Rented.com reveals the 100 best places to buy a vacation rental in 2020

US: Revenue management service Rented.com has revealed the top 100 places in the United States to buy a vacation rental in 2020 in its fifth annual “100 Best Places to buy a vacation rental” report with Weiss Analytics.

The report is designed as an initial guide for those who are interested in selling, buying or who currently own a vacation rental, focusing on the top US markets and comparing the cost of home ownership, short-term revenue potential, cost to acquire and annual appreciation, and projected changes in asset value.

Rented Research and Weiss Analytics were new contributors to this year’s report. While Rented Research provides custom, in-depth market research and strategic planning for the vacation rental industry, Weiss offers home price indexing, forecasting, analytics and house-specific repeat sales indexes in the United States.

The 100 best places to buy a vacation rental in the Rented.com report were:

  1. Florida Panhandle – 98.7 points
  2. South Jersey Shore, New Jersey – 93.4 points
  3. The Poconos, Pennsylvania – 93 points
  4. Smoky Mountains, Tennessee – 77.8 points
  5. Central Texas – 77.7 points
  6. Phoenix Metro Area, Arizona – 77 points
  7. Ocean City, Maryland – 74.4 points
  8. Siesta Key, Florida – 74.2 points
  9. Charleston Metro / Coastal, South Carolina – 73.5 points
  10. Hampton Roads, Virginia – 73.3 points
  11. Hudson Valley, New York – 72.9 points
  12. Leavenworth, Washington – 72.4 points
  13. Inland Empire, California – 72.1 points
  14. The Adirondacks, New York – 71.3 points
  15. Chattanooga, Tennessee – 70.6 points
  16. The Hamptons, New York – 70.2 points
  17. Columbus, Ohio – 69.9 points
  18. Portland, Maine – 69.4 points
  19. Miami Metro Area, Florida – 68.6 points
  20. Omaha, Nebraska – 68.5 points
  21. Alabama, Gulf Coast – 68.4 points
  22. Boise, Idaho – 68.3 points
  23. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware – 67.8 points
  24. Lake Havasu, Arizona – 67.6 points
  25. Texas Gulf Coast – 66.9 points
  26. Tampa Bay, Florida – 66.1 points
  27. Lexington, Kentucky – 64.4 points
  28. Los Angeles Coastline, California – 64.4 points
  29. Nashville, Tennessee – 63.1 points
  30. New Orleans, Louisiana – 62.6 points
  31. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina – 62.5 points
  32. Charlotte, North Carolina – 62.3 points
  33. San Diego Coastline, California – 62.2 points
  34. Cleveland, Ohio – 62.2 points
  35. Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 61.8 points
  36. Orlando Metro Area, Florida – 61.6 points
  37. Bloomington, Indiana – 61.5 points
  38. Cape Coral, Florida – 60.8 points
  39. Indianapolis, Indiana – 60.4 points
  40. Colorado Rockies – Grand County – 60.3 points
  41. Northern Michigan – 60 points
  42. Santa Fe, New Mexico – 59.8 points
  43. Atlanta, Georgia – 59.7 points
  44. The Ozark Mountains – 59.5 points
  45. Ann Arbor, Michigan – 59.2 points
  46. Mammoth Lakes, California – 58 points
  47. Yosemite, California – 58 points
  48. Finger Lakes, New York – 57.4 points
  49. Tulsa, Oklahoma – 57.3 points
  50. Park City, Utah – 57 points
  51. Jacksonville, Florida – 56.8 points
  52. Outer Banks, North Carolina – 56.4 points
  53. Houston, Texas – 56.4 points
  54. Burlington, Vermont – 55.8 points
  55. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 55.7 points
  56. Central Coast, California – 55.7 points
  57. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 55.7 points
  58. Bend, Oregon – 55.6 points
  59. Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island – 55.4 points
  60. Stowe, Vermont – 55 points
  61. Louisville, Kentucky – 54.2 points
  62. Oregon Coast – 54.1 points
  63. New York Metro Area – 53.8 points
  64. Alexandria, Virginia – 53.2 points
  65. Kansas City, Missouri – 53.1 points
  66. Provincetown, Massachusetts – 52.9 points
  67. Lake Tahoe, California – 52.8 points
  68. Daytona Beach, Florida – 52.2 points
  69. Savannah, Georgia – 51.3 points
  70. Flagstaff, Arizona – 50.7 points
  71. Cincinnati, Ohio – 50.6 points
  72. Sonoma, California – 50.5 points
  73. The Big Island, Hawaii – 50.5 points
  74. Colorado Rockies, Rocky Mountain NP – 50.4 points
  75. Cocoa Beach, Florida – 49.4 points
  76. Wilmington, North Carolina – 49.4 points
  77. Annapolis, Maryland – 48.9 points
  78. Anchorage, Alaska – 48.9 points
  79. Maui, Hawaii – 47.6 points
  80. Ashland, Oregon – 47.4 points
  81. Colorado Rockies: Crested Butte – 46.7 points
  82. Tybee Island, Georgia – 46.1 points
  83. Blue Ridge Mountains – 46 points
  84. Homer, Alaska – 45.9 points
  85. Dallas, Texas – 44.5 points
  86. Carolina Smokies – 44.2 points
  87. St Louis, Missouri – 44 points
  88. Albuquerque, New Mexico – 42.3 points
  89. Marco Island, Florida – 41.8 points
  90. Southern Utah – 41 points
  91. Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota – 40.3 points
  92. Rochester, New York – 37.1 points
  93. Colorado Rockies: Eagle County – 36.3 points
  94. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – 36.1 points
  95. Sedona, Arizona – 35 points
  96. Idaho Panhandle – 33.8 points
  97. St Simon’s Island, Georgia – 32.6 points
  98. Killington, Vermont – 31.5 points
  99. Colorado Rockies: Summit County – 29.4 points
  100. El Paso, Texas – 13.9 points

For more information on how to access the report, visit the Rented.com website here.