Canal Front PropertiesJuly 22, 2013
When describing properties as canal or canal front, the term canal is subjective to location—a canal might be anything from an active transportation canal, an abandoned transportation canal, an industrial, irrigation or drainage canal, or a natural inlet, which can be commonly described as a canal. Canals are like any other waterway in that they are subject to different amounts of privacy, so when considering a canal front property, make sure to check whether the canal is used for active transport or if it’s a less trafficked waterway.
Canal front properties are most often found in Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey and Texas. When considering a canal front property in any state, however, it is of special importance to make sure that the adjacent or connected canal is navigable by boat. Be mindful that some canals are not deep enough to allow for passage by boat, and others, though shallow, may accommodate the entry and passage of flat fishing boats. If the waters are deep enough to allow for boats, docks are often common amenities included with homes and condos located on canals. Canals front properties can be as scenic as homes near larger bodies of water and often carry smaller price tags, so when considering a waterfront home, properties near a canal are wise options to consider.