Even though Summer is almost over it’s still worth taking a look at the 10 Best Cities for Boaters.  Recently, Redfin worked with Discover Boating to determine which major metropolitan areas have the most waterfront property for sale, the longest boating seasons and the largest boating communities.  Redfin data scientists evaluated 35 major metropolitan areas for this report.  To find the percentage of waterfront property in each region, they looked at home sales from July 2011 through June 2015, and compared the number of waterfront listings with the number of listings not on the water. They also pulled sales information during that timeframe to find the median sale price of waterfront homes.

The Top 10 Cities are:

  1. Naples, FL
  2. Baton Rouge, LA
  3. Jacksonville, FL
  4. Orlando, FL
  5. Edison, NJ
  6. Atlanta, GA
  7. Hampton Roads, VA
  8. Chicago, IL
  9. Boston, MA
  10. Seattle, WA

“There’s nothing more fun and relaxing than life on the water,” said Carl Blackwell, president of Discover Boating, a national campaign to help people get on the water and started in boating. “Boating is a great way to disconnect from the stress of everyday life while close to home, so it makes sense that people gravitate towards real estate on the water.” according to Carl Blackwell.

Best Cities for Boaters

Click here to read the full report on Redfin.com.