Which Ocean Should You Live By?
The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the world’s oceans, and probably it’s most diverse. The Pacific shares its shores with four continents, and offers the most beautiful shorelines and beaches you can find. Whether its a bungalow in Tahiti, a cabin in the Pacific Northwest, a loft in Brisbane, a beach house in Malibu, or a house in Japan, the Pacific is the ocean you belong by.
Ah, the majestic Atlantic. No other ocean has fascinated mankind more than the Atlantic. Some of history’s greatest cities have thrived on this mighty ocean’s shores. Life on the Atlantic can be pretty appealing. Just ask the lighthouse keepers of Maine, the fishermen of Spain, the beach bums of Brazil, or the sailors of Western Africa.
Ever since the world’s earliest civilizations first encountered the waters of the Indian Ocean, we’ve marveled at its beauty and sought to conquer its waves. The lands along the Indian Ocean are often warm and can even be tropical paradises. If you’re a fan of sunshine, you’ll feel at home on the Indian Ocean.
The frigid Southern Ocean really only touches one continent, and that continent is Antarctica, so your real estate choices are pretty limited. It’s also the coldest place on Earth, with average winter temperatures around -30º, so even if you do manage to find a place, the heating bills are probably going to bankrupt you.
The Arctic Ocean is mysterious and cold. There’s not a ton of hospitable land touching the Arctic Ocean, so your options are pretty limited. Actually, unless you’re a polar bear, you’re probably not going to be terribly comfortable up there. In the winter, temperatures hover below zero and in the summer, the thermometer rarely cracks the 50s.