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Boating Communities

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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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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Grande Dunes

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Boating Communities
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Nestled along Myrtle Beach's celebrated Grand Strand, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal waterway, Grande Dunes offers a par-71 golf course, an award-winning tennis and fitness center, and a 126-slip marina. Homesites priced from the $100,000s to the mid $500,000s; Condos priced from the $300,000s to over $1 million; Homes priced from the $400,000s to over $1 million. Read More...

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Habersham

Bluffton, South Carolina Boating Communities
Bluffton, South Carolina

Habersham is an award-winning, coastal community in Beaufort SC offering real estate and waterfront living set amid a master plan by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. The town's marketplace offers shops, restaurants and a post office within walking distance of all homes. Parks, world-class amenities, walking trails and inviting front porches encourage neighbors to interact and get to know each other. The community has a deep water dock, river retreat and waterfront pool complex. Lots are priced from $50,000 to $400,000; Townhomes and Homes from the $200,000s to over $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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Hilton Head Plantation

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Boating Communities
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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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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K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay

Summerville, South Carolina Boating Communities
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 mid $300,000s. Read More...


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Kiawah River Estates

Charleston, South Carolina Boating Communities
Charleston, South Carolina

This waterfront community in the South Carolina Lowcountry is a short drive to historic Charleston and offers access to Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Exclusive amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, tennis & pickleball courts, a crabbing dock, fishing ponds, and more. Lots priced from $60,000 to $350,000; Homes from $425,000 to $1.3 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 from $1,000 to $35,000; Cottages/Villas from $236,400 to $304,990; Single Family Homes from $330,990 to $399,990. Read More...


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McCord's Ferry at Lake Marion

Santee (Elloree), South Carolina Boating Communities
Santee (Elloree), South Carolina

Located in the heart of South Carolina’s Low Country on the south shore of the state’s largest freshwater lake, McCord’s Ferry at Lake Marion is a master-planned 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. Homes start in the $300,000s. Read More...


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Moss Creek

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

Established master-planned community between Charleston, SC, and Savannah, Georgia, featuring a variety of single-family homes and courtyard/patio villas with resort-style amenities including unlimited golf, tennis, fishing and boating. Villas priced from $150,000 to $300,000; Homes priced from $300,000 to $1.5 million. 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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Oldfield

Okatie, South Carolina Boating Communities
Okatie, South Carolina

Deep in South Carolina's Lowcountry, between Beaufort and Hilton Head, is the club community of Oldfield. Amenities include a Greg Norman golf course, Equestrian Center, Sports Club with 6 tennis courts, fitness center, resort-style swimming pool and lap pool, the River Club with fine and casual dining and the Outfitters Center - a hunting lodge with outfitters store and wildlife education center. Lots priced from $50,000 to $400,000; Homes from $479,000 to $1.9 million. 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 $225,000 to $2.5 million; Cottages and Homes from $800,000 to $6 million. Read More...


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Rose Hill Plantation

Bluffton, South Carolina Boating Communities
Bluffton, South Carolina

This gated community in Bluffton, South Carolina offers the best in Lowcountry living, with a championship golf course, acres of parks & nature trails, deepwater access, fishing & kayaking, tennis & pickleball, swimming pools, equestrian center, and a lively community clubhouse. Lots priced from $60,000 to $400,000; homes from $300,000 to $1.8 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 $20,000 to $200,000; Homes and Cottages from $225,000 to $900,000+. Read More...

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Sea Pines

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

Homeowners at this 5,000-acre oceanfront enclave on South Carolina's Hilton Head Island have access to four championship golf courses and five miles of pristine Atlantic beaches, along with a full-service marina, tennis and equestrian facilities, resort dining and a 603-acre Lowcountry nature preserve. Lots priced from $119,000 to $5 million, with condos, townhomes, villas and single-family homes priced from $170,000 to $8.7 million. Read More...


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Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island, South Carolina Boating Communities
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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Spring Island

Spring Island, South Carolina Boating Communities
Spring Island, South Carolina

Private island community located in the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, midway between Hilton Head Island and the coastal town of Beaufort. An Arnold Palmer golf course is the centerpiece, with 3,000 acres of lush maritime forest preserved for the exclusive enjoyment of no more than 400 families. Other amenities include a Sports Complex, an Outfitter Center, and an Equestrian Center with 35 miles of riding trails. Homes priced from $800,000 to $3.5 million; Lots from $100,000 to $1 million. Read More...

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