Real estate in the western end of Bogue Banks in Emerald Isle, NC, is family-oriented with a growing number of permanent year-round residents. Originally, the only access to the western end of the island was by boat and, later, ferry. It wasn't until the 1970s that the B. Cameron Langston high-rise bridge opened the area to tourists and newcomers. Emerald Isle is now one of the fastest-growing areas of the county.
Lands End is an exclusive gated residential community on Coast Guard Road off N.C. 58 near the Point in Emerald Isle. Ownership includes use of a spacious clubhouse, a pool, four lighted tennis courts, stocked freshwater lakes and a lighted boardwalk to the beach. All roads are private, and utilities are underground. Prices can range from the $390,000s to more than $2 million.
Emerald Plantation is a sound-side subdivision that extends from N.C. 58 to Bogue Sound. A mixed-use development with single-family homes, townhouses and patio homes, amenities include a clubhouse, a pool, a boat ramp, tennis courts and a security gate. Sound-side homes here could sell for $1.5 million, while interior homes could range between $330,000 to $500,000.
The Point on Coast Guard Road off N.C. 58 at the westward tip of the island is one of the most established areas and has a wonderfully wide beach. The Wyndtree subdivision is a large tract near Emerald Isle Point that offers a wide diversity of sites from oceanfront to ocean view. Prices for homes in The Point area range from $600,000 to $1.5 million.
Deerhorn Dunes, Sea Dunes and Ocean Oaks are three well-planned subdivisions that are almost indistinguishable from one another. On Coast Guard Road off N.C. 58, all are relatively new and were built around the same time. They are made up primarily of single-family homes, nicely landscaped on spacious lots. Homes range from $270,000 to more than $2.5 million.
Cape Emerald off N.C. 58 on the sound side of Coast Guard Road is a subdivision of primarily permanent residents, with homes averaging from $400,000 to more than $1 million. Amenities include a clubhouse, a heated pool and spa, two tennis courts and a security entrance.
Emerald Landing, Royall Oaks, Dolphin Ridge and Pointe Bogue are beautifully landscaped developments that offer peace and privacy in a verdant, spacious, wooded setting. Lots vary from 75-feet wide to 30-feet wide on ocean- and road-fronts. Interior lots also vary in size due to efforts to preserve the area's wetlands. Emerald Landing, Pointe Bogue and Royall Oaks have soundfront sites, and Dolphin Ridge has oceanfront building sites. Homes in these areas can start at $550,000 and go to more than $3 million.
Also off Coast Guard Road is Spinnaker's Reach, an area described as a "sound to sea community." These investment properties can range from $500,000 to $2.5 million. It is tucked into the maritime forest and features a community pool, guarded entrance and a sound-side pier and nature trail. Single-family dwellings and oceanfront duplexes are part of this community.