Lakefront Master-Planned and Gated Communities
Can you imagine never having to make a trip to spend the day at the lake because you live near one? It’s a dream that is easily attainable with lake communities.
Why Lake Living?
Offering both the tranquility and the adventure of being by the water, it’s easy to see the appeal of lakeside living. It’s the perfect destination for those seeking access to year-round water activities, acres of natural beauty brimming with wildlife, and a tight-knit community where neighbors instantly become friends.
Finding the Best Lake Community
Truth be told, there are plenty of great lake destinations all over the country. It’s up to you to decide which one is perfect for your plans. But before you run off to the nearest lake, pause and consider exactly where it is you want your new lake life to be. Think about your needs and priorities. Do you want to be near the city, or do you envision a more remote setting? Do you see yourself nestled in the mountains with access to a lake? Or in a lakefront retirement community at a lower altitude? These questions can help you narrow down your ideal location and guide you to the best lakes to live on.
If you’re a sun-seeker, lake communities in the south would be ideal for you. Obvious hot spots like Florida already draw people in with sunshine and warm temperatures year-round, and their impeccably designed lake communities make the Sunshine State even more desirable for retirement or relocation. Other southern states like North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia offer up idyllic lake settings, some mixed with the serenity and remoteness of the mountains. Tennessee and Arkansas can also be deemed as some of the best places to retire on the lake. Looking for something further west? Venture to Washington, Colorado, or California. Wherever you land, boating, fishing, swimming, and other outdoor activities will always be waiting right outside your front door.
With so many options around the country, finding a lake community can be overwhelming. But if you can pinpoint your major must-haves, compiling a list of potential lake destinations will be easy. Aside from lakeside activities, consider other amenities you may want. Avid golfers may want their lake community to also be a golf community, with an award-winning course amid gorgeous views. Other amenities may include tax-friendliness, proximity to cities for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Or you may be searching for a 55+ community with lakeside benefits.
Research and Explore Lake Communities Around The U.S.
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Located on a peninsula bounded by rivers and ocean we are Georgia’s Premier Coastal Community directly across from Cumberland Island National Seashore! Enjoy world-class amenities with pools, tennis, fitness center, parks and community docks. All protected by manned/gated 24/7 security for peace of mind. Located at the Southeastern-most point of Georgia we enjoy the mildest climate in the state. The metro area of Jacksonville, FL offers the finest in shopping, cultural activities, sporting events and health care that includes the Mayo Clinic. Jacksonville International Airport is 30 minutes from our frontgate.
The architecture in Cumberland Harbour is classic Low-Country Southern vernacular with wide porches, metal roofs, shiplap and vintage heart pine floors. Work with the region’s finest builders to create that one of a kind Dream Home. Choose from home sites with a wide variety of locations and price points. Our waterfront sites offer true deepwater access with the ability to put in your own private dock. Marshfront sites offer endless vistas and sunsets over the salt marshes. Our nature sites offer a live oak canopy perfect for relaxation on those Summer days. Play, Relax, Explore… Life lived better, Cumberland Harbour.
WindRiver is a stunning, lakefront and golf community located minutes outside Knoxville, Tennessee on Tellico Lake. Inside our gates, you will find world-class amenities surrounded by sparkling, fresh-water lakes and dramatic mountain views. This unique combination is what makes WindRiver the ideal place to call home and create a lakefront lifestyle you and your family will cherish.
You will sense it when you look towards the welcoming shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains. You will feel it standing on the gentle slope of five miles of shoreline along beautiful Lake Tellico, named one of the top inland boating destinations in the nation.
Members enjoy a collection of world-class club amenities which include: a full-service marina, a championship 18-hole golf course, Golf Club and Grill, the Sports Complex with a resort-style swimming pool, sports courts, and a state-of-the-art exercise facility at Overlook Manor, the elegant Lakeside Inn, and Citico’s Restaurant, a signature Member dining experience. For outdoor enthusiasts, WindRiver has access to over 30 miles of walking and hiking trails and a peaceful, lakefront retreat, Brightwater Park.
In addition to WindRiver’s amenities, innate beauty, and temperate climate, an equally important factor is that the state of Tennessee is extremely tax-friendly: NO State Income Taxes, NO State Inheritance Taxes, NO Personal Property Taxes, and low property taxes.
This is Life As It Should Be – this is WindRiver.
Imagine more fun times at Wellen Park. From boutique shops to live music, all-day eateries to stunning sunsets, there are hundreds of ways to brighten your days. With beautiful residences and awesome amenities – not to mention amazing residents – each neighborhood is crafted so that the well life reigns supreme. Wellen Park is a vibrant community where everyday fun flourishes and the spirit of wellness thrives. That’s why living at Wellen Park truly feels like your best day ever, every day.
We invite you to stop by the Wellen Park Welcome Center to learn more about the community. One of our brand ambassadors will meet with you to answer questions and guide you through interactive touchscreen kiosks that display neighborhood amenities, home plans, Downtown Wellen shopping and dining, and regional attractions.
Nestled within the prestigious Yucatan Country Club gated community, Harmonia Apartments redefines luxurious living in the heart of a tropical paradise. This exclusive residential enclave is a testament to sophistication and tranquility, offering an unparalleled lifestyle surrounded by lush landscapes and world-class amenities.
Harmonia Apartments enjoys an enviable location within the Yucatan Country Club, a premier residential community renowned for its pristine beauty and high-end living. Situated in the vibrant Yucatan Peninsula, residents of Harmonia benefit from the easy access to cultural attractions, fine dining, and pristine beaches, Harmonia Apartments provide the ideal balance between serenity and excitement.
Residents have exclusive access to a private clubhouse, fitness center, and sparkling swimming pools. Immerse yourself in the lush surroundings with meticulously landscaped gardens and walking trails.
Harmonia Apartments boasts a stunning architectural design that seamlessly integrates with the natural beauty of the Yucatan Peninsula. The residences are crafted with meticulous attention to detail, featuring spacious interiors, modern finishes, and panoramic views. Each apartment is a sanctuary of comfort and style, creating a harmonious blend of contemporary living and timeless elegance.
The Yucatan Country Club community fosters a friendly and secure environment where neighbors become friends and residents enjoy a close-knit camaraderie. From social events to recreational activities, Harmonia Apartments provide the perfect backdrop for creating lasting memories and forging meaningful connections.
Security and Privacy:
Harmonia Apartments prioritizes the safety and security of residents. The Yucatan Country Club gated community ensures a high level of privacy and peace of mind. With 24/7 security measures in place, residents can enjoy the serenity of their homes with the confidence that their well-being is of utmost importance.
Harmonia Apartments provides seamless connectivity to essential services, entertainment options, and cultural hubs. The strategic location allows residents to easily access schools, shopping centers, and healthcare facilities, making everyday living convenient and enjoyable.
K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay, a 55-plus active lifestyle community in Summerville, South Carolina, is centered on an expansive 300-acre lake system that is ideal for a variety of activities, such as fishing, boating, kayaking, walking and bird watching. The community’s spectacular clubhouse offers resort-style amenities that are second-to-none: two zero-entry outdoor saline pools, including a dedicated children’s pool; an indoor saline pool with lap lanes; a state-of-the-art fitness center and movement studio offering fitness classes, such as yoga and Pilates; a grand ballroom with a stage, seating for up to 300 and a demonstration/catering kitchen; a social lounge; a game room with billiards and card tables; bocce, pickleball and tennis courts; a lakeside amphitheater, and more. Homeowners in this inviting, parklike setting enjoy 24-hour gated security via a manned security gatehouse, as well as convenient access to area shopping, schools, recreation, dining, prestigious medical facilities, I-95, I-26 and Charleston International Airport. Live the Lake Life at Lakes of Cane Bay and experience the unsurpassed lifestyle you deserve.
North Carolina has always been recognized for its natural diversity and gracious hospitality, which now has made it into an extremely popular retirement destination. Choices abound for a healthy, happy retirement setting, whether you want to relax on the beach or enjoy the great outdoors in our mountains or stay busy in a bustling city. The North Carolina Certified Retirement Community designation means a city has completed a comprehensive evaluation process with requirements outlined by the North Carolina General Assembly. These Certified Retirement Communities are recognized for providing the amenities, services and opportunities retirees need to enjoy active and productive lives.
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Johnston County (JoCo) offers you more than you expect in retirement! Discover a blend of history, entertainment, dining, lodging, and outlet shopping, along with a generous helping of true southern hospitality. With a growing culinary and craft beverage scene, as well as revitalized downtowns, you don’t have to travel far from home to find what you are looking for. The unique communities that make up JoCo have one thing in common–a relaxed atmosphere and friendly people.
If you are looking to build or purchase in an exceptional mountain golf community, it’s time to look closer at Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure. You will find a few choice, undeveloped properties within our community at pleasantly affordable prices along with several spectacular homes in a variety of settings. You can come today; enjoy our lake and golf, and choose the opportunity to live in a remarkable community.
Nestled in the northern piedmont of North Carolina, a short commute from the Triangle and southern Virgina, Person County is home to rolling hills, farmers markets, lakes, and trails. With two beautiful wineries, live music venues, historic general stores, and Uptown Roxboro, Person County values its history and community while embracing the new. No matter what you choose, life in Person County is homegrown, just for you.
Lake Arrowhead sits on a 540-acre lake surrounded by mountains, pristine wilderness, and championship golf. Enjoy Resort style living that includes a 24 hour manned, guarded entry, a 2-story marina pavilion, sports courts with basketball, fishing pier, 18+ miles of hiking trails, swimming pools, pickleball, tennis, boat rental slips, dry storage, and a Dog Park to name a few. We encourage you to browse our inventory of homes here, our photo gallery here, and our video gallery here. The great part about our location is that we are in close proximity to the State of the Art Northside Cherokee Hospital, have easy access to the interstates, fine dining, shopping and entertainment. Our county taxes are the lowest in the state for residents 62 and older.
Something For Everyone, Mountain Cottages, Ranch Homes, Golf & Lake Villas, Townhomes
Lake Arrowhead’s Portfolio of Ranch Style Homes are selling in three Neighborhoods.
The Woodlands Ranch Style Homes start in the mid $300’s, Highlands Vista Ranch Style Homes and Golf Villas are starting in the $400’s.
Our Newest 2024 Neighborhood, Red Cloud Cabins offer Mountain Cabins starting in the Mid $300’s.
The newly released neighborhood of Franklin Elm offers Single Family Ranch homes starting from the $400’s.
The three remaining new neighborhoods Waterview townhomes, Marina Parc Villas Phase II and Fort Gibson will be released for sale in 2024.
We invite you to add your name to the VIP List to be among the first to know about exciting releases of new home opportunities this year or call us at 770-720-2700 for a private VIP Tour of the community.
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Cresswind Charlotte is a luxury age-55+ community that is ideal for active adults and retirees who seek a private retreat that’s still convenient to uptown attractions.
Kolter Homes brings its national reputation for building top-quality, energy- efficient residences to Cresswind Charlotte. Here, you’ll choose from 11 ranch- style floorplans ranging from 2- to 3-Bedrooms and 2-Car Garages. Kolter’s Built Around You approach provides hundreds of structural and design personalization options to create your ideal home. Designer-decorated models are open daily or you can choose from a selection of Move-In Ready homes.
Club Cresswind is the heart of community life at Cresswind Charlotte, where the full-time Lifestyle Director schedules weekly events and interest club meetings that keep everyone engaged. The fully-equipped fitness center features yoga and aerobics studios, while the indoor pool has lap lanes and a spa. Just outside is the resort-style pool, sports courts for tennis, pickleball and bocce ball, and trailheads for walking paths that meander throughout the 370-acre woodland property.
Just beyond the Cresswind Charlotte entranceway are grocery stores, restaurants and the Novant Health Mint Hill medical complex. Cultural arts centers and entertainment attractions in Uptown Charlotte are only a 25-minute drive away. Additional options include day trips to national forest hiking trails and cozy weekend getaways to nearby mountain ski resorts.
When you request more information below, you’ll be on your way to a healthier and happier lifestyle at Cresswind Charlotte.
Arkansas is home to diverse cities and communities, each with something unique to discover – from metropolitan areas to rural settings and adventure sports to relaxing retreats.
Nicknamed the Natural State, Arkansas’s dense forests, winding rivers, and dramatic mountain landscapes provide endless exploration opportunities. Kayak on the Buffalo National River, dig for jewels in Crater of Diamonds State Park, or take in the sweeping views at Hawksbill Crag or Whitaker Point.
Tucked in the state’s northwest corner, Fayetteville and Bentonville are home to several annual food, film, and music festivals, plenty of museums, and diverse culinary offerings. Historic sites abound in the state capital of Little Rock, the largest city in the state. Live music is a way of life in Arkansas and can be heard in both Little Rock and the Lower Delta region, especially in Helena-West Helena.
It’s clear to see why Arkansas is an attractive option for those looking to relocate or retire. In addition to its rich culture and picturesque surroundings, Arkansas has the third-lowest cost of living in the United States, but the seventh-highest quality of life. State income tax is 60% lower than the national average, and property taxes are around 0.60%. Additionally, military retirement pay is exempt from state income tax.
Although it’s not always easy figuring out how to move to another state, we can help.
Request your free Arkansas Relocation Guide. This handy guide contains a wealth of information for people considering relocating to or retiring in Arkansas. No matter where you choose to visit or relocate, you’ll find friendly and helpful people everywhere you go.
Fawn Lake – Best Places to Live in Virginia
There are places to live in Virginia, and then there are the best places to live in Virginia. Fawn Lake is the latter. An idyllic lakeside living development nine miles west of historic Fredericksburg, VA, Fawn Lake spans 2,350 acres of lush, rolling hills. It features an Audubon Certified wildlife Sanctuary. And, Fawn Lake’s deepwater marina is available to all residents.
Best Lake Living Community in Virginia
In addition to the laid-back, nature-based lake lifestyle, Fawn Lake provides the security offered in a gated community. An Arnold Palmer designed golf course and a private country club are also perks. Fawn Lake is 288 acres deep with over seven miles of shoreline that runs alongside much of the course. Fawn Lake’s lush canopy of trees complement the distinctive homes and home sites within the gates. Lakefront retreats, golf cottages and wooded estate home sites alike add architectural diversity. There’s a uniqueness here that is unparalleled in surrounding Virgina communities. Fawn Lake’s proximity to culture and excitement found in large cities and small towns also adds substantial value.
More to Love at Fawn Lake
Boating, water-skiing, and fishing are among favorite pastimes in this ideal Virginia community. And, nature-lovers have found a piece of heaven here with more than ten miles of hiking and walking trails. Residents have been known to take a midsummer dip after a long hike at the lake beach. The community pool is also a great choice. Clubs, leagues and groups are abundant at Fawn Lake. So, if you’re the social type, you’re in luck. Additionally, schools, top area hospitals and shopping are all easily accessible. A fitness club is on site, and tennis, boating, kayaking, sailing, and a community clubhouse are available to all residents. Fawn Lake offers a wide variety of custom builders to suit your needs. Home prices range from the high $500s to $2.5 million.
It’s not hard to find the best fit at Fawn Lake.
Step into this active 55+ community just minutes from the beach in Port Orange, Florida and be amazed at how affordable a resort lifestyle can be! You?ll discover friendly people, luxury amenities and homes for sale and rent. Our community offers a year-round calendar of social events planned by our Activity Director, two beautiful clubhouses, heated pool, lake for fishing, and so much more. Briarwood is among the award-winning family of Thesman Communities proudly offering affordable resort living since 1980.
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Welcome to Amanha Private Residences, an exclusive haven nestled within the prestigious Yucatan Country Club community. Located in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula, our residences offer a unique blend of luxurious living, breathtaking surroundings, and world-class amenities.
Situated within the lush landscapes of the Yucatan Country Club, Amanha boasts an unparalleled setting that seamlessly combines nature and sophistication. The community is surrounded by golf courses, shimmering lakes, and tropical flora, providing residents with a serene and picturesque environment.
Amanha Private Residences redefines the concept of upscale living with meticulously crafted homes that reflect modern elegance and comfort. Each residence is thoughtfully designed to showcase contemporary architecture while seamlessly integrating with the natural beauty of the surroundings. From spacious living areas to private gardens and panoramic views, our residences are a testament to luxury living at its finest.
The Yucatan Country Club community ensures an unparalleled lifestyle with an array of amenities catering to the needs of our discerning residents. Golf enthusiasts can hone their skills on the championship golf courses designed by world-renowned architects, while those seeking relaxation can indulge in the spa and wellness facilities.
Beyond the community gates, Amanha is strategically located to offer convenient access to the vibrant cultural and historical attractions of the Yucatan Peninsula. Explore the ancient Mayan ruins, discover the rich cultural heritage, or indulge in the local cuisine—all within a short drive from your doorstep. The proximity to pristine beaches adds a touch of coastal charm, allowing residents to enjoy the best of both worlds.
The Retreats is a gated community offering single-family new homes for sale in Rancho Murieta, CA. Choose from 4 unique single story floorplans on spacious homesites. Home sizes range from 2,292 sf up to 3,077 sf with up to 5 bedrooms and an option for our Extra Suite Plus for multigenerational living. Enjoy living within the privately gated golf course community of Rancho Murieta Country Club. Residents can enjoy evening strolls on the community walking paths and nature trails around the lakes or just a visit to the Murieta Equestrian Center. Rancho Murieta is conveniently located just 25 miles from Sacramento.
Offered By: K. Hovnanian Homes Northern California, Inc.
Plan your visit to a lakefront community
Finding the perfect place to call home has never been more important, and we’re here to help. Take a look at the lake communities below and note the ones that stand out to you. Once you’ve chosen a few, make plans to book a discovery tour to take a closer look at those areas. It’s the best way to really know if a community is the perfect fit for you. After that, your only other step is to soak up the luxury of living by the lake.