North Carolina Communities
Calabash sits near the mouth of the quiet, crook-necked Calabash River in southeastern North Carolina and is the setting for Brunswick Plantation, a pretty resort popular with baby boomers and retirees. Condominiums, town homes and single family homes are for sale, and most have golf course or lake views. Residents enjoy 27 holes of golf, seven swimming pools, five clubhouses and more.
In lush south central North Carolina, Pinehurst resembles an English village and is the setting for Pinehurst Trace, an established, wooded 55+ community with single story, single family brick homes, a clubhouse, an activity director, nearby golf and more.
On the northern North Carolina coast, Elizabeth City is the site of Pelican Pointe, a waterfront community popular with baby boomers and retirees. Single family homes and town homes are for sale, and amenities include a clubhouse, a community dock, a lake, a flower garden, walking paths and direct river access.
Outside of Charlotte in southwestern North Carolina, Matthews is the site of Polo Club at Matthews, a cozy town home community popular with empty nesters and retirees. The single story residences are inspired by English cottage architecture, offering a sense of privacy, and amenities include a clubhouse, a swimming pool, walking paths and more.
Located in central North Carolina, 55+ Creekside at Bethpage is part of a larger, all ages, mixed use development. Single family homes are available, and amenities include a swimming pool, tennis courts and a community garden.
Mooresville is nestled on the banks of Lake Norman in western North Carolina and is the setting for the Villages at Oak Tree, a lush, quiet 55+ community with single family homes and town homes tucked amid trees, ponds and bridges with white hand rails.
On the southern North Carolina coast, Holly Ridge is the site of King's Harbor, an all ages community with cottage-style, single level homes, a neighborhood boat dock, a fishing pier and more.
Sir Walter Raleigh sent English colonists to North Carolina in 1585 and 1587 to settle Roanoke Island. Permanent settlements were established in 1653 but early conflicts included pirate raids, the Quaker-led Cary Rebellion and the Tuscarora Indian War.
North Carolina did not see much fighting during the American Revolution, but many residents went out of state to fight. Much of North Carolina was pro-Union and anti-slavery, but the state still joined the Confederacy during the Civil War.
The U.S.'s largest tobacco producer, furniture maker and brick and textile maker, North Carolina also produces papers, chemicals and a variety of metals. Major crops include corn, tobacco, peanuts, vegetables, hate, and cotton. Most lithium and mica come from here.
Tourists spend more than $1 billion in North Carolina annually. Sporting options include skiing, golfing and fishing. Major attractions include the Great Smoky Mountains, Cape Hatteras, the Blue Ridge National Parkway, the Wright Brothers Memorial at Kitty Hawk, Carl Sandburg's home, and an Old Salem re-creation in Winston-Salem.
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