Picking out the best location for buying a vacation home can be difficult. There are so many places that people enjoy going and hundreds of attractions across the country. There are, however, a few things you will want to consider before purchasing a home you will spend your future vacations in.
One of the big things is what type of family you have, and if that family includes children. One reason for this is, if you do have kids it is rare that they will get a time to go on vacation due to school, unless they are home schooled. Often families with children can only get away in the summer or in the winter. This is important because if you plan most of the vacations in the summer, you will want to pay attention to the other tourist traffic in the area. Some places like Florida might be super busy during the summer months and do you really want to fight through traffic everyday of your vacation?
It seems that heading north, especially in the summer, is a good way to go. There are plenty of great places in the northern part of the country and, since it’s the summer, the weather will still be decent. Depending on if your family is a “country” type or a “city” type will help choose the part of the north you will want to settle in. But if you look into cities like Boston, Denver or even Chicago you will be able to settle just outside of the city and be in the middle of the country, but still only minutes from downtown. Other place to check out would be the upper peninsula of Michigan and Minnesota.
Another reason buying a vacation home outside of a large, busy city would be often times the smaller towns have more friendly people and you will encounter smaller, more personal companies. So think about these things when trying to choose a location for your next vacation home and remember someplace like Boston might just be better than somewhere like Miami.