I live about 4.5 blocks from the beach too, a 2 minute bikeride to the beach at most. My parents bought the house in 2001 for around 300K. It's probably worth around 650K now as we have done a lot of work on it (it was built sometime in the late 1800s and there are a ton of random skewed additions that we had to mesh together to make it a livable house). Unfortunately, I am only there half the year... yes I am a weekend warrior-- I'm from benny country. I used to laugh at all the other kids in my town because they were definitions of bennies, but then I realized that I could care less about bennies and all.
So I guess I'm a benny, though I don't think I act like one.
N. VA barrier islands do have some situations, but then you will probably have education challenges for the future kiddies (see, there is always something!).
Are you sure that you want to live in the same state as your family and in-laws? haaha
ramdom fact - domestic disputes among familes increase more than double during the holidays...
100 feet from the beach..but i rent. Wish i could afford to own 100 feet from the beach! boo...
I rent a 4 BR 2nd floor apartment for dirt cheep in the winter only 2 blocks from the beach, and my job is at an oceanfront hotel on the boardwalk.
BUT, like I've said before, I've sacrificed some 'modern comforts' in order to live this close to the ocean. But if you have enough drive and motivation in life you'll get to where you want to be. And right now this is where I want to be. For now, I am happy.
If I go to CM I am 5 mins way If I go to OCNJ I am 25min from the beach . I miss living in Wildwood. cause in the summer I could just ride a beach cruiser to 7th street
If I could fly it would be about a half a mile for me. Problem is I live on Southpoint across from Assateague and I have to drive 3 miles north and then go east 1.5 miles to hit the beach. I can see Assateague and hear the surf from my yard but until I invent a giant slingshot to hurl me over I have to drive or ride my Ruckus over :D. I have 4 acres with 2 perks over near Stephen Decatur if your interested :).
Point pleasant beach 7 blocks from the beach and a 10 min bike ride to bay head. I rent a two bedroom year round split with my girlfriend. my share is 500 hundred a month. Im an hour from nyc and hour and a half from philly. I think its a great location as long as i can still afford to go on a surf trip for a couple weeks to a month.