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Located in the heart of the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is a country on the economic rise in the area and is much more welcoming to tourism and residents than it was just a few years ago. Many Dominican Republic condos are still offered at low prices, and business developments and hotel openings indicate that those prices won't stay low for long.
Although ravaged by Hurricanes from time to time, the Carolina coast is quite and still very natural in areas. National parks extend along much of the coast, which are great for long walks and pristine scenery. Locations like Myrtle Beach offer great places for those who are looking for a bigger city feel with a great beach nearby.
Lake Michigan Coast
With the motto "no salt, no sharks, no worries" it's hard not to love a beach house on a lake. Lake Michigan doesn't have a lake feel at all however, with sandy beaches and immense dunes. Chicago residents travel over 7 hours at times just to venture up to the area for a long weekend, and many residents brave the long winters just to enjoy the 3 great months of long summer days.