Enjoy an authentic coastal lifestyle in a natural setting.

River Dunes' award-winning master plan embraces gathering spaces, spectacular water views, year-round boating and outdoor living. You'll find traditional coastal architecture and a growing Harbor Village that draws from the rich heritage of boating and life on the coast. River Dunes is a place for enjoying the back porch with neighbors, the peace of an early-morning run and fellowship on the docks in the afternoon.

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    From paddling the backwaters to the cozy backyard at the Lakehouse, the community amenities at River Dunes offer a place to unwind, to entertain and to get away.

    Enjoy the outdoors with walking and jogging trails, Har-Tru clay tennis courts, bikes, kayaks, and paddleboards. Relax at the Wellness Center in the Harbor Village, featuring steam rooms, sauna, and spa services. The new Fitness Center offers world-class indoor fitness options. Enjoy luxurious guest accommodations, live music at the Pavilion and dining by the Harbor.

    Learn more about life on the water, community amenities, the outdoor life, and essentials offered at River Dunes.
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River Dunes is a vibrant waterfront community on the coast of North Carolina. Built around an award-winning harbor and based upon the tradition of the coastal maritime village, you will find growing neighborhoods where generations thrive, imaginations are stirred and memories are created. The distinctive character of each neighborhood, from the bustling Harbor Village to the private family compounds on Parris Creek, creates an authentic coastal village and a sense of community. Around Grace Harbor, two-story Row homes, coastal bungalows, cottage and cozy bunkies are all within walking distance of the village center. Oyster Point and Ballast Point Home feature generous porches, outdoor living spaces and spectacular water views. In Broadwaters, private estate-site waterfront homesites overlook Croad Creek.

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River Dunes is uniquely located on a 1,324 acre peninsula near the town of Oriental, North Carolina. Situated on the Neuse River where it meets the Pamlico Sound, the community's waterfront location provides deep-water access to the nearby Intracoastal Waterway, coastal towns, cruising destinations and anchorages. North Carolina stretches from the Appalachian mountains across urban centers to a stunning coastline that is protected by the beaches of the Outer Banks. Our vibrant state features outstanding universities, top-rated healthcare, a convenient mid-Atlantic location, and strong ties to the nation's military. A coastal heritage of fishing and farming that created a regional revival of local flavors and goods. The coastal towns around River Dunes are steeped in the waterman's tradition - fishing, oystering, and sailcraft are still a vital part of the local economy. in a town where boats outnumber people 3 to 1 and breath-taking vistas wait around the next bend in the creek, you'll quickly see why Oriental is "The Sailing Capital of the Carolinas".

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Sits on a seven-mile wide expanse of the Neuse River, just inland of the Pamlico Sound. The Neuse River boasts steady breezes and minimal commercial boating traffic. The laid-back coastal lifestyle features small town charm, stunning sunrises, tree-lined streets and a working waterfront that includes a Farmers and Fish Market.

New Bern, NC

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The Colonial Capital of North Carolina combines the unique shops, clothing boutiques, galleries and waterfront dinning of its historic and walkable downtown with the convenience of a regional airport (EWN) and a five-star hospital. A thriving arts community, national retail stores and shopping centers, golf and healthcare specialists make New Bern a regional center in coastal North Carolina.

Beaufort, NC

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Beaufort is a historic seaport near the Atlantic Beaches and Cape Lookout lighthouse. This coastal town is a must-visit stop, with fine dining, a rich maritime history, quaint seaside shops and boutiques.

Ocracoke, NC

Explore Ocracoke

Ocracoke is about 21 miles across the Pamlico Sound.It's a quirky bike-friendly beach town that can only be reached by boat. it's home to the oldest working lighthouse in the states, and the #1 beach in the nation, according to the Today Show.

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