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The Sailing Capital of North Carolina

By Morgan Lehman

If you’ve dreamed of living by the water in a peaceful and natural setting, there’s a place that’s ideal for you. Close to the village of Oriental, just off the Pamlico Sound, lies a beautiful waterfront community, just perfect for anyone thinking about retirement. River Dunes is all about the water. Whether you’re looking for an energetic lifestyle involving boating, fishing, paddling, or relaxing to enjoy a stunning sunrise or sunset, River Dunes’ award-winning, master-planned community has it all. With deep roots in the authentic traditions and architecture of a maritime village, River Dunes is a unique and sustainable environment for comfortable living, featuring all the best that the coast of North Carolina has to offer.

The community occupies 1,300 wooded acres just off the Intracoastal Waterway at the gateway to Pamlico Sound, which stretches across to Ocracoke and the famed North Carolina Outer Banks. With fourteen miles of natural shoreline, River Dunes is a distinctive destination for waterfront living, offering spectacular views, classic architecture, and year-round boating from a world-class protected harbor with private Harbor Club. For three consecutive years, River Dunes has been named the “Best Coastal Community” in the Southeast, because of its natural beauty, boating lifestyle, and strong sense of community.

riverdunes-1Based upon the concept of a traditional coastal maritime village, homes and homesites are available in several different neighborhoods with the community. From a casual coastal cottage or bungalow to a more stately homes along the Channel, the architecture draws from the local vernacular. A great deal of attention to detail and careful planning has created a world-class destination for living and boating. The developer’s commitment is to continue to lightly enhance the natural state of this beautiful piece of property in order to build a setting for generations to enjoy, facilitate connection with family and friends, and create a location for recreation on the water and land.

River Dunes also offers residents many amenities including a private Harbor Club with pool and spas, fitness center, tennis, biking, miles of paddling and walking trails, and a variety of social activities. The community’s website has a calendar, so you can see the many activities available at River Dunes and in the surrounding area.

riverdunes-5Only six miles away, Oriental is known as “The Sailing Capital of North Carolina,” and offers shopping, banking, and medical facilities. During the first week of July, the annual Croaker Festival is held that includes a parade, fireworks, art, crafts, food, and fun. For more information, visit www.townoforiental.com to discover the many things to enjoy such as a History Museum, boating and birding activities, and local theater and art galleries.

If you are interested in finding out more about River Dunes, you can visit the community’s website www.riverdunes.com. Of course, the best way to experience River Dunes is by visiting and staying in one of the charming harborside guest cottages or marina homes. You can contact the community for general information or accommodations at 800-975-9565.


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