River Dunes

Coastal Middle North Carolina
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Located in one of the top places to live in North Carolina, River Dunes is a boater's dream come true with its 28-acre protected deepwater harbor and adorable Cape Cod-style cottage homes off the Pamlico Sound. Buyers searching for North Carolina coastal communities will soon discover this debt-free gated communities to be one of the friendliest on the Inner Banks.

At Grace Harbor Marina, property owners have access to fuel, boat slips and daily marina conveniences. The marina is home to luxury yachts, tall sailboats and trawlers, and 124 of the 400 boat slips planned feature state-of-the-art floating docks for boats from 35 to 150 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, and recognition as a Clean Marina.

RIVER DUNES AMENITIES

  • 11,500 Square Foot Clubhouse overlooking the marina with dining
  • Grace Harbor Provision Company, a store offering gourmet grocery items, locally made specialties and outdoor apparel
  • Harborside Performing Arts Pavilion and Amphitheatre
  • 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 Tubs and Cozy Cabanas
  • 4,000 square foot New Fitness Center with Cardio Theater, Strength Training Equipment, Studio Floor, Steam Rooms, Suanas, Showers
  • Two Lighted Har-Tru Tennis Courts
  • The Lake House for social events
  • 238 Acre Nature Preserve
  • Guest Cottages and Guest Suites
  • Harborside Chapel

River Dunes in Oriental North Carolina began development in 2006. Approximately 50 homes have been built to date of the 650 planned. The 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. Fourteen miles of shoreline provide every neighborhood waterway access to the Pamlico Sound for boating in NC. 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 where sailboats outnumber residents three to one. It's hard to find a more attractive North Carolina coastal community.

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. The new Commercial Building has a retail shop with gifts, home furnishings and accessories, and design services; a cafe' with indoor and outdoor dining spaces; four guest suites with conference space; and an approximately 4,000 square foot fitness facility with workout and spa with services that include massages, manicures, pedicures and facial treatments.

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 the 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 top 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. 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 Ark Development of NC, Watermark Homes, and M.E. Maher 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 in NC and are searching for Pamlico Sound real estate in Oriental, take a look at one of the top North Carolina coastal communities.

Our real estate score for River Dunes in Oriental North Carolina is 79.

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River DunesYour score:97 / 100Reviews:187

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Anonymous
The staff and owners are great and always helpful. It is more beautiful than any other place we visited, and there are always many activities and events going on. For example, during the annual owners' meeting there are not only parties, and meals, music and dancing at the common facilities and in owners' homes, but we are treated to a helicopter ride to view the property from the air. It's a most enjoyable time. The marina is world class and visited by many travellers on the ICW who want to experience its beauty, quality, convenience and ambience. The owners give back much to the surrounding communities through many charitable contributions, and have hosted and contributed to many causes. Residents recently helped establish an annex fire station that they man and to which they provide volunteer fire and rescue services. Everyone has always been so friendly and helpful that I very much enjoy going there and am proud to be an owner there.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
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: Dave
If you mean "to live" as in survive, River Dunes not only survived the recent recession but never compromised the original vision of being the foremost upscale boating community in the Southeast. If you mean " to live IN", I have the same response with the additional comment that residents are a potpourri of people from across the U.S. united for a specific purpose- to be the best boating community to live IN!
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
Family feeling with neighbors. Curb appeal and maintenance is unsurpassed.
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: Kent
This community was developed the right way. The amenities were done first and not "promised" later. We have a beautiful hurricane-safe harbor, yacht club and green space everywhere. Being on the ICW, we have access to anywhere. It is a perfect 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
Property Owner: Anonymous
Wonderful neighbors, great activities and events, beautiful surroundings!
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: Susan
This is a community that truly cares for each other and has a passion for serving and meeting the needs in the surrounding area. In service to others happiness is found!
Average:nan/100
Property Owner: cindy and gene
Owners here are salt of the earth people, a wonderful 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
Great people, high quality activities, passionate staff, class throughout the 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
Awesome
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:
Platinum
81/100
Resident Score:
Gold
97 / 100

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Anonymous
The people here are awesome and there's always something fun going on!!!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:89/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
The people, the layout of the community and the amenities!
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:
80/100
Average:89/100
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: Anonymous
Nicest people live there and work there. Fun events. Beautiful!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
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:
100/100
Average:89/100
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
Property Owner: Andrew28571
We love the community and the people who are there
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 access to nature the water and amenities are top rate.
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: Joseph
beautiful landscape especially paying attention to nature. Fabulous marina. Great 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: Anonymous
People, feeling of community, prox to 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
Average:97/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
The residents genuinely love the community. There is a sense of gratitude for living in such a beautiful 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:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
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

Amenities

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

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

Palm Hill is the parent company of River Dunes and has operations throughout Florida, North Carolina and California. Their business model is based on identifying one-of-a-kind properties throughout the United States and developing them to their full potential. Their properties have won numerous awards and accolades and are excited to include River Dunes as one of their signature communities.

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: 0.3655%
Sales Tax: 7.39%
The real estate tax millage rate has been converted for you to an annual percentage.

HOA/POA Annual Dues

Annual Dues:
$1,975

Annual Club Membership Dues

Golf:
$0
Sport:
$0
Social:
$2,340
Southeast Average
Golf: $7,638
Sport: $2,485
Social: $4,835

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Golf:
$0
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $38,041
Sport: $10,087
Social: $17,469

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Community Scorecard

Our Score:
Platinum
81/100
Resident Score:
Gold
97 / 100

Developer Credibility

Palm Hill is the parent company of River Dunes and has operations throughout Florida, North Carolina and California. Their business model is based on identifying one-of-a-kind properties throughout the United States and developing them to their full potential. Their properties have won numerous awards and accolades and are excited to include River Dunes as one of their signature communities.

We found no negative news on the internet about these North Carolina coastal real estate developers or River Dunes.

 

100/100