10 of the cheapest U.S. beach towns to buy a home

  • Titusville, Florida

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    Median home sales price: $69,900
    Population: 44,206
    Average temperature: 71.6 degrees

    Titusville sits along what is known as Florida's "Space Coast," within striking distance of the Kennedy Space Center. But the area also offers its own unique opportunities for surfing, fishing, swimming and boating along the seashore and even manatee-watching in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Plus, it's the least expensive market on this list, with a median home sale price that's more than six figures less than in the U.S. overall.

    This waterfronttwo-bedroom, two-bathroom condo offers a large, screened-in balcony for watching the sun rise. It include a kitchen, living room, in-unit laundry and a dining room, and is on the market for $104,900.

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