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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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Oldfield

Okatie, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Okatie, South Carolina

Deep in South Carolina's Lowcountry, between Beaufort and Hilton Head, is the club community of Oldfield. Amenities include a Greg Norman golf course, Equestrian Center, Sports Club with 6 tennis courts, fitness center, resort-style swimming pool and lap pool, the River Club with fine and casual dining and the Outfitters Center - a hunting lodge with outfitters store and wildlife education center. Lots priced from $50,000 to $400,000; Homes from $479,000 to $1.9 million. Read More...

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Palmetto Bluff

Bluffton, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

Situated in the picturesque South Carolina Low Country along the May River, Palmetto Bluff offers an array of amenities including a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, a Sports Campus, an interior freshwater river system, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff--ranked the #1 Top U.S. Resort by the readers of Conde Nast--and a Spa. Lots ranging from 1/3 acre to 15-acre family compounds are priced from the $400,000s to $3.75 million; Homes from $2.5 million to $5 million+. Read More...


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Point Hope

Charleston, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Charleston, South Carolina

This neo-traditional new home community is minutes from historic Charleston and offers a live, work, play lifestyle with a deep connection to nature. Amenities include an extensive trail network, swimming pool, parks, shops, restaurants, and businesses. Homes priced from the $500,000s. Read More...


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Port Royal Plantation

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

This private oceanfront community on Hilton Head Island boasts award-winning golf courses, a private beach club, tennis & pickleball courts, and multiple amenities to enjoy Lowcountry nature and wildlife. Hilton Head's popular attractions are just minutes from the community gates. Real estate options range from undeveloped homesites to bungalows to oceanfront estates. Homes priced from $450,000 to $5 million+; Lots from $125,000 to $2 million+. Read More...


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Savannah Lakes Village

McCormick, South Carolina Waterfront Community
McCormick, South Carolina

With two lakefront golf courses and 2,200 primary and vacation-home residents, this member-owned lakefront sporting community in western South Carolina is surrounded by 60,000 acres of protected forest land and state parks at the confluence of the Little River Blueway Adventure Region and Lake Thurmond. Lots priced from $20,000 to $200,000; Homes and Cottages from $225,000 to $900,000+. Read More...

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Sea Pines

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Homeowners at this 5,000-acre oceanfront enclave on South Carolina's Hilton Head Island have access to four championship golf courses and five miles of pristine Atlantic beaches, along with a full-service marina, tennis and equestrian facilities, resort dining and a 603-acre Lowcountry nature preserve. Lots priced from $119,000 to $5 million, with condos, townhomes, villas and single-family homes priced from $170,000 to $8.7 million. Read More...


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Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Seabrook Island, South Carolina

This island resort community located 30 minutes from Charleston offers a South Carolina Lowcountry lifestyle, encompassing a wide range of housing options, Atlantic beaches and golf, tennis, equestrian and marina facilities. Lots priced from $50,000 to $1.3 million; new and resale homes, villas and townhomes priced from $100,000 to $7 million. Read More...

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Summers Corner

Summerville, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Summerville, South Carolina

This new home community offers a walkable lifestyle with an active village center, swim complex, 95-acre lake, walking trails, two on-site schools, and a performing arts center. Historic Charleston is just 35 minutes away. Homes priced from the high $300,000s to mid $400,000s. Read More...


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Sun City Hilton Head by Del Webb

Bluffton, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

The largest 55+ active adult community in South Carolina, Sun City Hilton Head by Del Webb is home to 36 holes of championship golf, three amenity centers, a sports complex, fitness centers, two social halls, parks, community gardens, biking and hiking trails and over 100 clubs and resident community groups. Located 15 miles from Hilton Head Island and Savannah, Georgia, this coastal South Carolina community offers low-maintenance homes priced from the low $300,000s to the high $400,000s. Read More...

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The Cliffs - Lake Region

Six Mile, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Six Mile, South Carolina

The Cliffs - Lake Region is a collection of three gated mountain-lake residential communities located on the shores of 18,500-acre Lake Keowee. Together these three properties offer a full complement of recreational activities, including a pair of signature golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and a signature golf course by Jack Nicklaus. Members have access to over $150 million in completed amenities at all seven Cliffs Communities. Homes priced from the $700,000s to $4.9 million; Lots from the $100,000s to $1 million. Read More...


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The Cliffs - Mountain Region

Travelers Rest, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Homeowners in this family of Blue Ridge Mountain golf communities located on both sides of the North Carolina-South Carolina border gain access to one of America's most impressive club memberships, encompassing a total of seven championship golf courses with designs by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Gary Player. Additional amenities include an equestrian center, a full-service marina, a beach club, tennis, indoor and outdoor pools and expansive health and fitness facilities. Homes priced from the $500,000s to $3.8 million; Lots from $75,000 to over $899,000. Read More...


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The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Sunset, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Sunset, South Carolina

With grand views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and 30 miles of shoreline on the majestic Lake Keowee, this 3,900-acre private, walkable community is perfect for families at any stage seeking the “right-sized” home. Close proximity to Clemson University. Lots priced from $35,000 to $700,000+; Homes priced from the $600,000s to $3 million+. Read More...

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Woodside

Aiken, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Aiken, South Carolina

Located in the historic city of Aiken, South Carolina, Woodside covers more than 2,800 acres of rolling countryside and offers classic country club amenities combined with a diverse group of neighborhoods. This active community offers four championship golf courses, a pool, tennis, croquet, community gardening, two clubhouses, a wellness center and lakes for fishing and canoeing. Lots with wooded, golf, and lake views are priced from $40,000 to $100,000+; Homes and Villas with low-maintenance living options from $325,000 to the mid $700,000s. Read More...

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Wyboo Plantation

Manning, South Carolina Waterfront Community
Manning, South Carolina

Residents enjoy a relaxed lakeside lifestyle along with year-round golf at this 650-acre gated community in South Carolina's Santee Cooper Lakes region. In addition to championship golf, an active community center is the social hub for community activities and get-togethers and includes tennis & pickleball courts, a swimming pool and an exercise room. Interior and lakefront homesites priced from $5,000 to $140,000; Homes from the $150,000s to the mid $700,000s. Read More...


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Black Creek Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee Waterfront Community
Chattanooga, Tennessee

This East Tennessee mountain community offers a championship golf course and a wide range of recreational amenities in a natural setting only minutes from downtown Chattanooga. Amenities include outdoor sports complex, nature trails, a dog park, tennis courts, clubhouse, fitness center, and more. Lots priced from $85,000 to $750,000; Condos from $150,000 to $300,000; Townhomes and Courtyard/Patio Villas from $300,000 to $450,000; Homes from $350,000 to $5 million+. Read More...

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Fairfield Glade

Crossville, Tennessee Waterfront Community
Crossville, Tennessee

This 12,500-acre community on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau encompasses five championship golf courses, 11 lakes for boating and fishing, marinas, fitness, tennis and equestrian centers. Homes and Townhomes are priced from $70,000 to $1 million+; Lots from $5,000 to $300,000. Read More...


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Rarity Bay

Vonore, Tennessee Waterfront Community
Vonore, Tennessee

Set in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, this private golf and equestrian community is located on a scenic peninsula with 10 miles of shoreline along Lake Tellico in East Tennessee. Amenities include 18 holes of championship golf, an equestrian center with 10 miles of riding trails, clubhouse, swim & tennis club, activity center and private boat docks. Lots priced from $19,900 to $595,000; Condos and Homes from $139,900 to $2.8 million. Read More...

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Tellico Village

Loudon, Tennessee Waterfront Community
Loudon, Tennessee

Situated along 40 miles of shoreline on Tellico Lake, this community offers year-round championship golf, lakefront views from almost every lot, and an active Yacht and Country Club. Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with easy access to Knoxville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge. Lots priced from $10,000 to $500,000; Townhomes from $130,000; Homes from $375,000 to $1.5 million. Read More...

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WindRiver

Lenoir City, Tennessee Waterfront Community
Lenoir City, Tennessee

WindRiver is a gated lakefront and golf course community on Tellico Lake in East Tennessee. Carefully built among rolling hillsides and gently sloping shoreline, the community offers a range of lakefront, lake view and wooded home sites. Lots are priced from $160,000 to $1 million; Homes are priced from the $700,000s to $3 million+. Read More...

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Boot Ranch

Fredericksburg, Texas Waterfront Community
Fredericksburg, Texas

This Texas Hill Country community is situated among rolling hills and vineyards, five miles from the historic town of Fredericksburg, Texas. With an emphasis on a family-centered lifestyle, amenities include a Hal Sutton-designed 18-hole golf course, clubhouse village complex, 4.5-acre pool and sports campus, and all-season outdoor recreation. Lots priced from the $600,000s; Homes and cabins from $2 million. Read More...


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