5 cool beach towns where you can still buy a home for less than $300,000

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those beachy Labor Day weekend vibes? Yes, us too — and so we found five cool towns where you can buy a beach home for less than $300,000. (You can see the lowest mortgage rates

you may qualify for here.) If you want arts and culture mixed in with the beach: Rockland, Maine Rockland is known for its working harbor. But it’s also a cultural

center featuring institutions including the Farnsworth Art Museum, a 20,000-square-foot gallery that has one of the largest collections of sculptures by Louise Nevelson in the

world, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, which has helped artists living and working in Maine since 1952. The city also hosts the five-day Maine Lobster Festival

every August, which includes a seafood cooking contest, a parade and the “Maine Sea Goddess” coronation. Options for food are great if you love seafood, with restaurants including

In Good Company and Hill’s Seafood Co. But expect long, cold winters and brisk temperatures in the ocean even in the summer. Median home value: $259,860 Population:

7,183