Intracoastal Water FrontsOctober 29, 2013
In the United States, homeowners have the luxury of choice when it comes to ways of living by the water. In states bordering an ocean, there are different terms used to describe properties by the water, each having a unique meaning specific to the property. The Intracoastal Waterway extends most of the length of the Eastern Seaboard, divided into three distinct, non-contiguous sections. The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway extends from Brownsville, Texas, east to Carrabelle, Florida; a second section of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway begins at Tarpon Springs, Florida, stretching south to its terminus in Fort Myers, Florida, and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, which extends from Key West, Florida, to Norfolk, Virginia, before its unofficial terminus at the Manasquan Inlet of the Manasquan River in New Jersey, where it connects with the Atlantic Ocean.
These waterways run between barrier islands and the mainland, and any property located adjacent to these waterways, from Texas to New Jersey, may be described as bay front, water front or river front. There are over 40 rivers, sounds, bays and lagoons associated with the Intracoastal Waterway, and the width and depth of these waterways may vary. These waterways are generally excellent for docks, fishing and boating. Water front locations along the Intracoastal Waterways may also describe property on one of the barrier islands or on the mainland, so be sure to check the property’s specifics, and have a clear idea in your mind as to which type of property best suits your needs, desires and goals.
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