This weekend is a weekend that's been 226 years in the making: 99.9 K-BAT, The Basin's Classic Rock--celebrates the July 4th Holiday by ringing in Independence Day with an All-American Weekend! At the top of every hour, 10 am-7 pm--we'll celebrate giving the British Empire the finger by highlighting the greatest American-made rock bands and artists of all time! So no matter what your plans are this weekend--take The Basin's Classic Rock with you and Party American Style! And remember--be safe--don't drink and drive!

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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