Many people have a dream of moving to the coast and the waterfront, but of course, only a certain amount of people can live in areas that have well-designed homes and are relatively close to towns and cities while also remaining on the waterfront, which means there are a relatively limited, if still quite numerous, properties to enjoy. This means that their prices are relatively heightened depending on how close to the waterfront you are, and what kind of waterfront it is.
If you live near a lake, the prices might not be so intensive. If you wish to live in a beautiful house overlooking the San Fransisco coastline, well yes, it will be costly. But more than that, it’s also important to consider how waterfront living can affect the daily realities of living there, and what provisions you may have to make. Don’t worry, you won’t have to fight off any pirates looking for buried treasure, but you may have to keep in mind some of the following:
Investing In Property Maintenance Is Important
Coastline properties tend to be exposed to harsher weather, be that stronger winds all the way up to actual hurricanes. You might need to invest in additional protections, such as a shelter you can head to when appropriate, hurricane windows, and shutters too. On top of this, rainfall may require you to take a second look at your guttering system, lest you suffer from water pools that can cause property damage. Saltwater in the winds can sometimes erode the vibrancy of paintwork, and this can be resolved with another coat.
The Privacy Of Your Home
It’s important to note that a higher-than-average number of tourists may mean you need to keep your home safe and secure. Some may park on an outer driveway if you have that in order to access the front easier, cut across your garden to get to the prime spot, or simply throw their leftover goods near your property. It’s important to secure this space with fences, and perhaps signs telling people not to park on private property. This way, you can better enforce those rules by contacting your neighborhood watch or even law enforcement if behavior becomes a problem. This isn’t to say tourists are a problem, just the chances of that happening are raised if so many come.
The Local Culture May Be Different To Most
When it comes to neighborhood culture and presence, it might be that the place you live is relatively unique compared to most areas. This is because the constant flow of tourists will often determine the kind of services on offer, the activities you can get up to, the clubs that might be joinable, and the restaurants that spring up. In this case your community may be less tight-knit and connected, rather more open, welcoming, and free-flowing. It might feel that even in a smaller town, there’s a city atmosphere in terms of how many new people come and go. This can be important to keep in mind, as it may take some adjustment.
With this advice, we hope you can move to the coastline in the best, most enjoyable context.
2 thoughts on “What To Consider When Moving To The Coastline”
I’m more of a country girl, but I do love to visit the coast here and there. Maybe when I reach retirement age I’ll change my mind. It seems like Florida and California are popular for retirees. They do love to be near the water!
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