River Dunes

290 East Harborside Road, Oriental, North Carolina
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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
  • Two Lighted Har-Tru Tennis Courts
  • 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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River DunesYour score:94 / 100Reviews:30

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Anonymous
Everybody who is here LOVES being here. The joy shows!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:91/100
Property Owner: Steve
A beautiful boating community filled with residents and travelers that are all there to have fun. The diverse histories of both the residents and transient boaters leads to interesting conversations and sharing of knowledge/experience. Being a focal point for transient boaters ensures fresh smiling faces on a weekly basis to keep the community vibrant.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:94/100
Property Owner: Steve
Very involved Harbor Club staff, commitment to the community, and the quality of the sailing.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:83/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
It is my home away from home, relaxing, peaceful....a dream come true!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:97/100
Property Owner: Peter
Great Place.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:91/100
Property Owner: Samuel
Neighbors at River Dunes are invested in the 'vision' of our coastal community. We share our appreciation of this special place with like-minded neighbors and visitors.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:91/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Great amenities. Excellent staff. Wonderful residents. Growing. Committed and capable developers.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:94/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Well planned and well executed community development. Magnificent harbor, excellent facilities.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:97/100
Property Owner: Walter & Linda
River Dunes is located in one of the most beautiful locations on the East coast. You have a great combination of big water (Pamlico Sound) and smaller rivers, creeks, and estuaries to explore with sailboats, motor yachts, and kayaks. The Intercoastal Waterway is less than a mile away. The nature is fantastic with beautiful surroundings and abundance of wildlife. We love being active and close to nature. The quality of the amenities and structures at River Dunes is top notch, and the staff does an excellent job to maintain that. There is lots of activity and new construction to make living here even better. We retired full time here this year after building our home 4 years ago. We looked at many places, but never saw anything that matches up to all the things we were looking for in a community now and 20 years from now. The towns of Oriental and New Bern have everything we need. Bigger cities like Raleigh, Charlotte, Charleston, and Washington, DC are not that far away to reach by car. Our dog, Jack, gives River Dunes a 5 star rating as well!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:91/100
Property Owner: cindy and gene
The people who live and boat here ! the harbor master (Rich) is first class ! Our Harbor Club staff and most of all the private, remote, a long way from the rat race ...location, location, location !!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100

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Our Score:
Silver
78/100

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Anonymous
Everybody who is here LOVES being here. The joy shows!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:91/100
Property Owner: Steve
A beautiful boating community filled with residents and travelers that are all there to have fun. The diverse histories of both the residents and transient boaters leads to interesting conversations and sharing of knowledge/experience. Being a focal point for transient boaters ensures fresh smiling faces on a weekly basis to keep the community vibrant.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:94/100
Property Owner: Steve
Very involved Harbor Club staff, commitment to the community, and the quality of the sailing.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:83/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
It is my home away from home, relaxing, peaceful....a dream come true!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:97/100
Property Owner: Peter
Great Place.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:91/100
Property Owner: Samuel
Neighbors at River Dunes are invested in the 'vision' of our coastal community. We share our appreciation of this special place with like-minded neighbors and visitors.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:91/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Great amenities. Excellent staff. Wonderful residents. Growing. Committed and capable developers.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:94/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Well planned and well executed community development. Magnificent harbor, excellent facilities.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:97/100
Property Owner: Walter & Linda
River Dunes is located in one of the most beautiful locations on the East coast. You have a great combination of big water (Pamlico Sound) and smaller rivers, creeks, and estuaries to explore with sailboats, motor yachts, and kayaks. The Intercoastal Waterway is less than a mile away. The nature is fantastic with beautiful surroundings and abundance of wildlife. We love being active and close to nature. The quality of the amenities and structures at River Dunes is top notch, and the staff does an excellent job to maintain that. There is lots of activity and new construction to make living here even better. We retired full time here this year after building our home 4 years ago. We looked at many places, but never saw anything that matches up to all the things we were looking for in a community now and 20 years from now. The towns of Oriental and New Bern have everything we need. Bigger cities like Raleigh, Charlotte, Charleston, and Washington, DC are not that far away to reach by car. Our dog, Jack, gives River Dunes a 5 star rating as well!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:91/100
Property Owner: cindy and gene
The people who live and boat here ! the harbor master (Rich) is first class ! Our Harbor Club staff and most of all the private, remote, a long way from the rat race ...location, location, location !!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100

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Proximity

Nearest Hospital:
22miles
40/100
Nearest State Park:
46 miles
20/100
Nearest Shopping Mall:
23 miles
40/100
Nearest Good Restaurants:
1 mile
100/100
Nearest Airport - Commercial:
20 miles
100/100
Nearest College:
16 miles
60/100
Nearest Landfill:
31 miles
100/100
Nearest Nuclear Facility:
151 miles
100/100
Proximity Average30/100

Amenities

Clubhouse:
80/100
Community Parks:
80/100
Dining:
80/100
Fitness Center:
80/100
Intracoastal Access:
100/100
Marina:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Swimming Pool:
100/100

Curb Appeal

Gated Entrance:
No
80/100
Streets Paved:
Yes
60/100
Street Lighting:
Decorative
60/100
Landscaping:
Enhanced
60/100
Architecture Style:
Southern Traditional
Water:
County
Sewer:
County
Natural Gas:
Yes

Developer Credibility

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.

 

100/100

Sold Pricing

Mean Price (lot):
$207,500
Median Price (lot):
$207,500
Mode Price (lot):
$0
Mean Price (home):
$407,500
Median Price (home):
$407,500
Mode Price (home):
$0
Number of homes built:
34
According to River Dunes in 2012, there were 5 single family homes sold. According to public records in 2011, there were 2 lots sold. In 2010, there were 3 closed sales; two single family homes were not arms length transactions. In 2009, there were 8 closed sales transactions, 5 single family homes and 3 lots.
Pricing updated annually for prior 12-24 month period. Mean price is defined as average sold price, Median price as middle sold price and Mode price is defined as most often sold price.

Taxes

County:
Pamlico
Real Estate:
0.0083%
Sales Tax:
6.75%
Southeast Average
Real Estate: 0.5214%
Sales Tax: 7.44%
The real estate tax millage rate has been converted for you to an annual percentage.

HOA/POA Annual Dues

Annual Dues:
$1,850

Annual Club Membership Dues

Social:
$1,980
Southeast Average
Golf: $8,013
Sport: $2,285
Social: $5,174

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Southeast Average
Golf: $34,511
Sport: $11,020
Social: $18,715

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Community Scorecard

Our Score:
Silver
78/100

Proximity

Nearest Hospital:
22miles
40/100
Nearest State Park:
46 miles
20/100
Nearest Shopping Mall:
23 miles
40/100
Nearest Good Restaurants:
1 mile
100/100
Nearest Airport - Commercial:
20 miles
100/100
Nearest College:
16 miles
60/100
Nearest Landfill:
31 miles
100/100
Nearest Nuclear Facility:
151 miles
100/100
Proximity Average30/100

Amenities

Clubhouse:
80/100
Community Parks:
80/100
Dining:
80/100
Fitness Center:
80/100
Intracoastal Access:
100/100
Marina:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Swimming Pool:
100/100

Hidden from Standard
Hidden from Narrow

Curb Appeal

Gated Entrance:
No
80/100
Streets Paved:
Yes
60/100
Street Lighting:
Decorative
60/100
Landscaping:
Enhanced
60/100
Architecture Style:
Southern Traditional
Water:
County
Sewer:
County
Natural Gas:
Yes

Developer Credibility

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.

 

100/100

Taxes

County:
Pamlico
Real Estate:
0.0083%
Sales Tax:
6.75%
Southeast Average
Real Estate: 0.5214%
Sales Tax: 7.44%
The real estate tax millage rate has been converted for you to an annual percentage.

HOA/POA Annual Dues

Annual Dues:
$1,850

Annual Club Membership Dues

Social:
$1,980
Southeast Average
Golf: $8,013
Sport: $2,285
Social: $5,174

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Southeast Average
Golf: $34,511
Sport: $11,020
Social: $18,715