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Cinnamon Shore Cinnamon Shore is a 1,000-acre master-planned beachfront pedestrian-friendly community.

PORT ARANSAS, TX—While Texas home prices rose steadily in recent years, prices are still below $300,000 almost everywhere, especially when compared to the average home price in Seattle–more than $500,000–or San Francisco–more than $1 million. As a result, some of the most affordable investment beach towns are located on the Gulf Coast, especially in Texas. In four-season coastal communities such as Port Aransas, set along 18 miles of beachfront on Mustang Island, the average 50-foot Gulf front lot costs less than $1 million–well below the $4 to $5 million-plus average found in coastal California and Florida.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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