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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:

Villages of Citrus Hills - Florida Gated Communities

Villages of Citrus Hills - Florida Gated Communities

Hernando, Florida

Terra Vista is among Florida's most amenity rich country club lifestyles set in unique surroundings characterized by rolling hills and towering oaks.
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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


Summerhouse on Everett Bay - North Carolina Coastal Community

Summerhouse on Everett Bay - North Carolina Coastal Community

Holly Ridge, North Carolina

A New Season Has Begun at Summerhouse. Imagine a warm, welcoming home where luxury meets coastal casual and the ocean is just beyond your front door. A community where you can go kayaking on the Intracoastal Waterway in the morning, relax by the resort-style clubhouse pool with friends in the afternoon, and check your crab pots for dinner at sunset! All this with the seaside village of Surf City and Historic Wilmington, NC nearby.
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NC


Fawn Lake - Virginia Gated Communities

Fawn Lake - Virginia Gated Communities

Spotsylvania, Virginia

Spanning over 2,350 acres of gently rolling countryside just nine miles west of the historic city of Fredericksburg VA, Fawn Lake offers the unique opportunity to live in the relaxed resort atmosphere of a gated community and carefully preserved trees with a 288-acre deepwater lake with over seven miles of shoreline plus and an Arnold Palmer...
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VA


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


The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay - Delaware Gated Communities

The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay - Delaware Gated Communities

Millsboro, Delaware

The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay offers an exquisite collection of homes in vintage coastal architecture. With a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, unmatched amenities and instant access to Delaware's famous Atlantic beaches, there is simply no place like The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay.
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DE


The Isles of Collier Preserve - Florida Gated Communities

The Isles of Collier Preserve - Florida Gated Communities

Naples, Florida

Nestled within a pristine natural setting just minutes from downtown Naples and the vibrant 5th Avenue shopping and dining district, Florida's preeminent homebuilder is creating a colorful update of classic coastal living. Inspired by the timeless architecture and traditions of Old Naples, elegant new Minto homes will overlook miles of scenic kayak and biking trails.
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FL


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


WindRiver

WindRiver

Lenoir City, Tennessee

WindRiver on Tellico Lake in Lenoir City, Tennessee is a gated lakefront and golf course community with a private harbor and marina and featuring acre-plus waterfront properties, custom homes, and golf villas.
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TN


Albemarle Plantation - North Carolina Gated Communities

Albemarle Plantation - North Carolina Gated Communities

Hertford , North Carolina

On the North Carolina's Inner Banks is a golf and marina community with a lifestyle like no other! Perched between historic Edenton and Elizabeth City, NC, it's an easy drive to any major city along the coast going north or south. With easy access to Tidewater Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, you will experience small town charm and big city culture at its finest.
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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


Lakewood Ranch | Best Places to Live in Florida

Lakewood Ranch | Best Places to Live in Florida

Lakewood Ranch, Florida

At Lakewood Ranch, it's all about the good life. Health, family, and fun are the focus. And, there's an activity to fit every lifestyle. The community hosts 54 holes of golf, a country club with two clubhouses, and tennis and athletic centers. Additionally, it's home to the Sarasota Polo Club and seven world-class polo fields. Lake Ranch polo tournaments attract players from around the world. Still, the list continues with a 75-acre premier sports campus, A-rated schools, and a hospital and preventative medical clinic.
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FL


Waterways - Best Places to Live in Georgia

Waterways - Best Places to Live in Georgia

Richmond Hill, Georgia

Waterways is a 2,300-acre master-planned community located just 30 minutes from historic Savannah, Georgia, in charming Richmond Hill. Surrounded by a 1,600 acre nature preserve, this is a place where six-and-a-half miles of marsh frontage, over four miles of winding lagoons, and more than a thousand acres of ancient oak hammocks embrace our new homes and homesites.
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GA


Noble's Pond

Noble's Pond

Dover, Delaware

Delaware 55+ Community Situated on 293 acres with wooded areas and natural habitats Low Tax Living - Delaware taxes for retirees are ranked #1 in the NE
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DE


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


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