Dolphin Ridge – Emerald Isle North Carolina

The name evokes visions of sleek mamals frolicking in the waters of the Atlantic viewed from high dunes of this picturesque oceanside subdivision, Dolphin Ridge – Emerald Isle North Carolina.
entrance sign - Dolphin Ridge - Emerald Isle North Carolina
The eastern border of Dolphin Ridge is shared with the Ocean Oaks subdivision and to the west is Spinnakers Reach subdivision. Coast Guard Road frames the northern border with the Atlantic Ocean completing the southern border of Dolphin Ridge.

aerial map - Dolphin Ridge - Emerald Isle North CarolinaThe sizes of the land parcels in this gated subdivision on the west end of Emerald Isle NC start at just over two tenths of an acre and go to just over three quarters of an acre.

Home sizes in Dolphin Ridge range from as small as 1000 square feet to over 5000 square feet. There are 19 ocean front lots out of the 120+ parcels in this beach community.

Dolphin Ridge Emerald Isle North Carolina is a young neighborhood with the first home built there in 1991 and building continues today with 20+ lots available for future building.entrance gazebo - Dolphin Ridge - Emerald Isle North Carolina

The tax values of properties in this ocean side community start in the
low $400,000s and climb to just under $3,000,000. Currently there are 9 homes for sale in Dolphin Ridge Emerald Isle North Carolina that range in price from $660,000 to $2,600,000 for a beautiful ocean front home with swimming pool.

Dolphin Ridge is home to the Dolphin Ridge Beach Club a private club with swimming, beach access, events, showers and seasonal lunches. Anyone pond - Dolphin Ridge - Emerald Isle North Carolinamay apply for membership in the club you do not have to live in Dolphin Ridge to become a club member. See my earlier blog post on the Dolphin Ridge Beach Club. I highly recommend joining this club for beach access, entertaining family, friends & visitors and for great social events.

dolphin ridge club - Dolphin Ridge - Emerald Isle North CarolinaJust north of the Dolphin Ridge Club parking lot is the private neighborhood golf cart parking. Pack up your golf cart with all the beach gear, drive to the beach access walkway and unload, then park the cart in the lot while you enjoy the sun and surf.

Dolphin Ridge Emerald Isle North Carolina has an active Home Owner’s Association in conjunction with its sister neighborhood Royall Oaks. Currently the association monthly dues is $40 and includes coverage Master Insurance Premium, Real Property Taxes on Common Areas, Management Fee and Common Area Maintenance.

 

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One frequent visitor doesn’t use the front gate and roams around mostly at night … deer. Deer are a large part of the population on the west end of Emerald Isle. See this link to a post with a video of deer taken in Dolphin Ridge while walking home from the beach.

Links to other blog posts on subdivisions in Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast:

What are the schools like? See this blog post for school information for Emerald Isle North Carolina

Emerald Isle Schools – a welcome surprise to newcomers.

Tell me about the area weather… see this blog post for Carteret County and the Crystal Coast average temperatures.

Emerald Isle North Carolina Weather

What is there to do in the area? See this blog post for some of the area attractions.

Emerald Isle Things to Do, atrractions on the Crystal Coast

 

 

 

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Cape Emerald a gated subdivision in Emerald Isle North Carolina

On the waters of Bogue Sound in Southern Outer Banks sits Cape Emerald a gated subdivison in Emerald Isle North Carolina. To the west Cape Emerald shares its border with Royall Oaks subdivision. To the east it is aerial map - Cape Emerald a gated subdivision in Emerald Isle North Carolinaflanked by Emerald Woods one of the town parks. The northern borders sits on the waters of Bogue Sound and hosts many a splendid sunset. Coast Guard Road defines the southern border of this subdivision.

This 75+ lot subdivision is gated and has keypad entry as well as owner phone up entry. If you are visiting Cape Emerald Emerald Isle North Carolina be sure your host knows your coming so they can buzz you in.

pool & tennis - Cape Emerald a gated subdivision in Emerald Isle North CarolinaOne of the unique features of this subdivision is indoor pool in Cape Emerald where you can enjoy year round swimming. The club house is available to home owners for get entrance sign - Cape Emerald a gated subdivision in Emerald Isle North Carolinatogethers or get aways. Next to the swimming pool are the outdoor tennis courts for those who love to keep active.

There is a pond that stretches to the south of Cape Emerald Loop between the sound front homes and the second row homes. This pond does not connect to the sound so don’t plan to launch your kayak here. There is a neighborhood walkway that will carry you and your kayak to Bogue Sound and many hours of adventure exploring the marshes and islands.
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Emerald Isle North Carolina does not have a sewer system
and almost all the homes are on private septic systems. The homes of Cape Emerald are an exception. Cape Emerald boasts itspond fountain - Cape Emerald a gated subdivision in Emerald Isle North Carolina own private sewer system and the operations and funding are managed through a committee of home owners.

Currenly the $140 per month association fee for Cape Emerald – Emerald Isle North Carolina includes the master insurance premium, real property taxes on the common areas, management fee, sewer fee, swimming pool maintenance, tennis court maintenance and the private gate entry.
sunset - Cape Emerald a gated subdivision in Emerald Isle North Carolina
There are 15 direct soundfront homes in Cape Emerald and many of those boast thier own private pier and dock. As with any construction that takes place in or near the waters surrounding Emerald Isle you will need to get premission from CAMA (Coastal Area Management Authority or Act) before you begin.

The majority of homeowners in Cape Emerald are full time residents with a sprinkling of second home owners in the mix. Meeting up with neighbors while walking the neighborhood or to and from the beach is an every day occurance.
gated entrance - Cape Emerald a gated subdivision in Emerald Isle North Carolina
Ocean Oaks is the main road leading into Cape Emerald and leading out of Cape Emerald and directly to the beach. Yes, just cross over Coast Guard Road into Ocean Oaks subdivision and keep going for about 70 yards and you will arrive at the Atlantic Ocean.

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Ocean Oaks in Emerald Isle North Carolina an oceanside subdivision

Ocean Oaks off Coast Guard Road in Emerald Isle North Carolina is an oceanside subdivision (located on the ocean side of the island) that has been delighting Entrance Sign -Ocean Oaks in Emerald Isle North Carolina an oceanside subdivisionbeach lovers since the early 1980s. It is less than a mile from the Emerald Isle bridge to this quaint beachy subdivision with homes ranging in price from the $300s to upwards of $2,000,000.
aerial - Ocean Oaks in Emerald Isle North Carolina an oceanside subdivision
Lots in Ocean Oaks range from a quarter acre up to half acre with most lots coming in around a third of an acre. The 140+ lots are distributed over four streets: Ocean Oaks Drive, Page Place, Pinewood Place and ocean front homes and duplexes on Ocean Drive. On the north side of Ocean Drive there are a second row lots facing south for delightful ocean views. On the three main roads in Ocean Oaks Emerald Isle North Carolina you will find 15 to 18 interior lots on each side of the street. Deer - Ocean Oaks in Emerald Isle North Carolina an oceanside subdivision

Homes range in size from 1000 square feet to just under 4000 square feet.Ocean Front Homes - Ocean Oaks in Emerald Isle North Carolina an oceanside subdivision

As of the beginning of 2010 the land values in Ocean Oaks Emerald Isle North Carolina range from $240,000 for one of the interior lots to $1,460,000 for ocean front. Total tax values including the land and the home range from $400,000 to just under $2,000,000.

beach and ocean - Ocean Oaks in Emerald Isle North Carolina an oceanside subdivisionThere is no home owners association for Ocean Oaks and therefore no association dues. Being one of the earlier developed subdivisions on the west end of Emerald Isle North Carolina you will find some locals who call Ocean Oaks home and many North Carolinian’s who have made this beach community their second home. Those not lucky enough to own here claim this ideal setting as temporary home when they visit for a few weeks each year.

Many homes in Ocean Oaks are rental properties, some long term annual sunset - Ocean Oaks in Emerald Isle North Carolina an oceanside subdivisionrentals but most are seasonal beach house rentals. Some visitors love the rustic beach house appeal and return year after year to rent the same properties for vacations and special family celebrations.

beach access sign - Ocean Oaks in Emerald Isle North Carolina an oceanside subdivisionOn Ocean Drive there are public beach walkways to access the beach and be Beach walkway - Ocean Oaks in Emerald Isle North Carolina an oceanside subdivisionprepared to walk as there is no parking at the access locations. Some locations do have a limited number of golf cart parking spaces, but many of the beach goers choose wagons to carry their gear and sometimes even the little ones.

Come visit Emerald Isle and see what Ocean Oaks has to offer for more permanent real estate ownership in the Southern Outerbanks.

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Royall Oaks Emerald Isle North Carolina

On the waters of the sound overlooking the marsh grasses sits a jewel of a neighborhood, Royall Oaks in Emerald Isle North Carolina. This quaint Pond - Royall Oaks Emerald Isle North Carolinaand quiet subdivision is home to mostly full time residents of this island in the outer banks chain. Even though Royall Oaks is situated on the sound side of the island it is within walking distance of the beach which is about a half a mile to the south.

Royall Oaks and her sister neighborhood to the south on the ocean, Dolphin Ridge, are members of the same Home Owners Association which grants beach access to all members. There is a private beach walkway and private beach parking for all association members in the Dolphin Ridge subdivision.

entrance -Royall Oaks Emerald Isle North CarolinaRoyall Oaks gets it’s name of one of the developers of this subdivision in Emerald Isle NC, Mr. Lewis Royall Holding, known to most as Snow. Mr. Holding was the leader and CEO of First Citizens Bank of North Carolina for many years until his passing in August of 2009 at the age of 81. So don’t let anyone tell you that the name of the subdivision is misspelled with 2 l’s in Royall it is not. For many of the home owners in this friendly subdivision on the water it was the first time they understood why the name was spelled with 2 l’s, but now it is a bit of community trivia.

Royall Oaks is a gated subdivision with 45 lots 12 of these sitting directly on the sound and marshes. The 12 sound front lots and homes share walkways from their properties to a pier and gazebo. Each of the sound front lots pays an additional $12 per month in Home Owner Association dues for the care and maintenance of the walkways, pier and gazebo. Dues for all the interior lots runs approximately $40 per month.sunset - Royall Oaks Emerald Isle North Carolina

The sun sets over the ocean in the winter months but late spring through early fall the residents of Royall Oaks Emerald Isle North Carolina enjoy fantastic sunsets over the waters of the sound. So much so that residents sometime take them for granted only to appreciate the awesomeness of the beauty when reminded by ratptured guests.

tennis courts - Royall Oaks Emerald Isle North CarolinaThe tennis courts in the neighborhood are the property of the Dolphin Ridge Club, a privately owned beach, pool and tennis club in the sister neighborhood, Dolphin Ridge. For more information on this wonderful private club and the benefits it can add to owners and their visitors check out this article – Dolphin Ridge Club for Emerald Isle beach weddings, Emerald Isle Beach Club. You will see the club has wonderful events and facilities including a pool, game room, showers and seasonal lunches. Many of the homeowners in Royall Oaks are members of this club and enjoy socializing with neighbors and other members. Memberships are open to everyone so it is a great way to meet interesting people who live, play and vacation in Emerald Isle North Carolina.

Here’s a little slideshow of Royall Oaks and her sister neighborhood on the ocean Dolphin Ridge.




Royall Oaks has a very fun loving group of owners and although most of them live here full time a few of them call Emerald Isle their second home. Full timers and part timers alike partake of the community activities. There is Bunko for the ladies once a month. There is the beach walking group in the mornings. The guys organize golf outings on a weekly basis and if you’re looking for fishing you won’t have to look far to find a neighbor going angling and looking for
4th of july parade - Royall Oaks Emerald Isle North Carolinacompany. For those who enjoy kayaking it is easy to launch your boat from the pier and paddle in the sound and around the plentiful islands. You will find gatherings to watch football and other sporting events. Pot luck dinners on the pier at the gazebo are a seasonal favorite. Golf carts filled with goodies and picnic supplies show up along with more than everyone can eat. Children of all ages (2-92) enjoy these gatherings. Especially 4th of July and the golf cart parade.

Interested in our island along the Crystal Coast in the outer banks of the Carolinas? Scroll down the page and peruse some of the properties for sale. We’d love to have you find out first hand the pleasures we enjoy in Royall Oaks and Emerald Isle North Carolina.

What are the schools like? See this blog post for school information for Emerald Isle North Carolina

Emerald Isle Schools – a welcome surprise to newcomers.

Tell me about the area weather… see this blog post for Carteret County and the Crystal Coast average temperatures.

Emerald Isle North Carolina Weather

What is there to do in the area? See this blog post for some of the area attractions.

Emerald Isle Things to Do, atrractions on the Crystal Coast

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| Emerald Isle North Carolina
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Spinnakers Reach at the beach – Emerald Isle North Carolina

In Emerald Isle North Carolina you will find Spinnakers Reach the colorful subdivision nestled between the ocean and the sound. Entrance - Spinnakers Reach at the beach - Emerald Isle North Carolina

Spinnakers Reach is distinguishable by the pink and turquoise colors on the signs and the extra brightly colored homes. Not all the homes are of the same hue. Some are pastel with others being shocking orange or bright purple or deep blue. Spinnakers Reach Emerald Isle is a friendly neighborhood by the sea. It is situated between coast guard road and the Atlantic Ocean and bordered with beautiful sandy beaches.
Sign - Spinnakers Reach at the beach - Emerald Isle North Carolina
Spinnakers Reach has a sister neighborhood called Spinnakers Landing on the opposite side of Coast Guard Road with many great homes facing the waters and marshes of Bouge Sound – Emerald Isle NC.

Home ownership in Spinnakes Reach or Spinnakers Landing entitles you to enjoy the beach, the sound, playground, swimming pool, and pool house.

One of the favorite modes of transportation in Spinnakers Reach is the ever popular Golf Cart. Many of the owners have their own or there are rental shops if you are just visiting. Be sure to obey all the traffic signs as you cart your way to the beach and back.
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pool - Spinnakers Reach at the beach - Emerald Isle North Carolina

Yes, you can certainly enjoy all that Emerald Isle North Carolina and Spinnakers Reach has to offer without owning there as many of the homes in the ocean side community are available as seasonal rentals. They are well appointed with just about everything you can think of. Many of the homes come with extra features like private pools, hot tubs, movie rooms, game rooms and more.playground - Spinnakers Reach at the beach - Emerald Isle North Carolina


Spinnakers Reach subdivision of Emerald Isle North Carolina has 138 lots with 16 of those located in Spinnakers Landing on the sound.

What are the schools like? See this blog post for school information for Emerald Isle North Carolina

Emerald Isle Schools – a welcome surprise to newcomers.

Tell me about the area weather… see this blog post for Carteret County and the Crystal Coast average temperatures.

Emerald Isle North Carolina Weather

What is there to do in the area? See this blog post for some of the area attractions.

Emerald Isle Things to Do, atrractions on the Crystal Coast

Kathryn
Gorham | Sun-Surf
Realty
| Emerald Isle North Carolina
www.KathrynGorham.com
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252.646.4656 cell · 252.354.2958 office
Southern Outer Banks NC | Crystal Coast NC | Coastal Carolina
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