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Lowest priced single family home in Emerald Isle! Second row to the sound. Located in the heart of Emerald Isle. A must see! Amazing location at a great price.

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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.
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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.
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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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Realty
| 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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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
2010 President Women’s Council of REALTORS® Crystal Coast Chapter
252.646.4656 cell · 252.354.2958 office
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Villas at Magens Bay condominiums in Swansboro Cedar Point North Carolina

Everything you’ve wanted to know about the Villas at Magens Bay condominiums in Swansboro Cedar Point North Carolina right here.

Along the Crystal Coast of North Carolina in the Southern Outerbanks you can find the quaint towns of Swansboro and Cedar Point divided by the White Oak River and the Intercoastal Waterway. This is definately an area for those who love the beach, fishing, boating and other outdoor recreation that comes with the coastal lifestyle. The Villas at Magens Bay condominiums are located in the Swansboro Cedar Point North Carolina area. The mailing address and post office for the Villas at Magens Bay are located in Swansboro yet the villas themselves are in the city limits of Cedar Point. In fact just across the street from the entrance to the Villas at Magens Bay is the town hall for Cear Point NC.

The coastal lifestyle has attracted visitors for decades. Did you know that 75% of the population of the United States lives within 90 miles of the coast? We are a country that loves our coast and the water. Many buyers start at the coast and drive inland until they find housing in their price range. Here at the Crystal Coast that won’t take you very long.

 


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The Villas at Magens Bay are situated on less than 3 miles from the beaches of Emerald Ilse North Carolina. In less than 10 minutes you can have your feet in the sand.

Video of various condo interiors at the Villas at Magens Bay…

Currently (December 2009) there are three 12 plex buildings that make up the Villas at Magens Bay. Construction started in 2005 with the first two 12 plexes being completed in 2006 and the third in 2007. A fourth 12 plex has been put on hold until the economy and the real estate market improve.

How big are the units and what can I expect to find inside? There is one basic floor plan of 1215 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The kitchen, dining and living room areas flow into one another with a spacious feeling. The 9ft ceilings add to the feeling of openness.

How many floors? The interior of each condo is one level and each building is three floors with 4 villas per floor making 12 units (or 12 plex). Each of the three 12 plexes has an elevator.

Who is the target audience to purchase one of the Villas at Magens Bay? – Great question. The ownership demographics for these coastal condos is quite diverse. There are several full time residents that call the Villas their primary home. I would say however the majority would be classified as second home owners. Many of them using the property for get away, play time and relaxation while some periodically lease their second home (long term only no weekly or nightly rentals are permitted).

What age group do the condo appeal to? – Again there is great diversity. The majority would likely fall into the category of young professionals living in the Villas at Magens Bay, in addition you will find small families with children and even some retirees.

What is included in the Home Owner Association (HOA) dues?

  • Insurance:
Property & Casualty
Wind & Hail
Directors & Officers
  • Real Property Taxes on the Common Areas
  • Management Fee
  • Exterior Building Maintenance
  • Landscaping Maintenance
  • Water
  • Exterior Pest Extermination
  • Exterior Electric
  • Monthly Elevator Cleaning (HOA 1 and 3 only)
  • Monthly Walk & Front Area Cleaning (HOA 1 and 3 only)
  • Annual Powerwashing (HOA 1 and 3 only)
  • Elevator Inspections
  • Fire Prevention Sprinkler System Monitoring

During 2006 and 2007 a model unit was open and here are pictures of that model.

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How convenient is this location? Glad you asked that… The Villas at Magens Bay in Swansboro Cedar Point North Carolina are very conveniently located to many area attractions:

  • Beaches of the Crystal Coast
  • The beach towns of Emerald Ilse, Salter Path, Indian Beach, Pine Knoll Shores and Atlantic Beach
  • White Oak River
  • The Intercoastal Waterway
  • Bogue Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean
  • Camp Lejeune Marine Base
  • Cherry Point Marine Core Air Station
  • Jacksonville NC
  • New Bern NC
  • Morehead City NC
  • Beaufort NC
  • Cape Lookout National Seashore
  • Croatan National Forest
  • Fort Macon Civil War Fort and State Park

What are the schools like? See this blog post for school information for Emerald Isle and Cedar Point which includes the Villas at Magens Bay.

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
2010 President Women’s Council of REALTORS® Crystal Coast Chapter
252.646.4656 cell · 252.354.2958 office
Southern Outer Banks NC | Crystal Coast NC | Coastal Carolina
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REALTORS®

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