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River Dunes290 East Harborside Road, Oriental, North Carolina
Located in the¬†sailing capital of North America, River Dunes is a boater's dream come true with its protected harbor and adorable Cape Cod style cottage homes framing out their 28 acre¬†Inner Banks marina on the Pamlico Sound. Buyer's searching for where to retire¬†will discover this to be one of the friendliest debt free¬†North Carolina¬†coastal real estate developments. At¬†Grace Harbor Marina, property owners have access¬†fuel, boat slips and daily marina conveniences. Luxury yachts, tall sailboats and speed boats are the types of boats docked in the marina. 124 of the 400 boat slips planned provide immediate¬†state of the art floating docks¬†for boats¬†35 feet up to 90 feet long. Boat slips are available for daily, monthly or annual rentals. River Dunes won the award 2008 Sustainable Community of the Year for¬†going green though its zoning, planning and development process including recognition as a Clean Marina.
RIVER DUNES AMENITIES
- 11,500 Square Foot Clubhouse overlooking the marina with dining
- Grace Harbor Marina and Private 1,100 Foot Boating Access Channel
- 124 Deepwater Boat Slips with utilities
- Outdoor¬†Swimming Pool overlooking the marina
- Fireside Hot Tub and Cozy Cabanas
- Fitness Center with Steam Showers
- Tennis Courts under construction
- The Lake House for social events
- 238 Acre Nature Preserve
- Guest Cottages
- Riverside Chapel
River Dunes began development in 2006 and has approximately¬†35¬†cottage homes built to date of the 650 planned. This North Carolina coastal real estate development¬†sprawls over 1,345 acres and the developer has preserved 328 acres as a conservation easement which has a beautiful nature hiking trail the meanders through the middle of the preserve. The 14 miles of shoreline provide¬†every neighborhood waterway access to the Pamlico Sound. The Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) meets the Pamlico¬†Sound and Neuse River, just beyond River Dunes 1,100 foot channel. Pamlico¬†Sound is the largest protected inland waterway between Florida and the Chesapeake Bay. The charming coastal town is¬†where you'll find River Dunes and in this region¬†sailboats outnumber residents three to one.
The Harbor Club at River Dunes is the community's 11,500 square foot clubhouse overlooking the harbor and the outdoor¬†swimming pool/hot tub amenities. The Harbor Club provides fine dining and casual dining to members on the weekends. Residents have access to private cabanas, fireside hot tubs, mineral pool, steam showers, a fitness center and a pool bar at The Harbor Club. Guest cottage homes are available for overnight stays. The Lake House is located near the entrance of River Dunes. The screened Lake House borders a stocked pond and is another cozy meeting place for intimate picnics and private social events.¬†
Many of North Carolina coastal real estate developments¬†are decorated¬†with¬†nautical colors. River Dunes is one too, flags waving in the breeze on sailboats mast's, in bright red, navy blue and white. Their¬†spacious Inner Banks marina frames out¬†waterside village and¬†Riverside Chapel in the Village Square is reminiscent of an authentic seaside New England chapel. Bicycles line the white picket fences in this master planned community and are¬†the most popular method of transportation around the village. Biking, hiking and paddling trails weave in and around the community. You won't want to leave, after you sense the high quality of life boater's enjoy when their search for where to retire in North Carolina¬†ends at River Dunes.
Cottage homes at River Dunes have wide white front porches, tall windows and attractive metal roofs featuring coastal designs by Historical Concepts, an award winning Georgia based architectural firm. Residents love to socialize and enjoy 'Docktail Parties' at the marina around the firepit. Waterfront homes provide views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Grace Harbor or private wooded landscapes are available. Homes for sale at River Dunes range from the mid $400K's¬†to well over $1 million. Lots for sale at River Dunes are available in the low $100K's. River Dunes approved builders include Watermark Homes, Maher Construction and Stuart Hardy Construction. All are Energy Star green builders. Pamlico¬†Primary School, Anderson Elementary School, Pamlico¬†Middle School, Pamlico¬†High School and Pamlico¬†Christian Academy are the nearest best schools to River Dunes.
If you love boating and are searching for where to retire in coastal¬†North Carolina, take a look at this award winning¬†Inner Banks marina¬†community.¬†
Our real estate¬†score for River Dunes in Oriental North Carolina¬†is 78.
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Call¬†River Dunes direct at 800.975.9565 to schedule a tour or email.
Property Owner Reviews
Property Owner Reviews
Ed Mitchell, Kenny Goetze, Jim Adams and Jim Goldston are the four partners of River Dunes Corporation. Entering the market place in 2006, River Dunes has 115 property owners to date of the 650 planned. The majority of amenities are already built at this early stage of development at this Inner Banks marina community. Additional amenities are proposed; The River Club overlooking the Neuse River, a swimming pool, tennis courts and a commercial village.
We found no negative news on the internet about these North Carolina coastal real estate developers or River Dunes.