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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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Daniel Island

Charleston, South Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Charleston, South Carolina

Located within 15 miles of Charleston's historic district, Daniel Island is a 4,000-acre award-winning island town featuring traditional neighborhoods, a downtown, parks, marsh-lined rivers and creeks, and a private country club with golf courses by Tom Fazio and Rees Jones. A coastal setting and the Charleston harbor provides the island with a wide array of water sports and recreation. Homes priced from the $500,000s to over $5 million. Condominiums and townhomes price from the $200,000s to over $1 million. Homesites from the $300,000s to over $1 million. Read More...


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Hampton Lake

Bluffton, South Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

Located within 25 minutes of Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, SC and Savannah, GA, Hampton Lake offers a relaxed way of life centered around a 165-acre freshwater fishing and boating lake. Amenities include swimming, fitness, beaches, a spa, dining, community parks, trails, boardwalks and nature preserves. Homes from the low $300,000s to $1.8 million; Lots from $79,900. Read More...


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Hilton Head Lakes

Hardeeville, South Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Hardeeville, South Carolina

With a South Carolina Lowcountry setting, an 18-hole Tom Fazio championship golf course and 22 miles of lake shoreline, Hilton Head Lakes offers prime lakefront real estate in a gated community. In addition to 155 acres of navigable lakes and the golf course, the community features a clubhouse with pro shop and restaurant, pool complex, fitness center, two pickleball courts, and miles of walking and biking trails. Homes are priced from the low $300,000s. Read More...


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Hilton Head Plantation

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Plantation, a 4,000-acre master-planned community located on the northern tip of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, offers a diverse selection of homes for sale with numerous resort-style amenities. Here, residents have access to four golf courses, more than two miles of beaches, an on-site marina, multiple clubhouses, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness and tennis centers, an extensive trail system and numerous recreation areas. Lots from $125,000 to $1.549 million; Homes priced from $360,000 to $3.45 million; Condos from $339,000 to $1.25 million; Townhomes & Villas from $225,000 to $659,000. Read More...


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K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay

Summerville, South Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Summerville, South Carolina

Located 30 minutes from Charleston, K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay is a new 55+ community offering an active lifestyle. The lakefront clubhouse features saline indoor and outdoor swimming pools, athletic club, and tennis, bocce ball & pickleball courts. Residents enjoy a variety of clubs and activities including fishing, kayaking, boating, paddle boarding, walking trails, and bird watching. Priced from the $400,000s. Read More...


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Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head

Hardeeville, South Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Hardeeville, South Carolina

This Jimmy Buffett-inspired 55+ community is located in the heart of coastal South Carolina, minutes from Hilton Head Island. The community offers a laid-back lifestyle with resort-style amenities including a clubhouse, resort-style swimming pool, indoor and outdoor dining, fitness center, tennis & pickleball courts, pet spa, and a theater. Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC are within a short drive. Homes priced from the high $200,000s. Read More...


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McCord's Ferry at Lake Marion

Santee (Elloree), South Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Santee (Elloree), South Carolina

Located in the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry on the south shore of the state’s largest freshwater lake, McCord’s Ferry at Lake Marion is a master-planned lakefront community in a natural forest setting. Amenities include a community center with a fitness center, swimming pool, and pickleball courts. A lakefront pavilion, boat slips, and nature trails that connect to the neighboring State Park provide activities centered around outdoor living. Townhomes/Condos/Homes start in the $350,000s. Read More...


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Palmetto Bluff

Bluffton, South Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

Situated in the picturesque South Carolina Low Country along the May River, Palmetto Bluff offers an array of amenities including a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, a Sports Campus, an interior freshwater river system, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff--ranked the #1 Top U.S. Resort by the readers of Conde Nast--and a Spa. Lots ranging from 1/3 acre to 15-acre family compounds are priced from the $400,000s to $3.75 million; Homes from $2.5 million to $5 million+. Read More...


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Port Royal Plantation

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

This private oceanfront community on Hilton Head Island boasts award-winning golf courses, a private beach club, tennis & pickleball courts, and multiple amenities to enjoy Lowcountry nature and wildlife. Hilton Head's popular attractions are just minutes from the community gates. Real estate options range from undeveloped homesites to bungalows to oceanfront estates. Homes priced from $450,000 to $5 million+; Lots from $125,000 to $2 million+. Read More...


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Savannah Lakes Village

McCormick, South Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
McCormick, South Carolina

With two lakefront golf courses and 2,200 primary and vacation-home residents, this member-owned lakefront sporting community in western South Carolina is surrounded by 60,000 acres of protected forest land and state parks at the confluence of the Little River Blueway Adventure Region and Lake Thurmond. Lots priced from $20,000 to $200,000; Homes and Cottages from $225,000 to $900,000+. Read More...

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Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island, South Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Seabrook Island, South Carolina

This island resort community located 30 minutes from Charleston offers a South Carolina Lowcountry lifestyle, encompassing a wide range of housing options, Atlantic beaches and golf, tennis, equestrian and marina facilities. Lots priced from $50,000 to $1.3 million; new and resale homes, villas and townhomes priced from $100,000 to $7 million. Read More...

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Summers Corner

Summerville, South Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Summerville, South Carolina

This new home community offers a walkable lifestyle with an active village center, swim complex, 95-acre lake, walking trails, two on-site schools, and a performing arts center. Historic Charleston is just 35 minutes away. Homes priced from the high $300,000s to mid $400,000s. Read More...


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Sun City Hilton Head by Del Webb

Bluffton, South Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

The largest 55+ active adult community in South Carolina, Sun City Hilton Head by Del Webb is home to 36 holes of championship golf, three amenity centers, a sports complex, fitness centers, two social halls, parks, community gardens, biking and hiking trails and over 100 clubs and resident community groups. Located 15 miles from Hilton Head Island and Savannah, Georgia, this coastal South Carolina community offers low-maintenance homes priced from the low $300,000s to the high $400,000s. Read More...

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The Cliffs - Lake Region

Six Mile, South Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Six Mile, South Carolina

The Cliffs - Lake Region is a collection of three gated mountain-lake residential communities located on the shores of 18,500-acre Lake Keowee. Together these three properties offer a full complement of recreational activities, including a pair of signature golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and a signature golf course by Jack Nicklaus. Members have access to over $150 million in completed amenities at all seven Cliffs Communities. Homes priced from the $700,000s to $4.9 million; Lots from the $100,000s to $1 million. Read More...


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The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Sunset, South Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Sunset, South Carolina

With grand views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and 30 miles of shoreline on the majestic Lake Keowee, this 3,900-acre private, walkable community is perfect for families at any stage seeking the “right-sized” home. Close proximity to Clemson University. Lots priced from $35,000 to $700,000+; Homes priced from the $600,000s to $3 million+. Read More...

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Woodside

Aiken, South Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Aiken, South Carolina

Located in the historic city of Aiken, South Carolina, Woodside covers more than 2,800 acres of rolling countryside and offers classic country club amenities combined with a diverse group of neighborhoods. This active community offers four championship golf courses, a pool, tennis, croquet, community gardening, two clubhouses, a wellness center and lakes for fishing and canoeing. Lots with wooded, golf, and lake views are priced from $40,000 to $100,000+; Homes and Villas with low-maintenance living options from $325,000 to the mid $700,000s. Read More...

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Wyboo Plantation

Manning, South Carolina Lakefront Homes Community
Manning, South Carolina

Residents enjoy a relaxed lakeside lifestyle along with year-round golf at this 650-acre gated community in South Carolina's Santee Cooper Lakes region. In addition to championship golf, an active community center is the social hub for community activities and get-togethers and includes tennis & pickleball courts, a swimming pool and an exercise room. Interior and lakefront homesites priced from $5,000 to $140,000; Homes from the $150,000s to the mid $700,000s. Read More...


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Fairfield Glade

Crossville, Tennessee Lakefront Homes Community
Crossville, Tennessee

This 12,500-acre community on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau encompasses five championship golf courses, 11 lakes for boating and fishing, marinas, fitness, tennis and equestrian centers. Homes and Townhomes are priced from $70,000 to $1 million+; Lots from $5,000 to $300,000. Read More...


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Rarity Bay

Vonore, Tennessee Lakefront Homes Community
Vonore, Tennessee

Set in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, this private golf and equestrian community is located on a scenic peninsula with 10 miles of shoreline along Lake Tellico in East Tennessee. Amenities include 18 holes of championship golf, an equestrian center with 10 miles of riding trails, clubhouse, swim & tennis club, activity center and private boat docks. Lots priced from $19,900 to $595,000; Condos and Homes from $139,900 to $2.8 million. Read More...

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Tellico Village

Loudon, Tennessee Lakefront Homes Community
Loudon, Tennessee

Situated along 40 miles of shoreline on Tellico Lake, this community offers year-round championship golf, lakefront views from almost every lot, and an active Yacht and Country Club. Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with easy access to Knoxville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge. Lots priced from $10,000 to $500,000; Townhomes from $130,000; Homes from $375,000 to $1.5 million. Read More...

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