If you're trying stay away from the heat, the beach cities are best. There is a 15 degree difference in the summertime for temperatures on the coast and those further inland. California has some great cities - what is your budget?
Each beach city has it's own personality also - have you visited? What activities do you or would you like to do when you're out here?
You've asked a great question and I would love to help you find the best city for you - even if I don't service the area. My sister lives in GVR. I'm there once a month!
Felix Hung, Realtor
Curious to know where you decided to buy your vacation home. If you are still looking for a great vacation/investment home, I would recommend by the water in the Long Beach area. You would be able to receive a very good rental income whenever you are not in town.
If I can help you in any way, please feel free to contact me directly.
All the best!
Prime Partners @ Keller Williams Realty
If I can help you find the right property for your specific needs, please let me know or you can visit my website and search for homes at your leisure. When do you want to buy/get a tenant moved in?
Glen S Etherington, Principal Broker & REALTOR
I escaped from living in Vegas for 10yrs about 6yrs ago, too darn hot for me. If I had been working in an air conditioned office all day, it wouldn't have been so bad, but in real estate my shoes would be melting into the pavement in the summer!
I can help you in 5 different counties (LA, Orange, San Bernadino, Riverside & Clark County) Maybe you'd like a couple more write offs with Vegas investment prop. I have a condo near Wayne Newton's place for short sale for about $58K rents for $750-790/mo & a home in Sun City Anthem for between $175-250k (still investigating comps) if you're interested.
There are many places that aren't that far from the ocean with favorable prices, again you just need to let me know the size you're looking for & what a comfortable price range is for you.
Shoot me an email directly if you'd like to talk to me some more. I don't look back on this same Trulia thread for answers posted after mine.
Realtor Since 1996
Main Street Realtor