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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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Waterways

Richmond Hill, Georgia Lakefront Homes Community
Richmond Hill, Georgia

This gated community on Georgia’s historic colonial coast features gracious, low country-style homes and an outdoor lifestyle with an emphasis on water activities and wellness. Residents enjoy kayaking and canoeing, fishing, walking & biking trails, a swimming pool, fitness center, marina, clubhouse, community gardens, and a calendar of social activities. Planned amenities include a marina village and racquet club. Lots priced from $90,000; Townhomes from the mid $200,000s; Homes from low $400,000s to $900,000. Read More...

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Winding River

St. Marys, Georgia Lakefront Homes Community
St. Marys, Georgia

This coastal Georgia community is located in the historic town of St. Marys, just a short drive from Cumberland Island beaches and big city attractions in Jacksonville, FL. Amenities include a clubhouse, 24/7 fitness center, swimming pools, pickleball courts, nature trails, fishing lakes, playgrounds, sports fields, and more. Lots priced from $36,000 to $99,000; Homes priced from $290,000 to $500,000+. Read More...


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Whitetail Club

McCall, Idaho Lakefront Homes Community
McCall, Idaho

The custom homesites and cabin homes for sale at this established central Idaho mountain resort community offer exclusive access to an acclaimed Andy North-designed golf course, an array of club amenities, alpine skiing, plus direct access to boating and fishing on Payette Lake. Lots priced from $319,000 to over $1 million; Homes priced from $739,000 to $2 million+. Read More...


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Brookfield Residential at Two Rivers

Odenton, Maryland Lakefront Homes Community
Odenton, Maryland

With an ideal location near the nation's capital, this 55+ community offers an active adult lifestyle within minutes of shopping, dining, and entertainment attractions. The conserved natural landscape features miles of walking & biking trails, parks with ponds and wetlands, and an agricultural park for gardening. The community clubhouse is home to indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a demonstration kitchen, tennis and pickleball courts, and more. Homes priced from the $500,000s to the $700,000s. Read More...


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Eastman

Grantham, New Hampshire Lakefront Homes Community
Grantham, New Hampshire

This four-season community located two hours from Boston offers golf, tennis, a Nordic ski center and other family-friendly amenities on 3,700 scenic acres in New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region. Lots priced from $5,000 to $89,000; Single-Family Homes from $169,000 to $1.5 million; Condos from $135,000 to $275,000. Read More...


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Albemarle Plantation

Hertford, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Hertford, North Carolina

A scenic Dan Maples signature golf course and a 166-slip deepwater marina highlight this gated waterfront community in the Albemarle Sound region of northeastern North Carolina. Choose from a selection of homes, townhomes and condos priced from $122,900 to $775,000; Lots from $29,500 to $439,000. Read More...

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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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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 $80,000s to $250,000; Townhomes, Cottages, Villas and Single-Family Homes priced from the $300,000s to the $800,000s. Read More...

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Chinquapin

Glenville, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Glenville, North Carolina

This 2,000-acre gated community is located near the Nantahala National Forest and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. Residents enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities, and community amenities include a clubhouse, an adventure trail, and equestrian, hiking and biking trails. Homesites priced from $99,000 to $350,000; maintenance-free home packages starting in the $500,000s. 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 $125,000 to $1 million. Read More...


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Del Webb at Traditions

Wake Forest, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Wake Forest, North Carolina

This 55+ community in Wake Forest, North Carolina features a variety of resort-style amenities designed specifically for active adults. The The planned 18,000-square-foot amenity center will include a fitness center, coffee lounge, demonstration kitchen, billiards, swimming pool, tennis, pickleball, bocce, and more. More than 50 miles of trails wind throughout the community. Raleigh's shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions are just 20 miles away. Homes priced from the mid $300,000s to the $500,000s. Read More...

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Governors Club

Chapel Hill, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

A 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course highlights this gated community in North Carolina's prosperous Research Triangle metropolitan area. Governors Club combines a family-friendly, neighborhood atmosphere with the social and recreational benefits of a private country club. Members have access to golf, tennis, fitness, swimming and clubhouse facilities with over 400 events a year, plus boating and fishing on nearby Jordan Lake. Lots priced from $50,000 to $500,000+; Homes from $400,000 to $3 million+. Read More...

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Grande Pines

Pinehurst, North Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Pinehurst, North Carolina

This North Carolina gated community is located minutes from the famed Pinehurst Village and offers an active lifestyle in a natural setting of rolling hills, creeks, and pastures. Amenities include a community cabin, barbecue area, swimming pool, and trails for walking, biking, and horseback riding. Golf & social memberships are available at Pinehurst Country Club. Homesites from $70,000 to $200,000; Homes from the $300,000s 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 $175,000 to $1.5 million; Homes, Condos and Townhomes are priced from about $300,000 to $3.5 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 high $200,000s to high $600,000s; Homes priced from the $300,000s 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 $200,000s 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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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 priced from the low $300,000s to the $500,000s. Read More...


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