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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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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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Delta Coves

Bethel Island, California Waterfront Community
Bethel Island, California

This new home community in the California Delta embraces a waterfront lifestyle, with access to 1,000+ miles of California waterways, a private club and marina, and homes with private docks. Amenities include a fitness center, swimming pools, pickleball courts, game pavilion, beach bar, and unlimited water recreation. Priced from $700,000 to $2 million. Read More...


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Seahouse By Warmington Residential

Carpinteria, California Waterfront Community
Carpinteria, California

Final homes are now selling at Seahouse. This coastal-farmhouse inspired community offers a relaxed California lifestyle within walking distance of the beach. Amenities include a community pavilion with fireplace, a natural spring, walking paths, and community gardens. Homes priced from the high $700,000s to $1.2 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 for sale are priced from $240,000 to $329,000, plus rental homes with flexible leases are also available. Read More...

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Millville by the Sea

Millville, Delaware Waterfront Community
Millville, Delaware

Millville by the Sea is Delaware’s next great beach town. 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 a lifestyle center, resort-style pools, entertainment and recreational centers, a crabshack and a brand new beach shuttle from May to September. New single family homes by award-winning builders in this classic beach community are priced from $329,900 and up. Read More...


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Amelia National

Fernandina Beach, Florida Waterfront Community
Fernandina Beach, Florida

The centerpiece of this Fernandina Beach gated community 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 custom homes priced from the low $400,000s. Read More...

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Aria

Venice, Florida Waterfront Community
Venice, Florida

This Southwest Florida gated community offers Italian-inspired new homes and resort-style amenities including a social clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, and pickleball courts. Homes include luxury features and smart home technology. Gulf Coast beaches, championship golf courses, and downtown Venice are minutes away. Homes priced from the high $400,000s to the mid $500,000s. 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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Bella Collina

Orlando (Montverde), Florida Waterfront Community
Orlando (Montverde), Florida

This golf and equestrian community is set in the hills above Orlando, on the shores of Lake Apopka and Lake Siena. Amenities include championship golf, an equestrian center, and a clubhouse with tennis courts, a resort-style swimming pool and an outdoor sports area. Lots priced from $150,000 to $600,000; Condos and homes priced from $300,000 to $3.5 million. Read More...


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Briarwood Active 55+ Resort

Port Orange, Florida Waterfront Community
Port Orange, Florida

This 55+ manufactured home community near Daytona Beach offers resort-style living and a variety of active adult amenities, including a clubhouse, fitness center, ballroom, heated swimming pool and spa, stocked fishing lake, shuffleboard, and more. Homes priced from $30,000 to $140,000; rentals are available. Read More...


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Del Webb Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, Florida Waterfront Community
Lakewood Ranch, Florida

This Southwest Florida 55+ community is located within the award-winning master-planned community of Lakewood Ranch. Amenities are designed for an active adult lifestyle and include a clubhouse, fitness center, resort-style swimming pool, walking & biking trails, and courts for tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball. Residents have quick access to Lakewood Ranch's Main Street shops & restaurants and on-site hospital. Homes priced from $250,000 to $800,000. Read More...


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Del Webb Orlando

Davenport, Florida Waterfront Community
Davenport, Florida

This nearly sold out 55+ active adult community in Orlando, Florida offers resort-style amenities and a variety of activities for an active lifestyle. Residents have access to a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, fishing dock, walking trails, grandchildren's park, tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball. Theme parks, beaches, and Orlando International Airport are minutes away. Homes priced from $199,990 to $499,990. Read More...


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Del Webb Sunbridge

St. Cloud, Florida Waterfront Community
St. Cloud, Florida

This Central Florida 55+ community offers the signature Del Webb 55+ active adult lifestyle with resort-style amenities and quick access to shopping, dining, and healthcare. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness & wellness center, swimming pool, tennis & pickleball courts, community gardens, outdoor amphitheater, and more. Homes priced from the mid $200,000s to $800,000s. Read More...


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eTown

Jacksonville, Florida Waterfront Community
Jacksonville, Florida

This Jacksonville, FL master-planned community features a design focused on convenience, technology, and sustainability. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, resort-style swimming pool, walking & biking trails, dog park, and playground. There is also a village center with shops and businesses. Homes priced from the mid $300,000s to the $500,000s. Read More...


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Fiddler's Creek

Naples, Florida Waterfront Community
Naples, Florida

Award-winning Fiddler's Creek is a private, master-planned community in Naples offering a 54,000 square-foot Club & Spa, a nature park, an optional golf club with 18 holes of championship golf, and the optional Tarpon Club with beach pavilion providing beach access along with dining options and an active social calendar. Pre-construction and move-in-ready homes are priced from the $400,000s to $2 million. Read More...


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Genova

Estero, Florida Waterfront Community
Estero, Florida

This private, gated community offers Italian-inspired luxury condominiums in the village of Estero, Florida, near the Gulf of Mexico. Resort-style amenities include a members-only clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pools, bocce ball courts, and access to Estero Community Park. Condos priced from $349,000 to $779,900. Read More...


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Grand Harbor

Vero Beach, Florida Waterfront Community
Vero Beach, Florida

Located on Florida's Treasure Coast, Grand Harbor is a waterfront resort in Vero Beach. Built with respect to natural surroundings and area wildlife habitats, the community features resort-style amenities including two championship golf courses, a 126-deep-slip marina, tennis & swim center and more. Mediterranean-style condominiums, townhomes, villas and single-family homes are priced from the $200,000s to $3 million. Read More...


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Grand Haven

Palm Coast, Florida Waterfront Community
Palm Coast, Florida

Situated around the scenic Intracoastal Waterway, lush wetlands, and a 4,000-acre nature preserve, Grand Haven is a golf community located on Florida's east coast. The Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course is regularly highlighted as one of the "Top 100 Courses in North America" by Links magazine. Luxury estates, maintenance-free condos and patio homes are priced from under $200,000 to more than $1 million. Lots from under $50,000 to over $500,000. Read More...

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Grand Palm

Venice, Florida Waterfront Community
Venice, Florida

Encompassing about 1,000 acres, this pedestrian-friendly Sarasota County community offers resort-style amenities, community parks and conservation areas in a location midway between Tampa and Fort Myers in the Gulf Coast city of Venice. The property is five minutes from Interstate 75 and 15 minutes from the beach, with a choice of Single-Family Homes, Attached Homes and Villas priced from the high $200,000s to the high $500,000s. Read More...


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