My family and I live in Colorado and are looking to buy a second home/investment property along the coast. We are thinking of Texas because we could drive there if we don't want to fly. Can anyone suggest an area good for a family with young children (5 yrs. & 3 months) with nice beaches? Our budget is around $300,000 max., any suggestion? We don't need to be in a trendy area, just family oriented with a nice beach and low crime rate is all we need.
We don't know Texas at all so any suggestions/hints/tips would be greatly appreciated.