16. Tampa, Florida
This central Florida city is quite spectacular for someone looking live near the ocean on a rather modest budget. When compared to other major coastal towns (San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, Miami), Tampa is quite affordable. Aside from the weather being a major boon, Tampa also has much in the way of things to do. It’s a stone’s throw from both Atlanta and Miami, and there will be no shortage of beach activities to enjoy.
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