I think life might be better there. If you are living on the river you will always have a good view. You will always have things going on (boats, animals or debris floating around) and there will always something that makes your pace a little bit more exclusive than others.
To me, it’s similar to living on the ocean, which is actually what I’d prefer. They sand, we should buy land because they don’t do that anymore. Very clever. The thing about waterfront properties to me is that they are sort of an exclusive niche of that same philosophy. Land is not being made anymore and land on the water even less so. Something that is rare will usually hold its value better. Like old Ferraris still being the most expensive cars ever sold. Does my thinking make sense to you?