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Jekyll Island, Georgia

Address: 1175 N. Beachview Drive, #185
Price: $231,000
Square feet: 988
Price per square foot: $234
HOA fees: $721 per month

If you want the perks of island life without the cost of a flight, this condo might be for you. This furnished, two-story home is located on Jekyll Island, a seven-mile-long barrier island located about 75 miles north of Jacksonville, Fla. This unit — with two bedrooms and one-and-a-half bathrooms — backs up to the beach, with a private beach entrance for complex residents. You can see the ocean from your living room and back porch. The kitchen features a nicely upgraded granite counter top and white standard appliances. The master bedroom has its own private porch. And unlike some of the other condos on our list, this one is surrounded by trees. If you're looking for some outdoor activities, Jekyll Island State Park is less than a 10-minute drive away, where you'll find bike rentals, paths and the Summer Waves Waterpark. The monthly HOA dues are the most expensive on our list, but they include just about everything: cable TV, electricity, grounds keeping, trash, water, sewer, telephone and flood insurance.

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Skip Adamson: Parker-Kaufman-Jekyll; 912-635-2512