Where do US homeowners look for second homes?

Trulia searched ZIP codes to find the least and most expensive vacation cities
  • Trulia measured the most popular places people are vacationing to from the largest 100 metros, ranking both the most expensive and least expensive destinations.
  • California residents don't have to leave the state to find a place to vacation, whether they are searching for a cheap getaway or an expensive retreat.
  • Kentucky had three cities rank within the top 10 due to its inexpensive median price and proximity to lakes and outdoor activities.

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When picking the perfect location for a home, sometimes it's about more than just what's surrounding it. Many homeowners who vacation frequently know that finding the perfect place to call home includes easy access to places to get away from it. Trulia recently released Where the Nation Vacations: The Hottest Markets for Second Homes to find the most popular spots for second homes for people who live in the largest 100 metros throughout the country. To find those special places, Trulia looked at the most searched vacation ZIP codes and used U.S. Census data to compile the list of the fastest growing and most popular places for a vacation home. The top 20 hot spots were located all over the country, and a lower listing price was a major component of the ranking. Compared to those cities that ranked in the lower end of the spectrum, median listing prices in the top teir were roughly 31 percent less expensive. In New York, residents have the option to stay close by or...