North Carolina Communities
Lovely Chapel Hill is in north central North Carolina and is the setting for Chapelwood, a cozy 55+ community with single level brick homes, a clubhouse, a swimming pool and a pastoral quality.
Located in central North Carolina, not far from Duke University, lovely 55+ Creekside at Bethpage is part of a larger mixed use development. Colorful single family homes and town homes are for sale, and amenities include a swimming pool, tennis courts and a community garden.
Southern Pines is in south central North Carolina and is the setting for Knollwood Village, a wooded community with condominiums, town homes and single family homes. Residents enjoy a nine hole golf course and a quiet atmosphere.
On the southern North Carolina coast, Southport is the location of beautiful St. James Plantation, an all ages community that markets to baby boomers. A wide range of home styles in a wide range of prices are available, and amenities include a marina, a private beach club and 81 holes of golf.
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.
Hertford is in northeastern North Carolina and is the site of Albemarle Plantation, an all ages waterfront community with a golf course, a marina, a clubhouse and a good selection of home styles.
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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