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7 Incredible Waterfront Communities in Southwest Florida

by Duncan Seawall

Southwest, FL has some of the most luxurious waterfront homes you can imagine, all tucked away within incredible communities. Waterfront communities can be found along the Gulf of Mexico, a bay, river, or lake and include many amazing amenities such as resort-style pools or upscale fitness centers. Whether you're searching for lakefront estate homes to beachfront condos, each of these communities offers boating, fishing, and other recreational outdoor activities to enjoy all year round.

The top waterfront communities in Southwest Florida offer luxurious accommodations and unparalleled beauty. Let's dive in deeper to see what each community offers.

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Stonelake Ranch

Tampa, FL

The gated community of Stonelake Ranch offers over 10,000 feet of waterfront property along the gorgeous Lake Thonotosassa. Community members will enjoy equestrian paths, walking/jogging/biking paths, hundreds of acres of open meadows, brooks, and a bird sanctuary. Melt away your stress by cruising your boat through the lake while enjoying many water sports. It's also located just 20 minutes from downtown Tampa! Homes range from $649,000 - $2,500,000.

Marina Point

Tampa, FL

Enjoy harbor-front living in the thriving Westshore Marina District. The gated community features luxurious condos complete with 24-hour security, bay views (overlooking Tampa Bay), and a full-service marina with direct access to the Bay. Other notable amenities include a fitness center, steam room, bar, wine cellar, virtual golf, pool, and summer kitchens. Shopping, dining, and plenty of recreational activities are close by. Condos range from $600,000 - $1,729,000. Marina Point is truly a breathtakingly beautiful community to be a part of.

Artistry Sarasota

Sarasota, FL

Homes located in this resort-style, gated community focuses a lot on fitness and relationships. The homes which range between $448,900 - $663,900 offer modern architecture, unique floorplans, spacious lots, and breathtaking water views. Amenities include a beautiful pool, outdoor common areas, fitness center, yoga studio, sports courts, natural preserves paths, and a community room. Community members love it so much it's been ranked "Top 20 Most Desirable Places to Live" by US News. Other recreational activities include boating, fishing, kayaking, golf and more! If luxurious waterfront homes and healthy living makes your heart beat faster, you'll love calling Artistry Sarasota "home".

The Islands on the Manatee River

Parrish, FL

Breathtaking views await you on this "picture perfect" island community featuring premier waterfront homes with sites of natural preserves, harbors, lakes, and the serene view of Manatee River. Boaters and golfers alike will love The Islands on the Manatee River. Boaters will enjoy private docks behind the residences which provide direct access to Manatee River and the Gulf of Mexico. Golfers can opt to join as members at the Golf and Country Club which is one of the areas most exclusive clubs. Community members will enjoy lots of wildlife, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an Olympic sized pool, tennis courts, cabanas, and much more. Homes here cost between $900,000 - $2,500,000.

One Particular Harbour on Anna Maria Sound

Bradenton, FL

There's a private island paradise waiting for you to come ashore! Community residents at One Particular Harbour on Anna Maria Sound will enjoy the laid-back Margarita lifestyle every single day. Boaters will even enjoy direct access to the Gulf of Mexico from their deepwater marina. Other amenities include waterfront beach club, private clubhouse, resort style pool/spa, cabana bar, fitness center, kayak launch, sky bar, yoga lawn, sandy beach, and a marina with wet slip and dry storage. A piece of paradise can be yours, condos range from $478,030 - $888,070.


Naples, FL

Luxury meets coastal living at Mediterra. Featuring two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, lakes, swimming/fitness facilities, Mediterranean-inspired clubhouse, private beach club at nearby Bonita Beach, and convenient access to shops, restaurants, and entertainment. It's a gated, luxury community in a highly desirable location. Homes range from $700,000 - $7,000,000. You simply have to see it for yourself.

The Isles of Collier Preserve

Naples, FL

This newly built waterfront community is located in the heart of Naples, FL and just minutes from 5th avenue which includes fabulous dining and shopping. The Isles of Collier Preserve offers timeless, elegant architecture and traditions of Old Naples. Nature trails and waterways can be explored on bikes or kayaks. Over half of the 2,400 acres of land are dedicated to lakes and nature preserves. Outdoor amenities include the Clubhouse and the Overlook Bar & Grill. Boaters will enjoy nearby access to a private yacht club and marina memberships with deepwater access to the Gulf of Mexico. The Isles offers over 1,600 coastal homes with nature and water views ranging in price from $360,900 - $1,102,900.

Luxurious, waterfront homes await you in Southwest, Florida. Find your perfect piece of paradise today.
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