The Alternative:

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

A great beach community with a lower cost of living than Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod has it all: incredible natural beauty, working windmills and cranberry bogs, theater, museums, festivals and landscape for a variety of outdoor activities. The foreclosure market is down 44.7 percent, making Cape Cod a stable community in which to buy a second home. And with a median home price of $311,900, Cape Cod is within reach for many buyers. [ad#in_content_500]