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Looking for the best places to live and boat? Boating communities are perfect for avid boaters who not only want to live on the water, but live the boating lifestyle. Many boating communities offer waterfront property with private boat docks, while others have communal docks, marinas, yacht clubs, and boat repair services. Living in a boating community not only offers unbeatable convenience but is a perfect way to stay active in retirement and forge new friendships. There are even sailing retirement communities for sailors who want to spend their golden years cruising into the sunset. Explore this list of best boating communities to retire in and find your ideal boating lifestyle.

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Estrella

Goodyear, Arizona Boating Communities
Goodyear, Arizona

Located 17 miles west of Phoenix, Estrella is a mixed-use master-planned community in Goodyear, AZ. Home to seven distinct neighborhoods, including Cantamia 55+, this Arizona golf community features a Nicklaus Design championship golf course along with three unique residents’ clubs. Onsite dining, shopping, healthcare, and schools are featured in addition to lakes, walking trails, fitness centers, swimming pools, and more. Homes are priced from the high $300,000s. Read More...

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Hot Springs Village

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas Boating Communities
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Occupying more than 26,000 acres in the Ouachita Mountains of west central Arkansas, Hot Springs Village is the largest private, gated community in the United States. This active adult community is a 'playground for all ages' and offers nine golf courses, fishing and boating on 11 lakes, two marinas, spa and fitness center, tennis, pickleball, multiple clubhouses, swimming pools and 30 miles of nature trails. Lots priced from $2,500 to over $100,000; Townhomes and Homes from $48,000 to over $1.8 million. Read More...

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RainDance Colorado

Windsor, Colorado Boating Communities
Windsor, Colorado

RainDance is a master-planned community located in Windsor, CO, between Loveland, Greeley, and Fort Collins. With its unique blend of sustainability, natural beauty, modern amenities, and a vibrant sense of community, the extensive list of amenities is anchored by the 13-acre RainDance Park which features the RainDance River Resort’s expansive water park, several parks and trail systems, and Ted’s Sweetwater Grill & Trout Pond. The Colorado community also features the RainDance National Golf Course. Condos are priced from the mid $300,000s, homes from the low $500,000s, and lots from the $400,000s. Read More...

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Amelia National

Fernandina Beach, Florida Boating Communities
Fernandina Beach, Florida

The centerpiece of this Fernandina Beach gated community located five minutes from the beach and 30 miles from downtown Jacksonville in the First Coast region of northeastern Florida. Two- to five-bedroom single-family custom homes priced from the $500,000s to the $900,000s. Read More...

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Cresswind at Lake Harris

Tavares, Florida Boating Communities
Tavares, Florida

Cresswind at Lake Harris is a 55-plus community in Tavares, Florida, about 45 minutes from Orlando. The new Central Florida lakefront community is designed for active adults with resort-style amenities including a clubhouse, state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis, pickleball, walking trails, and onsite lake for water activities. Homebuyers can choose from a variety of premium Florida real estate from Kolter Homes with a variety of floorplans designed for a low-maintenance 55+ lifestyle. Prices coming soon. Read More...

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Del Webb Stone Creek

Ocala, Florida Boating Communities
Ocala, Florida

Located in Ocala, Florida, this 55+ active adult community offers the renowned Del Webb lifestyle, complete with resort-style amenities and convenient access to shops, restaurants, and healthcare. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, sports courts, dog park, walking & biking trails, catch-and-release fishing pier, and more. Homes priced from $258,990 to $486,990. Read More...

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Fiddler's Creek

Naples, Florida Boating Communities
Naples, Florida

Award-winning Fiddler's Creek is a private, master-planned community in Naples offering a 54,000 square-foot Club & Spa, a nature park, an optional golf club with 18 holes of championship golf, and the optional Tarpon Club with beach pavilion providing beach access along with dining options and an active social calendar. Pre-construction and move-in-ready homes are priced from over $1.5 million to over $6 million. Read More...

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Grand Harbor

Vero Beach, Florida Boating Communities
Vero Beach, Florida

Located on Florida's Treasure Coast, Grand Harbor is a waterfront resort in Vero Beach. Built with respect to natural surroundings and area wildlife habitats, the community features resort-style amenities including two championship golf courses, a 126-deep-slip marina, tennis & swim center and more. Mediterranean-style condominiums, townhomes, villas and single-family homes are priced from the $200,000s to $3 million. Read More...

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Grandview at Bay Beach

Fort Myers Beach, Florida Boating Communities
Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Named for its panoramic views of Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, this waterfront condominium community features 58 luxury residences and resort-style amenities in a tropical setting. On-site amenities include a club room, fitness center, catering kitchen, indoor and outdoor bars, private guest suites, a swimming pool, tennis courts, walking & jogging paths, and an outdoor entertainment area. Condos are priced from $1.5 million to $3 million. Read More...

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Hammock Dunes

Palm Coast, Florida Boating Communities
Palm Coast, Florida

Vibrant oceanfront private golf community located along Florida's upper east coast with easy access to the metropolitan areas of Jacksonville and Orlando. Tom Fazio links course, new Rees Jones 18-hole creek course, tennis, seaside croquet, and more. Many different options for residences including homesites, custom estate homes, condos, patio homes and villas- many offer oceanfront, lake and golf views. Lots priced between $175,000 to over $1.9 million. Patio homes, villas and condos priced from upper $200,000's to $4.9 million. Read More...

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Harbour Ridge Presented by HR Properties

Palm City, Florida Boating Communities
Palm City, Florida

Harbour Ridge Presented by HR Properties, on Florida’s Treasure Coast, is situated on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River, with two miles of pristine deep-water riverfront and mile-wide views of the St. Lucie River. Tucked into a wooded peninsula, the 885-acre gated community features two nationally recognized championship golf courses designated as “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries.” Additional amenities include an active Yacht Club and three marina pods with direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Locks leading to Lake Okeechobee and the west coast of Florida, a clubhouse, a robust tennis program with ranked players, a fitness center, dog park, and a natural habitat. Homes and condos priced from $200,000 to over $3.5 million; Rentals are available. Read More...

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John's Island

Vero Beach, Florida Boating Communities
Vero Beach, Florida

Surrounded by miles of Intracoastal Waterway and pristine beaches is this private and luxurious 1,650-acre community. World-class amenities include three championship golf courses (Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio), oceanfront Beach Club, newly renovated Clubhouses, 17 Har-tru tennis courts, squash, pickleball, croquet, fitness center and outstanding social and recreational activities. Lots from $3 million to $9 million; Condominiums, Townhomes & Golf Cottages from $950,000 to $5 million; Homes from $3 million to $20 million. Read More...

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Latitude Margaritaville Watersound

Panama City Beach, Florida Boating Communities
Panama City Beach, Florida

This 55-and-better community on Florida’s Emerald Coast between Pensacola and Panama City is a short drive from the scenic Highway 30A corridor and convenient to Gulf Coast beaches and the Intracoastal Waterway. Residents can enjoy an active lifestyle while appreciating the natural environment. Homes priced from the $300,000s to the $500,000s. Read More...

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NatureWalk at the Watersound Origins® Community

Watersound, Florida Boating Communities
Watersound, Florida

Located in the Florida Panhandle, this new home community between Destin and Panama City offers a resort lifestyle near the beaches and attractions of 30A. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, walking & biking trails, tennis & pickleball courts, and access to Watersound Origins' golf course, footgolf, fitness facilities, and dock on Lake Powell. Homes priced from the $500,000s to $1 million+. Read More...

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River Landing at Twenty Mile in Nocatee

Ponte Vedra, Florida Boating Communities
Ponte Vedra, Florida

As one of the best-selling communities in the country, River Landing at Twenty Mile gives residents access to Nocatee’s expansive array of perks and amenities. Top-rated schools, world-class shopping, and gourmet dining are conveniently accessible within the sprawling Northeast Florida community. Lots priced from $540,000 to $1.9 million. Read More...

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Sailfish Point Country Club

Stuart, Florida Boating Communities
Stuart, Florida

Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal, this private sea island community offers five miles of shoreline, an oceanfront Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, a full-service marina with direct ocean access, and a beachfront country club. Nearly every home is waterfront or overlooks the golf course. Golf Villas, Patio Homes, Condos, and Estate homes from $1,500,000 - $47,000,000. Read More...

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Solivita

Poinciana, Florida Boating Communities
Poinciana, Florida

This Central Florida 55+ active adult community currently encompasses 12 neighborhoods with Tuscan-style detached and attached single-family homes. Amenities include two 18-hole championship golf courses, spa & fitness center, ballroom, 18 lighted tennis and pickleball courts and two restaurants. The community’s Waterfront Galleries include a computer lab, billiards parlor, library, and art studios. Homes priced from the $200,000s to the $700,000s. Read More...

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The Islands on the Manatee River

Parrish (Sarasota/Bradenton), Florida Boating Communities
Parrish (Sarasota/Bradenton), Florida

Situated on a 225-acre secluded island, this gated community features estate-sized lots with views of nature preserves and the Manatee River, minutes from downtown Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Tampa Bay. Private docks provide boaters with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. An optional membership to the Golf & Country Club offers championship golf, tennis, fitness center and spa, and a restaurant and lounge. Lots priced from the $200,000s to over $900,000; Homes from the $1 millions to over $5 million. Read More...

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The Plantation at Leesburg

Leesburg, Florida Boating Communities
Leesburg, Florida

This 55+ active adult community located in the heart of Central Florida’s Lake County is minutes from local shops and restaurants, and just a 30-45 minute drive to the many Orlando attractions. A gated golf and tennis community, additional amenities include pickleball, multi-purpose clubhouses, three swimming pools, two fitness centers, several lakes for onsite fishing and boating, and more than 100 planned weekly activities. Villas and single-family homes start in the $160,000s. Read More...

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Veranda Bay

Flagler Beach, Florida Boating Communities
Flagler Beach, Florida

Note: Must be a Florida resident to purchase Veranda Bay property. Situated along one mile of the Intracoastal Waterway, Veranda Bay is a new gated waterfront community near Flagler Beach, FL. About 90 minutes from both Jacksonville and Orlando, this Northeast Florida community includes a clubhouse, resort-style pools, fitness center, pickleball, tennis, dog park, walking trails, and more. Both waterfront and nature view homesites are available with a variety of unique floorplans in styles from Old Florida to Spanish Colonial to West Indies. Homesites are priced from the high $170,000s. Read More...

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