Snatch up a vacation home here before it's too late.

Assateague Island Maryland Seashore
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While Gulf Shores, Outer Banks, and Hilton Head are household names for Southerners and beyond, lesser-known, but equally dreamy vacation home markets in Maryland and Virginia are on the rise.

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According to a recent article in The Washington Post real estate market expert David Charron said that Garrett County and the Eastern Shore region of Maryland, along with Shenandoah County, Virginia are three getaways to keep your eyes on if you're shopping for a second home. Based on data from Zillow, the real estate and rental marketplace, the median price of homes currently listed in Shenandoah County is $204,900, $289,000 for Garrett County, and $259,500 for Chestertown, one of the towns on Maryland's Eastern Shore. As Charron explains, median home prices for all three can be expected to continue to inch higher due to the rising demand in these areas.

We can't say we're surprised. Whether it's exploring the historic main street in Staunton in Shenandoah County, wandering Assateague Island on Maryland's Eastern Shore, or boating on Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County these idyllic getaways are sweet tea for the Southern soul. Indeed, all three of these regions offer unique charms, but If you're in the market for a vacation home and any of the trio pique your interest, now's the time to act fast before prices continue to surge.

Read the full article on The Washington Post here.