These are some of the most racially diverse second home markets to consider
Many of the nation’s well-known second home destinations – think Nantucket, Cape Cod, East Hampton – aren’t exactly known for their diversity. But what if it’s something that’s important to you as a potential buyer?
The Escape Home worked with Redfin to identify the most popular second home markets in the United States. diverse. The real estate company determined the metropolitan areas with the highest number of non-white second home owners using the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act to extract data on census racial makeup and second home mortgages.
Here’s what Danielle Hyams from The Escape Home found:
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
64.71% of owners of second homes are not white.
Pine Bluff is full of year-round outdoor activities, like kayaking along the world’s longest bayou, which stretches 364 miles into Louisiana. It is a historically rich place with serious civil rights credentials and deep ties to the worlds of jazz, blues and gospel music.
On the market: This charming four bedroom, three and a half bath home is listed at $ 184,900.
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
64.29% of second home owners are not white.
Located in East Carolina, Rocky Mount is a charming town with a promising food scene as well as plenty of local wineries and craft breweries. The town is located along the Tar River and it is possible to go kayaking in the town center.
On the market: This four bedroom, two and a half bath home features an inground pool and is listed at $ 279,900.
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
31.99% of second home owners are not white.
Welcome to the land of wine! Located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the area offers residents a laid-back California vibe, close to plenty of beaches and hot springs, and a burgeoning food scene. And of course, lots and lots of good wine; there are hundreds of cellars.
On the market: This historic four bedroom, two and a half bath house built in 1890 is listed to $ 1.25 million.
Farmington, New Mexico
38.55% of second home owners are not white.
It’s the city of choice for outdoor enthusiasts: Located in the San Juan River Valley, Farmington is in the heart of the Four Corners region, which includes Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New -Mexico, and offers easy access to three rivers, five lakes and six national parks. Native American tradition remains strong in the area, and there are many art galleries, museums, and trading posts in the historic downtown area.
On the market: This five-bedroom, four-bathroom desert-style home is listed at $ 410,000.
31.35% of owners of second homes are not white.
This charming coastal town, located along the Savannah River, is known for its parks, architecture and vibrant history, and is just a 50-minute drive from Hilton Head Island.
On the market: This three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath waterfront home is listed at $ 1.28 million and has the most magnificent porch.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
36.15% of owners of second homes are not white.
Known for its beaches and boardwalk, Virginia Beach is also home to one of the last great salt marsh habitats on the East Coast, which boasts hundreds of miles of inland water and thousands of acres of parkland.
On the market: This three bedroom, three and a half bath home located just steps from the beach is listed at $ 639,900.