I know this question has been asking in many different ways, but rather than asking the general public how close they live to the beach....

This question is directed to those of you that live AT the beach, in so many words. This question is for the guys that live on the Jersey Shore, and in DE and in OC MD and in VB.... how many blocks/miles do you live from the beach? DO you own or rent?

I live about 4.5 blocks from the beach, which on map quest leaves me about .40 miles from the OB dog beach. I have live as close as on the sand basically with an ocean view, but this is the furthest I have lived from the actual sand in a Beach town... WHere I can still walk to the beach to surf every day, if I want to. I still usually drive in case my beach isnt working....

But, when i look at realestate back at the beach in the mid atlantic, its hard to find anything other than a high rise condo by the beach for under $200...

There are some good deals in Ocean Pines, which is about 5 miles from the beach, and OPines is a sick area, but its more of a bayside community.... and W Ocean City is cool too, but there is a lot of ghettto double wides and sh** down there...

Just curious. For those of you that consider youselves to live AT THE BEACH, how close are you?

I guess its a different paradigm for all of us. I guess I could go up to or a little over a mile away and consider to still be "At the beach" because if you want to, a mile walk is only 10-15 minutes....Its just easier to find beach housing on the west coast. The entire coastline is stuff with homes and apartments and stuff all over. All residential though. Not all the high rise season condos like back east.