20 beautiful Florida beach towns you can actually afford to live in

Sure, day trips to these spots are appealing, but we've laid out some charismatic aspects of nearby coastal towns like housing and living costs, the best eats, the local nature and bucket-listable things to do that might inspire a shore-side relocation on your part.

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Palm Coast
Median Home Price: $196,900
Why you should move here: This South Florida beach town has several beautiful parks like Waterfront Park, which runs seven miles around the city. While here, head to Bings Landing to check out a relaxing boat launch area with wonderful water views and some allegedly fantastic eats at Captains Bar B-Que. Princess Place Preserve is another nice little sanctuary from the hustle of the more populated cities surrounding Palm Coast. 
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Palm Coast

Median Home Price: $196,900
Why you should move here: This South Florida beach town has several beautiful parks like Waterfront Park, which runs seven miles around the city. While here, head to Bings Landing to check out a relaxing boat launch area with wonderful water views and some allegedly fantastic eats at Captains Bar B-Que. Princess Place Preserve is another nice little sanctuary from the hustle of the more populated cities surrounding Palm Coast.

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Fort Pierce
Median Home Price: $112,300
Why you should move here: The city houses the National Navy Seal Museum as well as the Sunrise Theatre in the middle of old downtown, which brings concerts and other live events to the less heavily trafficked performance hub. That, coupled with decadent features like the Heathcote Botanical Garden, the Manatee Observation Center, and Al’s Family Farms makes Fort Pierce yet another homely town worth a beach-aimed relocation.
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Fort Pierce

Median Home Price: $112,300
Why you should move here: The city houses the National Navy Seal Museum as well as the Sunrise Theatre in the middle of old downtown, which brings concerts and other live events to the less heavily trafficked performance hub. That, coupled with decadent features like the Heathcote Botanical Garden, the Manatee Observation Center, and Al’s Family Farms makes Fort Pierce yet another homely town worth a beach-aimed relocation.

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Deerfield Beach
Median Home Price: $153,800
Why you should move here: North of Fort Lauderdale sits this boater's paradise. Besides stellar beaches, plenty of solid golf courses freckle the landscape, so hone your stroke before selecting this city for your next home. 
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Deerfield Beach

Median Home Price: $153,800
Why you should move here: North of Fort Lauderdale sits this boater's paradise. Besides stellar beaches, plenty of solid golf courses freckle the landscape, so hone your stroke before selecting this city for your next home.

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Pensacola
Median Home Price: $132,100
Why you should move here: This historic settlement turned revered vacation destination could be your next home. While here, grab a seafood masterpiece at Skopelos at New World, or perhaps visit one of the many historical spots, like the National Aviation Museum. Perdido Key State Park offers great swimming and surfing if that is more your caveat, but know that sharks are common. So tread lightly. 
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Pensacola

Median Home Price: $132,100
Why you should move here: This historic settlement turned revered vacation destination could be your next home. While here, grab a seafood masterpiece at Skopelos at New World, or perhaps visit one of the many historical spots, like the National Aviation Museum. Perdido Key State Park offers great swimming and surfing if that is more your caveat, but know that sharks are common. So tread lightly.

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Daytona Beach
Median Home Price: $125,200
Why you should move here: The Daytona 500 rolls through this beachside beauty of a town yearly and is worth witnessing at least once. March and April are a bit daunting, since Daytona is the unofficial spring break capital of the world, but if these two events tug at your heart strings, then maybe this party hub is your next home-in-waiting. 
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Daytona Beach

Median Home Price: $125,200
Why you should move here: The Daytona 500 rolls through this beachside beauty of a town yearly and is worth witnessing at least once. March and April are a bit daunting, since Daytona is the unofficial spring break capital of the world, but if these two events tug at your heart strings, then maybe this party hub is your next home-in-waiting.

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Gulfport
Median Home Price: $167,300
Why you should move here: The Art Village Courtyard has storefronts like T and Me Tea Company as well as the Philanthropy store, which serves the public through various social projects. If you’re still hesitant to take the bait, then drive down and mull it over with a fishing day out on the Walter and Bert Williams Fishing Pier.
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Gulfport

Median Home Price: $167,300
Why you should move here: The Art Village Courtyard has storefronts like T and Me Tea Company as well as the Philanthropy store, which serves the public through various social projects. If you’re still hesitant to take the bait, then drive down and mull it over with a fishing day out on the Walter and Bert Williams Fishing Pier.

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Lake Worth Beach
Median Home Price: $165,400
Why you should move here: Kayaking and canoeing fools flock here during the warm months. So, why not one-up those part-timers and build your nest on the extremely spacious and private shores of Lake Worth. Callaro’s Steakhouse, which was voted best steakhouse in Lake Worth by Tripadvisor, is worth your fork's attention. 
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Lake Worth Beach

Median Home Price: $165,400
Why you should move here: Kayaking and canoeing fools flock here during the warm months. So, why not one-up those part-timers and build your nest on the extremely spacious and private shores of Lake Worth. Callaro’s Steakhouse, which was voted best steakhouse in Lake Worth by Tripadvisor, is worth your fork's attention.

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Fort Walton Beach
Median Home Price: $165,400
Why you should move here: The Emerald Coast Science Center with its wind tunnel experiments and interactive exhibits is just one of the several magnetic aspects of this beachside gem. This subtle beach haven is home to the Air Force Armament Museum and favored local restaurant the Original Waterfront Crab Shack is capable of sliding into your favorite eatery slot.
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Fort Walton Beach

Median Home Price: $165,400
Why you should move here: The Emerald Coast Science Center with its wind tunnel experiments and interactive exhibits is just one of the several magnetic aspects of this beachside gem. This subtle beach haven is home to the Air Force Armament Museum and favored local restaurant the Original Waterfront Crab Shack is capable of sliding into your favorite eatery slot.

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Apalachicola
Median Home Price: $152,500
Why you should move here: There are several historic spots that show what Apalachicola holds dear (besides their justly famous oysters): Orman House Historic State Park, the Three Servicemen Statue, the Maritime Museum, and the Raney House all help strike nostalgia and respect for this town. The intimate Dixie Theatre offers performances several days a week. Try out Oyster City Brewing Company for some local takes on suds.
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Apalachicola

Median Home Price: $152,500
Why you should move here: There are several historic spots that show what Apalachicola holds dear (besides their justly famous oysters): Orman House Historic State Park, the Three Servicemen Statue, the Maritime Museum, and the Raney House all help strike nostalgia and respect for this town. The intimate Dixie Theatre offers performances several days a week. Try out Oyster City Brewing Company for some local takes on suds.

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Melbourne
Median Home Price: $157,100
Why you should move here: This surfer’s paradise is pretty cheap, though beachside property is much pricier. If you don't need to be right on the water, it holds plenty of outdoorsy options to gravitate toward. Check out Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands, where you can drive through gator-filled swamps. 
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Melbourne

Median Home Price: $157,100
Why you should move here: This surfer’s paradise is pretty cheap, though beachside property is much pricier. If you don't need to be right on the water, it holds plenty of outdoorsy options to gravitate toward. Check out Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands, where you can drive through gator-filled swamps.

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