Dreaming of a home with sea breezes? You’re not alone. There’s something about the ocean—beauty, power, a calming rhythm—that we can’t seem to resist. According to the most recent data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, 39 percent of Americans live on the coast—not just in coastal states, but close enough to see the water. And our numbers are rising; the number of coastal dwellers has increased nearly 45 percent since 1970.