Emerald Isle Neighborhoods and Developments

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.

Long Term Rentals

Angelfish Properties Emerald Isle Real Estate and Homes
7601 Emerald Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 354-8984

Angelfish Properties, known for its knowledgeable and friendly agents, can assist you in finding a long-term rental. Many folks who vacation on the Crystal Coast return for more of the beautiful coast. Whether you are returning for an extended time, transferring to the area, or getting to know the area before...more about Angelfish Properties

CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty Emerald Isle Real Estate and Homes
7603 Emerald Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 354-2131
(800) 822-2121

CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty, founded in 1981, holds the distinction of being the first realty franchise on the beach. A staff of 10 agents, seven of whom are brokers, handles weekend to monthly vacation rentals, home purchasing for those deciding to stay at the beach, home sales and property management services. Among...more about CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty

Shorewood Real Estate Emerald Isle Real Estate and Homes
7703 Emerald Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 354-7858
(888) 557-0172

A full-service, family-owned and operated business, Shorewood Real Estate specializes in real estate sales, property management and vacation and annual rentals. In business since 1996, the owners and staff of Shorewood Real Estate take pride in delivering exceptional customer service, professionalism, and courtesy. Whether your interests are in real estate as...more about Shorewood Real Estate

Sun-Surf Realty Emerald Isle Real Estate and Homes
7701 Emerald Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 354-2958

Sun-Surf Realty's slogan "Come for a Week...Stay for a Lifetime" says it all. A family-owned business since 1978, Sun-Surf Realty can help you plan your vacation by offering many choices, including premier homes, modest cottages, and beachfront/side condominiums with all the amenities. If you are looking for your very own beach home, let...more about Sun-Surf Realty

200 Mangrove Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(866) 725-6596

With two sales offices strategically placed along the Crystal Coast in Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle, NC, this full-service real estate firm can assist you with your dream of owning coastal real estate. Whether it is a quaint cottage, an elegant oceanfront home, a carefree condo, or an undeveloped home site,...more about Bluewater Real Estate

7501 Emerald Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(866) 239-6846

Emerald Isle Realty has been making dreams come true for more than 50 years! Discover first-class Southern hospitality along the Crystal Coast by calling their knowledgeable and award-winning real estate team. Located on beautiful Bogue Banks, Emerald Isle Realty offers vacation rental, second homes and new primary residences for everyone. They...more about Emerald Isle Realty

9918 M. B. Davis Ct.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 354-5555

Spinnaker’s Reach Realty offers premier vacation rentals, sales and property management in Emerald Isle with personal attention and top-notch customer service. A full-service real estate company, the professional staff of locals helps in the buying, selling or renting of your coastal dream property. Spinnaker's Reach is a private rental and long-term...more about Spinnaker's Reach Realty


If you want to rent an apartment in Emerald Isle, NC, you will need to consider asking a real estate company for an extended rental contract as there are no traditional apartment complexes on Emerald Isle. Morehead City, NC, about 30 minutes from Emerald Isle has the largest selection of apartment complexes for rent.


1300 N.C. Hwy. 24 W
Newport, NC
(252) 247-3107

Providing electrical service to much of western Carteret County, this member-owned corporation has more than 37,500 accounts. It services all residents of Bogue Banks except those living in Atlantic Beach; all residents in Cape Carteret, Cedar Point and along N.C. Highway 58 to Maysville; residents along N.C. 24 from the Swansboro...more about Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative

Monroe, LA
(252) 633-9011

Embarq merged with CenturyLink, a company headquartered in Louisiana, providing voice, broadband and video services to consumers and businesses in 33 states. In this area it's the local telephone company. Depending on your previous record, you may be asked to pay a deposit before service is initiated. The deposit usually is refunded after a...more about CenturyLink

1099 Gum Branch Rd.
Jacksonville, NC 28540
(888) 534-8946

Progress Energy has headquarters in Raleigh. The customer service number is (800) 452-2777, and the number to report outages is (800) 419-6356. All required city and county inspections must be completed prior to connecting your permanent electric service. An electrical inspection is required for newly constructed homes or manufactured homes. Since...more about Progress Energy Carolinas

500 Vision Cable Dr.
Newport, NC
(252) 223-6400

Spectrum, formerly known as Time-Warner Cable, offers internet plans and packages up to 60 Mbps, internet-only packages, and free parental controls and internet security software. The home WIFI with modem includes TV, phone, internet service with a bundle....more about Spectrum

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