When you’re living in a city, the pace is fast and life is hectic. It can be hard to find time for yourself, let alone get away from it all. If the thought of moving to a beach town has crossed your mind, you may be wondering if it’s really as idyllic as it seems. For me, it is, because I want to live that “working vacation” type of lifestyle. I can create my own lifestyle pace, because of workload, and still, feel like I am getting away from it all…
On the surface, beach towns seem like a dream come true. The restaurants can be better than what you’ll find in the city, or worse than what you find in the city, depending on what you like. Sometimes it can be hard to find that amazing steak house by the water. But if you’re in NYC, you have the pick of dozens of them.
The pace is slower by the beach, and the scenery is beautiful. But before you make the move, there are a few things you need to know.
Beach towns often have a different cuisine than what you’re used to in the city. I find the fried food, burger places, and pizza places on every corner. Many times, I also find that the view from the restaurant overlooking the beach and the water is often more spectacular than the food. If you’re not ready to try something new, or if you’re not a fan of seafood, you may not like living in a beach town.
The pace of life is also slower in beach towns. If you’re used to the hustle and bustle of the city, it may be hard to adjust to living in a place where people take their time.
Finally, beach towns may not be that much less expensive than cities, because waterfront property is expensive… The cost of living can be higher, and the real estate market is often more competitive. So before you make the move, be sure you can afford to live in a beach town.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for a slower-paced lifestyle or are looking for a working vacation, moving to a beach town may be the right decision for you. Just be sure you know what you’re getting into, and that the beach town has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.
So if the thought of living by the beach appeals to you, do your research and make sure the beach town is right for you. It may be the perfect place to call home.
Thanks for reading! I hope this article was helpful in informing you about what to expect when moving from a city to a beach town.