The home-price appreciation posted for the last 10-year period was positive for just three of the beach towns on the list: Florence, Oregon (4 percent); Vashon, Washington
(10 percent); and Port Aransas, Texas (43 percent).
Island Home Center & Lumber in Vashon, Washington
That same night, a group of 10 moms from Vashon, Washington
, went out to dinner and Genevieve brought the idea to the group.
Rita Schenck of the largely rural island of Vashon, Washington
, wants the Seattle suburb's 10,000 residents to be completely energy-independent--producing their own renewable power--within a few years.