Many destinations like the country’s famous second homes – think Nantucket, Cape Cod, East Hampton – aren’t exactly known for their diversity. But what if it’s something important to you as a potential buyer?
Escape Home worked with Redfin to determine which second home market in the US is the largest abundant. The real estate firm identified the major city areas with the most non-white second-home owners using the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act to pull in racial structure data. from the census and second home mortgages.
Here’s what The Escape Home’s Danielle Hyams found:
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
64.71% of second home owners are white.
Pine Bluff has an abundance of outdoor activities that are accessible year-round, like kayaking along the world’s longest bayou, which stretches 364 miles to Louisiana. It’s a historic venue with serious civil rights credentials and deep connections to the worlds of jazz, blues, and gospel music.
On the market: This charming four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom home is listed at $184,900.
Rocky Mountain, North Carolina
64.29% of second home owners are white.
Located in East Carolina, Rocky Mount is a charming city that boasts a thriving dining scene as well as numerous local vineyards and craft breweries. The city lies along the Tar River, and you can kayak through the downtown area.
On the market: This four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home has an in-ground pool and is listed at $279,900.
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
31.99% of second home owners are white.
Welcome to wine country! Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, this area offers residents a small-town California vibe, close to numerous beaches and hot springs, and a burgeoning food scene. . And of course, lots and lots of good wine; There are hundreds of wineries.
On the market: This historic four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath house built in 1890 is listed at $1.25 million.
Farmington, New Mexico
38.55% of second home owners are white.
This is the city for outdoor lovers: Located in the San Juan River Valley, Farmington is in the heart of the Four Corners region, which includes Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, and is easily accessible. easy access to three rivers, five lakes and six National Parks. Native American traditions are still strong in the area, and there are many art galleries, museums, and trading posts in the historic downtown area.
On the market: This desert-style five-bedroom, four-bath home is listed at $410,000.
31.35% of second home owners are white.
This charming, coastal city, located along the Savannah River, is known for its parks, architecture and vibrant history, and is only a 50-minute drive from Hilton Head Island.
On the market: This three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath house on the river is listed for $1.28 million and has the most stunning porch.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
36.15% of second home owners are white.
Known for its beaches and boardwalk, Virginia Beach is also home to one of the last great salt marsh habitats on the East Coast, which boasts hundreds of miles of inland waters and thousands of acres of parks.
On the market: This three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom home is just a few steps from the beach listed at $639,900.
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