Merry Christmas – our video greeting


Kathryn, Henry and Bonnie Gorham wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy
Holidays and a prosperous 2010 in this video greeting.

 

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| Emerald Isle North Carolina
www.KathrynGorham.com
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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

Articles on other subdivisions along the Crystal Coast and in Emerald Isle North Carolina
Spinnakers Reach at the beach – Emerald Isle North Carolina
Emerald Landing a gated Soundfront Commumnity in Emerald Isle North Carolina
Villas at Magens Bay condominiums in Swansboro Cedar Point North Carolina
Lands End Emerald Isle – reveals a variety of homes for sale – October 2009
Lands End Emerald Isle NC – Absorption Rate Market Report – October 15 2009
Royall Oaks Ranch with great flow and prime location
Dolphin Ridge Emerald Isle, a picturesque ocean side subdivision


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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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.
ocean walkway - Spinnakers Reach at the beach - Emerald Isle North Carolinawalkway2 - Spinnakers Reach at the beach - Emerald Isle North Carolina

beach - Spinnakers Reach at the beach - Emerald Isle North Carolina

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
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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Kathryn Gorham on TwitterAdd MeSpinnakers Reach at the beach – Emerald Isle North Carolina was fist published on Emerald Isle Carolina
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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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Emerald Landing a gated Soundfront Commumnity in Emerald Isle North Carolina

Emerald Landing a gated Soundfront Commumnity in Emerald Isle North Carolina has many pleasing features. On this island in the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina Emerald Landing a gated Soundfront Commumnity in Emerald Isle North Carolinathis ammenity filled subdivision is tucked away yet located in the heart of Emerald Isle. Yes, this gated community is on the sound side of the island yet it is only a half a mile to the beach from Emerald Landing and under a mile to the Emerald Isle bridge.

 


There are 60 lots in Emerald Landing with 3 of those lots dedicated to the tennis courts, pool house and swimming pool. Twelve of these remaining 57 lots for single family homes are direct soundfront lots with great views of Bogue Sound, Emerald Isle bridge and sunsets.

Between lots 7 & 8 on the sound there is a community walkway leading to the pier with covered picnic area and the community boat slips. These slips are available to owners for day useage and should the demand exceed the pier capacity then owners will be required to roatate usage.Tennis Courts - Emerald Landing a gated Soundfront Commumnity in Emerald Isle North Carolina

A few building lots are still available in this community. The town of Emerald Isle does not have a sewer system so all potential homes will be required to have a septic permit based on the number of bedrooms in the home to be built.

The majority of home owners in Emerald Landing a gated soundfront community designate thier homes as primary residences. There are second home owners in this subdivision, but they are in the minority. This is a popular neighborhood for retirees and families alike. Many children live in this neighborhood.
Emerald Landing a gated Soundfront Commumnity in Emerald Isle North Carolina
This is an active community as home owners and lot owners alike partake of the community pool, tennis courts, gazebo and boat slips.

The Home Owners Association (HOA) dues of $68 per month (subject to change) covers care for the common areas in the subdivision.

Right outside this subdivision is the Emerald Plantation shopping plaza. Owner in of homes in the gated community of Emerald Landing tell me they love the fact that they can walk to the grocery store or even to dinner.

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
ActiveRain an Online Referral Network
Women’s Council of
REALTORS®

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Emerald Landing a gated Soundfront Commumnity in Emerald Isle North Carolina was fist published on Emerald Isle Carolina
Copyright © 2009 by Kathryn Gorham, All Rights Reserved. Permission granted to re-blog or re-print with the stipulations that you do not alter the original content and that you provide a link back to this article in the re-blog or re-print. *Emerald Landing a gated Soundfront Commumnity in Emerald Isle North Carolina*