Spring break condos

South Padre Island, Texas

Address: 1700 Gulf Blvd., Apt 212
Price: $248,900
Square feet: 1,256
Price per square foot: $198
HOA fees: $700 monthly

This three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in the heart of one of the biggest spring break meccas has some nice features. Let's start with the exposed brick walls throughout, which lend some character to this condo. Then there's the Gulf of Mexico-facing balcony, where you can watch the sun rise over the water. The fully furnished unit includes a kitchen with standard white appliances and solid-surface counter tops. With on-site management and a well-established rental program, you'll find it easy to lock and leave. But you'll pay a cool $700 per month in association fees, the most expensive in our lineup. This is also the only condo on our tour that doesn't have an in-unit washer and dryer. You'll have to use the communal pay machines on-site. South Padre is perhaps best known for its nightlife, and this condo is within walking distance of hot spots like Boomerang Billy's Beach Bar & Grill and Chaos.

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Deanna Bowman: Troy Giles Realty; 956-346-6244