Living by the beach is the ultimate dream for many Americans. After all, beachside communities often represent a relaxed and luxurious way of life. But few realize their dream of living by the water, precisely because of the misconception that beach towns are relatively more expensive and generally less livable than landlocked cities.
Contrary to popular belief, however, many beach towns are suitable to everyday life — and easy on the wallet. So in order to determine the beach communities that are ideal for making one’s permanent home, WalletHub compared 192 cities across 62 key indicators of livability. WalletHub split the comparison into two categories, towns located by the ocean and towns located by lakes. Six key dimensions were compared: 1) Affordability, 2) Weather, 3) Safety, 4) Economy, 5) Education & Health and 6) Quality of Life. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for beach-town living.
Vermilion, Ohio ranked 24 in Best Lake Beach Towns to Live In with an overall score of 51.3. Vermilion ranked #1 for Highest Water Temperature and #2 for Lowest Violent Crime Rate.