The Benefits of Living Near the Water

The Benefits of Living Near the Water

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April 14, 2022


There’s nothing quite like waking up to a breathtaking view of the ocean, with the smell of fresh air and welcoming waves accompanying the amazing scenery. Living near the water makes every day feel like a vacation, and it can lead to a wealth of benefits for the mind and body. At Gemcraft Homes, we value building incredible homes throughout our highly sought-after communities in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia—and one of our favorite places to build is near the beach. Read on to find out more about our waterfront communities and how living near the water can offer an array of amazing benefits. 

Tranquility and privacy

Being close to a body of water and hearing the relaxing noise of the waves colliding and fish splashing can bring the ultimate sense of mental tranquility and serenity that our minds can’t achieve in other places. The calming sea breeze and uninterrupted ocean view can help eliminate stressors and irritants in no time for waterfront homeowners, and the peace and privacy they receive are unmatchable. Unlike loud and fast-paced city living, residents near the water enjoy the soothing sounds of the ocean waves and chirping birds while appreciating the seclusion and lack of disturbances. Our Tilghman on Chesapeake community in Tilghman, MD is no exception, as it offers the ideal escape into a place where time seems to slow down—allowing residents the opportunity to relax, unwind and recharge with its serene settings, beautiful scenery, and ambient landscapes that can’t be found in many other places. 

Health improvements

Living near the water can actually provide a number of health benefits, as our bodies are naturally more active and energetic when in a lively, dynamic environment like the beach. Having direct access to the ocean makes you want to spend more time outdoors and soak up some much-needed Vitamin D, and residents at our incredible Captains Cove community can attest to the array of health improvements. 

On top of one-of-a-kind amenities and gorgeous, light-filled homes right off the shore in Greenbackville, VA—members of the community can experience advantages in both their mental and physical health as a result of living near the water. Studies show that people living by the ocean are not only calmer and more laid-back but also experience far less pain throughout their bones and joints due to warmer temperatures and higher air quality. Episodes of anxiety, depression, and issues with blood pressure can highly improve for waterfront homeowners—as well as better sleep from ultimate relaxation. Fitness is easily achievable with direct access to the water, whether you’re walking along the shoreline, swimming, or kayaking—residents often have the motivation to stay fit while living near the water. Owning a home by the beach and being a part of an inclusive community like Captains Cove can bring so many different health benefits for people of all ages, and there’s never been a better time to consider living by the water with Gemcraft.

Endless entertainment

Waterfront living comes with infinite possibilities for things to do, whether it’s relaxing on your Gemcraft deck with gorgeous views or enjoying fresh seafood at a local restaurant. Our residents of Oyster House Village in Rehoboth Beach, DE have a variety of family fun and entertainment available at their fingertips—from boat rides to shopping at unique beachfront stores and everything in between. Families enjoy the local boardwalks, shops, and delicious bars and restaurants—and fishing, surfing, swimming, and relaxing are always easily-attainable options as well. 

The fact is—you won’t need much prodding to go out when you’re living near the water. Members of our waterfront communities are inclined to enjoy the amenities and soak up the sun—but they also don’t mind staying inside their gorgeous, carefully-crafted homes on lazy days. Owning a home near the water provides entertainment and access to activities that you can’t find anywhere else—adding even more to the livability and benefits of waterfront homes. 

Choose Gemcraft

The tranquility, health, and entertainment benefits that living near the water provides are just the start of incredible reasons why we love to build incredible waterfront homes and communities. At Gemcraft Homes, we care about our customers and their needs—and our mission is to create outstanding homes with tight-knit communities in desirable locations throughout the entire Mid-Atlantic region, whether it’s near the water or next to the city. No matter which of our amazing communities speaks to you the most—just know you’re making the right choice when you choose Gemcraft. To get started on your exciting new home journey today, give us a call at (410) 893-8458 or contact us online at any time.


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