With chilly fall weather descending on large swaths of the country, many snowbirds are already fleeing to warmer destinations. If you're finding yourself jealous of these migrant homeowners, or contemplating becoming a snowbird yourself, a getaway home in a milder climate might be the solution.
While you may not be living large like a celebrity, these snowbird homes - all priced at $250,000 or less - won't break the bank, either.
10866 Dunnotar Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32221
For sale: $229,990
This gorgeous all-brick lakefront property really does have it all. Inside, tall ceilings and an open floor plan make this spacious 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom property perfect for hosting friends and family. Cook up a meal in the granite countertop kitchen and eat on the covered back patio while enjoying the serene lake view and a Florida sunset. At the end of the day, retreat to a luxurious master suite with a walk-in shower, garden tub, and his-and-her closets.
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968 Flapjack Dr, Henderson, NV 89014
For sale: $208,000
Thirty minutes from the hustle-and-bustle of the Strip, this Nevada home offers its own attractions. The backyard pool can help you stay cool during the steamy desert days, while the hot tub can warm you up on cooler nights. This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom property also has room for visitors - and given its proximity to Las Vegas, you're sure to have guests often.
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10919 Albury Dr, Houston, TX 77096
For sale: $239,000
Don't let the gorgeous landscaping of this home captivate you too long, because the interior is even more beautiful. Oversized windows, vaulted living-room ceilings, and skylights allow light to flood the common living areas. Dark laminate wood floors contrast sharply with white cabinetry and silver finishes throughout the house. With a wet bar, corner fireplace and roomy den, you may want to live here all year long - and throw lots of get-togethers!
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5750 W Commonwealth Pl, Chandler, AZ 85226
For sale: $210,000
No list of snowbird destinations would be complete without mention of Arizona and its 290+ days of sunshine per year. This Chandler home allows you to make the most of that sun with great Northern exposure that lets in abundant light. The backyard pool offers refreshing dips on hot days, while a tall stone fence ensures you'll still have lots of privacy in this little desert oasis, complete with palm trees and cacti.
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14844 Lady Victoria Blvd, Orlando, FL 32826
For sale: $200,000
Florida offers snowbirds so many sunny cities - not to mention the lack of a state income tax - that it couldn't help but make the list twice. With three bedrooms, you'll never feel short of space in this 1,914-square-foot house. However, you may still want to spend all your time reading and relaxing in the sun room, which fills with Florida's nearly endless sunshine. On the off chance that you do want to leave the house, the large trees in the backyard offer excellent shade for an afternoon barbecue.
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