Good Morning! Welcome to a special water view homes issue in we focus on communities located on the water. Some of the communities such as Hampton Lake, SC, and Bellalago, FL, do not have golf courses (although they are close by) which helps lower club dues and fees.
The ones noted below are just a sampling of the many featured on our water view community website, WaterViewHome.net. If you are considering retirement in a few years, or if retirement is imminent, you’ll find a warm welcome at all these properties. Your feedback on any community is always appreciated!–David Lott, Founder/Publisher
GCH Network Newsletter
Communities On the Water & the Golf Course
Vol. 16, No. 1,074 January 12, 2016 Circ. 15,000
WATER VIEW HOMES SPECIAL EDITION
* Florida Communities
* South Carolina Communities
* North Carolina Communities
* Tennessee Communities
* Georgia Communities
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> Bellalago, Kissimmee, FL is an award-winning gated community in central Florida with a Mediterranean architectural theme. It enjoys over a mile of shoreline on renowned Lake Tohopekaliga, a gateway to over 300 inland lakes and waterways for fishing and boating. Bellalago is actually twin master-planned communities joined by a graceful bridge over water.
Its marina has 10 boatslips, a boat ramp and lift, a fishing pier and covered areas for relaxing. Residents savor Bellalago’s elegant, Old Florida atmosphere while taking advantage of ultra-modern amenities, including not one but two multi-million-dollar clubhouses, along with state-of-the-art fitness centers, multi–pool aquatic centers and a lakeside restaurant. Send me more information about Bellalago!
GlenLakes, Weeki Wachee
> GlenLakes, Weeki Wachee, FL enjoys a nature-lover’s location just minutes from Florida’s white-sand Gulf Coast beaches and adjacent to the 185,000-acre Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, which borders the Gulf. This private, gated community encompasses 1,400 acres of a native terrain, highlighted by clear, spring-fed lakes, shady stands of towering pines and ancient oaks.
Woven into this secluded landscape are broad, palm-lined boulevards of distinctive villas and custom homes, many with prime views of the GlenLakes golf course with its array of intriguing land and water features. A 35,000-square-foot clubhouse is home to swimming, tennis, fitness and great dining. Send me more information about GlenLakes!
The Islands of River Wilderness, Parrish
> The Islands of River Wilderness, Parrish, FL is a private waterfront community on a secluded, 225-acre island in Florida’s beautiful Gulf waters. Gated and secure, the community caters to nature lovers, boaters and golfers alike. Of its 178 homesites, 157 offer private docks behind each residence, eliminating the inconvenience of boat-lifts while providing direct access to the Manatee River and Gulf of Mexico.
Hundreds of acres of land, including an adjacent island, are protected with conservation easements. And boardwalks and nature trails course through the community so that residents can easily and safely interact with its special environment. A variety of golf, fitness and social memberships are available at the River Wilderness Golf & Country Club. Send me more information about The Islands of River Wilderness!
SOUTH CAROLINA COMMUNITIES
> Daniel Island, SC is an island golf community located within the City of Charleston, offering 23 miles of rivers and creeks, a variety of traditional neighborhoods, a private country club with golf courses by Tom Fazio and Rees Jones, parks, shops, restaurants, schools, churches and more. Throughout Daniel Island are community boat ramps, public and private boat docks and crabbing docks. Many homes have waterfront views and easy access to water activities.
A part of the city of Charleston, Daniel Island enjoys a special relationship with this great Southern city. Its restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions are within a short drive. Also within minutes are area beaches, historic plantations, medical facilities and the airport. The Daniel Island Club’s nationally ranked Tom Fazio golf course features a 7,093-yard, par-72 layout that traverses marsh, creeks and waterways. Send me more information about Daniel Island!
Hampton Lake, Bluffton
> Hampton Lake, Bluffton, SC is a 900-acre lake community minutes from Hilton Head, Savannah and Beaufort. It overlooks a 165-acre freshwater lake with 15 miles of shoreline and is surrounded by a 340-acre nature preserve, collectively offering more than 500 acres of open space. Residents launch boats from Doc’s Boathouse and visit The Outpost campsite across the lake on the shorefront. The lake is stocked with a wide variety of fish species.
Residents gather at the Lakeside Amenity Village, built of reclaimed barn-board paneling and warmed by two grand stone fireplaces. Its spacious Lakeview Room is home to events of all kinds, and its decks and porches overlook the lake. The residences of Hampton Lake are on wooded and waterfront homesites, most of which accommodate boatslips. Send me more information about Hampton Lake!
NORTH CAROLINA COMMUNITIES
Anderson Creek Club, Spring Lake
> Anderson Creek Club, Spring Lake, NC is a private, gated community on 1,700 acres. With the headwater of Anderson Creek located within the community, many ponds provide opportunities for canoeing, paddle boating and fishing. Waterfalls and fountains are located throughout the community with seating and viewing areas for quiet relaxation.
Staying fit and enjoying life are Anderson Creek mainstays. Its recreation package is top-shelf, including 18 holes of Davis Love III-designed golf and a new clubhouse with fitness room, 19 well-stocked fishing ponds, nature trails, sheltered picnic areas, canoeing and paddle boats, tennis, plus a resort-style swimming pool and spa. Send me more information about Anderson Creek Club!
Currahee Club, Lake Hartwell
> Currahee Club, Lake Hartwell, GA is a 1,200-acre private, gated residential club community set in foothill splendor along the shores of Lake Hartwell near the Georgia-South Carolina line. With its views of the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills, this club community is a haven for water sports enthusiasts, who head down to the shores of Lake Hartwell and take advantage of the cool waters at the Currahee Lake Park, ideal for fishing, tubing, jet skiing, kayaking and canoeing.
The Currahee Amenity Campus is a full-service center dedicated to fitness, wellness and enjoyment for all ages, overlooking a negative-edge salt water swimming pool and deck, a Grand Lawn, fire pits, two tennis courts, and more. The 45,000-sf, mountain-style Clubhouse is home to wine tastings, art showings, indoor and outdoor dining, club events and children’s fun. The community’s Jim Fazio-designed golf course has eight holes with water features. Send me more information about Currahee Club!
WindRiver, Lenoir City
> WindRiver, Lenoir City, TN is a private, lake and golf community on 687 acres along Tellico Lake, offering five miles of beautiful shoreline, varied amenities and an active lifestyle. WindRiver Harbor serves as the waterfront gateway to this growing community, which features an Audubon Signature 18-hole golf course.
The outdoor life is pursued vigorously here with a private marina and harbor, tennis courts, miles of walking trails and a community activity and fitness center. The lake is part of the Little Tennessee River system which is fed by the clear streams of the Smoky Mountains.
The WindRiver championship golf course was designed by Bob Cupp, and is Tennessee’s first Audubon Signature Course. It overlooks Tellico Lake and offers five sets of tees. The marina is just minutes from Loudon Dam and the restaurants and facilities of nearby marina complexes. From it you can enjoy sightseeing on Tellico Lake, or travel all over the Southeast and eventually to the Gulf of Mexico via a major waterway. Send me more information about WindRiver!