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Getting a Water View of Your Own

Looking to buy a second place? These new communities are within about a three-hour drive of Washington, and all have water views.

Bayside Village offers homes along the Virginia shore of the Chesapeake Bay starting at $399,000. Photograph by Mark Edward Atkinson.


The Residences at Lighthouse Cove, Dewey Beach, has five remaining two-to-three-bedroom condos, out of 16 total, a block from the ocean. Residents have access to a fitness facility, concierge service, and rooftop pool. Prices start at $640,000. For information, call 302-212-0002.

In Dagsboro, Seagrass Plantation is a community of 208 single-family homes along Indian River Bay, of which seven remain. The three-to-four-bedroom houses have access to the bay from a community beach. Residents also share a clubhouse, pool, and tennis court. Homes range from $267,000 to $310,000. For information, call 302-539-7424.

Watermark at North Bethany, which sits on the Indian River on the west side of Coastal Highway, has 19 remaining vacant lots out of 48. Buyers can choose from five model homes. Prices start at $589,000. For information, call 302-530-6876.


Broad Marsh offers 37 three-bedroom townhouses on Assawoman Bay in Ocean City. Each includes a one-car garage. Prices start in the high $200,000s. For information, call 302-542-7088.

On the Tred Avon River in Talbot County, Easton Village features a private marina and kayak pier. With 250 single-family detached homes starting in the upper $300,000s, the community offers walking trails and public parks as well as a community clubhouse and pool. For information, call 410-770-4676.

Gibson’s Grant is a community of 280 single-family homes and townhouses along the Chester River and Macum Creek on Kent Island. You can pick from 15-plus models and floor plans. Prices start in the $400,000s. For information, call 410-604-2930.

Marea St. Michaels will be a community of 16 single-family homes, each on one to three acres, along San Domingo Creek. Every house comes with access to two boat slips; downtown St. Michaels is a ten-minute walk away. Prices start at $1.2 million, which includes both the home and the land. For information, call 410-745-0283.

The Preserve at Southeast Creek has 18 lots out of 30 for sale along the Chester River in Church Hill. This community, featuring a vineyard, walking trails, and a floating dock, offers six floor plans starting at $345,900. For information, call 240-577-3103.

Seaside Village has 26 three-bedroom townhouses on Ocean City’s Assawoman Bay. Kitchens have granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Prices start in the high $200,000s; private boat slips are $25,000 each. For information, call 302-542-7088.

In Annapolis, Weems Cove is selling five vacant lots on which residents can build. One features a waterfront view, and all have access to Weems Creek by footpath. Prices for home sites start at $500,000. For information, call 410-263-8686.


Along Cape Charles in Northampton County, Bayside Village has access to 2½ miles of private beach. The 137 single-family homes, from $399,000 to $1 million-plus, are designed to replicate the historic district of Cape Charles. For information, call 757-331-8742.

This article appears in the June 2014 of Washingtonian.