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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

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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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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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 low $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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Cresswind at Victoria Gardens

DeLand, Florida Waterfront Community
DeLand, Florida

This gated 55+ retirement community is part of Victoria Park, a master-planned community and commercial development with an acclaimed golf course located about midway between Orlando and the Atlantic Coast. Customizable two- and three-bedroom single-level homes are priced from the $200,000s to the $500,000s. 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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Esplanade at Artisan Lakes

Palmetto, Florida Waterfront Community
Palmetto, Florida

This southwest Florida gated community is located on a lush 800-acre site midway between Tampa and Sarasota and just across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge from downtown St. Petersburg. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, lighted tennis and pickleball courts, resort-style swimming pool, a dog park and fire pits. New single-family and villa homes are priced from the mid $200,000s to the $600,000s. Read More...


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Esplanade at Hacienda Lakes

Naples, Florida Waterfront Community
Naples, Florida

Esplanade at Hacienda Lakes is a master-planned community about 15 minutes from downtown Naples and 20 minutes from the beach. Resort-style amenities include a community clubhouse, resort-style swimming pool with lap lanes, resistance pool, sport courts, lighted pickleball courts, a fitness center, special events lawn, tot lot, conservation areas and walking paths. Mediterranean-inspired villas and single-family homes priced from the $300,000s to the $600,000s. Read More...


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Esplanade Lake Club

Fort Myers, Florida Waterfront Community
Fort Myers, Florida

This new Southwest Florida gated community is located on a 352-acre lake and offers resort-style amenities and Tuscan-style homes for sale in Fort Myers, Florida. Amenities include a clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center, tennis & pickleball, bocce ball, shuffleboard, marina, and spa. Homes priced from the mid $300,000s to the high $500,000s. Read More...


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Esplanade on Palmer Ranch

Sarasota, Florida Waterfront Community
Sarasota, Florida

This Sarasota gated community offers an active lifestyle convenient to the most popular attractions of Florida's West Coast. With a focus on fitness and wellness, amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool and spa, Bahama bar, dog park, sports courts, and more. A full-time lifestyle manager will organize special events and activities. Homes priced from the $300,000s to $500,000s. 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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