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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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The Cliffs - Lake Region

Six Mile, South Carolina Boating Communities
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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Wyboo Plantation

Manning, South Carolina Boating Communities
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 Boating Communities
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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Jasper Highlands

Chattanooga, Tennessee Boating Communities
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Land for sale at Jasper Highlands ranges from small acreage homesites to large acreage properties suitable for mini-farms or equestrian estates. The community features long-range views overlooking the Tennessee River west of Chattanooga. Land prices range from $41,900 to $500,000, with new homes from $300,000 to over $500,000. Read More...

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Rarity Bay

Vonore, Tennessee Boating Communities
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 Boating Communities
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 $3,800 to $500,000; Townhomes from $130,000; Homes from $300,000 to $1.5 million. Read More...

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WindRiver

Lenoir City, Tennessee Boating Communities
Lenoir City, Tennessee

WindRiver is a gated lakefront and golf course community on Tellico Lake in East Tennessee. Carefully built among rolling hillsides and gently sloping shoreline, the community offers a range of lakefront, lake view and wooded home sites. Lots are priced from $160,000 to $1 million; Homes are priced from the high $600,000s to $3 million. Read More...

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Boot Ranch

Fredericksburg, Texas Boating Communities
Fredericksburg, Texas

This Texas Hill Country community is situated among rolling hills and vineyards, five miles from the historic town of Fredericksburg, Texas. With an emphasis on a family-centered lifestyle, amenities include a Hal Sutton-designed 18-hole golf course, clubhouse village complex, 4.5-acre pool and sports campus, and all-season outdoor recreation. Lots priced from the $400,000s; Homes and cabins from $1.5 million. Read More...


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Red Ledges

Heber City, Utah Boating Communities
Heber City, Utah

This four-season mountain community near Park City, Utah, offers a selection of estate home sites and luxurious Western-style cottages, with 18 holes of Jack Nicklaus signature golf, deluxe tennis and equestrian facilities and a private ski chalet at the neighboring Deer Valley Resort. Lots from $300,000+; Homes from $1.2 million to over $6 million. Read More...

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Bay Creek

Cape Charles, Virginia Boating Communities
Cape Charles, Virginia

Bay Creek with a picturesque location that combines laid-back coastal living and beach-time adventures, it’s the ideal setting for families, golfers, nature lovers, and those looking to escape the busy city for a relaxed beach community. This unique master-planned community offers a variety of housing options. Homesites priced from the $70,000s to $500,000; Homes from the $400,000s to $2 million. Read More...

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Fawn Lake

Spotsylvania, Virginia Boating Communities
Spotsylvania, Virginia

Scenically situated on the banks of a 288-acre deep-water lake in Spotsylvania Virginia, Fawn Lake is honored as one of Virginia's most outstanding communities. A certified Audubon cooperative sanctuary, Fawn Lake features a private country club and an award-winning Arnold Palmer championship golf course. Other recreational amenities include, tennis, water-skiing, windsurfing, canoeing and fishing. Lots priced from $80,000 to $700,000; Homes priced from $450,000 to $2.5 million. Read More...


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Governor's Land at Two Rivers

Williamsburg, Virginia Boating Communities
Williamsburg, Virginia

This Williamsburg private golf community features a Tom Fazio golf course, ranked as a Top 10 course in Virginia by Golf Digest, a private yacht club and other recreational amenities in a waterfront setting. Lots from $85,000 to $1.5 million; Custom Homes from $400,000 to $3 million. Read More...

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The Chamberlin

Hampton, Virginia Boating Communities
Hampton, Virginia

Formerly known as the Chamberlin Hotel at Historic Fort Monroe, this luxury independent living community offers resort-style amenities, including an indoor heated pool, five-star dining, on-site hair salon and barbershop, housekeeping service, on-demand shuttle transportation, 24-hour concierge and more. Apartments priced from $1,800 to $6,000 monthly. Read More...


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Port Ludlow

Port Ludlow, Washington Boating Communities
Port Ludlow, Washington

This waterfront resort and golf community on the Puget Sound offers a mountainside retreat while also allowing easy access to city life of Seattle, WA. The myriad of amenities include an 18-hole golf course, a marina with watercraft rentals, two clubhouses, walking and biking trails, and tennis and pickleball courts. Homes priced from $439,900 to $750,000. Read More...


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Glade Springs

Daniels, West Virginia Boating Communities
Daniels, West Virginia

With the scenic backdrop of West Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, this gated community's amenities include three championship golf courses, a private 69-acre lake, and 26 miles of nature trails. Property owners receive special membership rates at the Glade Springs Golf and Country Club, with its heated swimming pool, racquet club and spa, and tennis courts. Lots priced from $2,000 to $200,000; Townhomes, Condos and Single-Family Homes from $120,000 to $1.5 million. Read More...

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