Best Places To Retire On The Water - Affordable Lake and Ocean Communities

For many, the ultimate retirement destination is a home on the water, or at least close to the water, whether it be a lakefront retreat or an ocean condominium. This page for Places To Retire On The Water offers a varied selection of retirement properties, ranging from the lakes of North Carolina, Tennessee and other locations,  the Low Country coastal areas of South Carolina and Georgia and the rugged Pacific Coast of Washington and Oregon.

Also, you will find brief profiles  for a number of cities and affordable small towns that are located on or near rivers and lakes, as well as places to retire in picturesque villages and exciting cities along the nation's coasts.  While, a home on the water can be an expensive luxury, it remains the most sought-after place to retire for many of us.  And, at Retirement Places Report, we are continuing to search for those retirement locations that remain affordable and desirable for the majority of retirees.

Affordable places to retire on the water

Towns and Cities For Waterfront Living

Best places to retire on the water - Easton MD
active adults lenjoy retirement on the water in Delaware
Best places to retire on the water - CoeurdAlene Idaho
Eastern Shore, Maryland
This "land of pleasant living," with picturesque fishing villages and historic small towns, is infused with a relaxed, laid-back pace of life that makes the area a great place to retire for active adults. [More...]

Lewes, Delaware
This small town, situated where the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean meet, is considered by many to be among the most livable of Delaware's resort towns and one of its best places to retire. 

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
This lakefront resort community sits in one of the prettiest settings in the West, in a region defined by blue skies, sparkling water and pine-forested mountains.

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Best places to retire on the water - Brunswick Plantation NC


This premier Coastal Carolina golf community offers the best in coastal living. If you're looking for affordable retirement living near beaches and golf courses, Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort is the perfect choice. Conveniently tucked away from the crowds, but just minutes away from Myrtle Beach, SC and Wilmington, we have been voted one of the Top 50 golf resort communities in the U.S. 

Affordable places to retire on the water - Del Webb at Lake Oconee

Del Webb at Lake Oconee, Greensboro GA

Del Webb at Lake Oconee brings the unparalleled Del Webb active adult lifestyle to an outdoorsman's paradise- approximately 70 miles east of downtown Atlanta in the heart of Georgia's Lake Country. This new retirement community is set on beautiful Lake Oconee and offers plentiful outdoor recreation, including swimming, fishing, and hiking in a charming, affordable small town environment that is also known for its sophistication, shopping, arts - and some of the best golf courses in the nation. 


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