My 2 short cents
Sit on the dock for a few days.
I live on lake Cumberland ky known as the house boat Capitol of the world.
Things a different everywhere but a vast majority of houseboats are owned by old retired couples either as a retirement home on the lake or as a lake home when they come back from Florida.
Comming in at between 100k on the cheep to 10mil there aren't that many crazy houseboat parties going on around here.
Houseboat lanes are typically quiet little social porch sittings.
I'd rather be surrounded by houseboats than run abouts or the like anyday.
Anyway my 2 cents. But I suggest sitting on the dock on a weekend and just lookin.