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Here Are the Most Popular U.S. Cities for Second Homes

Survey: Second homes account for 5.4M U.S. housing units. Miami ranks in the top 5 most popular big cities for second homes; Miami Beach is No. 1 for small cities.

MIAMI – A recent AdvisorSmith survey found that Miami ranks among the most popular large U.S. cities for a vacation home or second home. The study found that while there are 137.4 million housing units in the United States, second homes account for 5.4 million of those homes nationwide.

Second homes in the United States include beach houses and snowbird destinations in Sunbelt states, winter ski houses, lake houses, and timeshare condos.

Among large cities, New York City was by far the most popular destination for second homes. The second most popular was Mesa, Arizona. Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago rounded out the top five.

Miami Beach was the most popular small city for second homes. Among small cities, Florida was the most popular state for second homes, followed by California and Arizona.

Texas and Nevada were other popular states for second homes, with many of these Sunbelt second homes driven by snowbirds. 

Source: South Florida Business Journal (09/08/21) Chen, I-Chun

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