Where to Find Cheap Waterfront Properties
By Steve Gillman
Are there inexpensive waterfront properties out there? Well,
that depends on your definition of inexpensive, but there are
many places around the country where you can buy lots and acreage
with waterfront for under $100,000. That's the criteria for the
examples below. These are just meant as examples, though, and
will likely be sold by the time you read this.
One hint though, if you want to find cheap waterfront: Think
in terms of bodies of water of all sorts. You probably can afford
oceanfront, for example, or maybe not even frontage on any of
the great lakes. But there are rivers, lakes, canals, ponds and
reservoirs that have lots available, and these can be much cheaper.
At $35,000, this is the cheapest example here. But this is
more than just a waterfront lot on the Lake of the Ozarks. It
comes with a two-bedroom mobile home, which is fully furnished,
and there is a small workshop too! We found this one listed on
unitedcountry.com in late February of 2012.
Island living in Michigan? That's right. This lot is on an
island in the middle of 1,000-acre all sports Lake Templene.
Swim, boat, fish--you can even golf nearby. Listed on lakehouse.com
as of February 2012, this one costs just $75,000. It's only a
couple hours from either Chicago or Detroit, and there is a boathouse
on the property.
Another listing from lakehouse.com, this one is a lot on Maranacook
Lake. It is about two acres, with 200 feet of private water frontage.
There is already electricity at the site, so it is ready for
your future cabin or home.
You get waterfront wand two acres with this listing from unitedcountry.com.
It's on the Illinois just across the water from the Starved Rock
State Park, and close to several other state parks. There is
already a gravel RV pad and electricity in place in case you
want an instant getaway cabin, and there is wildlife all around.
Fish and canoe and when you are ready to return to civilization
you are just two hours from Chicago.
What can you get for $79,000 on in Louisiana? How about a
furnished waterfront camp? This two bedroom cabin is on Three
Rivers Island, and was listed on waterfrontpropertyla.com in
Delaware County, Oklahoma
A lot on Grand Lake, with city water and natural gas available,
for only $49,000. This listing comes from primewaterfront.com,
and was active as of Febraury 2012.
Siskiyou County, California
Yes, water front properties generally cost more in California,
just like everything else. But we found a two-bedroom cabin that
met our criteria. It's on Indian Creek, and the asking price
was just $95,000 in early 2012. It is walking distance to the
Klamath River, but the stream on the property is just outside
the back door. There are several types of fruit trees, and a
town within a short drive or walk. This one was listed on primewaterfront.com.
A large lot with membership in a lake resort, for $54,000
as of February 2012. This one from lakehouse.com is on Lake Texoma,
and comes with a full membership to a golf course designed by
Jack Nicklaus. There is also a swimming pool available for members
and tennis courts. There are full service boat slips and sandy
There may better examples out there of cheap waterfront properties.
These are just the ones that caught our attention when researching
our 2012 update.
If you want cheap waterfront in Florida you have to stay away
from the Ocean--but not too far away. In many coastal cities
there are canals that connect to the ocean, and property on these
can be affordable.
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