Sailing Into Retirement
River Dunes: John and Lynn Robinson
John Robinson is a lover of seafood, a sailor, a
thinker, and a world traveler. When pondering
retirement in the southeast, Oriental, NC, wasn’t
even on his list.
But when he and his wife, Lynn, landed in River
Dunes, a beautifully wooded, waterfront community on the Pamlico Sound eight and a half
miles from Oriental, and 30 miles from New Bern,
he realized they’d found everything they’d been
looking for — a quiet, gorgeous retreat just steps
from the water, in a developing neighborhood,
where they could still maintain a connection
to a global yachting community. And, pretty
importantly, a place their kids and grandkids
would want to come to visit.
“We’ve been around the world a couple of times.
But Lynn and I will often sit out here looking out
over the water and say. ‘My God, this is just unbelievable,’” Robinson said.
“And, the winters…the winters are the best.
We play tennis every single day in the winter.”
Lynn Robinson, a recent culinary school graduate,
has found her niche in the River Dunes community and finds herself “practicing” on her much-obliged neighbors at HOA functions and private
gatherings. Fresh seafood was near the top of
their must-haves-in-retirement list. Between New
Bern and Oriental, they have more than they can
where to live
Annah Norris, Director of Sales & Marketing for
Legacy Homes by Bill Clark
“We’re so thankful to call southeastern North Carolina
‘home.’ Most of our customers are escaping cold
weather, high taxes and a busy pace-of-life. We are
proud to work with them to design their North Carolina
dream home. Our customers have recently begun to
gravitate towards southern-inspired large front and back
porches, shiplap and other heavy trim details, extra-large
master shower retreats and high-end kitchens for entertaining. Homes have become smaller, more efficient
and well-appointed. As has been true for many years,
our customers continue to desire an open floorplan with
a bonus room for additional guest space. At Legacy
Homes, we make it easy for customers to design their
home around their new Carolina lifestyle!”
Variety is what brings people to North Carolina,
so naturally, these retirees are not likely to be
average Florida sun-seekers or northeastern
snowshoe trail runners. People who retire to
North Carolina are looking for seasonal distinction, and weather variance - sun, rain, snow, and
wind. Here in the north state, they’ve got it.
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