Some folks thrive by being close to the water. Whether it’s the ocean, a river or a refreshing lake, there’s no doubt that water embodies peace, beauty and adventure. There’s an increasing number of communities with water as a central theme. And, more choices means more competitive prices, so be sure to be thorough in your search for the community that’s right for you and yours.
Here are some of the many advantages to living by the water.
· Waterfront homes are excellent investments.
· Residents enjoy a vibrant array of wildlife.
· Waterfront communities provide access to water activities for all ages.
· Most waterfront communities are situated next to hundreds of acres of unspoiled nature.
· There’s a strong sense of community and well-being.
Where on the water would you want to be?
Ocean, River, or Lake?
One of the first decisions to make is: which particular body of water do you want to live by? Are you looking for the vastness of the ocean, or tranquility of a lake? Both of these options come with a range of water activities and their own unique benefits. Or perhaps, living on a river is right for you, with its ever flowing, refreshing quality?
Once you get this question clear, you can start narrowing down your location. Being on the ocean means living along the coastline. From North Carolina, to Florida, to International waters such as the Dominican Republic, there’s plenty of aqua blue water to live by. Sailing, surfing or just a gentle morning dip are all possible when you live on the ocean.
But if you’re looking for a lake or river, then head inland and check out some mountain ranges. The Smokey Mountains of Virginia, or the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Carolina’s both have a great choice of communities. With a host of active lifestyle and health perks that come with waterfront living, you can’t go wrong.
Waking up on the water is closer than you may think. Scroll through the list below to find communities that are right for you. Be sure to catch an ideal-LIVING Expo near you to compare communities across the country and in the Caribbean. You can’t know how helpful it is until you go!