Even in real estate, it seems, you pay for the designer label. ERA Real Estate has pinpointed five vacation markets offering the allure of some better-known destinations for mid-lifers, but without the same real-estate sticker shock. From the Northeast to the upper Midwest, from the Southwest to the West Coast, here are the towns and some homes on the market in each.

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  • Instead Of Martha's Vinyard...

  • Try Rockland, ME

    A quick flight from Boston, Mass. and drivable from New York City, Rockland, Maine nails the New England vibe, right down to its 14 local lighthouses.

  • $355,000

    This three-bedroom, three-bath cape-style singel family home is 2, 656 square feet on 7.7 acres with ocean views. via <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/26-Dodge-Mountain-Rd_Rockland_ME_04841_M38826-57610" target="_hplink">Realtor.com</a>

  • $355,000

    The eat-in kitchen comes equipped with a dishwasher and an electric range, as well as custom cabinets and new granite countertops. There is an addition formal dining room. via <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/26-Dodge-Mountain-Rd_Rockland_ME_04841_M38826-57610" target="_hplink">Realtor.com</a>

  • $355,000

    This home offers an open floor plan, with a first floor living room and guest quarters in the finished basement. via <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/26-Dodge-Mountain-Rd_Rockland_ME_04841_M38826-57610" target="_hplink">Realtor.com</a>

  • $355,000

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  • $299,000

    This two-bedroom two-bath New England-style home was built in 1886. via <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/81-Waldo-Ave_Rockland_ME_04841_M35418-23300" target="_hplink">Realtor.com</a>

  • $299,000

    The kitchen is on the first level, and contains a dishwasher, dryer, a gas range, a refrigerator, and an electric water heater. via <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/81-Waldo-Ave_Rockland_ME_04841_M35418-23300" target="_hplink">Realtor.com</a>

  • $299,000

    This property is waterfront with beach rights, a deck and deep water access. It is also located near a country club and shopping. via <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/81-Waldo-Ave_Rockland_ME_04841_M35418-23300" target="_hplink">Realtor.com</a>

  • $299,000

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  • $295,000

    This four-bedroom, two-bath 1960's ranch-style home is 1,196 square feet. via <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3-Maverick-St_Rockland_ME_04841_M39537-61028" target="_hplink">Realtor.com</a>

  • $295,000

    The kitchen has been recently renovated. via <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3-Maverick-St_Rockland_ME_04841_M39537-61028" target="_hplink">Realtor.com</a>

  • $295,000

    This home offers one-floor living, with an additional in-law apartment over the garage. via <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3-Maverick-St_Rockland_ME_04841_M39537-61028" target="_hplink">Realtor.com</a>

  • $295,000

    This property is a corner lot with water views. via <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3-Maverick-St_Rockland_ME_04841_M39537-61028" target="_hplink">Realtor.com</a>

  • Instead Of Lake Minnetonka...

  • Try Door County, WI

    Wisconsin's Door County has five state parks, 11 lighthouses, and 300 miles of shoreline, extending into Lake Michigan. Lake lovers can stroll along the water's edge or explore one of 13 islands while skipping the more expensive Lake Minnetonka, Minn. market.

  • $595,000

    This cedar log home sits on the beach of Lake Michigan and is one of the first homes built on Lake Forest Park Road. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4607-County-Road-Tt_Sturgeon-Bay_WI_54235_M82388-11799?ex=DCWI_120492&mlslid=120492" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $595,000

    This spacious kitchen features an island and knotty pine kitchen cabinets. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4607-County-Road-Tt_Sturgeon-Bay_WI_54235_M82388-11799?ex=DCWI_120492&mlslid=120492" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $595,000

    The great room features a two story cathedral ceiling with a floor to ceiling stone fireplace. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4607-County-Road-Tt_Sturgeon-Bay_WI_54235_M82388-11799?ex=DCWI_120492&mlslid=120492" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $595,000

    Built in 1940, the home features an addition added in 1979 which includes a large dining room and master bedroom upstairs. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4607-County-Road-Tt_Sturgeon-Bay_WI_54235_M82388-11799?ex=DCWI_120492&mlslid=120492" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $499,900

    The condominium is one of 16 residences on 15 acres of land with walking trails and a pond. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/11885-State-Highway-42-402_Ellison-Bay_WI_54210_M83789-39508" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $499,900

    The kitchen offers finished cabinets and comes equipped with a garbage disposal and dishwasher. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/11885-State-Highway-42-402_Ellison-Bay_WI_54210_M83789-39508" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $499,900

    The home features hardwood flooring and a 42-inch fireplace. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/11885-State-Highway-42-402_Ellison-Bay_WI_54210_M83789-39508" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $499,900

    This home is located on a 15-acre lot with views of the surrounding Wisconsin landscape. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/11885-State-Highway-42-402_Ellison-Bay_WI_54210_M83789-39508" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $499,000

    Built in 2003, this four bedroom home rests on four acres of wooded land. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/10281-Settlement-Woods-Ln_Sister-Bay_WI_54234_M75050-74433" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $499,000

    In addition to three wood-burning fireplaces, the greatroom features a fieldstone fireplace and vaulted ceilings. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/10281-Settlement-Woods-Ln_Sister-Bay_WI_54234_M75050-74433" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $499,000

    In addition to hardwood flooring, the kitchen features a pantry, garbage disposal, and dishwasher. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/10281-Settlement-Woods-Ln_Sister-Bay_WI_54234_M75050-74433" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $499,000

    The home features outdoor lighting and bay windows. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/10281-Settlement-Woods-Ln_Sister-Bay_WI_54234_M75050-74433" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $414,900

    This three bedroom condominium is just over 1,800 square feet. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/217-1st-Ave-Unit-11_Sturgeon-Bay_WI_54235_M70309-91634" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $414,900

    The kitchen offers corian counter tops. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/217-1st-Ave-Unit-11_Sturgeon-Bay_WI_54235_M70309-91634" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $414,900

    A boat slip is one of the amenities included with the condominium. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/217-1st-Ave-Unit-11_Sturgeon-Bay_WI_54235_M70309-91634" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $414,900

    The home features a wet bar, three season room, and fireplace. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/217-1st-Ave-Unit-11_Sturgeon-Bay_WI_54235_M70309-91634" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $325,000

    This home built in 1999 sits on 2.69 acres of wooded land. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5311-Jewel-Ln_Sturgeon-Bay_WI_54235_M75755-17734?mlslid=120879" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $325,000

    Three large decks offer plenty of opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5311-Jewel-Ln_Sturgeon-Bay_WI_54235_M75755-17734?mlslid=120879" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $325,000

    Interior features include vaulted ceilings and a wood-burning stove. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5311-Jewel-Ln_Sturgeon-Bay_WI_54235_M75755-17734?mlslid=120879" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $325,000

    The home has three bedrooms and four bathrooms. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5311-Jewel-Ln_Sturgeon-Bay_WI_54235_M75755-17734?mlslid=120879" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • Instead Of Jackson Hole...

  • Sheridan, Wyoming

    Midway between Yellowstone National Park and Mount Rushmore sits Sheridan, Wyo., home to Buffalo Bill and Little Bighorn Battlefield. Named a "Top Place to Live in the West" by American Cowboy magazine -- what? you don't subscribe? -- Sheridan is affordable and offers many of the same amenities of Jackson Hole, Wyo.

  • $455,000

    This four-bedroom, four-bath Sheridan home is 3,321 square feet on 0.35 acres. via <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/16-Canyon-View-Dr_Sheridan_WY_82801_M79312-55975" target="_hplink">Realtor.com</a>

  • $455,000

    The kitchen comes equipped with a refrigerator, disposal, and stove. A washer/dryer is also negotiable. via <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/16-Canyon-View-Dr_Sheridan_WY_82801_M79312-55975" target="_hplink">Realtor.com</a>

  • $455,000

    The living room is nearly 250 feet square, and offers an electric fireplace. via <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/16-Canyon-View-Dr_Sheridan_WY_82801_M79312-55975" target="_hplink">Realtor.com</a>

  • $455,000

    As one might expect, perhaps this home's best asset is the natural landscape. via <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/16-Canyon-View-Dr_Sheridan_WY_82801_M79312-55975" target="_hplink">Realtor.com</a>

  • $425,000

    This four-bedroom, four-bath home at 1885 Summit Drive is 3,400 square feet. via <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1885-Summit-Dr_Sheridan_WY_82801_M75861-87869" target="_hplink">Realtor.com</a>

  • $425,000

    The kitchen offers a breakfast nook, and comes equipped with a dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, and gas range. via <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1885-Summit-Dr_Sheridan_WY_82801_M75861-87869" target="_hplink">Realtor.com</a>

  • $425,000

    This home also offers a large covered deck. via <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1885-Summit-Dr_Sheridan_WY_82801_M75861-87869" target="_hplink">Realtor.com</a>

  • Instead Of South Padre Beach...

  • Try Brownsville, Texas

    North of the Mexican border, Brownsville, Texas is defined by the pristine Boca Chica beach, semi-tropical climates, shopping and nightlife at a lower cost than nearby South Padre Island, Texas.

  • $420,000

    This 3,300 square foot home was built in 2003. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2802-Deer-Trl_Brownsville_TX_78521_M71393-14986" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $420,000

    This home offers five bedrooms and three bathrooms. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2802-Deer-Trl_Brownsville_TX_78521_M71393-14986" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $420,000

    The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, range and oven. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2802-Deer-Trl_Brownsville_TX_78521_M71393-14986" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>

  • $420,000

    This home offers an in-ground pool. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2802-Deer-Trl_Brownsville_TX_78521_M71393-14986" target="_hplink">via Realtor.com</a>