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Best Coastal Communities of 2020

  

Best Coastal Communities

Best of the Best 2020 Community Awards

Beautiful sunrises and sunsets, salt air, white sand beaches, great seafood, and a laid-back atmosphere are just a few of the reasons that the coastlines are the most densely populated regions of the United States. It's just a different way of life – you tend to slow down and appreciate life at the coast. Whether you live on the water or within 30 minutes of the beach, it's a wonderful, active lifestyle. Here are a few of our favorite coastal communities to visit.

Select the communities below that you are interested in receiving more information.

ideal-LIVING Best of the Best

River Dunes

River Dunes

Oriental, North Carolina

Oriental, NC - River Dunes is a thriving waterfront retreat on the coast of North Carolina, with a charming Harbor Village, bespoke Harbor Club and a 400 slip marina. This award-winning community offers the best in coastal living, traditional tidewater architecture and year-round boating, set in an unparalleled location on the big waters of the Pamlico Sound, Intracoastal Waterway and the Neuse River. Read More...

NC


Waterways - Best Places to Live in Georgia

Waterways - Best Places to Live in Georgia

Richmond Hill, Georgia

Richmond Hill, GA - Located on the Georgia coast, just south of Savannah, Waterways is surrounded by nature, infused with contemporary design, and built with modern amenities including pools, fitness centers, walking trails, and outdoor recreation opportunities that exceed your expectations. With both lakefront living and intracoastal access at Waterways Marina coming this year, there is an adventure suited for every personality at Waterways. With stunning views of golden marshes, boat storage and launching coming soon, and an already vibrant community where neighbors are family, your coastal lifestyle will come naturally at Waterways. Read More...

GA


St. James Plantation - NC Gated Community

St. James Plantation - NC Gated Community

Southport, North Carolina

Southport, NC - St. James Plantation, the crown jewel of North Carolina's southern coast. There are countless ways to stay active in this mild Carolina climate with four distinct seasons: perfect for enjoying outdoor concerts at our lakefront amphitheater, cycling with the St. James Bikers Club, volunteering with the service club or taking a class at the local college. Explore Southport's antique shops, boutiques, restaurants, and historical landmarks in the center of this quaint New England style village. Homes range from the $300s to $1 million plus, and home sites start from the $60s. Read More...

NC


Grande Dunes

Grande Dunes

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach, SC - Grande Dunes is a 2,200-acre master-planned community that is currently home to more than 1,000 families and will include up to 5,000 single-family homes, villas, homesites, retail establishments and commercial properties. This exceptional community stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to west of the Intracoastal Waterway. Adding to the value of the community are a range of private and public club amenities, including the semi-private Members Club and golf course, the private Ocean Club and pool complex on the Atlantic Ocean and the Grande Dunes Tennis Center. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway is the 126-slip Marina at Grande Dunes and the popular Anchor Caf. Read More...

SC


Beau Coast

Beau Coast

Beaufort, North Carolina

Beaufort, NC - Beau Coast is found in the quaint coastal town of Beaufort, NC, which was named "South's Best Small Town" by Southern Living Magazine. Life at Beau Coast extends far beyond the home. It's a rich, incredible way of life that's inherently rooted within every detail of the community. At Beau Coast, you'll ?nd yourself at the center of it all. The coastal charm. The compelling culture. The stunning natural areas. And your coastal home is priced within reach, starting from the $300s. An unbelievable opportunity with low HOA dues and fantastic amenities. Come live easy at Beau Coast. Read More...

NC


Albemarle Plantation - North Carolina Gated Communities

Albemarle Plantation - North Carolina Gated Communities

Hertford , North Carolina

Hertford, NC - Water-lovers, modern-day explorers, golfers, walkers, kayakers, birdwatchers, boaters, nature lovers and soul-searchers: Albemarle Plantation was made for you. We invite you to discover distinct coastal living, award-winning golf, resort amenities, elegant homes, and our expertly staffed marina - all on North Carolina's pristine Albemarle Sound. Explore the historic towns of Edenton and Elizabeth City, set out for a day on the Albemarle Sound, or head to the Outer Banks. Cap off your day by raising a glass with friends at our own Dockside Caf. Enjoy dinner on the deck and watch the boats return to port as the sun sets. Read More...

NC


Amelia National Golf & Country Club - Florida Gated Golf Communities

Amelia National Golf & Country Club - Florida Gated Golf Communities

Fernandina Beach, Florida

Fernandina Beach, FL - Gated, Coastal Living in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Amelia National is situated in Fernandina Beach, which is often termed the gateway to the enchantingly quaint and renowned Amelia Island. Residents of this amenity-filled new home community experience a vacation-type lifestyle each and every day. Just moments from the Atlantic Ocean, enjoy lounging by the pool and superb dining at the club located within Amelia National's gated access. Read More...

FL


Bay Creek - Virginia Gated Communities

Bay Creek - Virginia Gated Communities

Cape Charles, Virginia

Cape Charles, VA - Located along the sparkling waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Bay Creek is a community where coastal living is defined by a deep appreciation of family, nature, and authentic shore experiences. Distinctly designed homes and neighborhoods are set among hundreds of acres of lush nature preserves, waterways and interconnected trails, the welcoming backdrop for your family's next great adventure. With a rich collection of coastal pleasures and memorable activities, Bay Creek can be a new experience every day. Walk our private beach, sail, go crabbing, golf, bike the trails, explore by kayak... Read More...

VA


One Particular Harbour - A Premier Minto Florida Community

One Particular Harbour - A Premier Minto Florida Community

Bradenton, Florida

Anna Marie Sound, FL - Enjoy the resort lifestyle on Florida's last private island across the bridge from Anna Maria Island. Featuring exciting activities and all the amenities for a perfect vacation home or year-round residence. The choice is yours! One Particular Harbour Margaritaville offers a state-of-the-art marina, beach club with poolside cabana bar, fully-equipped fitness center and yoga lawn, with views of Anna Maria Sound. OPENING THIS SUMMER! A 6-story island-inspired Compass Hotel by Margaritaville and Floriday's Woodfire Grill & Bar. Read More...

FL


The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay - Delaware Gated Communities

The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay - Delaware Gated Communities

Millsboro, Delaware

Millsboro, DE - The Peninsula is a gracious resort community where each detail has been thoughtfully executed. Prestigious residences and first-class amenities are both set amid scenic vistas and spectacular natural surroundings. At The Peninsula, a full array of amenities is just beyond your front door. With a Signature Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, an award-winning clubhouse, a Nature Conservancy and a fun-filled wave pool, activities abound for any lifestyle. Whatever you choose, it is sure to make you smile; because at The Peninsula you are guaranteed to enjoy life as it should be. Read More...

DE


Coosaw Point

Coosaw Point

Beaufort, South Carolina

Beaufort, SC - Coosaw Point is a primary home community located on nearly 400 acres in historic Beaufort, SC. With almost 130 acres remaining as open space, much of it along the riverfront, Nestled on the edge of the ACE Basin Coosaw Point is surrounded by wetlands and marshes formed by the Ashepoo, The Combahee, and the Edisto Rivers all supporting a cornucopia of Lowcountry wildlife. Among some of the activities and amenities available for property owners are crab docks, tennis courts, community dock, open natural areas, walking trails, a pool complex and a clubhouse with views of the river and sound. If a beautiful home in one of the east coast's most stunningly beautiful settings is what you're looking for. A visit to Coosaw Point will tell you that you have come to the right place! Read More...

SC


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