We’re Getting All Kinds of Festive

spiritofchristmasBundle up this weekend for the Spirit of Christmas in Oriental on Saturday, December 9th.  Boats of all shapes and 24676sizes, adorned with bright and colorful lights, are cruising into town for the holiday flotilla, and the Christmas parade that rolls down Broad Street is a festive tradition for locals and visitors….the spirit is truly contagious!  Everyone is invited to stroll the luminary-lined village streets that light a path for all to enjoy the sites, tastes and sounds of the season.  And start your evening off in an extra festive mood at the New Village Brewery & Taproom as they host a tap takeover by Green Man Brewery from Ashville.  A happy holidays happy hour…..ho-ho-ho!

Photo cred: TownDock.net, a go-to site for all things Oriental

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Neighbors, Mark Your Calendars!

It’s that time of year again,   O Y S T E R    R O A S T   time!  Our annual Neighborhood Oyster Roast will be on Sunday, December 17th at the clubhouse.  Soiree starts at 4:00 till….?  Not that I’m biased or anything, but Arlington Place has cool people down just about every street, so a good time is pretty much guaranteed when all of those fun-filled folks are under one roof!  We hope you’ll join us for the perfect kick-off to the holidays! (details on Hootboard)  Oyster-Roast-2014

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Ready To Fall In Love With Arlington Place?

header-1We had the best summer at Arlington Place. And fall already proving to be equally amazing. It’s the perfect time to savor brisk mornings on the water or put your angler skills to the test catching drum, tarpon, flounder, trout, stripers and more. We like to wrap up the day with a nature hike and then spend the evening gathered around the fire pit, swapping stories and sharing laughs.

When you live here, you can count on four seasons of fun and excitement. Why not reserve one of our rental cottages and spend a few days living this adventure? You’re going to feel right at home.


This brand new home is the perfect mix of farmhouse style and coastal comfort. The landscaped yard will catch your eye. The wraparound porch will draw you in. But when you step inside, you’ll never want to leave. The good news? You don’t have to!

3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | 2 Levels | 1,758 total sq. ft. | $289,000*

Check out the floorplan here.

The Perfect Spots for Your Dream Home

Ready to build your custom dream home? Start by choosing from our most scenic homesites.



Homesite 104

.61 Acres | $20,000

This easy building lot is close to all the action, near the pool, clubhouse and tennis courts.

Homesite 75

1.33 Acres | $68,000

This large private lot makes the most of Arlington Place’s serene natural beauty and overlooks stunning sunset views over the marsh. Plus, it’s close to the boardwalk.

Homesite 382 & 383

1.34 Acres | $150,000

Searching for affordable riverfront views? This large combo homesite gives you ample room to stretch out along the banks of the Neuse River.

Homesite 379

.53 Acres | $250,000

Offering elevated, panoramic riverfront views and painted-sky sunsets, this premium lot is the ideal homesite for your riverfront dream house.

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Whatcha Been Up To?

So maybe this lifestyle isn’t for everyone.  Well….I take that back, most people wouldn’t mind this lifestyle one bit!  We often get asked, what is there to do at Arlington Place?  Here’s a recap of our October.  We’ve been busy “fest”ing….like a lot of festing.  We are surrounded by fall festivals that draw hundreds of thousands of people to the area that we call home, the NC Seafood Festival, MUMfest, Ol Front Porch Music Festival, and Oktoberfest to name a few have all been popular weekend hot-spots.


22406554_10103753187449188_8312586151123792481_nThe Arlington Place family will be +8 by the end of the month! We welcomed super cute Lilagrace Ostmann to the world, currently holding the title of ‘AP’s littlest’.  However that title will be short-lived because baby boy Burgess is due on Saturday!  We are all excited to watch them grow up, such a neat childhood that we can give our little ones by living in this 1000 acre playground.  Congrats to Sean, Molly, big brother Mac AND Brian, Michelle, and soon-to-be big brother Jack!  We also welcomed Paul & Taras HOME, they moved into ‘Chez Raggio’ on Mill Creek last week and Sarah & Leslie Morgan and their girls move into the Royal Manor on Friday.  And the welcome wagon won’t get much rest because floor plans were just submitted for homesites 153, 200, 206 and 304!

Anything else?  With the weather pretty much picture perfect, you can’t help but be drawn to the water.  We got HOOKED UP, did lots of sailing, day tripped to Shackleford Banks, went off shore fishing and ate fresh tuna for a week, and had some awesome weekends camping (‘glamping’ really), and escaped to Ocracoke Island….one of coastal NC’s unique treasures!


Not enough?  Add in wine club, book club, the MANY social get togethers and your plate is pretty darn full!  But we’re not done with October quite yet…..this week is Ghostwalk, the Chili Cookoff in Oriental (GO TEAM AP!), Trunk or Treat, a Haunted housewarming, the ‘thank you’ dinner for the amazing Hope Clinic volunteers, and last but never least is the Halloween party at the clubhouse on the 31st, a pregame for trick-or-treating through the neighborhood, quickly becoming a favorite annual tradition!


I’m thinking a better question to ask may be “what’s there not to do?!?”

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Come visit this FALL and FALL in love with Arlington Place and the fun festivals that surround us!  October tops many local’s list for favorite month of the year.  The air has chilled off a bit, water is still warm, fish are biting, leaves are changing and there is so much going on in and around us that celebrate this time of year.

31st Annual NC Seafood Festival: October 6th, 7th & 8thSeafoodfestlogo
The North Carolina Seafood Festival is the largest 3-day festival in North Carolina. Enjoy an endless variety of seafood, entertainment, and educational exhibits while showing your support for the local seafood industry. Opening at the waterfront in Morehead City at noon on Friday. Be sure to catch the fireworks Saturday night at 9pm!

Front Porch music fest flyerOld Front Porch Music Festival: October 6th & 7th
Come on down to Oriental, NC and enjoy some of the finest string musicians this side of the state! This year’s Headliner, The Red Clay Ramblers, will be taking the main stage from 3-5 pm on Saturday.
Other performers include: Saltwater Gold, Don Flemons, and Arlington’s own Rick and Ginny Vogt in the Brant Island Strings! Check out the website for a full list of performers and their schedules.


MumFest Kick-off Concert: October 13th, Festival: October 14th & 15th      Every year. downtown New Bern kicks off the fall season with one of the best award-winning festivals in North Carolina. From Craven Street to Broad Street come enjoy the awesome festivities, street performers and, of course, food!

10th Annual Oriental Chili Cookoff: October 28th
What’s better than all you can eat chili on a cool October day? At this delicious event, local chefs compete on the Oriental waterfront for the People’s Choice and Judges Awards and probably most important award of all……’best chili in town’ bragging rights!

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halloweenHalloween Party & Trick or Treating at Arlington Place: October 31st
Lion and Tigers and… Ninjas? Be sure to leave your lights on!  A growing annual tradition, the kiddos love making their rounds through the neighborhood and showing off their costumes….and filling their pumpkins of course!  Party at the clubhouse at 5:00pm then BEWARE….the ghosts, superheros and princesses will be let loose in Burton Village, and will no doubt be on a sugar high!

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Your Dream Home. In Your Dream Neighborhood.

DJI_0098_SBThe excitement never stops at Arlington Place. New homes are popping up and new neighbors are moving in. If you’ve been waiting, now is the time to go for it. Our Signature Builders are ready to craft a home that caters to your every wish. In no time, you’ll be enjoying the best of Carolina living — where waterfront adventure meets front-porch relaxation. What are you waiting for?

What’s Happening?

We’re excited to say that The Blisswood Cottage, The Bell Cottage and The Sugar Shack Cottage are now under contract, and the Parkview House, Reelin’ in the Years and Creekside Cottage all sold recently!


New neighbors are on the way and current residents are making the most of summer. You don’t have to look far to see friends enjoying crabs on the back porch or BBQ by the pool. Residents are out in full force on boats and kayaks, fishing, or just exploring.


What’s Next?

Start enjoying Arlington Place sooner when you choose a Move-In-Ready Home like the Carolina Cottage. Or choose the to-be-built Heritage Cottage and personalize the home with your favorite features and finishes. Both are perfect for the Arlington Place lifestyle. Which suits your style?

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H O O K E D – U P !

brian-drumHappy fellas reel’n in the big guys!  Brian, Justin & Blair (and a few others that forgot to take pictures) were lucky enough to hook and land a few of these monster fish.  These “Old Drum” grace us with their presence every September in the wide waters that surround Arlington Place, proving once again that we have one the best inshore fisheries in the world!  Sssshhhhh, it’s a secret 😉justin-drum

Drum of this size, 50 pounders, are some of the oldest fish on our coast, up to the ripe ol’ age of 40!  Even though they are delicious on your dinner table, these drum are here to spawn, so if you land one don’t get too attached…..drum over 27″ are all catch and release.  Rig of choice: poppin cork with a DOA soft plastic.  Bait of choice: fresh cut mullet on a circle hook.

blair-drumOur local waters come alive this time of year.   Drum, tarpon, crabs, shrimp, flounder and speckled trout all call the waters of #CoastalCarolina home.  Add this to the lllooonnnggg list of reasons why so many people L O V E #RiverLife.



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The ebb and flow of life at Arlington Place

New homes, new neighbors, lots of amenities and so many great nearby events — there’s always something happening at Arlington Place, no matter the season.


Take a stroll along our trails and boardwalks or enjoy a relaxing evening in comfy Adirondacks around the fire pit. Maybe cast a line for flounder or stripers and bring home dinner. Everything you need is right outside your doorstep.

The good life ebbs and flows like the tide at Arlington Place. You just have to decide how you’ll make the most of it!

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The Countdown is ON to Croakerfest 2017

croakerFestivalLogoOrange-300pxThis small town celebrates big!  The 37th Annual Croakerfest, “Pamlico County’s Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration” is just down the road in Oriental.  And this year, Arlington Place is proud to be a GOLD sponsor of this awesome event.  This two day festival, an annual holiday tradition since 1980, kicks off Friday afternoon!  From parades and carnivals to fireworks and dancing in the street, it’s easy to see that these locals and weekend warriors know how the celebrate the Fourth of July in style.  The festival will go out with a BANG on Saturday at 9:30 with can’t-miss fireworks set off from the bridge.  Check out the full SCHEDULE OF EVENTS to plan your weekend festivities!


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The Latest on NINE New AP Homes!

More cool new homes with even cooler new neighbors calling Arlington Place home!  Dream homes have become a reality or are becoming a reality all over the neighborhood.  So if you can’t make it to Arlington Place soon to see for yourself, here’s a few shots from my camera roll from a weekend drive around the hood…..  

Looks who’s HOME on Wild Cherry Lane!  The Rockwells have been busy decorating and landscaping and are happy to put down roots (on dry land) in their blue nautical beauty.  Rockwell

The Raggio’s are close to making Golden Fern Lane their new coastal address.  The detail in this amazing creekfront home is unlike I’ve ever seen….if it looks this good under construction, we cannot wait to see the finished masterpiece!Raggio

Our last 3 Outfitter’s Cottages are nearing the finish line.  Guests are already enjoying the Creekside Cottage, and the Sugar Shack and Reeln in the Years are getting their finishing touches over the next few weeks.  RENT NOW ON AIRBNB!20170526_140840

The Broughton’s home on Cotton Court is such a cool floorplan, cozy when you need it but plenty of room to stretch out for Chris and Cali, and their boys Ayden and Liam.  It’s actually happening Cali :)Broughton 2

The Zambito’s get to check in on their home away from home when they visit this week.  A picture simply doesn’t do the creek and sunset views justice, so I hope they brought some chairs and wine for their first (of many) happy hours on their back porch!Zambito

Wright and Ellen Sizemore moved from Lake Norman to Oriental last year to live like a local and make sure this was, in fact, where they wanted to land.  Well, I think they ended up liking it because their new home on Willow Cove Lane is now under construction.  Can’t wait to have them here full time, Ellen’s the best cook in town!Sizemore2

So who’s on deck?  The ground has officially been broken for the MacMahon’s new forever home, the first house on Wild Turkey Lane.  Looks like Stroud Custom Homes is going to have a busy summer, we’re ready if you are Gilbert!MacMahon

Come for a visit see for yourself why so many people want to call Arlington Place home.  Are you ready for #RiverLife?

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