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Lake Erie, Pennsylvania and New York

Lake Erie offers a wide variety of attractions, from local wineries to fresh water beaches, and is within driving distance of Buffalo, New York and Niagra Falls. Cities on the lake include Erie, Pennsylvania, where homes are affordably priced at a median $92,009, and Angola, New York, with an average home price of $99,600. Both cities, as well as others located on the water, encourage residents to take advantage of the natural beauty and enjoy the beaches.[ad#in_content_500]