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Lakefront Communities

Whether boating, fishing, kayaking, strolling along the beach or boardwalk, or simply enjoying the waterfront sunset, lake communities offer plenty of recreation and enjoyment—with equal parts peace and tranquility. Lakefront retirement communities are a popular choice for 55+ active adults, but many communities offer affordable lakefront homes for sale that appeal to families and residents of all ages.

From New Hampshire to California, and everywhere in between, the communities featured here all have one thing in common: they all center around sparkling lakes. There is perhaps no better way to bring residents and neighbors together than gathering for fun and relaxing lake activities—so start your search here for the community that meets your lake-loving lifestyle.

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Bear Lake Reserve

Tuckasegee, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Tuckasegee, North Carolina

This lakefront mountain resort community features a Nicklaus Design golf course, a lake club with pools, restaurant and fitness center, tennis & pickleball courts, a 500-acre private lake, an outdoor events amphitheater, and miles of scenic hiking trails and fly fishing. Located along one of the last undeveloped lakes in Western North Carolina, near Cashiers. Craftsman-style cottages, custom homes, villas and mountain lodges are priced from the high $200,000s to $4 million; Lots priced from the low $100,000s to the high $500,000s. Read More...

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Beaufort Club

Beaufort, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Beaufort, North Carolina

Located 5 miles east of historic Beaufort, NC, Beaufort Club is an active adult waterfront golf community on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. Anchored by the championship 18-hole Bob Moore course and 6,000 square foot clubhouse, residents and members of Beaufort Club also enjoy onsite dining at Blue Heron, a resort-style swimming pool, nature trails, preservation areas, and more. The community features a variety of low-maintenance custom homes and floorplans with designs inspired by the very best in Coastal North Carolina real estate. Homes are priced from the $350,000s to $600,000. Lots from the $90,000s. Read More...


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Brunswick Forest

Leland, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Leland, North Carolina

Located on North Carolina's Cape Fear coast, just minutes from historic Wilmington, Brunswick Forest offers a wide array of neighborhoods and lifestyles. Amenities include 18 holes of championship golf at Cape Fear National®, a Clubhouse, Town Creek River Launch, Fitness & Wellness Center, parks, natural areas and more than 100 miles of pathways linking residences and amenities. Lots priced from the $150,000 to $250,000; Townhomes, Cottages, Villas and Single-Family Homes priced from the upper $300,000s to $1 million+. Read More...

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Carolina Overlook by Del Webb

Clayton, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Clayton, North Carolina

Carolina Overlook by Del Webb is a 55+ active adult community in Clayton, North Carolina. The low-maintenance North Carolina retirement community in Johnston County is conveniently located within 30 minutes of the Triangle area, and includes amenities like a state-of-the-art clubhouse, onsite lake, pickleball courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness center, walking trails, and more. Floorplans ranging from 1,223 to 3,683 square feet with premium options start in the mid $300,000s. Read More...


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Connestee Falls

Brevard, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Brevard, North Carolina

For over four decades, Connestee Falls has offered scenic mountain real estate and single-family homes for sale in a gated Blue Ridge Mountain community with golf, tennis, lakes, waterfalls, hiking trails and other active lifestyle amenities. Homesites are priced from about $10,000 to $99,900; Single-family homes from $300,000 to $2 million. Read More...


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Landfall

Wilmington, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Wilmington, North Carolina

This established Wilmington, North Carolina country club community is situated just west of the Intracoastal Waterway, five minutes from Wrightsville Beach. A long list of amenities is topped by 45 holes of golf designed by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye. Lots are priced from about $400,000 to $2 million; Homes, Condos and Townhomes are priced from about $575,000 to $3.5 million. Read More...


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Ole Plantation

Rutherfordton, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Ole Plantation is a private gated community in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. Situated in the small town of Rutherfordton, the North Carolina community provides peace, privacy, and an abundance of nearby recreational activities for families, active adults, and retirees. Spacious 1-10 acre lots with long-range mountain views start in the low $30,000s. Homes priced from the mid $300,000s. Read More...


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Pinehurst Country Club

Pinehurst, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Pinehurst, North Carolina

Known as “The Home of American Golf,” Pinehurst Country Club is a prestigious North Carolina golf community in the state’s Sandhills region. As one of the premiere golf destinations in the country, Pinehurst boasts nine renowned golf courses. Members and residents receive exclusive access to not only golf, but several clubhouse facilities, dining and cocktails in 11 distinct restaurants and lounges, swimming pools, spa services, fitness center, tennis, pickleball, lawn sports, and recreation on Lake Pinehurst. The community also features The Village of Pinehurst which includes walking and biking trails, shopping, carriage rides, and more. Homes in a variety of styles and neighborhoods within the resort community range from the $200,000s to over $2 million. Read More...


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Riverlights

Wilmington, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Wilmington, North Carolina

This Wilmington, NC river-front coastal community is set along the Cape Fear River and is located less than 5 miles from historic downtown Wilmington and 12 miles from area beaches. The community features a 38-acre fresh water lake for non-motorized boats, miles of multi-use trails with a waterfront boardwalk, 8+ parks and open spaces, public day docks, a separate 55+ active adult community with private amenities, and the Marina Village community hub, which is home to local shopping, dining and more. Townhomes priced from the $400,000s to high $600,000s; Homes priced from the $400,000s to $1 million+. Read More...

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Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation

Shallotte, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Shallotte, North Carolina

Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation is conveniently located close to three of the most pristine beaches on the east coast. Rivers Edge is known for its all-inclusive amenities and active lifestyle which includes an award-winning 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course, River Hall Residence Club, 27-acre freshwater Palmer Lake, oceanfront beach club, walking & biking trails, and views of the Shallotte River and its tributaries. Water, golf, and nature view homesites, homes, and townhomes are available. Lots from $20,000 to $200,000; homes & townhomes from the $300,000s to $1 million+. Read More...


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Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure

Lake Lure, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Lake Lure, North Carolina

This Blue Ridge Mountain gated mountain community offers championship golf courses, a variety of resort-style amenities, and vacation homes and rentals on Lake Lure. Members stay connected with the outdoors with hiking & biking trails, water recreation on the lake, fishing, and a white sand beach. Lots priced from $5,000 to $150,000; condos from $40,000 to $250,000; homes and townhomes from $200,000 to $1 million. Read More...


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Sea Trail Plantation

Sunset Beach, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Sunset Beach, North Carolina

This golf and resort community offers the best in coastal living, along with championship golf courses, resort-style amenities, and a wide variety of homes. Recreational offerings include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, walking & biking trails, tennis & pickleball courts, fishing ponds, and weekly activities for all interests. Myrtle Beach's Grand Strand is just 30 minutes away. Lots priced from $30,000 to $150,000; condos from $99,000 to $249,000; townhomes from $129,000 to $299,000; homes from $209,000 to $649,000. Read More...

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Sunset Reach

Castle Hayne, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Castle Hayne, North Carolina

Just 5 miles north of downtown Wilmington on the east bank of the Northeast Cape Fear River, Sunset Reach is a new riverfront community in Castle Hayne, NC. Amenities in the gated North Carolina boating community will include a marina with boat slips, onsite 12-acre lake, a clubhouse and lakeside pool, fitness center, pickleball courts, walking trails, and a riverfront boardwalk and gazebo. Close to beaches, golf, dining, shopping, and attractions, buyers can choose from a variety of lots, single-family homes, and townhomes available in several unique floorplans. Lots starting in the mid $100,000s; townhomes/homes priced from the high $500,000s. Read More...


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The Bluffs on the Cape Fear

Leland, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Leland, North Carolina

Only 15 minutes from Wilmington, this gated waterfront community offers the convenience of living near an appealing small city, combined with easy access to exceptional boating, fishing, beaches and golf along North Carolina's Cape Fear Coast. Featured amenities include a lakeside clubhouse and a private beach club; amenities include a private marina and waterfront park. Homesites priced from the high $100,000s. Homes from the $700,000s to $1 million+. Read More...


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The Settlement at Thomas Divide

Bryson City, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Bryson City, North Carolina

This mountain community of Western Carolina borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is just 10 minutes from downtown Bryson City. Amenities include a community center with lodging, equestrian facilities, and trails for walking, biking, and horseback riding. Residents also have easy access to more than 500 miles of trails, trout fishing streams, whitewater rafting, boating, and more. Lots priced from $68,500 to $395,000; Cabin priced at $549,000. Read More...


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Trilogy® Lake Norman

Denver, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Denver, North Carolina

Trilogy® Lake Norman is a new gated and master-planned 55+ retirement community about half an hour northwest of downtown Charlotte. The community will combine resort-like social and recreational amenities with a selection of new homes for sale near Lake Norman and Interstate 77. Homes are priced from the $400,000s to the $600,000s. Read More...


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Waterford of the Carolinas

Wilmington, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Wilmington, North Carolina

Located along the Cape Fear River in North Carolina, Waterford of the Carolinas offers the best of coastal and city living. Resort-style amenities coupled with immediate access to downtown Historic Wilmington and Atlantic beaches give residents ample room to relax and explore. Most of the homes and lots are lakefront or offer water views. Lots priced from $59,900 to $269,900; Homes from $239,900 to $499,900. Read More...

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Wendell Falls

Wendell, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Wendell, North Carolina

Wendell Falls is a new master-planned community located 15 miles from downtown Raleigh, NC. This expansive North Carolina community gives residents of all ages a multifaceted range of amenities, services, and housing options that blend a small town feel with modern living, recreational opportunities, and a strong sense of community. The community features a Town Center with shops, stores, restaurants, and essential services; The Farmhouse community center, fitness and swimming facilities, several parks, playgrounds, 10+ miles of trails, and more. The environmentally friendly homes consist of artfully crafted new single-family homes, townhomes, and apartments, priced from $300,000 to $900,000. Read More...


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The Lakes at Rabbit Run

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Lakefront Homes Community
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

The Lakes at Rabbit Run is a new active adult community in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, just outside of Tulsa. Situated on 30 acres, the gated neighborhood features 100 lots with low-maintenance homes and an array of amenities including two lakes, pickleball courts, clubhouse, walking paths, and more. Lots in the Oklahoma active adult community start at $89,000 and single level homes start at $450,000. Read More...


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Amblebrook Gettysburg

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Lakefront Homes Community
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

This 55+ community in Adams County, Pennsylvania offers a farm-to-table lifestyle and single-story new homes designed for active adults. Amenities include clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pools, tennis & pickleball, bocce ball, lakes & fishing streams, community gardens, and more. Historic Gettysburg is minutes away. Homes priced from $349,990-$594,990. Read More...

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