The town of Duquesa located in southern Spain offers warm weather and sunshine nearly every day of the year, as well as views of the ocean marina or the city from almost every villa.
Nearly 20 percent of Sweden's population lives on or around the 14 separate islands that make up the capital city of Stockholm. With such little space on land, apartments are pricey, but the views of the canals and cityscape continue to draw new residents in.
Exquisite Old World architecture along the Danube River offers a peaceful view in Hungary's capital, Budapest.
St. John's, Antigua
The isle of Antigua is home to some of the most exclusive resorts in the Caribbean with fine white sandy beaches and 360-degree ocean views.
Altos Del Maria, Panama
Altos Del Maria is an escape from the busy streets of Panama's capital, Panama City, as the town is hedged by beautiful mountains and dense vegetation.
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Because St. John has no airports of its own, the bays surrounding it provide the only ways to get onto the Caribbean island. The view of warm blue waters and lush greenery makes traveling by boat well worth it.
Pattaya is a formerly quaint fishing village turned beach resort city. This garden shows the blending of Thai charm and new English influences as natural palm trees mix with sculpted bushes and trees.
Belize City, Belize
Located on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, Belize City is made up of colorful buildings, palm trees and the ancient ruins of the Mayan civilization that once thrived there.
The Eiffel Tower is the focal point of this view from a high-rise apartment in central Paris. The rest of the city comprises older buildings full of Parisian charm, the Seine River and dozens of crepe stands.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
This condo at the Shangri-La Condominium Complex overlooks the largest pool in Puerto Vallarta in addition to the ocean and an immaculate courtyard.
House boats line the sides of this West Amsterdam canal, giving the boat owners the perfect view of water and the historic architecture of the Netherlands.
Sometimes simple is better. The view from this Eleuthera beach house shows off the wide-open ocean and the pink sand of a Bahamas beach.
Often referred to as Nice the Beautiful, this French city faces the azure waters of the French Riviera. The sunlight has an especially beautiful quality in Nice as it beams down on the Italian-influenced architecture.
Marbella, Costa Rica
Marbella overlooks the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Although it doesn't have giant hotels or many nightlife options, it's home to some of the world's most impressive surf breaks, and the small community makes it great for families.
Surrounded by mountains, ancient ruins and the Adriatic Sea, the city of Split is charmingly beautiful.