Preserve Private

Riverfront Estates

more than the  view

Once-in-a-Generation Views

Unique waterfront properties with endless water views

Nestled in River Dunes’ most exclusive neighborhood, The Preserve is the long-awaited release of our largest and most private riverfront estates. Ranging from 3 to 9 acres, these properties overlooking the Pamlico Sound, Neuse River and Intracoastal Waterway will be your chance to preserve more than the view you’ve been waiting for and build a legacy for generations to come on the shores of the Neuse. There’s simply nothing else like this.

“The Preserve goes beyond what we were required to do to protect the great natural resources in this place, and creates a liveable legacy of sustainability and enjoyment.”

– Ed Mitchell, Co-founder

More than a View

The pace is a little slower where the Sound meets the River. You’ll watch tarpon roll at sunrise, porpoises meander through balls of bait and lazy herons pluck along the marshline. Across the river, a steady parade of boats travel along the Intracoastal and on the horizon, fishermen ply the famed fishing grounds at the mouth of the Sound.

The  setting

Buffering these unique waterfront homesites, Gum Thicket Creek winds to the river’s edge. Spartina salt marsh and stately pines frame the endless water while the careful guidance of the Community’s covenants and architectural guidelines frame the future of this place. A 238-acre conservation easement permanently protects the Gum Thicket Creek watershed and the nature-lined entrance to the neighborhood.


“Positioned where the Neuse River flows into the Pamlico Sound, this is a place where rest and relaxation come easily.”

– Southern Living Magazine

River Dunes is the premier  Award-Winning    Sustainable    boating community on the East Coast

River Dunes is the premier  Award-Winning    Sustainable    boating community on the East Coast


at the river’s edge

The expansive views of Preservation’s Riverfront capture the raw beauty of life on the coast and sets River Dunes apart in the region. Nowhere else can you find this view, these boating grounds and a place where water means so much to so many. From the fresh water upstream to the Gulf Stream offshore; the water runs through River Dunes and becomes a part of the family story for all those who settle here.

One of the oldest rivers in the continental US, The Neuse, derived from the Native American Neusiok  tribe, translates as “peace” and there’s none greater than the broad calm expanse of the Neuse. Find yours in Preservation.

The Pamlico Sound, a broad expanse of horizon, dotted with recreational boaters, working watermen and seabirds, separates River Dunes from the beaches of the Outer Banks and Ocracoke Island. 

Discovered in 1524, the Sound has long been a source of rich fisheries, shellfish, waterfowl and a primary coastal nursery. It’s the second largest on the East Coast, some 21 miles wide and nearly 80 miles long.

Preserve your piece of the River

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Please talk to your community consultant for homesite release dates, features, pricing, disclosures and disclaimers.  This is not an offer in states where prior registration is required. Void where prohibited by law. River Dunes Realty, Inc is a Seller’s Agent.

Quality    Modern  Traditional  Coastal          move-in ready homes