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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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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 $10,000 to $500,000; Townhomes from $130,000; Homes from $375,000 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 $700,000s 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 $600,000s; Homes and cabins from $2 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 $90,000 to $600,000+; Homes from the $400,000s to over $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 $1 million; Homes priced from $500,000 to $2.8 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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Kingsmill on the James

Williamsburg, Virginia Boating Communities
Williamsburg, Virginia

This gated golf community is located on 2,900 protected acres along the James River in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. The resort is a AAA Four Diamond property and features three championship golf courses designed by Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer and Tom Clark and is included in Golf Digest’s list of "The 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America." Amenities include tennis, fitness center, racquetball, spa and salon, marina, guided fishing, and many dining options. Lots priced from $200,000 to $1 million+; Condos from $175,000 to $700,000; Townhomes from $175,000 to $1.6 million+; Homes from $300,000 to $2 million+. 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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