From Florida’s sunshine and family attractions to ocean or mountain views, the best places for investing in real estate in the United States vary in area and attractions. When choosing what to invest in now, the higher populated vacation spots in the country can be a profitable venture.
The following is a list of up and coming cities that are among the best places to buy rental properties to be used for vacation rentals.
Top Places to Buy Vacation Property in the U.S
10. Big Sky, Montana
From world-class golf courses and great fly fishing in the summer to hundreds of inches of snow on spectacular mountains that form a gateway to Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky, Montana is about an hour’s drive from Bozeman, a major airline hub for seven airlines. Big Sky is divided into three sections: Canyon, Meadow and Mountain Village, where the popular Big Sky Resort is located.
9. Fort Bragg, California
On land that was once a military garrison following America’s Civil War, Fort Bragg is now a thriving vacation and retirement community featuring spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. A seven-mile coastal trail and the Skunk Train railway that has been around for over a century are two ways residents and tourists enjoy the popular vacation town.
8. Key West, Florida
Key West is the southernmost tip in the continental United States that has drawn the likes of Ernest Hemingway, who lived and wrote in a house that is still a major tourist attraction. The popular vacation spot has long been a big draw in the LGBT community for decades, electing its first openly gay mayor back in 1983.
7. Myrtle Beach, South California
South Carolina takes great advantage of pristine beach property with a 60-mile Grand Strand coast that is packed with vacation, retirement, and tourist draws, anchored by Myrtle Beach, which draws around 14 million visitors every year. Myrtle Beach International Airport makes it easy to get in and out of the vacation hub, offering nonstop service from 50 U.S. and Canadian cities.
6. Dauphin Island, Alabama
Known as the “Sunset Capital of Alabama,” Dauphin Island juts out into the Gulf of Mexico on a barrier island that houses a protected bird sanctuary, the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Fort Gaines, miles of white sandy beaches, first-class public golf courses, and a wide selection of marinas and parks.
5. Kissimmee, Florida
Kissimmee, Florida is a short drive from Walt Disney World in Orlando and is actually considered to be a part of the Orlando metropolitan area. This modern vacation town is centrally located near world-famous attractions like LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, and Universal Orlando Resort, as well as the Kennedy Space Center and GatorLand.
4. Whittier, North Carolina
Sandwiched between the Great Smoky Mountains and the Nantahala National Forest, Wittier, North Carolina, is one of the best places to buy rental properties. Home to just a few thousand full-time residents, the small town is located near some big-time vacation attractions, such as Dollywood, Harrah’s Casino on the Eastern Cherokee Reservation.
3. Davenport, Florida
Davenport, Florida is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the theme park crowds. More laid back attractions include the True Blue Winery, Lake Davenport, and the world-class Providence Golf Club.
2. Killington, Vermont
Featuring the largest skiing community in the East, Killington, Vermont sits five hours north of New York City and offers a range of fun summer activities in addition to the winter fun. The famous Appalachian Trail runs through Killington, which also features mountain biking trails, and world-class shopping and fine dining.
1. Sevierville, Tennessee
World-famous entertainer and entrepreneur Dolly Parton chose this incredibly beautiful spot to create Dollyworld out of a local theme park in 1986. Tennessee’s most popular destination features the resort and theme park that welcomes over 3 million visitors annually. With the backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains, the area is filled with attractions and activities for vacationers of all ages.
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