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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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Cresswind at Lake Lanier

Gainesville, Georgia Waterfront Community
Gainesville, Georgia

The only active-adult gated community directly on Lake Lanier, this community offers carefree retirement living just north of Atlanta in Gainesville, Georgia. Amenities include a three-story clubhouse with arts and crafts, billiards, aerobics, a ballroom, a rooftop bar and a demonstration kitchen, plus an indoor and outdoor pool, tennis, walking trails and a private marina with direct access to boating and fishing on Lake Lanier. Homes priced from the $400,000s to the $600,000s. Read More...

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Cumberland Harbour

St. Marys, Georgia Waterfront Community
St. Marys, Georgia

The site of an HGTV Dream Home, this St. Marys, Georgia gated community is set on a 1,100-acre maritime peninsula surrounded by the St. Marys River, The North River, and the Intracoastal Waterway. Along with opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking & canoeing, residents have access to a central clubhouse, fitness center, aquatics center with three swimming pools, tennis courts, and walking & biking trails. Lots priced from $30,000 to $300,000; Homes from $325,000 to $1 million. Read More...

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Currahee Club

Toccoa, Georgia Waterfront Community
Toccoa, Georgia

Currahee Club is the only luxury gated golf community on the shores of Lake Hartwell in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia. Amenities include a highly-acclaimed Jim Fazio-designed golf course, a clubhouse, playground, community grill and fishing ponds. A new Sports Club includes a fitness center, swimming pool, tennis, bocce ball, and volleyball. Homesites starting at $70,000 to $450,000. New and resale mountain manors & estate homes, Nantucket-style cottages, English cottages, lakefront estate homes and mountain view estate homes are priced from $399,000 to $1 million. Read More...

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Lake Arrowhead

Waleska, Georgia Waterfront Community
Waleska, Georgia

Buyers at this metro Atlanta gated community can choose from a range of custom homes nestled among the North Georgia mountains of Cherokee County, with private amenities and easy access to shops and services. Golf course and lakefront real estate is available, with homes priced from the high $200,000s to the low $800,000s. Read More...


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Old Toccoa Farm

Mineral Bluff, Georgia Waterfront Community
Mineral Bluff, Georgia

This North Georgia gated community is located 5 miles from downtown Blue Ridge and offers a mountain lifestyle with a links-style golf course, Toccoa River frontage with world-class fly fishing, nature trails, and a wide selection of mountain homes and homesites. Planned amenities include health/wellness facilities, swimming pool, tennis courts, a river pavilion, and more. Lots from from $85,000 to $250,000; Cottages/Homes from the $300,000s to $1.3 million+. Read More...


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Osprey Cove

St. Marys, Georgia Waterfront Community
St. Marys, Georgia

This Southeast coastal Georgia community offers a highly rated golf course, a riverside amenity center, and boating access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. Homesites priced from $30,000 to $300,000; homes from $225,000 to $1.5 million. Read More...

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Reynolds Lake Oconee

Greensboro, Georgia Waterfront Community
Greensboro, Georgia

In addition to six championship golf courses, four full service marinas on 19,000-acre Lake Oconee, a variety of fine dining establishments and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Reynolds Lake Oconee, between Atlanta and Augusta, offers homesites priced from $100,000 to $1.5 million and residences from $300,000 to over $4 million. Read More...

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Savannah Quarters®

Savannah, Georgia Waterfront Community
Savannah, Georgia

This charming master-planned community is located minutes from historic downtown Savannah and The Club at Savannah Quarters® features an 18-hole Greg Norman Signature golf course, swim and fitness center, tennis courts and playgrounds; with over one-third of the community dedicated to lakes, lagoons, nature preserves and parks. Lots priced from the $75,000s; Maintenance-Free Townhomes and Single-Family Homes from the $200,000s to over $1 million. Read More...

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Soleil Laurel Canyon

Canton, Georgia Waterfront Community
Canton, Georgia

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just outside of Atlanta, this gated 55+ retirement community offers a clubhouse with fitness, indoor pool, arts and crafts center, teaching kitchen, media room, theater and performing arts center. Outdoor amenities include walking trails, tennis, a lagoon-style pool, community gardens and an adjacent golf course. Maintenance-free, two- to three-bedroom ranch-style homes are priced from the mid $200,000s to the $400,000s. Read More...

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The Landings

Savannah, Georgia Waterfront Community
Savannah, Georgia

This vibrant community on Skidaway Island, less than 10 miles south of historic Savannah, Georgia, has long been run by its debt-free homeowners association. The community has two deepwater marinas, 30 miles of walking and biking trails, playgrounds, a dog park, village shopping center, and Skidaway Farms. Other amenities include six championship golf courses, tennis courts, pools, clubhouses, and a fitness and wellness center. Lots priced from $80,000 to $2 million; Single-Family Homes from $250,000 to $3 million. Read More...

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Waterfall at Lake Burton

Clayton, Georgia Waterfront Community
Clayton, Georgia

Situated on a North Georgia mountaintop, this gated golf community is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and Chattahoochee National Forest. Waterfall Club’s Scott Pool mountain golf course features 18 holes, including the signature second hole above a 215-foot cascading waterfall. Club amenities include a clubhouse, athletic center, dock and boat rentals. Lots priced from $50,000 to $350,000; Homes and Condos priced from $500,000 to $3.5 million. Read More...

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Waterways

Richmond Hill, Georgia Waterfront Community
Richmond Hill, Georgia

This gated community on Georgia’s historic colonial coast features gracious, low country-style homes and an outdoor lifestyle with an emphasis on water activities and wellness. Residents enjoy kayaking and canoeing, fishing, walking & biking trails, a swimming pool, fitness center, community gardens, and a calendar of social activities. Proposed amenities include a marina, marina village, racquet club, and clubhouse. Lots priced from $50,000; Homes from $300,000 to $600,000. Read More...

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The Idaho Club

Sandpoint, Idaho Waterfront Community
Sandpoint, Idaho

This Pacific Northwest lake & golf community is situated among a dramatic mountain landscape overlooking the clear waters of Lake Pend Oreille. Residents enjoy four seasons of outdoor recreation, including boating, fishing, skiing, hiking, and more. Amenities include the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Idaho, hiking & biking trails, and a planned clubhouse with swimming pool. Lots priced from $85,000 to $700,000; Homes from $599,000 to $2.2 million. Read More...


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Whitetail Club

McCall, Idaho Waterfront Community
McCall, Idaho

The custom homesites and cabin homes for sale at this established central Idaho mountain resort community offer exclusive access to an acclaimed Andy North-designed golf course, an array of club amenities, alpine skiing, plus direct access to boating and fishing on Payette Lake. Lots priced from $319,000 to over $1 million; Homes priced from $739,000 to just over $1 million to $2 million+. Read More...


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Heritage Harbor

Ottawa, Illinois Waterfront Community
Ottawa, Illinois

This waterfront resort community is located just 90 minutes from Chicago and features waterfront cottages, condos, villas, and vacation homes situated around a full-service marina. Residents enjoy a clubhouse with waterfront dining, an outdoor swimming pool, walking & biking trails, and white sand beach. Lots from $39,000 to $350,000; Condos from $195,000 to $300,000; Townhomes from $240,000 to $399,000; Villas from $260,000 to $399,000; Homes from $195,000 to $700,000. Read More...

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K. Hovnanian's ® Four Seasons at Kent Island

Chester, Maryland Waterfront Community
Chester, Maryland

This 55+ community offers a waterfront resort lifestyle on Chesapeake Bay's largest island. Resort-style amenities include a 28,000-square-foot waterfront clubhouse, fully-equipped fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fishing pier, and walking & biking trails. New homes priced from the $400,000s to the upper $500,000s. Read More...


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The Ranches at Belt Creek

Belt, Montana Waterfront Community
Belt, Montana

This Montana luxury resort community offers a family-friendly ranch lifestyle with all the amenities necessary to enjoy the best of Big Sky Country. Recreational opportunities include hunting, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking & geocaching, ATV riding, whitewater rafting, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, dog sledding & sleigh rides, bird watching, photography safaris, and snowmobiling. Lots priced from $200,000 to $1 million; Homes from $1.2 million to $3 million. Read More...

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Eastman

Grantham, New Hampshire Waterfront Community
Grantham, New Hampshire

This four-season community located two hours from Boston offers golf, tennis, a Nordic ski center and other family-friendly amenities on 3,700 scenic acres in New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region. Lots priced from $5,000 to $89,000; Single-Family Homes from $169,000 to $1.5 million; Condos from $135,000 to $275,000. Read More...


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High Pointe at Panther Valley by Baker Residential

Hackettstown, New Jersey Waterfront Community
Hackettstown, New Jersey

This new gated townhome community features resort-style amenities and mountaintop townhomes in a convenient Northwest New Jersey location. Residents have access to Panther Valley Golf & County Club’s 18-hole championship golf course, full-service clubhouse, tennis courts, and swim complex with three swimming pools. Townhomes priced from $317,990 to $449,900. Read More...


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Venue at Lighthouse Station

Barnegat Township, New Jersey Waterfront Community
Barnegat Township, New Jersey

This 55+ community in Ocean County, New Jersey features low-maintenance homes and resort-style amenities designed for an active adult lifestyle. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, tennis & pickleball courts, walking trails, and more. Residents have easy access to the beaches and entertainment of Long Beach Island, via a community shuttle. Homes priced from $299,990to $399,990. Read More...


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