Seth and Kristen are busy New York City parents that want to raise their son around nature, and they're drawn to the renowned beaches and serene country vibes of East Hampton, NY.
Jeannine and Glenn have been visiting the small town of Duck, North Carolina, for the past 20 years.
Ian and Aaron are tired of their work, eat, sleep, repeat lifestyle in Raleigh, North Carolina, and have spent over a decade dreaming of a move to Roanoke Island.
Will and Lauren have been dating long distance for two years and are ready to finally move in together in Newport, Rhode Island.
Dan and Jeannette have been longtime visitors to Martha's Vineyard and have always dreamed of owning a home on the island that they can pass on to their two young daughters.
Danielle is a high school art teacher living in hectic Manhattan.
Mark and Danielle live in a small apartment on the mainland of Rhode Island and are running out of space for their two kids.
Jacquie and Jay have lived in Seattle, Washington, for most of their lives. After raising three boys in the city, the couple is looking for a slower pace of living.
Mike and Meg fell in love with Nantucket during their first summer there 25 years ago.
Bonnie and Craig are young professionals who love the city of Seattle but love fresh air and open spaces even more.
Amie and Shep have been raising their three young children in Brooklyn, New York, and while they appreciate all that life in the Big Apple has to offer, the hustle and bustle is starting to get to them.
Liss spent summers as a child with her family on the sandy shores of Shelter Island, NY, where every day was filled with sailing and fun.
Michael and Elizabeth aren't your average couple --? they're a rock band and they're also grandparents!
Rita and Cam recently moved their blended family of five kids under one roof at Rita's three-bedroom home in Stanwood, Washington.
Mike, Kendra and their two children, Makayla and Nicholas find their lifestyle in Fort Mill, SC too fast and chaotic. They fell in love with Daniel Island after Mike was offered a new job in nearby Charleston and Kendra secured a teaching position in the area. With sandy beaches, less traffic and more time for the family, they're excited for their quality of life to change for the better. All they need now is a little help from Renee Reinert-Pote from Iron Gate Realty to find them a happy home.
Phillip and Melissa love Dallas but are ready to leave the city and put their feet in the sand on South Padre Island. Since Phillip can work remotely and Melissa home-schools their four children, this move is perfect for the family to enjoy both the small town feel of SPI and still be right at the beach. Once they find their dream home with help from Gayle Hood of Padre Elite Team, the whole family will be able to settle down and enjoy island living.
After serving 28 years in the Army, Jim and Donna are looking to change jobs, lifestyles, and homes. They felt like Florida had run its course, and since Jim grew up in Alabama, he wanted to call it home again. Donna insists that their new house have a separate room for Jim's drum set, since his drums currently live in their dining room! Lawanna Sharpless from Bellator Real Estate is hoping to help Jim and Donna find that hidden gem to call home.
Tyler and Julie vacationed together on Mustang Island. Sparks flew and shortly afterwards they became a couple. They loved the island so much they even got engaged there. Now that they're busy planning their wedding, they want to be able to call the island home too. They're hoping that Ashleigh Robertson from Port Aransas Realty can help find them a home with enough bedrooms so their friends and Julie's family can come visit and enjoy all that Mustang Island has to offer.
Lynn and Vanessa grew up in Louisiana most of their lives and that's also where they raised their four children. Once they visited Alabama's Dauphin Island they immediately fell in love with beach life and its small town feel. With Lynn a pastor, the family loves to keep active in the community and they hope to find an island home that will have that neighborhood feel. They've enlisted help from Dot Small at Alabama Realty to assist them in their search.
Mike and Jen have decided to leave Dallas behind for the beautiful beaches on the gulf of Alabama. They look forward to a simpler lifestyle with less traffic, less stress, more beach time and gorgeous views. Since Mike just obtain his real estate license, he is looking forward to buying his dream home and learning more about the market here. Mike and Jen have Lynn Cook from Gulf Shores Life Team to help them trade in their backyard and pool for a beautiful ocean view!
Lou and Cara have spent most of their lives enduring the cold winters of New Jersey. With 3 kids who love the outdoors, they've decided it's time to move to a warmer climate. They fell in love with Charleston, South Carolina while they were in college, and discovered Daniel Island right outside downtown. They've enlisted the help of Renee Reinert-Pote from Iron Gate Realty to help them find a home where they can spend time playing sports and enjoying nature year round.
After living in California and now Tacoma, Samuel and Christina want to leave the city behind and return to the outdoor living that Vashon Island offers them and their two children. Luckily, Sam can work remotely so he won't face a daily commute. Since Christina will be busy with the kids, she can take advantage of time spent at the beach, on the trails, or out in nature. With this new island life, they are excited to slow things down and enjoy the moments as they come, and they've enlisted Katryn Fraser from Skyline Properties to help them find the perfect place.
John, Michelle, and their two children are from the Boston area. Tired of the winters, they're looking for a positive change in lifestyle. After a visit to South Carolina, they fell in love with Daniel Island and thought it was the perfect place to spend time outdoors with the family, right on the water. With the expertise of Maggie Rodenberg from Matt O'Neill Real Estate, they hope to find an ideal place to call home.
Justin, Sarah and their two sons have outgrown their current space in Nashville and are looking for a change of pace. Since Justin grew up on St. Simons Island and Sarah is from a small town in New Jersey, they're looking to get back to a similar community to raise their family. Since they've always talked about starting a business together, Justin and Sarah decided to open their very own bagel shop on the island. Amanda Duffey from Chapman Hall Realtors hopes to find Justin and Sarah a place quickly so the family of four can enjoy taking the boys to the beach, riding bikes along the marsh, and being a part of the island community.
Don and Kendra met while working in an emergency room in Texas. Kendra is an registered nurse and Don is a physician. In this high-energy, fast-paced environment they realized they wanted more from life when they weren't taking care of people. The summers in Amarillo have Don and Kendra hiding from the brutal heat and in the winter they're fighting to keep the ice and snow off their windshields. So this move to Galveston Island is about slowing down and making more time for an outdoor, relaxed lifestyle. They have four children, all in their 20s, who live in Texas so moving to a nearby Island means the family will come and visit more often. Stephon Eaton from Eaton Realty will be helping Don and Kendra find the perfect island home.
David and Debbie have known each other since they were kids. They went to college together, got married, and then raised three children of their own in Houston. They always loved vacationing on Galveston Island and now they want to live on the water year-round. With the assistance of Chevon Eaton from Eaton Realty, David and Debbie hope to find a home where they can be outside all the time and entertain plenty of family and friends who come to visit.
Chiffon and Mervin have grown tired of the hectic city life in Atlanta and are looking to be closer to family in South Carolina. They began looking at areas near Charleston and discovered John and Daniel Islands. Since they both work remotely for non-profits, they can take their work with them to their dream island home. With help from Marion Steed from Steed Creek Realty, Mervin and Chiffon hope to find a home soon that will make them feel like they are on a permanent vacation.
Michael and Jennifer are moving to St. Simons Island, Georgia, to provide their adventurous daughters with an outdoor lifestyle. Michael spent his childhood summers on the island, and looks forward to introducing the kids to the family's traditions. They are looking for a home where they can relax among the live oaks and tranquil marshes while enjoying the ocean breeze.
Ryan and Julia have just found out they are expecting their first child, and they're eager to move from Raleigh, North Carolina, to the quaint town of Duck on the Outer Banks. The couple loves the family-friendly atmosphere of Duck as well as the many water activities associated with living on an island. Ryan and Julia hope to find a large home with a pool that's close to the beach and town so they can enjoy all their favorite activities with their new baby.
Mark and Charlotte live in Dallas, Texas, and when they're not working, they enjoy spending time sailing in open waters. But with the nearest harbor more than two hours away, living in a city like Dallas doesn't give the couple the opportunity to enjoy their boat the way they would like. Mark and Charlotte stumbled upon Ono Island, Alabama, while visiting family on the Gulf Shores, and they fell in love with how undeveloped and private the island was. They're finally ready to make their favorite vacation destination their permanent home.
California natives Todd and Deanna live in California with their three teenagers. When Todd was stationed with the military reserves in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the family took weekend trips to the Outer Banks and fell in love with the island lifestyle. Now they want to find a permanent home with a waterfront view in their favorite vacation spot, Kill Devil Hills.
Lance and Elizabeth are a young couple ready to grow their family and put down roots on the Alabama coast. At their current home in Orange Beach, they deal with too many beach-goers flocking to the vacation destination, so they've set their sights just five minutes over the bridge in the private community of Ono Island. Ono's small town vibes and quaint beach community fit Lance and Elizabeth's vision of Southern family living, so they're hoping to find a dream home where they can build their future.
Joy and Brett have a busy life in Atlanta, running their own business and running around with their five active, young kids. They're looking for a slower pace of life so they can enjoy their family, and they've both always considered St. Simons Island a little paradise off Georgia's Golden Coast. Now Joy and Brett are looking for the right island home to fit their large family.
Michigan native Holly is a 27-year-old hospitality manager who wants to trade the rough winters for endless summers. After falling in love with the Southern charm of Hilton Head, South Carolina, she realized she could afford to buy a place of her own on the low-country island. With the help of her mom, Debbie, Holly hopes to find a home with enough room for guests.
Brian and Christina and their two teenage kids are a military family that has been stationed in over a dozen places around the world. When Brian got stationed at the historic Naval Base Coronado, the family decided that putting down roots in this exquisite southern California peninsula would be a worthwhile investment. They're trading the cold winters of Colorado for the endless beaches and consistent weather of southern California - not to mention breathtaking views of both San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Now they just need to find the perfect property to call their forever island home.
Michelle and Steve are done with shoveling snow in Michigan, so they're trading their snow boots for sandals and moving to Hilton Head, South Carolina. Looking to spend more quality time with their daughters, they have decided to make their vacation spot their permanent home. While the kids love the outdoor life and water sports on the island, Michelle and Steve are using their large wish list to find the right house that makes the island feel like home.
Kari and Ryan have decided to get away from inland Texas, where they live with their three children, and head south where they can focus on an outdoor lifestyle and family time. South Padre Island is less than an hour commute to Houston for pilot Ryan, and it has everything an active family could hope for -- most importantly, beaches! Ryan and Kari want their growing kids to get away from the tablets and technology and start enjoying fun in the sun, and they hope to find the right condo where they can build the perfect sandcastle any time they want.
Melissa and Opie are ready to ditch the Atlanta city life for a quiet place to raise their two young kids. They fell in love with Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, during a road trip and knew it was the perfect place to put down their family's roots. Melissa and Opie are ready to start the next chapter in their lives, where they live alongside nature and enjoy all the outdoor activities Daufuskie Island has to offer.
Newlyweds Laurie and Chad and their dog Duck are ready to leave the big city of Austin behind and start the next chapter of their lives in Port Aransas, Texas. Chad cherishes the trips he used to make to Port Aransas every summer with his family, and he even proposed to Laurie on the beach there. They're ready to make this special place their permanent home and hope to find the perfect condo with a boat dock and enough bedrooms for visiting friends and family.
Michele and Billy have decided to leave behind the hustle and bustle of Charleston, South Carolina for the quiet beaches of nearby Edisto Island. Edisto is the perfect location, as it is in between both of their beverage distribution territories. They are both looking for a gem of a home with gorgeous views where they can lead a simpler lifestyle and find more time to golf.
David and Lauren Purvis are both Georgia lawyers living in Atlanta. They're expecting a child and are ready for a change of pace, so they're looking for a home in the Savannah Isles. They want to be able to get to the downtown area of Savannah but also work from the beach. With the help of their real estate agent Jenny Rutherford, from Coastal Area Partners, they'll see a bunch of different homes spanning the Isles east of Savannah.
New York couple Robert and Michelle Carvalho are sick of the traffic and noise on Long Island and want a house and property that will provide a quiet, unhurried life for them and their family of four. Motivated by their daughter Christina's choice to attend the University of Florida and wanting to give their 14 year-old son, Luke, the opportunity to play sports all winter, the Carvahlos look for a home with the help of Atlantic Partners Realty Agent Tracy Fending.
After getting married, Ryan and Crystal Casey moved to Alpharetta, GA, a busy town outside of Atlanta. They have grown tired of the traffic, noise and hectic pace of life there. Now that their two daughters are a little older, they feel this is the perfect time to make the move to the more peaceful island of St. Simons. Working with Sea Palms Coastal real estate agent Brad Davis, the couple hopes to find a home that will allow them lots of outdoor and beach time together.
Chris and Jennifer met on New Years Eve in Hilton Head, South Carolina. When Jennifer decided to move there for good, Chris decided that he would make the journey too. After dating long distance for a while, this will be the first time the two will be living together. Guided by Charter One Realty's Brad Davis, the young couple hope to find a place where they can entertain their friends and also be out in nature in a moments notice.
Mount Desert Island, off the coast of Maine, has been a special place to Tracy since childhood vacations. Now, she and husband JC want to make their dream of owning a permanent home and raising their family there a reality.
Eric and Shontae jump at the chance to leave the hectic life of San Francisco to work and live on the laid back island of St. Simons, Georgia. Remembering her childhood there, Shontae is eager for her girls to grow up there, too.
Islamorada, off Key West, Florida, has the laid back and relaxed atmosphere that Pablo and Michelle fell in love with as a couple. Now they are ready to make it their island home and must decide between charm or construction.
Adventure seekers Matt and Tom are ready to leave the cold and snow of Chicago for the sun and fun of Old Town in Key West, Florida. After looking at 3 properties on the island, they are ready to make an offer on their dream home.
Professional Dancers, Joseph Gallerizzo and Susan Dodge, along with their two children, Devin and Samantha, are ready to start a new chapter in their lives. They are looking to get out of their tiny New York City apartment and find more space near the beach on Amelia Island, Florida. Atlantic Partners Real Estate Agent, Keri Duffy, is looking to help Joe and Susan find a home on Amelia Island that will allow them to relocate from the hustle and bustle of the city to the peace and tranquility of the sandy shores of Amelia.
After three moves to different cities, Frederick and Carina decide that what they really wanted was a more laid back place to raise their kids. Their Key Largo vacation memories get them thinking about a permanent island home.
After three children and a stint in Hawaii, Nesward and his wife Jackie want to return to live on Kodiak Island, Alaska with its distinct seasons and wildlife.
When Chris gets a chance to relocate for work and cut his traveling time, he and wife Laura, who works from home, jump at the chance. They chose the Pacific Northwest's coastal San Juan Islands to live and raise their son.
Boston seems far behind to Rob and Suzanne when they take the ferry to Martha's Vineyard for vacations. They hope that by moving there full time, they will find the balance that their hectic and stress-filled life is missing.
Jason and Courtney have a special affection for Nantucket; it's where they met and fell in love. They've even chose the island for their wedding and new home. Their decision has come down to three amazing island properties.
John and Megan enjoy the hip urban life of Richmond, Virginia, but now they are ready to start living a quieter life closer to parks and the ocean. When a job opportunity comes up on Mount Desert island, they jump at the chance.
Josh and Stephanie have lived near water since they were born, and now that they are getting married, moving to be near water only makes good sense. The beautiful views of Washington State's San Juan Islands are calling them home.
A hectic lifestyle in Ohio left Stephen and Beth wanting more than what their cookie cutter subdivision lives offered. With Stephen able to work remotely, their dreams turned to their favorite vacation memory, Key West, Florida.
Atlanta couple Katie and Jason act on their dream to live and raise their family on St. Simons Island. Having vacationed there as children themselves, they want to put their own roots firmly down in this sandy tropical paradise.
Living in Hawaii as a Coast Guard rescue swimmer, David has an opportunity to transfer with his wife Ashley and children to Kodiak Island, Alaska. They are ready to start an adventurous life in this nature-filled paradise.