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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. The convenience of living in a boating community can't be beat. Boating is also 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 these boating communities and find your ideal boating lifestyle.

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Berkeley Hall

Bluffton, South Carolina Boating Communities
Bluffton, South Carolina

This traditional Lowcountry community is set on the Okatie River with homes featuring river, marsh, golf, lake and forest views. Two "core" Tom Fazio golf courses and a 30-acre golf learning center complete the golf experience. Other amenities include a Spa & Fitness Center, recreational River Park, and a clubhouse with concierge services. Lots priced from $1,000 to $525,000; Homes from $400,000 to $2 million. Read More...

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Brays Island Plantation

Sheldon, South Carolina Boating Communities
Sheldon, South Carolina

A private residential sporting community located between Charleston and Savannah, combining world-class hunting and shooting facilities and over 60 miles of equestrian trails with traditional resort-style amenities including championship golf, tennis, swimming, fitness, dining and concierge services. Lots from $175,000s to $895,000; Homes from $700,000s to $2,995,000. Read More...

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Callawassie Island

Callawassie Island, South Carolina Boating Communities
Callawassie Island, South Carolina

Residents of this low-density 880-acre Lowcountry oasis enjoy privileged access to 27 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf along with first-class tennis, fitness and swimming facilities at a prime location between Hilton Head and Beaufort. Homesites start at $10,000; Villas and Homes are priced from $165,000 to $1.5 million. Read More...

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Carnes Crossroads

Charleston, South Carolina Boating Communities
Charleston, South Carolina

Carnes Crossroads is a thoughtfully developed, master-planned community located near Charleston and historic downtown Summerville. Here, charming neighborhoods flow naturally around beautiful parks, lakes and open green spaces. Carefully crafted homes and quiet, tree-lined streets recall the beauty and timeless traditions of the Lowcountry. A vibrant downtown area is continually attracting businesses, medical facilities and services of all kinds to the growing urban center. New single-family homes from 5 of the region’s top builders are priced from the mid $200,000s to the $500,000s. Read More...


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Colleton River

Bluffton, South Carolina Boating Communities
Bluffton, South Carolina

Two superb golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye are the crown jewels of this acclaimed golfing community set on 1,500 acres of verdant coastal terrain near Hilton Head, South Carolina. The property features seven miles of scenic shoreline with deep-water docks, mature trees, elegant traditional architecture and a full complement of deluxe recreational amenities. Ready-to-build lots range from $50,000 to $1.5 million, with pre-built homes from the $700,000s to $3 million. Read More...


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Crescent Communities on Lake Keowee

Seneca, South Carolina Boating Communities
Seneca, South Carolina

With 18,500 acres of clear blue water and 300 miles of shoreline at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains in South Carolina's Upstate region, the Crescent Communities on Lake Keowee provide ample outdoor recreation opportunities. Amenities include clubhouses, tennis, swimming pools, nature trails and community boat slips. The communities are less than 45 minutes from Greenville, SC, and 90 minutes from Atlanta. Lots from the $50,000s to $388,900; Homes from $342,900 to $562,995. Read More...


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Daniel Island

Charleston, South Carolina Boating Communities
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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Dataw Island

Dataw Island, South Carolina Boating Communities
Dataw Island, South Carolina

Located just east of the historic waterfront town of Beaufort, South Carolina in the heart of the Sea Islands, buyers at this secluded gated community gain access to a pair of golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills, club facilities, tennis, marina and recreational boating. Lots begin at $35,000, with homes and villas priced from the $200,000s to $1.5 million, including new homes and resales. Read More...

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Dunes West Golf and River Club

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Boating Communities
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

A short drive from historic downtown Charleston, this South Carolina golf community features resort-style amenities and an Arthur Hills-designed championship golf course —named a "Top 10 Resort Course" by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. Amenities and activities for all ages include a fitness center, swimming pools, a waterpark, tennis, walking trails and more. Isle of Palms beaches are 30 minutes away. Homes and Townhomes priced from the $500,000s to $1 million+. Read More...


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Fripp Island

Fripp Island, South Carolina Boating Communities
Fripp Island, South Carolina

Beautiful Atlantic beaches, two championship golf courses and a barrier island location near Beaufort and Hilton Head make this South Carolina family resort an alluring destination for waterfront vacation rentals, retirement or beach home ownership. Lots priced from $74,000 to $1.25 million; resale Condos and Single-Family Homes from $119,000 to $2.1 million. Read More...


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Haig Point

Daufuskie Island, South Carolina Boating Communities
Daufuskie Island, South Carolina

Haig Point is an intimate, sea island golf community located on the northern tip of Daufuskie Island, SC, between Hilton Head Island and Savannah. Accessible only by private ferry, Haig Point’s amenities blend into the island’s natural beauty, including the 20-hole Rees Jones Signature Golf Course, an equestrian center, a fitness center and the Calibogue Club with views of the Calibogue Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Homesites priced from $65,000 to over $1 million; Homes from $325,000 to $3.5 million. Read More...

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Hampton Lake

Bluffton, South Carolina Boating Communities
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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Islands of Beaufort

Beaufort, South Carolina Boating Communities
Beaufort, South Carolina

Choose from a selection of traditional Lowcountry homes and residential lots for sale at this park-like waterfront community set within the Beaufort city limits, 30 minutes from the beach and less than an hour from Hilton Head and Savannah. Lots are priced from $25,000 to $550,000; Homes from $400,000 to $1.4 million. Read More...


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Keowee Key

Salem, South Carolina Boating Communities
Salem, South Carolina

This active, lakeside community offers a country club lifestyle on the shores of Lake Keowee in Salem, South Carolina. With views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, residents enjoy a clubhouse with an award-winning chef, 18-hole golf course, fitness center, marina, a leisure trail, tennis and pickleball. Greenville and Clemson University are nearby, offering residents easy access to entertainment, culture, and sports. Single-Family Homes priced from $250,000 to $1 million; Condos from $100,000 to $400,000; Cottages and Townhomes from $200,000 to $500,000. Read More...

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Kiawah River

Charleston, South Carolina Boating Communities
Charleston, South Carolina

This thoughtfully planned Lowcountry community is located among undisturbed maritime forests and marshy inlets in Charleston, South Carolina’s sea islands. Amenities include a three-story clubhouse, events hall, farmstead with shops and stands, retail village, deepwater dock, and 20 miles of nature trails. Historic downtown Charleston is just 15 miles from the community’s gates. Lots priced from $160,000 to $500,000; Homes, Condos and Towhomes priced from $695,000 to $2 million. Read More...


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Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head

Hardeeville, South Carolina Boating Communities
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. Lots priced to $35,000; Courtyard/Patio Villas from $243,990 to $272,490; Homes priced from $293,990 to $362,490. Read More...


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Mount Vintage

North Augusta, South Carolina Boating Communities
North Augusta, South Carolina

With a history dating back to 1840, Mount Vintage has evolved into a resort community with 27 holes of championship golf designed by Tom Jackson, and an active Athletic Club & Town Center with tennis courts, swimming pool, fitness center and community center. Located between Augusta, Georgia and Aiken, South Carolina, this area offers top-rated hospitals, a thriving arts community and water sports on Lake Strom Thurmond. Choice of spec homes priced from the $300,000s to the $500,000s or build your home to suit your lifestyle, lots priced from $39,000 to $95,000. Read More...

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Palmetto Bluff

Bluffton, South Carolina Boating Communities
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 $100,000s to $3 million; Cottages and Homes from $595,000 to $10 million. Read More...

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Palmetto Dunes

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Boating Communities
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

This renowned golf and beach resort community has been ranked among the top 25 of Travel + Leisure magazine’s list of “World’s Best Family Resorts.” There are three miles of sandy beaches stretching the length of the community, three award-winning golf courses, a full-service marina, an oceanfront pool, walking & biking trails, and an 11-mile lagoon for fishing and kayaking. Vacation rentals available. Lots priced from $200,000 to $4 million; Villas from $180,000 to $3 million; Homes from $525,000 to $8.9 million. Read More...


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Savannah Lakes Village

McCormick, South Carolina Boating Communities
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 $15,000 to $349,000; Homes and Cottages from $150,000 to $900,000. Read More...


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