The Dunes at Waterside
Express SeriesSM|From $334,990
3 - 4 bed| 2 bath | 1 - 2 garage
1 story | From 1,183 sq ft
About our community
Surf City is the kind of place made for memorable family beach vacations, soaking in some sunny rays, or relaxing on many of the area’s beautiful resources. It is cutely tucked away and off the beaten path of North Carolina's better-known beaches. However, if more people and social activities like movies and more expansive shopping is your cup of tea, it's an easy hour's drive or less to Wilmington to the south, and Jacksonville and USMC Camp Lejeune to the north. Come on over the bridge and discover what some quaint, hospitable, and lovely living is all about.
See what we’ve included in our homes to make your homebuying experience as simple as it can be. All features and products vary by community.
- Basketball Court
- Exercise - Fitness
- Fire Pits
- Walking - Nature Trails
- Club House
- To Schedule an Appointment
- Call Karen Evans at 910-519-8359
- [email protected]
- Community features
Surf City Elementary School
Public | K-5 3 mi.
Surf City Middle School
Public | 6-8 3 mi.
Topsail High School
Public | 9-12 11 mi.
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Finding Ideal New Home in Surf City
Whether you’re looking for a smaller home or looking to move into something with more space, D.R. Horton has a new home in Surf City, NC, for you. We have a history of providing quality homes in the country’s best areas, and Surf City is no exception. This stunning coastal city offers many opportunities to its residents, and we would love to assist you in the process of finding your new home here.
Living in Surf City
It’s hard not to fall in love with Surf City. The white sand beaches and the beautiful coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean offer a perfect combination of adventure and relaxation. An almost year-round mild climate means you can enjoy the warm salty air and all the area offers. Your new home at The Retreat at Waterside is less than a mile to the new high-rise bridge with a pedestrian lane where you will have sweeping views of the Atlantic when you are at its crest. Your new home will feature an open concept design, a premier location, and outstanding features. Waterside is an easy drive to Wilmington and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, and all the conveniences are nearby.
Finding your new home
We have been building homes across the country for more than three decades, and we are committed to providing excellent quality in each of our homes, along with one of the most robust warranties in the industry.
One-story, two-story, or first-floor owner suite designs are available choices to suit almost any stage of your lifestyle. D.R. Horton offers single-family homes with innovative floor plans and energy-saving features. Brick elevations are available in select floor plans. It is also conveniently located minutes away from all of Surf City’s shopping and services and in the County’s top-rated schools. All our homes include D.R. Horton’s Home is Connected® package, an industry-leading suite of smart home products that keep homeowners connected with the people and places they value the most. The technology allows homeowners to monitor and control their homes from the couch or across the globe.
You can find homes nestled right between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River and others located further off the coast. So why not take a break from the traffic, lights, and crowds and escape to the tranquil and secluded beaches of Topsail Island, NC? We will work closely with you to determine your needs and the best home for you and your family. Contact us today to learn more.
Life in Surf City
If you haven’t heard of Surf City, I’m not surprised. This is a small township located on Topsail Island. Maybe you’ve heard of Topsail Island, a 26-mile-long barrier island off the coast located close to Wilmington, NC. Whereas Topsail Island is 26-miles-long, Surf City is a small, walkable island section. And, it is where all the action happens. Surf City is a quaint beach town, so do not expect to find many tourist attractions.
Instead, plan to spend your days enjoying the beautiful beach. Take time to explore the town on foot. Visit the pier, shop the various boutiques and beach stores, and try out the restaurants—my favorite thing to walk across the street from the beach to the local bookstore. You will be close to all the city activities. Visitors enjoy miniature golf, surf shops, gift shops, and an area favorite, Soundside Park, which offers picnic areas, public boat ramps, and boardwalk. Surf City has plenty of bike paths making the navigation of Surf City’s parks, and 25 public beach accesses a true pleasure. Our Surf City, NC rentals can’t be beaten for convenience and amenities.
Additionally, there is a mini-golf course in Surf City and a turtle rescue and rehabilitation center. Both are family-friendly tourist attractions. Topsail Island is close to Wilmington, NC.