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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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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 $200,000s to the mid $300,000s. 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

Amenities at this Blue Ridge Mountain community include a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, a 200-slip marina and village center, guest house, pool complex, clubhouse, tennis, and fitness. There are 1,400 acres of parks, preserves, trails and green space, with easy access to Greenville, Asheville, and Clemson University. Lots are priced from the low $100,000s to over $950,000; Custom Homes and Cottages from the $500,000s to over $3 million. Read More...

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Wachesaw Plantation Club

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

Once the site of two 18th century rice plantations, this gated golf community boasts a rich, South Carolina Lowcountry history. Its championship Tom Fazio golf course has been designated “Best in the Myrtle Beach Area” by Golf Digest. An elegant 18th century-style clubhouse, swimming pool complex and tennis courts complete the country club lifestyle. Lots priced from $80,000 to $250,000; Condos and Homes from $250,000 to $2.5 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 $350,000 to $750,000+. 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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Jasper Highlands

Chattanooga, Tennessee Waterfront Community
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Land for sale at Jasper Highlands ranges from small acreage homesites to large acreage properties suitable for mini-farms or equestrian estates. The community features long-range views overlooking the Tennessee River west of Chattanooga. Land prices range from $41,900 to $500,000, with new homes from $300,000 to over $500,000. 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 $3,800 to $500,000; Townhomes and Homes from $130,000 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 $400,000 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 $250,000 to $2.5 million; Homes from $1.5 million; Shared ownership Sunday Houses from $325,000. Read More...


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Red Ledges

Heber City, Utah Waterfront Community
Heber City, Utah

This four-season mountain community near Park City, Utah, offers a selection of estate home sites and luxurious Western-style cottages, with 18 holes of Jack Nicklaus signature golf, deluxe tennis and equestrian facilities and a private ski chalet at the neighboring Deer Valley Resort. Lots from $150,000 to over $700,000; Homes from $650,000 to over $2 million. Read More...

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Bay Creek

Cape Charles, Virginia Waterfront Community
Cape Charles, Virginia

Bay Creek with a picturesque location that combines laid-back coastal living and beach-time adventures, it’s the ideal setting for families, golfers, nature lovers, and those looking to escape the busy city for a relaxed beach community. This unique master-planned community offers a variety of housing options. Homesites priced from the $70,000s to $500,000; Homes from the $400,000s to $2 million. Read More...

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Fawn Lake

Fredericksburg, Virginia Waterfront Community
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Scenically situated on the banks of a 288-acre deep-water lake in Fredericksburg Virginia, Fawn Lake is honored as one of Virginia's most outstanding communities. A certified Audubon cooperative sanctuary, Fawn Lake features a private country club and an award-winning Arnold Palmer championship golf course. Other recreational amenities include, tennis, water-skiing, windsurfing, canoeing and fishing. Lots priced from $80,000 to $700,000; Homes priced from $450,000 to $2.5 million. Read More...


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Governor's Land at Two Rivers

Williamsburg, Virginia Waterfront Community
Williamsburg, Virginia

This Williamsburg private golf community features a Tom Fazio golf course, ranked as a Top 10 course in Virginia by Golf Digest, a private yacht club and other recreational amenities in a waterfront setting. Lots from $85,000 to $1.5 million; Custom Homes from $400,000 to $3 million. Read More...

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Kingsmill on the James

Williamsburg, Virginia Waterfront Community
Williamsburg, Virginia

This gated golf community is located on 2,900 protected acres along the James River in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. The resort is a AAA Four Diamond property and features three championship golf courses designed by Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer and Tom Clark and is included in Golf Digest’s list of "The 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America." Amenities include tennis, fitness center, racquetball, spa and salon, marina, guided fishing, and many dining options. Lots priced from $200,000 to $1 million+; Condos from $175,000 to $700,000; Townhomes from $175,000 to $1.6 million+; Homes from $300,000 to $2 million+. Read More...


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Potomac Shores

Potomac Shores, Virginia Waterfront Community
Potomac Shores, Virginia

Located 30 miles outside of Washington, DC, this new resort community embraces Tidewater tradition through its architecture and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods. Amenities include a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and 8,000-square-foot clubhouse; a social and recreational center, on-site elementary school, future marina, planned town center, and future on-site train stop. Homes, Townhomes, Villas priced from the $400,000s to the $700,000s. Read More...


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