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




Kathryn Gorham | Sun-Surf Realty | Emerald Isle North Carolina
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