River Dunes

290 East Harborside Road, Oriental, North Carolina
Fishing Fishing
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Fitness Fitness

Located in Oriental North Carolina, 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 Grace Harbor Marina off the Pamlico Sound. Buyer's searching for North Carolina waterfront property will soon discover this to be one of the friendliest, debt free developments on the Inner Banks.

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 in Oriental North Carolina began development in 2006 and has 35 cottage homes built to date of the 650 planned. This attractive Pamlico Sound real estate development sprawls over 1,345 acres and the developer has preserved 328 acres as a conservation easement with beautiful hiking trails that meander 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 of Oriental North Carolina 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 Pamlico Sound 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 at one of the best places to live in North Carolina.

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. North Carolina waterfront homes at River Dunes 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 Pamlico Sound real estate in Oriental 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.

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River DunesYour score:96 / 100Reviews:62

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: 285714
We own land but have not visited in a couple years
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:80/100
Property Owner: 285715
River Dunes has the nicest people and homeowners. Glad we chose to build there.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:97/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
People make this a happy place to live.
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: Dean28571
River is a beautiful community, lovely corner of the east coast where it's all about the water
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: Joseph
The layout as well as the excellent staff make this the happiest place to live.
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
Property Owner: Anonymous
The water views and boating life and the protected, safe harbor so close to the outer banks.
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
Property Owner: 285712
Top notch development!
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
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: Dawn
Great place to spend time with family and friends.
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
Property Owner: Anonymous
It's a wonderful place to live and relax! Great boating community also.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
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: Rusty
We and everyone on our block over the last year has said " wow, we live in paradise". We are so thankful and happy win the community around us. It is a joy every day to be at River Dunes.
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
Property Owner: Dave
No golf course. Just a first-class boating community that shares a love of the water. Best of all: a boat slip and boat are cheaper than a golf course and clubs!
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
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: 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: Sally
It's all about the water and our neighbors. We love being part of this welcoming and growing community of friends who are connected to each other through a shared appreciation of the natural beauty of this coastal area.
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
Property Owner: Dave
The owners have adopted the vision of the Developer for a coastal community with a protected harbor, Charleston-style architecture, immediate access to Pamlico Sound/ ICW and NO GOLF COURSE TO MAINTAIN!
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
Property Owner: Anonymous
Developer credibility, weather, neighbors are great.
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
Property Owner: 28571
Very nice community
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
Property Owner: Walter28571
The people that work and support this wonderful place are fantastic. We consider them an extension of our family. Our adult children are always excited to come visit. Bottom line, we love this place!
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
Property Owner: Anonymous
Our neighbors are engaging and active. The community is beautiful, well-maintained and well-managed. Homeowners are listened to by management and our needs are being met as the community grows.
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:
80/100
Average:94/100

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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: 0.4405%
Sales Tax: 7.53%
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: $7,650
Sport: $2,229
Social: $4,981

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Southeast Average
Golf: $39,642
Sport: $10,737
Social: $18,412

Request Stay & Play Package

Packages include the master site plan, current price list and discovery packages offered.

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: 0.4405%
Sales Tax: 7.53%
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: $7,650
Sport: $2,229
Social: $4,981

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Southeast Average
Golf: $39,642
Sport: $10,737
Social: $18,412