With summer now in full swing, Trulia took a look at the areas that are turning into vacation retreats, or into bigger vacation areas, at the fastest rate around the country.
By looking at the most searched vacation zip codes nationally, and using U.S. Census and Trulia search traffic data, it was determined that McGaheysville, Va. is the hottest vacation market. Located less than three hours from Washington D.C. and Richmond, Va., McGaheysville offers water parks in the summer and skiing in the winter. The median price paid from a home there is $224,900.
People from more northern, colder cities consistently search for homes in vacation areas that are further south and warmer as searchers from cities such as Chicago, Indianapolis, Ind., Akron, OH, Detroit, Mich., and Buffalo, N.Y. all have several Florida and Coastal-Carolina search destinations in their top 10. Those who are already living in warm climates are either searching for vacation homes in other warm areas or in the mountain areas such as Albuquerque, N.M. El Paso, Texas, Austin, Texas, New Orleans and Birmingham, Ala.
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