Top Locations for Your Second Home

By Toll Brothers 3 minute read

Last updated on September 22nd, 2021

Now more than ever, homeowners are investing in second homes, and it’s a trend that continues to rise in popularity. 

A secondary residence can offer an abundance of benefits for many homebuyers: families who want to enjoy a comfortable home in a vacation spot designed to make memories year after year; business professionals who want the added convenience of a second home when they regularly travel out of town; empty nesters who are buying their eventual retirement home to start enjoying earlier than planned; and homeowners who are considering a second property as an investment opportunity in a sought-after location.

As more people have the option to work from home and the freedom to choose where they live, the number of second-home buyers is substantially increasing across the country. In fact, homeowners are currently buying second homes at a rate that is double that of pre-pandemic levels.


Where is the Best Place for Your Second Home?

Toll Brothers is known for its prestigious community locations in the most desirable markets across the country. Whether second home buyers are looking for an urban location in the middle of all the action, to find a place of tranquility, or to enjoy a variety of resort-style amenities, they are sure to find a community that meets their needs.

To get started on your search for the perfect second home, we’ve compiled a list of some of our most popular markets for second homes in the U.S.


1. Arizona

A vibrant art and cultural scene mixed with a thriving economy makes Arizona an attractive market and one of the best places for your second home. Home designs showcase a modern element of traditional Spanish, Mediterranean, and mid-century styles with expansive indoor-to-outdoor living options. Long popular with snowbirds looking to escape the cold winters further north, it’s no surprise that second-home buyers continue to put down roots in the most desirable areas of Arizona


2. New York City

New York City’s around-the-clock business, dining, and nightlife options with proximity to transportation hubs make the Big Apple the top choice for second-home buyers looking to put down roots in a big city. Toll Brothers City Living features distinctive condominium residences in the most dynamic neighborhoods in the city. Our properties offer world-class amenities, exquisite rooftop views, and unequaled services that accentuate a lifestyle of luxury. 


3. Florida

Florida is one of the most popular destinations in the country and home to many family attractions, world-renowned golf courses, and immaculate beaches. Opportunities to bask in the natural beauty of the Sunshine State and enjoy warm weather year-round are endless. 

Toll Brothers offers a mix of innovative architectural styles with various home designs ranging from grand estate homes to low-maintenance townhomes to desirable single-story homes. Homebuyers can select from a vast array of cities when deciding on the best location for their second Toll Brothers home: Jacksonville, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa, Naples, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Miami.


4. California

Dreaming of California? Discover a luxury lifestyle in Northern California, home of wine country, more Michelin 3-star restaurants than any region in the nation, and Silicon Valley with renowned academic institutions like Stanford University. Head down the coast, and you will find Southern California’s abundant sunshine makes it the best place for a beach home surrounded by popular destinations such as Disneyland and the San Diego Zoo. 

Homebuyers will find Toll Brothers communities situated in the best locations in the Golden State, with a range of active-adult to resort, townhome, and single-family properties in Los AngelesSan FranciscoSan DiegoSan JosePalm SpringsSacramento, and Orange County.


5. Nevada

Nevada is a popular destination and one of our largest markets, offering a diverse range of homes, including Regency active-adult master-planned communities, multi-generational living options, and condominiums. Explore our sleek, modern exteriors and luxurious interiors for a sophisticated and low-maintenance lifestyle in Las Vegas or Reno, The Biggest Little City in the World.


To learn more about our communities and the best options for your second home, visit our website at

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