At a time when so many people are escaping the chaos of cities to find fresh air and open spaces in luxury communities around the country, we learned more about these five picture-perfect communities that you can call home. Along with each doing their part to be forward thinking when it comes to the environment, they are also always evolving to create more and more ways for families to make the most of the great outdoors. Learn more about these unique opportunities, along with featured real estate listing for each…

1. Palmetto Bluff | Bluffton, South Carolina

Palmetto Bluff is situated in the heart of South Carolina Lowcountry between Charleston and Savannah. Surrounded by rich history, stunning beauty and cultural heritage, Palmetto Bluff is the largest remaining waterfront property on the East Coast, and home to the AAA Five Diamond Montage Palmetto Bluff Resort & Spa. Currently evolving as a residential community and conservation preserve, the 20,000-acre development is surrounded by 32 miles of riverfront and features extensive nature trails; a vibrant Village center complete with river access, boat storage and canoe club; a distinctive food and beverage program; and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. A classic haven for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, guests and residents enjoy year-round access to a number of sports and recreational pursuits in an unspoiled, natural setting, experiencing a true sense of the laid-back Lowcountry lifestyle.

Luxury Communities | Palmetto Bluff | Featured Residence

    • Address: 602 Old Moreland Road
    • Price: $2,325,000
    • Stats: 4,436 square feet | 5 bedrooms | 5.5 bathrooms

With beautiful views of Lake Bales, this is a stunning five bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom residence in Palmetto Bluff’s Moreland Village. This 4,436-square-foot home features an open concept living space and is located in the heart of Moreland Village, within walking distance of plenty of amenities and natural wonder to explore, such as the Boundary, which features Cole’s restaurant, a bowling alley, art loft, pottery studio, treehouse and two pools; a community dock on Cauley’s Creek; and nature trails. Spanning 20,000 acres and surrounded by 32 miles of riverfront, Palmetto Bluff is truly an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.

2. Pronghorn | Bend, Oregon

This luxury resort community is set on 640 acres amidst a 1,000-year-old juniper forest, the world’s second largest forest, with four distinct neighborhoods and homes starting at 1,532 square feet, each with scenic views of the nearby Cascade Mountains. Guests have access to full resort amenities, including three pools, two world-class golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio, Pronghorn Golf Academy by Jeff Ritter, four culinary concepts, a full-service spa, fitness center with a movement studio, and the Trailhead Center, a facility for family recreation and outdoor pursuits. Central Oregon offer convenient access to countless outdoor adventures, such as hiking, world-class rock climbing, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, paddle boarding, road cycling, mountain biking, and skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor.

Luxury Communities | Pronghorn | Featured Residence

    • Address: 65863 Bearing Drive
    • Price: $1,269,000
    • Stats: 2,482 square feet | .50 acres | 3 bedroom | 3 bathrooms

This new single-level contemporary home offers an open plan and expansive views of the Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. Mountain modern accents throughout include wide plank hardwood floors, walls of windows and oversized glass doors, a full-height stone fireplace, and an abundance of custom cabinetry. Two primary suites open to the rear patio, and a third bedroom is available for guests or as an office. A spacious covered patio includes a built-in BBQ and stone firepit for gathering and relaxing under the stars. Located in the private Estates community at Pronghorn, this spacious 0.5-acre lot backs up to the Nicklaus #2 fairway. Owners enjoy all the amenities of Pronghorn, including the private club, two championship golf courses, tennis, pools, several restaurants, spa, fitness center, dog park, and more.

3. Clear Creek Tahoe | Tahoe, Nevada

Located on the eastern slope of the Carson Range, Clear Creek Tahoe is a new private residential community set just 20 minutes from the shores of South Lake Tahoe on a spectacularly unspoiled sanctuary of 2,136 acres bordered by six million acres of the largest national forest in the lower 48 states. The community features natural beauty, in addition to access to not only winter sports, but to summer activities too…making it a year-round luxury community. The heart of Clear Creek Tahoe is its bespoke amenity suite. This includes the Coore & Crenshaw-designed masterpiece, which provides a world-class golf experience; the Summit Camp, offering a stunning family campus; Pro Shop & Provisions outlet; the Grille and Pub; elegant fairway cabins, and the Julia Morgan-designed Twin Pines Lake & Ski House.

Luxury Communities | Clear Creek Tahoe | Featured Residence

    • Address: 298 Senecas Court
    • Price: $2,995,000
    • Stats: 3,025 square feet | 4 bedrooms| 4.5 bathrooms

This brand new move-in ready custom home was built and designed by award-winning duo Sandbox Architects and Advance Design & Construction situated on a dramatic bluff with picturesque views of the surrounding Sierra and a nationally acclaimed Coore & Crenshaw designed golf course. The stunning kitchen seamlessly blends modern touches while still showcasing natural mountain elements. Features include an expansive island, six-burner gas cooktop and deep farm sink with a sleek yet functional layout ideal for cooking with families, entertaining, etc. Top of the line appliances include a Subzero refrigerator/ freezer, Wolf double-oven dual fuel range plus griddle, Wolf built-in microwave and a Bosch dishwasher.

4. Delta Coves | Bethel Island, California

Delta Coves is a real estate community by DMB Development, LLC located on Bethel Island in Contra Costa County located on a private, swimmable lagoon off the canals of the California Delta in Bethel Island, California. Aimed at celebrating the laid-back boating lifestyle the Delta is famous for, the project will feature approximately 494 waterfront and water-view residences featuring a contemporary Delta-style design with private boat docks. Most recently, the community celebrated the opening of the Island Camp; a 15,000-square-foot communal hub designed by renowned architectural firm Hart Howerton, complete with a clubhouse, fitness facilities, pool area, event lawn, and a picnic pavilion. Home configurations include three- to five-bedrooms and three- to five-and-a-half baths, starting from the high $700,000’s to $1.6 million.

Luxury Communities | Delta Coves | Featured Residence

    • Address: The Retreat – Homesite #382
    • Price: $1,187,321
    • Stats: 3,217 square feet | 4-bedroom | 4.5-bathroom | 2-car garage

Located on a private, swimmable lagoon off the California Delta, this waterfront residence, featuring a private boat dock, is the ideal spot to start your day while enjoying your morning coffee in the dining room overlooking the water, or relax in the cozy great room by the fireplace. The large kitchen island is perfect for entertaining and includes an upgraded appliance package. A junior master suite opens up to the backyard, offering views out to the coves. Upstairs, an expansive covered deck provides outdoor living spanning across the master bedroom, bonus room and a third bedroom. All bedrooms have adjoining baths. It’s the ultimate paradise for those who enjoy a “wildly water-centric” lifestyle, or simply want to take in those waterfront views and Delta sunsets each and every day.

5. Nakoma Resort | Clio, California

Nakoma sits at the heart of the Lost Sierra, a region of soaring peaks, scenic rivers, alpine lakes and lively night skies. On the grid but away from the gridlock, Nakoma owners enjoy the peace of mind of a gated community, developed infrastructure, high-speed internet, and luxury resort amenities. Choose an Ascend Residence, an exciting collection of sleek, mountain-modern residences, or design your own, and let Nakoma help you make it happen. There’s also an opportunity for shared ownership in their Residence Club, the ultimate in affordable, come-and-go convenience.

Luxury Communities | Nakoma Resort | Featured Residence

    • Address: 1391 Eagle Feather
    • Price: $1,495,000
    • Stats: 3,115 square feet | 3 bedrooms + bonus room | 3.5 bathrooms

This 3,000 square foot luxury home is set on the edge of the forest overlooking the 16th green of Nakoma’s world-class Dragon golf course. Encompassing the artisan craftsmanship from renowned builder, Mark Tanner Construction, and the design elegance of Kelly & Stone Architects, this home has three bedrooms plus a bonus room, Great Room combination of kitchen, dining and living room, which is perfect for entertaining and East-facing floor to ceiling windows which lets in morning sun and afternoon cooling shade. Although secluded in the trees, you are only walking distance to Nakoma’s stunning family recreation center complete with pool, fitness center, bistro, climbing wall and children’s and teen’s activity rooms. This mountain retreat boasts the perfect combination of privacy and amenities at an unmatchable price.