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Waterfront Communities

Living near water comes with tranquility, health benefits, recreational opportunities, and scenic views. Waterfront real estate is not limited to luxury beachfront property. Waterfront communities offer a variety of home types and property on lakes, rivers, oceans, and wetlands.

Whether you are looking for a year-round home, vacation home, or retirement destination, waterfront communities offer homes to complement all lifestyles. In addition to water recreation, such as boating and fishing, waterfront communities provide access to amenities such as golf courses, clubhouses, fitness facilities, tennis, and more. Explore these communities and discover the best waterfront homes.

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Carrington Lakes

Trussville, Alabama Waterfront Community
Trussville, Alabama

This Alabama gated community features resort-style amenities and lakefront homes in a 1,500-acre natural setting just outside of Birmingham. Amenities include a resident's clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, tennis courts, hiking & biking trails, stocking fishing lakes with boat launches, and more. Homesites priced from $45,000 to $85,000; Homes priced from $200,000 to $1 million. Read More...


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K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Ventana Lakes

Sun City, Arizona Waterfront Community
Sun City, Arizona

Opening in September 2018, this 55+ community offers an active adult lifestyle in a location convenient to healthcare, shopping, dining, and golf courses. Amenities include multiple clubhouses, fitness center, swimming pools, stocked fishing lakes, tennis & pickleball courts, walking & biking trails, sports courts, and more. Pricing to be determined. Read More...


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Bella Vista

Bella  Vista, Arkansas Waterfront Community
Bella Vista, Arkansas

The range of activities and amenities available at this 36,000-acre recreational and retirement community in Northwest Arkansas include boating and fishing on seven private lakes, seven golf courses, indoor and outdoor swimming, tennis, fitness, and a shooting range. Lots from $1,000 to $50,000; Homes and Townhomes from $55,000 to $1.3 million+. Read More...


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Hot Springs Village

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas Waterfront Community
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Occupying more than 26,000 acres in the Ouachita Mountains of west central Arkansas, Hot Springs Village is the largest private, gated community in the United States. This 'playground for all ages' offers nine golf courses, fishing and boating on 11 lakes, two marinas, spa and fitness center, tennis, pickleball, multiple clubhouses, swimming pools and 30 miles of nature trails. Lots priced from $2,500 to over $100,000; Townhomes and Homes from $48,000 to over $1.8 million. Read More...

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K. Hovnanian's® Four Seasons at Westshore

Sacramento, California Waterfront Community
Sacramento, California

Set within the suburban master-planned community of Westshore, this 55+ active lifestyle community is located 15 minutes from downtown Sacramento, California. Residents have access to a lodge-style clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, tennis and more. Lakeside walking and biking trails wind through the scenic Natomas landscape. Homes priced from $323,350 to $455,990. Read More...


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Trilogy® at Rio Vista

Rio Vista, California Waterfront Community
Rio Vista, California

This Northern California active lifestyle community located about an hour from downtown San Francisco, in the Sacramento Delta region of Solano County, features a selection of new homes for sale adjacent to a challenging Ted Robinson Sr. golf course. Single-family homes are approximately priced from the mid $300,000s to the $400,000s. Read More...


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Cobble Creek Golf Community

Montrose, Colorado Waterfront Community
Montrose, Colorado

This Colorado Rocky Mountain golf community sits at an elevation of 5,800 feet with a backdrop of the San Juan Mountain range. Amenities include a championship golf course, clubhouse, spa & fitness center, tennis & pickleball courts, hiking & biking trails, stocked fishing ponds, and more. Shopping, healthcare, national parks, and ski resorts are easily accessible from the community. Lots priced from $55,000 to $115,000; Patio/Villas from $300,000 to $500,000; Homes from $300,000 to $700,000. Read More...

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Frost Creek

Eagle, Colorado Waterfront Community
Eagle, Colorado

This private golf club community offers four-season recreation and resort-style amenities in a secluded mountain setting just west of Vail, Colorado. Amenities include a championship golf course, 40,000-square-foot clubhouse, fitness center, spa, fine dining, members lounge, tennis courts, swimming pool, hiking & biking trails, camping yurts, fishing ponds, and much more. Homesites priced from $250,000 to $675,000. Read More...


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Pelican Lake Ranch

Platteville, Colorado Waterfront Community
Platteville, Colorado

Pelican Lake Ranch offers large estate-size lots and equestrian properties for sale in a rural environment 45 minutes from downtown Denver, with access to boating and fishing on Milton Lake and Lake Christina and more than 1,500 acres of open space for hiking and horseback riding. Homesites averaging two to three acres are priced from $80,000 to $150,000; Custom homes priced from $350,000 to $900,000. Read More...


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Bayside

Selbyville, Delaware Waterfront Community
Selbyville, Delaware

Located along the peaceful waters of the Assawoman Bay, just four miles from Fenwick Island, Delaware and Atlantic beaches, this pedestrian-friendly community offers a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, fitness center, tennis, nature trails, a beach shuttle and water taxi service, a playground, and a village center with eateries. Homesites are priced from $284,000 to $600,000; Coastal New England-inspired townhome villas and single-family homes are priced from $349,000 to $2 million. Read More...


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Heritage Shores

Bridgeville, Delaware Waterfront Community
Bridgeville, Delaware

Winner of the National Association of Home Builders' "Best New Active Adult Community" award, this 55+ community offers an Arthur Hills-designed golf course, clubhouse, fitness and aquatic center including indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, and a driving range. Centrally located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay in Bridgeville, Delaware, and just 30 minutes from Rehoboth Beach and Delaware's capital. Low maintenance homes are priced from $199,990 to $319,990. Read More...

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Millville by the Sea

Millville, Delaware Waterfront Community
Millville, Delaware

Located just 4 miles to the surf and sand of Bethany Beach, Millville By The Sea offers charming coastal-style homes for the beach, retirement or second home buyer. Community amenities include the Lifestyle Center, which features a Clubhouse, Wellness Center, a Screened Pavilion, Resort-style pool and more. New single family homes by award-winning builders in this classic beach community range from the $200,000s to the mid $300,000. Read More...


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Amelia National Golf & Country Club

Fernandina Beach, Florida Waterfront Community
Fernandina Beach, Florida

The centerpiece of this Fernandina Beach gated community is a beautiful Tom Fazio signature golf course located five minutes from the beach and 30 miles from downtown Jacksonville in the First Coast region of northeastern Florida. Two- to five-bedroom single-family homes priced from $367,900 to $549,900. Read More...

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Artistry Sarasota

Sarasota, Florida Waterfront Community
Sarasota, Florida

Located in one of the “Top 20 Most Desirable Places to Live” according to US News, this Sarasota gated community offers healthy living and peaceful water views. The community was designed with fitness and relationships in mind, with amenities including a lakeside clubhouse, fitness center with yoga and aerobics studio, sports courts, and a system of walking trails. Homes priced from the $400,000s to the $600,000s. Read More...


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BallenIsles Country Club

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Waterfront Community
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Buyers at this established Palm Beach County country club community gain exclusive access to three historic golf courses originally developed as the home of the PGA, plus a 22-court tennis center and a sports complex. Single-family homes, Condos and Villas priced from $250,000 to over $3 million. Read More...


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Belleview Place

Clearwater, Florida Waterfront Community
Clearwater, Florida

Built on the site of the historic Belleview Biltmore Hotel, this Clearwater-area gated community offers a resort lifestyle and a selection of low-maintenance condominiums and carriage homes. Optional club membership is available at the neighboring Belleair Country Club, home to two of Florida’s oldest golf courses. Condos and townhomes priced from $650,000 to over $1.7 million. Read More...


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Bridgewater at Viera

Melbourne, Florida Waterfront Community
Melbourne, Florida

Conveniently located near beaches and the attractions of Orlando, this 55+ community offers an active lifestyle and a variety of resort-style amenities. The clubhouse includes a fitness center, coffee lounge, club & card rooms, theatre, and an outdoor swimming pool. There are also tennis, pickleball, and bocce courts. Homes priced from $330,990 to $384,990. Read More...


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Canoe Creek

Parrish, Florida Waterfront Community
Parrish, Florida

This gated community features coastal and modern farmhouse-style new homes and a selection of amenities for an active and healthy lifestyle. There is an amenity center with a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, spa, and pickleball courts. A lifestyle coordinator organizes year-round events and activities. Priced from $244,990 to $395,986. Read More...


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Chateaux Parkland

Parkland, Florida Waterfront Community
Parkland, Florida

Located in the affluent city of Parkland, this South Florida gated community is set on one of the largest lakes in the area. The community has a resort-style clubhouse with a fitness center, swimming pool, spa, ballroom, billiards, tennis courts and more. Upon completion, the community will have 28 semi-custom homes on lakefront homesites. Golf courses, beaches, shops and restaurants are within a short drive. Lots priced from $90,000 to $150,000; Homes from $685,000 to $908,000. Read More...


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Country Club East at Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, Florida Waterfront Community
Lakewood Ranch, Florida

This Southwest Florida country club community is an exclusive gated enclave of Lakewood Ranch, one of the top 10 best-selling master-planned communities in the United States. Resort-style amenities include two clubhouses, three swimming pools, a fitness center, pickleball and tennis courts, and more. Just 25 minutes from Sarasota, the community offers quick access to museums, theatres, beaches, and Tampa Bay sports venues. Homes priced from the low $600,000s to $2 million. Read More...


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