6) Biloxi, Mississippi
Most people usually think of the muddy river of the same name when Mississippi is mentioned and not white sandy beaches. However, the people who call Biloxi home know better. Beach Boulevard runs right through town and along Biloxi’s Gulf Coast offering nearby home-owners ocean views and easy beach access. Want to get away to even more pristine shores? Hop a ferry to West Ship Island, part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The tropical waters and white sand will have you doubting you’re still in Mississippi. When (if) you tire of the beach, Biloxi has plenty left to offer. Residents love the new craft brewery in the city center and when they crave a coffee nothing beats the boutique Grind Coffee & Nosh. Additionally, a hearty handful of casinos can be found if you’re looking for some gambling action. The median home value is here $125,000, ensuring plenty of bang for your buck.