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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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The Waters

Pike Road, Alabama Waterfront Community
Pike Road, Alabama

This new home community features a traditional neighborhood development design with Southern-style new homes for sale just outside of Montgomery, Alabama. Amenities include a lakefront marina, stocked-fishing lake, swimming pools, walking trails, tennis & pickleball complex, Town Square and Town Center, parks, and much more. Lots priced from $32,000 to $250,000; Homes priced from $200,000 to $2 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. From the low $300s. 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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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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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 are priced from $199,990 to $319,990. 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 range from the low to upper $300,000s. 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 the low $300,000s to the $500,000s. 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 $445,990 to $561,990. 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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Babcock National Golf & Country Club

Babcock Ranch, Florida Waterfront Community
Babcock Ranch, Florida

This new new golf and country club community is located within Babcock Ranch, one of the most popular master-planned communities in Southwest Florida. Amenities include an 18-hole championship golf course, clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, walking & biking trails, canoe & kayak launch, on-site restaurants and healthcare, and much more. Homes priced from the mid $300,000s to the low $500,000s; Condos from the upper $100,00s to the upper $200,000s. 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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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 $402,990. 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 $480,990 to $806,990. 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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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 Golf and Country Club at Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, Florida Waterfront Community
Lakewood Ranch, Florida

This gated enclave of maintenance-free homes is the only active-lifestyle all-ages community at Lakewood Ranch, an established master-planned residential and commercial development in the Sarasota-Bradenton area of Southwest Florida. Homes and Condo Homes priced from the high $300,000s to over $1 million. 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 prices to be established. 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, planned 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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