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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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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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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 $900,000s. 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

Just east of Atlanta, Reynolds Lake Oconee is a private waterfront community where members from around the country thrive, and where passions and friendships flourish. Residents enjoy six championship golf courses, a lakefront Ritz-Carlton®, 11 unique culinary outlets, the Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds and a range of acclaimed amenities. Homesites priced from $100,000 to $2.5 million and homes from $300,000 to $5 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 $100,000s; Maintenance-Free Townhomes from the $300,000s; and Single-Family Homes from the $300,000s to over $1 million. Read More...

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Sterling on the Lake

Flowery Branch, Georgia Waterfront Community
Flowery Branch, Georgia

This North Georgia new home community is just 40 miles north of Atlanta and offers resort-style amenities, along with convenient access to the airport, shopping & dining, the mountains, and Lake Lanier. Amenities include a lakeside clubhouse, fitness center, movie theater, swimming pools, walking & biking trails, tennis courts, and more. Homes priced from $330,000 to $700,000+. 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, 31 tennis courts, pickleball, pools, clubhouses, and a fitness and wellness center. Lots priced from $100,000 to $2 million; Single-Family Homes from $300,000 to $2 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, marina, clubhouse, community gardens, and a calendar of social activities. Planned amenities include a marina village and racquet club. Lots priced from $90,000; Townhomes from the mid $200,000s; Homes from low $400,000s to $900,000. Read More...

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Winding River

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

This coastal Georgia community is located in the historic town of St. Marys, just a short drive from Cumberland Island beaches and big city attractions in Jacksonville, FL. Amenities include a clubhouse, 24/7 fitness center, swimming pools, pickleball courts, nature trails, fishing lakes, playgrounds, sports fields, and more. Lots priced from $36,000 to $99,000; Homes priced from $290,000 to $500,000+. Read More...


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Kukui‘ula

Koloa, Hawaii Waterfront Community
Koloa, Hawaii

Kukui'ula is a private resort community on the island of Kaua'i’s south shore in 'okina Hawaii. Surrounded by the classic Hawaiian landscape of mountains and the Pacific Ocean, this luxurious island community is perfect for retirees, active adults, and families alike. The impressive array of exclusive amenities include a 21,000 square foot clubhouse, Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, full-service spa,10-acre farm, an abundance of on-site recreational activities, and elevated dining options. Lots priced from $700,000 to $12 million; Villas from $2 million to $3.2 million; and Homes from $2 million to $6 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 $2 million+. Read More...


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Brookfield Residential at Two Rivers

Odenton, Maryland Waterfront Community
Odenton, Maryland

With an ideal location near the nation's capital, this 55+ community offers an active adult lifestyle within minutes of shopping, dining, and entertainment attractions. The conserved natural landscape features miles of walking & biking trails, parks with ponds and wetlands, and an agricultural park for gardening. The community clubhouse is home to indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a demonstration kitchen, tennis and pickleball courts, and more. Homes priced from the $500,000s to the $700,000s. 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 24,000-square-foot waterfront clubhouse, fully-equipped fitness center, tennis & pickleball courts, indoor & outdoor swimming pools, a fishing pier, and walking & biking trails. Low-maintenance single-family homes and condominiums are priced from the $400,000s to the $600,000s. 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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Albemarle Plantation

Hertford, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Hertford, North Carolina

A scenic Dan Maples signature golf course and a 166-slip deepwater marina highlight this gated waterfront community in the Albemarle Sound region of northeastern North Carolina. Choose from a selection of homes, townhomes and condos priced from $122,900 to $775,000; Lots from $29,500 to $439,000. Read More...

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Bear Lake Reserve

Tuckasegee, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Tuckasegee, North Carolina

This lakefront mountain resort community features a Nicklaus Design golf course, a lake club with pools, restaurant and fitness center, tennis & pickleball courts, a 500-acre private lake, an outdoor events amphitheater, and miles of scenic hiking trails and fly fishing. Located along one of the last undeveloped lakes in Western North Carolina, near Cashiers. Craftsman-style cottages, custom homes, villas and mountain lodges are priced from the high $200,000s to $4 million; Lots priced from the low $100,000s to the high $500,000s. Read More...

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Brunswick Forest

Leland, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Leland, North Carolina

Located on North Carolina's Cape Fear coast, just minutes from historic Wilmington, Brunswick Forest offers a wide array of neighborhoods and lifestyles. Amenities include 18 holes of championship golf at Cape Fear National®, a Clubhouse, Town Creek River Launch , Fitness & Wellness Center, parks, natural areas and more than 100 miles of pathways linking residences and amenities. Lots priced from the $80,000s to $250,000; Townhomes, Cottages, Villas and Single-Family Homes priced from the $300,000s to the $800,000s. Read More...

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Brunswick Plantation

Calabash, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Calabash, North Carolina

Home to one of the 50 best golf courses in the United States, this gated golf community is conveniently located on North Carolina’s southern coast, 20 minutes from Myrtle Beach, SC, and a stone’s throw to Sunset Beach. In addition to year-round golf and a plethora of beach and water activities, residents gain access to exclusive amenities including an 11,000 square foot community center, on-site restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, multiple tennis and pickleball courts, and a variety of active clubs and classes. Homes priced from the low $300,000s to the $400,000s. Read More...


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Chinquapin

Glenville, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Glenville, North Carolina

This 2,000-acre gated community is located near the Nantahala National Forest and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. Residents enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities, and community amenities include a clubhouse, an adventure trail, and equestrian, hiking and biking trails. Homesites priced from $99,000 to $350,000; maintenance-free home packages starting in the $500,000s. Read More...

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