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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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Verandah

Fort Myers, Florida Boating Communities
Fort Myers, Florida

New single-family homes for sale at this gated Southwest Florida country club community are surrounded by the greens and fairways of two championship golf courses and hundreds of acres of lakes and nature preserves. Homes priced from the $500,000s. Read More...

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Cumberland Harbour

St. Marys, Georgia Boating Communities
St. Marys, Georgia

The site of an HGTV Dream Home, this St. Marys, Georgia gated community is set on a 1,100-acre maritime peninsula surrounded by the St. Marys River, The North River, and the Intracoastal Waterway. Along with opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking & canoeing, residents have access to a central clubhouse, fitness center, aquatics center with three swimming pools, tennis courts, and walking & biking trails. Lots priced from $30,000 to $400,000; Homes from $425,000 to $1 million. Read More...

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Lake Arrowhead

Waleska, Georgia Boating Communities
Waleska, Georgia

Buyers at this gated resort community just outside Atlanta can choose from a wide range of homes, townhomes, and villas nestled among the North Georgia mountains of Cherokee County with private amenities and easy access to shops, services, and hospitals. New Homes with Mountain, Lake, and Golf views are available, priced from the mid $300,000s to the $900,000s. Read More...

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Osprey Cove

St. Marys, Georgia Boating Communities
St. Marys, Georgia

This Southeast coastal Georgia community offers a highly rated golf course, a riverside amenity center, and boating access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. Homesites priced from $50,000 to $300,000; homes from $300,000 to $1.5 million. Read More...

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Reynolds Lake Oconee

Greensboro, Georgia Boating Communities
Greensboro, Georgia

Just east of Atlanta, Reynolds Lake Oconee is a private waterfront community where members from around the country thrive, and where passions and friendships flourish. Residents enjoy six championship golf courses, a lakefront Ritz-Carlton®, 11 unique culinary outlets, the Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds and a range of acclaimed amenities. Homesites priced from $200,000 to $2.5 million and homes from $800,000 to $5 million+. Read More...

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The Landings

Savannah, Georgia Boating Communities
Savannah, Georgia

This vibrant community on Skidaway Island, less than 10 miles south of historic Savannah, Georgia, has long been run by its debt-free homeowners association. The community has two deepwater marinas, 30 miles of walking and biking trails, playgrounds, a dog park, village shopping center, and Skidaway Farms. Other amenities include six championship golf courses, 31 tennis courts, pickleball, pools, clubhouses, and a fitness and wellness center. Lots priced from $250,000 to $2 million+; Single-Family Homes from $450,000 to $2 million+. Read More...

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Waterfall at Lake Burton

Clayton, Georgia Boating Communities
Clayton, Georgia

Situated on a North Georgia mountaintop, this gated golf community is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and Chattahoochee National Forest. Waterfall Club’s Scott Pool mountain golf course features 18 holes, including the signature second hole above a 215-foot cascading waterfall. Club amenities include a clubhouse, athletic center, dock and boat rentals. Lots priced from $40,000 to $500,000; Homes priced from $1.2 million to $3.8 million. Read More...

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Waterways

Richmond Hill, Georgia Boating Communities
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. Lots priced from the $100,000s; Townhomes from the $300,000s; Homes from the $400,000s to $900,000. Read More...

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Tamarack Resort

Donnelly, Idaho Boating Communities
Donnelly, Idaho

A pristine mountain community nestled in Idaho’s West Central mountains, Tamarack Resort sits on 3,600 acres two and a half hours north of Boise in Donnelly, ID. The community offers some of the best skiing in Idaho, along with world-class hiking and mountain biking, ziplines, axe throwing, and a plethora of water activities on Lake Cascade. The community also features onsite dining and shopping, fitness center, pool, and an 18-hole championship golf course, pickleball courts, and more. Turnkey mountain-modern residences are priced from $429,000 - 5,000,0000. Read More...

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Whitetail Club

McCall, Idaho Boating Communities
McCall, Idaho

The custom homesites and Design-Build 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. Homesites priced from $415,250 to just under $2 million; Home prices starting at just over $2 million. Read More...

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K. Hovnanian's ® Four Seasons at Kent Island

Chester, Maryland Boating Communities
Chester, Maryland

This 55+ community offers a waterfront resort lifestyle on Chesapeake Bay's largest island. Resort-style amenities for active adults include a 24,000-square-foot waterfront clubhouse, fully-equipped fitness center, tennis & pickleball courts, indoor & outdoor swimming pools, a fishing pier, and walking & biking trails. Low-maintenance single-family homes and condominiums are priced from the upper $400,000s to the upper $500,000s. Read More...

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Eastman

Grantham, New Hampshire Boating Communities
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 $15,000 to $90,000; Single-Family Homes from $340,000 to $1.1 million; Condos from $330,000 to $345,000. Read More...

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Albemarle Plantation

Hertford, North Carolina Boating Communities
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 $225,000 to $850,000; Lots from $30,000 to $200,000. Read More...

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Bear Lake Reserve

Tuckasegee, North Carolina Boating Communities
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 Boating Communities
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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Connestee Falls

Brevard, North Carolina Boating Communities
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 Boating Communities
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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Porters Neck Plantation

Wilmington, North Carolina Boating Communities
Wilmington, North Carolina

Located 4 miles from the scenic port city of Wilmington, North Carolina, Porters Neck Plantation encompasses 675 acres of coastland adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway. With a Tom Fazio 18-hole championship course, ranked “Number #1 on the North Carolina Coast” by Golf Digest, the community also offers tennis, swimming pools, a sports center, dining and social activities in a family-oriented atmosphere. Patio Homes, Custom and Resale Homes from the $500,000 to $990,000. Read More...

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River Bluffs

Wilmington, North Carolina Boating Communities
Wilmington, North Carolina

This picturesque gated, waterfront marina community is located along the banks of the North East Cape Fear River. Amenities include Porches Cafe, a cardio fitness center, resort swimming pool, 188-slip marina, tennis & pickleball courts, nature trails & parks, plus a half-mile riverfront boardwalk. Downtown Wilmington with amazing restaurants and nightlife is a 10-minute drive via boat or car. Homesites priced from $100,000 and Townhomes/Homes priced from the upper $600,000s. Read More...

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Riverlights

Wilmington, North Carolina Boating Communities
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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