Have you ever gone on vacation and pictured what it was like to live there all the time? If you're thinking about moving to a touristy area, please read on to see a few of the pros and cons.
Easy Access To Attractions
One of the best things about living in a tourist town is that there’s never a shortage of things to do. The location depends upon what is offered, but there’s always going to be something to do. If you need a break from the typical attractions, fear not! Living in a touristy area means certain attractions (concerts, carnivals, circus, etc.) might travel to you! In addition, there will likely be plenty of good restaurants of several varieties that you can choose from!
Thriving Local Economy
With many tourists visiting the area, your local economy will get a huge boost. This goes beyond just the hospitality and tourism industries. Tourists will have an affect on a plenty of stores, gas stations, restaurants, and more. A tourist location can help provide more jobs for the locals.
Better Transportation Options
This may not be true with all touristy areas, but many of them will have better transportation options due to the influx of tourists. Want to go to an attraction or to the airport and not bring your car? There is sure to be public transportation, cabs, or Uber drivers available.
People Will Visit You
Instead of spending money on flights to visit your family or friends in various parts of the country, they are going to want to vacation near you! This will help save you money and catch up with people you haven't seen in a while.
Because you live somewhere popular with the locals, there will likely be a lot of crowded places. The beach, the ski slopes, hiking, amusement parks etc. will always draw a bunch of people, which also means traffic, which nobody likes. If you enjoy running into people you know often when you go to town, moving to a touristy town is not for you.
Seasonal Ups and Downs
Some tourist areas have more ups and downs depending on the season. In the winter, ski-towns are thriving if the area gets a lot of snow. However, in the warmer seasons, some businesses may shut down until the next winter. If your job is a seasonal job, this could seriously affect you.
Expect higher prices whenever you go out. The closer you are to the main tourist attractions in your town, the more expensive things will be. This includes dining, gas, and home prices!