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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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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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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 $250,000 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, 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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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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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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Tannery Bay

Whitehall, Michigan Waterfront Community
Whitehall, Michigan

This lakefront community in Whitehall, Michigan offers a variety of home options in a scenic setting along the shore of White Lake. Amenities include bocce ball courts, stone fire pits, biking trails, boat slips, and a 650-foot lakeshore beach. Lots priced from $40,000 to $80,000; Townhomes/Condos from $205,000 to $250,000; Homes from $250,000 to $600,000. 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 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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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 $80,000 to $350,000. Read More...

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Compass Pointe

Leland, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Leland, North Carolina

Awarded the 2016 Bliss Award for “Best North Carolina Community of the Year,” Compass Pointe offers new homes, townhomes and lots for sale in a gated resort and retirement community near North Carolina's Cape Fear coast, with golf, tennis and other club amenities under development. Lots from $85,000 to $200,000; Homes, Townhomes and Condos priced from $315,000 to $1 million. Read More...

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Connestee Falls

Brevard, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Brevard, North Carolina

For over four decades, Connestee Falls has offered scenic mountain real estate and single-family homes for sale in a gated Blue Ridge Mountain community with golf, tennis, lakes, waterfalls, hiking trails and other active lifestyle amenities. Homesites are priced from about $10,000 to $99,900; Single-family homes from $125,000 to $1 million. Read More...


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Cullowhee River Club

Sylva, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Sylva, North Carolina

Located next to Western Carolina University, on the banks of the Tuckasegee River this residential and recreational community offers something for everyone. Residents will have access to a variety of amenities, the endless hiking and biking trails of 3 Blue Ridge Mountain national parks just minutes away, and the cultural attractions of Asheville (less than an hour’s drive.) Cabins and cottages priced from $449,000. Read More...


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Del Webb at Traditions

Wake Forest, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Wake Forest, North Carolina

This 55+ community in Wake Forest, North Carolina features a variety of resort-style amenities designed specifically for active adults. The The planned 18,000-square-foot amenity center will include a fitness center, coffee lounge, demonstration kitchen, billiards, swimming pool, tennis, pickleball, bocce, and more. More than 50 miles of trails wind throughout the community. Raleigh's shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions are just 20 miles away. Homes priced from the mid $300,000s to the $500,000s. Read More...

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Governors Club

Chapel Hill, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

A 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course highlights this gated community in North Carolina's prosperous Research Triangle metropolitan area. Governors Club combines a family-friendly, neighborhood atmosphere with the social and recreational benefits of a private country club. Members have access to golf, tennis, fitness, swimming and clubhouse facilities with over 400 events a year, plus boating and fishing on nearby Jordan Lake. Lots priced from $50,000 to $500,000+; Homes from $400,000 to $3 million+. Read More...

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Grande Pines

Pinehurst, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Pinehurst, North Carolina

This North Carolina gated community is located minutes from the famed Pinehurst Village and offers an active lifestyle in a natural setting of rolling hills, creeks, and pastures. Amenities include a community cabin, barbecue area, swimming pool, and trails for walking, biking, and horseback riding. Golf & social memberships are available at Pinehurst Country Club. Homesites from $70,000 to $200,000; Homes from the $300,000s to $2 million. Read More...

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