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How Much It Costs To Buy a Home in These Popular Winter Vacation Destinations

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Whether you’re someone who likes to hit the slopes or flee cold weather for warmer climates, you may be considering purchasing a second home in your ideal winter vacation spot. MoveBuddha.com identified the top 20 winter vacation destinations across four different categories — snow and slope, sun and sand, cozy and cuddly, and trails and trekking — and found how much the average home costs in each destination.

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Here’s a look at how much it costs to buy a winter vacation home in these popular destinations.

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How Much a Winter Vacation Home Costs in the Best ‘Snow & Slope’ Cities

MoveBuddha.com selected these destination cities based on their ideal skiing temperatures, annual average snowfall, number of ski resorts within a 20-mile radius and number of ski lifts in the state.

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1. Breckenridge, Colorado

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $1.23 million

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2. Claremont, New Hampshire

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $175,817

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3. Anchorage, Alaska

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $355,881

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4. Hurley, Wisconsin

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $75,285

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5. Ironwood, Michigan

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $58,990

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How Much a Winter Vacation Home Costs in the Best ‘Sun & Sand’ Cities

These winter vacation destinations were chosen for their high temperatures in November through February and the number of nearby beaches.

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1. Honolulu

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $1.13 million

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2. Corpus Christi, Texas

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $213,896

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3. Port St. Lucie, Florida

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $336,000

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4. San Diego

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $882,659

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5. St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $831,000

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How Much a Winter Vacation Home Costs in the Best ‘Cozy & Cuddly’ Cities

For those whose ideal winter vacation entails reading a book while staying warm and cozy inside, MoveBuddha.com identified places with low average temperatures from November to February, high average annual snowfall, high dew point temperature and high bookstore density by population.

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1. Utica, New York

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $164,739

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2. Muskegon, Michigan

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $157,262

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3. Greece, New York

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $261,000

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4. Syracuse, New York

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $148,533

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5. Burlington, Vermont

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $420,837

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How Much a Winter Vacation Home Costs in the Best ‘Trails & Trekking’ Cities

For those who want to explore the great outdoors during the winter months, these cities feature relatively high temperatures, a high dew point temperature average and numerous hiking trails.

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1. Enterprise, Nevada

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $315,000

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2. St. George, Utah

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $443,007
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3. Elizabeth, New Jersey

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $381,020

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4. Las Cruces, New Mexico

  • Average cost of a three-bedroom home: $479,000