The Best Places to Buy a Second Home

hand holds two key of the houseAre you dreaming about owning a second home? Our friends at Zillow have analyzed the markets for you. They began by identifying vacation cities near popular destinations, then ranked them according to investment and rental income potential. The score results ranged from 1.0 to 100.0.

Near the top of the survey for the best places to buy a second home:

Desert Hot Springs, CA 91.3
Palm Desert, CA 90.2
Rancho Mirage, CA 80.4
Cathedral City, CA 79.3
Palm Springs, CA 73.9

The location had to include access to golfing, water and beaches, nature, amusement parks and/or zoos and historical locations. And the location also had to have both future home value growth as well as rental income opportunity.

The full interactive report can be found at Zillow Second Home Index.