Top Boating Communities in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Stunning views. Relaxing atmosphere. An environment charged to provide peace and tranquility while keeping you active and healthy. These are just some of the reasons people love living in a boating community.
From the James River to the Intracoastal Waterway, Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean, and more, the Mid-Atlantic region offers some of the best spots for boating and water enthusiasts. Featuring exceptional marinas, established Yacht Clubs, and an abundance of year-round activities for retirees, active adults, and families to live life on the water, let’s explore a few of the top boating communities the Mid-Atlantic.
From canoeing and kayaking the surrounding waterways to sailing and motor boating on Indian River Bay and Rehoboth Bay or big game fishing on the open Atlantic, this Delaware boating community makes an ideal base for a wide range of angling and recreational boating activities. The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay also features a water taxi that picks up residents from the bay beach and brings them to Dewey Beach throughout the Summer months. The gated golf community was voted Delaware's Best Resort Community and has received numerous accolades including Development of the Year and Best Private Club by Golf, Inc.
A 55+ island community in Chester, MD, residents are treated to a waterfront lifestyle with resort amenities and a selection of low-maintenance single-family new homes and condominiums in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay region. Anchored by a 24,000-square-foot waterfront clubhouse, boating amenities include a 450-foot fishing pier on the Chester River, and a canoe and kayak launch with access to the Chesapeake Bay
Boating is a way of life at this gated Mid-Atlantic community located along the sparkling waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Residents have access to a private 2-mile beach and enjoy an array of recreational activities with walking/biking trails, gardens, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, yachting, windsurfing, water skiing, sport fishing, crabbing, clamming, and birding. The community is adjacent to Kings Bay Marina with available slips offering a deep-water channel and access to Intracoastal Waterway, Chesapeake Bay, and Atlantic Ocean.
Featuring a 288-acre deep-water lake with over seven miles of shoreline, this private Virginia boating is community located minutes from the attractions and culture of historic Fredericksburg and Washington D.C. In addition to the onsite award-winning golf course, residents have easy access to water recreation from the community docks and boat launch—perfect for boating, water skiing, paddleboarding, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing.
As Williamsburg’s only private country club, this boating community has over 4 miles of shoreline on both the James and Chickahominy rivers. Boaters and water enthusiasts love the full-service marina with 100 slips ranging from 25 to 55 feet, 15 floating jet boat-lifts, boat launch ramp and overnight dockage, and full-time harbormaster. Additionally, the community Yacht Club provides a full social program including day and overnight cruises, as well as various weekly kayaking events.
Our final Mid-Atlantic boating community sits on 4,100 acres in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in southern West Virginia. It offers a top-ranked golf course coupled with mountain resort living and a selection of affordable homes and homesites with fairway, lake, gorge, or wooded views. Recreational activities are plenty with 26 miles of walking and biking trails, and opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, boating, and fishing at Mallard Lake, Lake Chatham, and Glade Creek.