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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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Walnut Creek Preserve

Rutherfordton, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Located 10 minutes south of Lake Lure, this established North Carolina equestrian community provides a setting for those seeking an equestrian lifestyle in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Offering buyers the opportunity to purchase farm acreage, Walnut Creek Preserve includes over 50 miles of private horseback riding trails, a community nature center, more than 25 creeks and streams, a large waterfall, a stocked lake, and a 1,500-acre protected private forest. Wooded parcels include horse pastures with mountain views and range from over 10 acres to 25 acres; Lots priced from $300,000 to $525,000; Homes priced $1 million to $1.6 million. Read More...


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Waterford of the Carolinas

Wilmington, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Wilmington, North Carolina

Located along the Cape Fear River in North Carolina, Waterford of the Carolinas offers the best of coastal and city living. Resort-style amenities coupled with immediate access to downtown Historic Wilmington and Atlantic beaches give residents ample room to relax and explore. Most of the homes and lots are lakefront or offer water views. Lots priced from $59,900 to $269,900; Homes from $239,900 to $499,900. Read More...

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Winding River Plantation

Bolivia, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Bolivia, North Carolina

This award winning master-planned community offers a waterfront club lifestyle with a 27-hole Fred Couples Signature Golf Course, tennis, swimming, deep water marina for boating and fishing, and more. The community is just 30 minutes from Wilmington, NC and one hour from Myrtle Beach, SC. Lots priced from $12,000 to $300,000; Homes, Townhomes, Villas & Condos priced from $100,000 to $1 million. Read More...


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Lake Naomi Club

Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania Waterfront Community
Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania

This country club community in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania is a Five Star Platinum Club of America offering year-round recreation for the entire family. Members enjoy social gatherings at the lakefront clubhouse, sports and fitness at the 48,000 sq. ft. community center, boating and fishing on Lake Naomi, and nearby ski resorts. Philadelphia, North Jersey, and New York City are within two hours. Homes priced from $250,000 to $1.2 million. Read More...

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Berkeley Hall

Bluffton, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

This traditional Lowcountry community is set on the Okatie River with homes featuring river, marsh, golf, lake and forest views. Two "core" Tom Fazio golf courses and a 30-acre golf learning center complete the golf experience. Other amenities include a Spa & Fitness Center, recreational River Park, and a clubhouse with concierge services. Lots priced from $1,000 to $525,000; Homes from $400,000 to $2 million. Read More...

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Berkshire Forest

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Berkshire Forest offers spacious single-family homes at the heart of South Carolina's Grand Strand coastline. Amenities include a lakefront clubhouse with private tennis, swimming and fitness facilities, plus ocean access at an exclusive beach club. Homes are priced from the upper $100,000s to the $400,000s. Read More...


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Brays Island Plantation

Sheldon, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Sheldon, South Carolina

A private residential sporting community located between Charleston and Savannah, combining world-class hunting and shooting facilities and over 60 miles of equestrian trails with traditional resort-style amenities including championship golf, tennis, swimming, fitness, dining and concierge services. Lots from $175,000s to $895,000; Homes from $700,000s to $2,995,000. Read More...

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Callawassie Island

Callawassie Island, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Callawassie Island, South Carolina

Residents of this low-density 880-acre Lowcountry oasis enjoy privileged access to 27 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf along with first-class tennis, fitness and swimming facilities at a prime location between Hilton Head and Beaufort. Homesites start at $10,000; Villas and Homes are priced from $165,000 to $1.5 million. Read More...

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Carnes Crossroads

Charleston, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Charleston, South Carolina

Carnes Crossroads is a thoughtfully developed, master-planned community located near Charleston and historic downtown Summerville. Here, charming neighborhoods flow naturally around beautiful parks, lakes and open green spaces. Carefully crafted homes and quiet, tree-lined streets recall the beauty and timeless traditions of the Lowcountry. A vibrant downtown area is continually attracting businesses, medical facilities and services of all kinds to the growing urban center. New single-family homes from 5 of the region’s top builders are priced from the mid $200,000s to the $500,000s. Read More...


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Colleton River

Bluffton, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

Two superb golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye are the crown jewels of this acclaimed golfing community set on 1,500 acres of verdant coastal terrain near Hilton Head, South Carolina. The property features seven miles of scenic shoreline with deep-water docks, mature trees, elegant traditional architecture and a full complement of deluxe recreational amenities. Ready-to-build lots range from $50,000 to $1.5 million, with pre-built homes from the $700,000s to $3 million. Read More...


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Crescent Communities on Lake Keowee

Seneca, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Seneca, South Carolina

With 18,500 acres of clear blue water and 300 miles of shoreline at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains in South Carolina's Upstate region, the Crescent Communities on Lake Keowee provide ample outdoor recreation opportunities. Amenities include clubhouses, tennis, swimming pools, nature trails and community boat slips. The communities are less than 45 minutes from Greenville, SC, and 90 minutes from Atlanta. Lots from the $50,000s to $388,900; Homes from $342,900 to $562,995. Read More...


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Cresswind Charleston

Summerville, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Summerville, South Carolina

This active-lifestyle community just outside of Charleston, SC is designed to meet the needs of active adults, offering a clubhouse, fitness center with classes and nutrition programs, an activities director, walking trails, and resort-style amenities. Several golf courses are located nearby and the community is convenient to Folly Beach and Isle of Palms. Homes are priced from $260,000 to the $400,000s. Read More...

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Cresswind Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This new Grand Strand active adult community combines a selection of new two- and three-bedroom homes with a community clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming and fitness facilities in a location close to The Market Common commercial center and Myrtle Beach State Park. Customizable homes are priced from $300,000 to $400,000. Read More...


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Daniel Island

Charleston, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Charleston, South Carolina

Located within 15 miles of Charleston's historic district, Daniel Island is a 4,000-acre award-winning island town featuring traditional neighborhoods, a downtown, parks, marsh-lined rivers and creeks, and a private country club with golf courses by Tom Fazio and Rees Jones. A coastal setting and the Charleston harbor provides the island with a wide array of water sports and recreation. Homes priced from the $500,000s to over $5 million. Condominiums and townhomes price from the $200,000s to over $1 million. Homesites from the $300,000s to over $1 million. Read More...


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Dunes West Golf and River Club

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

A short drive from historic downtown Charleston, this South Carolina golf community features resort-style amenities and an Arthur Hills-designed championship golf course —named a "Top 10 Resort Course" by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. Amenities and activities for all ages include a fitness center, swimming pools, a waterpark, tennis, walking trails and more. Isle of Palms beaches are 30 minutes away. Homes and Townhomes priced from the $500,000s to $1 million+. Read More...


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Fripp Island

Fripp Island, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Fripp Island, South Carolina

Beautiful Atlantic beaches, two championship golf courses and a barrier island location near Beaufort and Hilton Head make this South Carolina family resort an alluring destination for waterfront vacation rentals, retirement or beach home ownership. Lots priced from $74,000 to $1.25 million; resale Condos and Single-Family Homes from $119,000 to $2.1 million. Read More...


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Haig Point

Daufuskie Island, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Daufuskie Island, South Carolina

Haig Point is an intimate, sea island golf community located on the northern tip of Daufuskie Island, SC, between Hilton Head Island and Savannah. Accessible only by private ferry, Haig Point’s amenities blend into the island’s natural beauty, including the 20-hole Rees Jones Signature Golf Course, an equestrian center, a fitness center and the Calibogue Club with views of the Calibogue Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Homesites priced from $65,000 to over $1 million; Homes from $325,000 to $3.5 million. Read More...

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Hampton Lake

Bluffton, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

Located within 25 minutes of Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, SC and Savannah, GA, Hampton Lake offers a relaxed way of life centered around a 165-acre freshwater fishing and boating lake. Amenities include swimming, fitness, beaches, a spa, dining, community parks, trails, boardwalks and nature preserves. Homes from the low $300,000s to $1.8 million; Lots from $79,900. Read More...


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Islands of Beaufort

Beaufort, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Beaufort, South Carolina

Choose from a selection of traditional Lowcountry homes and residential lots for sale at this park-like waterfront community set within the Beaufort city limits, 30 minutes from the beach and less than an hour from Hilton Head and Savannah. Lots are priced from $25,000 to $550,000; Homes from $400,000 to $1.4 million. Read More...


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Keowee Key

Salem, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Salem, South Carolina

This active, lakeside community offers a country club lifestyle on the shores of Lake Keowee in Salem, South Carolina. With views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, residents enjoy a clubhouse with an award-winning chef, 18-hole golf course, fitness center, marina, a leisure trail, tennis and pickleball. Greenville and Clemson University are nearby, offering residents easy access to entertainment, culture, and sports. Single-Family Homes priced from $250,000 to $1 million; Condos from $100,000 to $400,000; Cottages and Townhomes from $200,000 to $500,000. Read More...

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