, history, and so much more. Annually the temperatures are in the 60s to low 90s. Homes in popular 55+ communities range in price from 100s into the 600s.
Fort Myers, FL
Fort Myers is located near the Gulf of Mexico along the Calooshatchee River. While in Fort Myers you can enjoy fishing, shopping, natural scenery and dining. Fort Myers does receive a great deal of rain, however, it does not receive any snow. Homes in popular 55+ communities range in price from 100s into the millions.
Ocala is located in central Florida and is known as the “Horse Capital Of The World.” Ocala may be in central Florida but it is easy to travel to the coastal cities to get some beach time in. The area offers parks, arts, history, golfing and prides itself on the low cost of living. Ocala experiences a wet and dry season and temperatures can range annually from the 40s to the 90s. Home prices can range from the 100s to the 500s.
Kissimmee is located near Orlando, FL. The location is ideal for anyone who is looking for warm temperatures year round. Being so close to Orlando gives you easy access to the theme parks and attractions Orlando has to offer. Kissimmee also offers entertainment to those who like outdoor activities like canoeing, kayaking, tours and more. Home prices range from the high 100s to high 600s.
Naples is located on the picturesque Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida and nicknamed the Golf Capital Of The World. All types of entertainment can be found in Naples including recreational water activities and city fun. Naples is home to over over 100 art galleries, giving Naples the title of “#1 Small Art Town in America.” If you enjoy fishing, Naples has over 37 miles of barrier island coastline to explore. Annually Naples receives about 55 inches of rain, with low temperatures in the 60s and highs in 80s.
Home prices have a wide range, and in communities you can find homes starting in the 100s and going into the millions.
Vero Beach, FL
Vero Beach is located along the Atlantic, known as the Treasure Coast Area. Enjoy several beaches, dog parks, art galleries and more. Temperatures range from the low 50s up to the 90s. Home prices range from below the 100s and up.
Lake Worth, FL
Lake Worth is located in Southeast Florida along the Lake Worth Lagoon. Lake Worth offers many natural sites to visit, and also offers shopping and fine dining. This area has warm tropical temperatures with plenty of rain. Home prices in popular 55+ communities range from 100s into the 600s.
Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs is located on the Gulf Coast. Partake in beach life here with plenty of water activities to do. Jump in a boat, kayak or laze on the beach. Take your dog to the popular dog parks. Temperatures drop to the low 40s in the winter. Home prices range from the low 100s to the high 800s.
Boynton Beach, FL
Boynton is located on the Southeast side of Florida on the Atlantic. Boynton offers waterfront entertainment, shopping, hundreds of restaurants, golfing, a marina, parks and more! Average lows in Boynton reach about the mid 50s. Home prices have a wide range. Several communities start in the 100s and can go to the 600s.
Boca Raton, FL
If you are looking for hot weather year round, Boca Raton on the Atlantic Coast is for you. Boca Raton has all you need to stay entertained. It hosts festivals, dining, shopping and of course the beaches. Home prices from below 100s and up to the mid 600s in some popular retirement communities.
Sun City, AZ
Sun City is located Northwest of Phoenix, AZ. It was home to the very first 55+ community! Here you will find several golf courses and rec centers. The temperatures range from the low 40s up into the 100s. Home prices range from below 100s into the high 800s.
Mesa is set in the Sonoran Desert. Residents can enjoy golfing, hiking, and exploring the natural wonders of the desert. Temperatures can range annually from about freezing to the 100s. Home prices range from low 100s to the mid 700s.
Green Valley, AZ
Green Valley is located South of Tucson in Southern Arizona. Green Valley is warm and dry with no snowfall. Green Valley is known for being an ideal snowbird location, with many subdivisions reserved for 55+ communities. Located near Tucson and other cities offers a wide variety of entertainment, history and views. Median home price in Green Valley is $236,900.
Capital city of Arizona, Phoenix is known for its warm temperatures and year round sun. Temperatures range from the low 40s to over 100 degrees. Enjoy hiking, rock climbing, golfing, shopping, restaurants and more. Home prices range from the high 100s to the high 500s in popular 55+ communities.
Sun Lake, AZ
Sun Lake is located within a 30 minute drive to Phoenix, AZ. Outdoor activities are abundant in Sun Lake. Get out and enjoy horseback riding, hiking, golfing and fishing. Very little rain falls in Sun Lake and temperatures drop to the 60s in the winter time. Home prices range from the low 100s and up.
Laguna Woods, CA
Laguna Woods is located in Southern California. Laguna is known for its hiking trails, easy access to the beach and shopping. It has less than average rainfall and no snow with mild winters and hot summers. Home prices range from 100s into the millions.
Bluffton is located on the coast not far from Savannah, GA. Bluffton offers a subtropical climate with mild winter. It is known as “the last true coastal village of the South.” The community offers many outdoor activities such as parades, and festivals. You can also oyster, shrimp and fish along the May River. Home prices in popular 55+ communities can range from mid 200s up into the millions.
Summerville is located near Charleston, SC. If you are interested in history, you will find it here dating back to the Revolutionary War. Sweet Tea was born here and you can visit “Mason”, the world’s largest sweet tea. Enjoy fine dining and outdoor activities. Warm in the summer, and winter temperatures going to the low 30s. Home prices range from the low 200s to the high 500s.
Myrtle Beach, SC
Located on the Atlantic coast that offers year round golfing. Myrtle Beach also offers shopping, dining, and 60 miles of coastline. Temperatures reach the low 40s in the winters here. Home prices range from 100s and up.
Hardeeville is a small town located near Bluffton just north of Savannah, GA. Hardeeville is located along the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge which offers many natural sites. This cozy town also provides dining, shopping, art galleries and more. Home prices range from the low 200s to the mid 600s.
For those who love Las Vegas, Henderson is the perfect place for you. Located only 16 miles from Las Vegas. Henderson is located in the desert so it stays warm year round. You will have access to tours, horseback riding, museums, bird watching and more. Temperatures range from the 50s to the 100s. Home prices range from low 300s and up.
San Antonio, TX
San Antonio is a city located in South Central Texas. The city offers loads of entertainment. The weather is often sunny, and very humid in the summer. Temperatures in the winter reach the low 40s. Home prices range from the 200s to the 700s.
Georgetown is located near Austin, TX. Enjoy unique architecture in Georgetown’s famous downtown area. Downtown you will find fun boutiques, dining options and more. Temperatures range annually from the low 40s to the 90s. Home prices range from the high 200s and up in popular 55+ communities.
Ready To Move?
If you are thinking about making a long distance move, contact Aimee for more information. Aimee can connect and refer you to a Buyer Agent where you want to go. Aimee’s experience has provided her with a wide network of qualified agents to help you wherever you may want to go. Getting connected with a local agent is key in getting the best and most up to date information about your next home, or your home away from home.
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