Many are quick to call Houston their home, especially since the city has seemingly endless hometown pride. It takes a lot to afford an apartment in HTX, especially in the Galleria area and River Oaks, which is why investing in somewhere tropical might be more worth your time. These six affordable islands are cheaper to buy than some of those highrise apartments and condos in Houston, and we guarantee they'll be worth your while. 

With prices for central Houston apartments hitting in the millions, these islands might not seem like the worst idea.

Blue Hole Cay Andros

Price: $795,000

Address: Bahamas

Why You Need To Buy It: It's one of the most affordable islands in the Bahamas! You can dive off the cay and swim into a beautiful hole of blue water.


Kidney Island

Price: $499,000

Address: Wisconsin 

Why You Need To Buy It: This island has jaw-dropping scenery and a gorgeous lodge with plenty of space to live in while you enjoy many aquatic activities.


Virginia Caye

Price: $499,000

Address: Hopkins, Belize

Why You Need To Buy It: You'll be surrounded by beautiful colorful corals that are absolutely perfect for snorkeling.


Sunset Key

Price: $495,000

Address: Tarpon Springs, FL

Why You Need To Buy It: It's located at the entrance to the Anclote River, giving plenty of opportunity for swimming, floating, and much more.


Angel's Nest

Price: $495,000

Address: Pine Island Sound, FL

Why You Need To Buy It: You'll have incredible sunset views and you're just a boat ride away from St. James City in case you miss civilization.


Iguana Island

Price: $475,000

Address: Nicaragua

Why You Need To Buy It: As if the name isn't already cool enough, the island has blue-green water on all sides of it plus endless coconut and banana trees for relaxing shade. 


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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