Many homeowners dream of living on a beach but the high cost keeps them from ever making it a reality.

However, some beach towns stay affordable and don't require a 7 figures balance on the bank account.

Realtor.com analyzed metro areas across the U.S. that included words such as “beach,” “beachfront” and “ocean,” along with a number of noted water activities. Then ranked the beach towns based on their median prices from May 2018 to April 2019.

Following is the list of the most affordable beach towns issued by Realtor.com 

  1. Jacksonville, N.C.
    Median list price: $198,846
  2. Aberdeen, Wash.
    Median list price: $229,564
  3. Atlantic City, N.J.
    Median list price: $241,655
  4. Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    Median list price: $245,233
  5. Palm Bay, Fla.
    Median list price: $269,393
  6. Port St. Lucie, Fla.
    Median list price: $279,696
  7. Virginia Beach, Va.
    Median list price: $284,873

Read more about the beach towns on the list here.