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Oceanfront Communities

Living oceanfront is idyllic. Period. The sound of waves lapping against the shore from your porch, viewing the sunrise from the beach daily, and sand in your toes whenever you’re in the mood, are just a few dreamy propositions that prompt people to buy in oceanfront communities.

Oceanfront Communities

Living oceanfront is idyllic. Period. The sound of waves lapping against the shore from your porch, viewing the sunrise from the beach daily, and sand in your toes whenever you’re in the mood, are just a few dreamy propositions that prompt people to buy in oceanfront communities.

Saying yes to those things is easy. Knowing your priorities beyond a daily dose of salt air is the next step.

Consider your needs:

•  Are you looking for a permanent residence or second home?
•  Do you want to live in the U.S. or the Caribbean?
•  Can you work from anywhere?
•  Are you retired and hoping to surround yourself with like-minded people?
•  Do you have a boat and need access to a marina?
•  Is proximity to family a priority?

Knowing what’s important to you and your spouse is a great place to start your community search.

North to South

Oceanfront CommunitiesBefore deciding exactly where you want to be, comparing tax information state-by-state is recommended. See our Choose Your Ideal Place Guide for more information.

Knowing the region you want to be in is a great place to start your search. While the most popular retirement destinations are in the southern U.S. and in the Caribbean, many choose to stay up north.

If you’re in the market for a coastal community that offers four seasons and proximity to cities like NYC or Washington D.C., oceanfront communities near Rehoboth Beach, DE, and Cape Charles, VA are excellent options. Both boast a peaceful and vibrant oceanfront lifestyle.

For those planning to head south, the list of beachfront options is long. North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia host numerous oceanfront communities on the outskirts of cities like Wilmington, Charleston, Beaufort, Hilton Head, and Savannah. Every southern town has its own culture, just as every community has its own lifestyle. So, take your time exploring areas of interest before deciding which region is right for you.

If you know you want to live in a 55+ community, then Florida is a great place start looking. From the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic, oceanfront communities are plentiful.

And, then, there’s the Caribbean. Its magical, oceanfront destinations often seem entirely out of reach. But, in countries like Panama, Costa Rica, and Mexico, resort communities are abundant, and many are quite affordable. Check out our list of international communities for more information.

Discovering the Dream

So, you’ve thoroughly considered your options and you’re ready to explore regions of interest. Now for the fun part - discovery travel! Most oceanfront communities offer discovery packages that allow you and your spouse the opportunity to ‘live like a resident’. This is by far the best way to ensure that a community is right for you.

Take a look at some of the best Water Front Communities:

Keowee Key - South Carolina Lake Community

Keowee Key - South Carolina Lake Community

Salem, South Carolina

Maintenance-free lifestyle, condos, town homes, cottages. Choose a lakefront home with private dock or use 5 community docks with 324 boat slips.. kayak rentals, and a supply store.
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SC


Jasper Highlands - Tennessee Gated Communities

Jasper Highlands - Tennessee Gated Communities

Kimball, Tennessee

Welcome to Jasper Highlands, a unique residential mountain community, nestled along the bluffs of Jasper Mountain in Tennessee. This remarkable piece of residential real estate is positioned above the clouds with majestic views of Lake Nickajack and the Tennessee River Valley, with property taxes starting at $162.10 a year!.
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TN


K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Kent Island

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Kent Island

Chester, Maryland

Four Seasons at Kent Island is an active lifestyle community offering waterfront living with new single family homes and luxury elevator condominiums. Set along the banks of Chester River and Macum Creek, Kent Island offers stunning views and a wealth of outdoor recreation, from a canoe and kayak launch to in-community trail system, connected to the popular Cross Island Trail.
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MD


Beau Coast

Beau Coast

Beaufort, North Carolina

For many, the dream of owning a home at the North Carolina coast has been just that-a dream. Until now. Located in historic Beaufort, NC, Beau Coast offers a relaxed atmosphere with a wide selection of homes to fit every pocketbook and lifestyle. Best of all, each home is located in an amenity-filled neighborhood that makes living in Beau Coast that much more desirable.
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NC


The Bluffs on the Cape Fear

The Bluffs on the Cape Fear

Leland, North Carolina

The Bluffs on the Cape Fear is a vibrant, master-planned community perched on a pristine stretch of the Cape Fear River. Just 15 minutes from the classic waterfront hometown of historic Wilmington, NC, The Bluffs is a private, coastal haven for the families who call it home. The unique vision of The Bluffs is realized every day: natural woodlands and the unspoiled riverfront landscape are preserved and celebrated. Classically-styled coastal homes exist in harmony with lush woodlands, and the riverfront. Our visionary developers created The Bluffs with access and abundance in mind. Accordingly, residents here enjoy a close-knit, active lifestyle with total access to the riverfront and an impressive collection of amenities. We invite you to experience the joy of our authentic riverfront community, The Bluffs on the Cape Fear, with our 3 day-2 night Discovery Package.
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NC


Scotch Hall Preserve - Pristine North Carolina Coastal Golf Community

Scotch Hall Preserve - Pristine North Carolina Coastal Golf Community

Merry Hill, North Carolina

This remarkable lifestyle community sits majestically on North Carolina's Albemarle Sound. Surrounded by water, ancient Cypress and live Oaks, there is no other place as unspoiled. Featuring an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, marina, swim pavilion, Scotch Hall Preserve offers waterfront, golf and woodland homesites.
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NC


Osprey Cove - Georgia Private Communities

Osprey Cove - Georgia Private Communities

Saint Marys, Georgia

Located just 21 minutes from Jacksonville, FL International airport, and just a 90 minute drive to Savannah, GA and St. Augustine, Osprey Cove is a constant recipient in the "Top 100 places to Retire." Kiplinger rated Georgia as the #3 in the Top 10 Tax Friendly states for Retirees. This plush coastal community boasts 665 homes. Home buyers in search of an active lifestyle are finding the right fit at Osprey Cove with private golf, tennis, boating and fishing available year round.
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GA


Amelia National Golf & Country Club - Florida Gated Golf Communities

Amelia National Golf & Country Club - Florida Gated Golf Communities

Fernandina Beach, Florida

Tom Fazio golf and country club affords golfing, tennis, resort-style swimming pool, snack-bar, lounge and fine dining, gym, walking trails and 24-hour manned and gated guardhouse. Three miles from Amelia Island, close to beaches, historic-district and marina.
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FL


Compass Pointe - North Carolina Coastal Communities

Compass Pointe - North Carolina Coastal Communities

Leland, North Carolina

Compass Pointe is more than a community. It's a destination. Only 10 minutes from historic downtown Wilmington, NC, and 20 minutes from Wrightsville Beach, it is the very best of coastal North Carolina.
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NC


Hilton Head Lakes — Retire to the Lowcountry

Hilton Head Lakes — Retire to the Lowcountry

Hardeeville, South Carolina

Whether you?re looking to relocate permanently for that well-deserved retirement or a weekend retreat, you can find your dreams fulfilled at Hilton Head Lakes.
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SC


Cullowhee River Club on the Tuckasegee

Cullowhee River Club on the Tuckasegee

Sylva, North Carolina

A place where adventure meets the arts, Cullowhee River Club is nestled in the mountains of Cullowhee, North Carolina, less than 55 miles west of Asheville, NC. This mountain riverfront community boasts 1.3 miles of river frontage to the Tuckaseegee River, known for its superior fly fishing that makes Jackson County the Trout Capital of NC. Cullowhee is also home to the largest university west of Asheville, Western Carolina University, bringing fine & performing arts, sporting events, and life-long learning opportunities, all within walking distance!
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NC


Tidewater by Del Webb

Tidewater by Del Webb

Estero, Florida

The 55+ active adult community of Tidewater by Del Webb, perfectly situated in Estero, offers award-winning amenities and extraordinary lifestyle. Experience for yourself the two-story, coastal inspired clubhouse, with elegant community gathering room, state-of-the-art fitness center, group fitness studio, several activity rooms, 2nd floor balcony and catering kitchen. The famous Del Webb active adult lifestyle awaits at Tidewater.
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FL


Riverlights

Riverlights

Wilmington, North Carolina

Enter the home of your dreams and the lifestyle you crave in RiverLights ™, Wilmington's newest waterfront community. Designed to foster a coastal, wellness-centered environment, RiverLights offers the energy of a city amid miles of tranquil beauty. Set along the naturally magnificent Cape Fear River, it's a new kind of community that celebrates family, honors nature and breathes new life into Southern heritage.
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NC


Paramount Escapes Ocean Breeze

Paramount Escapes Ocean Breeze

Manahawkin, New Jersey

Resort Inspired 55+ Living in New Jersey, Paramount Escapes Ocean Breeze offers an ideal location just 10 miles from the alluring sands of Long Beach Island. This dynamically different neighborhood brings together expansive home designs, a beach-accessible location and an energetic lifestyle...
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NJ


Lake Naomi Club

Lake Naomi Club

Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania

Lake Naomi Club is located in the pristine Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our Members have continued to bring their families to Lake Naomi-Timber Trails since 1963. The charm of the individual homes and properties in Lake Naomi and Timber Trails, the country club quality of the sporting and social facilities, the planned activities for all interests and ages and the great variety of ways to live the seasons' pleasures with friends and family are some of the reasons that Lake Naomi-Timber Trails is a Five Star Platinum Club Community.
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PA


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