Survey Ranks OC Most Fun, Affordable

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City added another feather to its cap last week when the resort topped a list of America’s most affordable and fun cities by Better Homes and Gardens Lifestyle.

Using criteria based on nightlife, dining, recreational opportunities and other amenities, coupled with the median home price, Better Homes and Gardens ranked the most fun and most affordable cities in the country and Ocean City came in on top of the list. The resort was recognized as a popular destination for families and young people with endless amenities packed on a 10-mile strip of sand along with its median home price of $243,600.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Ala Moana-Kakaako in Honolulu; Tempe Arizona; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Greenville, S.C.; Sacramento, Calif.; Wilmington, N.C.; Anchorage, Alaska; Makiki, Hawaii, and Winston-Salem, N.C.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.