Florida offers some of the most spectacular coastline in the United States, so it’s no wonder that the sun-blessed state draws in new residents from across the country—and the globe. Aside from lazy days spent lolling on sandy white beaches, Floridian residents also tend to be dedicated to an active, outdoorsy-lifestyle that includes time spent on Florida’s vast network of lakes, waterways, ocean and rivers. Here, we explore three communities in Florida that are ideal for boaters.
Frenchman’s Creek Beach and Country Club is an exclusive, resort-styled community set in the natural beauty of Palm Beach, Florida. The community of luxury homes includes two championship golf courses (along with robust auxiliary programs), a 23,000 square foot spa and fitness center, and a host of dining, activity and service options. Ninety-five homes within Frenchman’s Creek offer boat docks on deep water canals, allowing boaters direct access to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The other 505 homes in the community can benefit from the convenient proximity to the Loggerhead Club and Marina, at which place Frenchman’s Creek residents enjoy priority access to boat and yacht slips.
For those looking for active adult communities, Lennar offers three neighborhoods within its Clermont, Florida Heritage Hills community. Heritage Hills Estates, Heritage Hills Manors, and Heritage Hills Executives each offer various home sizes, ranging from 1, 569 square feet to over 2,500 square feet. These “Everything’s Included” homes include standard luxury appointments, energy-efficient features, and robust home-automation systems that enhance remote home management and make everyday living more functional and fun. For boaters, the community’s easy access to nearby Orlando as well as Lake Minnehaha and Lake Louisa mean the joys of being out on the water are never out of reach. Prices at this 55+ community range from the high $100s to the high $200s.
Finally, the centrally-located Rive’ Isle is situated along the banks of the Manatee River on Florida’s Suncoast. The community of luxury custom-built homes enjoys a plethora of lifestyle amenities such as golf, tennis, a fitness center and localized dining options. The 178 waterfront lots of Rive’ Isle allow boaters to easily explore the Manatee River, as well as venture out into the Gulf of Mexico. Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Tampa are located just a short drive away. Prices for land/home packages begin in the low $100s and range into the $500s.