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April 19th, 2017

There’s a reason so many songs are written about the state of North Carolina. The landscapes, the people, the welcoming sense of community, and that comforting feeling of “home.”

Nestled along the coastline of Northeastern North Carolina is one of the Carolina’s best kept secrets; Elizabeth City. Full of picturesque landscapes, easy access to surrounding travel hotspots and amenities, and a community full of folks who love to connect, kick back and live a life they love.

Whether Elizabeth City is a new or familiar city to you, we’ve put together a handful of reasons that may make you fall in love.


Close to it all

The convenience of Elizabeth City makes it an attractive place to call home. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway, or are wanting to live further from the hustle and bustle, Elizabeth City is a short commute from popular travel destinations such as the following:

  • Nags Head, NC – 1 hour
  • Raleigh, NC – 2.5 hours
  • Richmond, VA – 2.5 hours
  • Hampton Roads – under 1 hour

The opportunities

Elizabeth City continues to be a popular destination for jobs and education, making it a great place to plant your roots.

If you are a parent, the award-winning Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public School system is sure to win you over.

If you are currently pursuing, or considering pursuing, a degree you’ll find that Elizabeth City State University has a lot to offer. With over 30 undergraduate and 4 graduate programs, ECSU has helped many residents reach their academic dreams. Also located in Elizabeth City is the College of the Albemarle and Mid-Atlantic Christian University.

Beyond education, Elizabeth City is home to the following employers, which each help fuel the local economy and provide jobs for many residents:

  • U.S. Coast Guard Air Station – the largest Coast Guard station on the East Coast
  • Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Aviation Research and Development Commerce Park
  • Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Regional Airport
  • DRS Technologies
  • Telephonics Corporation
  • VectorCSP


Retail, retail, retail

In Elizabeth City, living amongst beautiful countryside doesn’t require you to sacrifice your shopping needs! There are many great shopping centers peppered throughout the community, and residents of Elizabeth City are particularly excited about the newest retail addition to the community; Tanglewood Pavilions.

Tanglewood Pavilions is a 158,000 square foot shopping center that boasts big-name retailers such as Hobby Lobby, Ross Dress for Less, TJ Maxx, Dollar Tree, Rack Room Shoes, Cato Fashion and more. Located centrally along Route 17, Tanglewood Pavilions has quickly become a popular place for residents and out-of-towners to shop, eat and find entertainment.

The eats

Whether you’re a foodie or not, you’ll fall in love with the Elizabeth City food scene. Choices range from cute coffee shops, fine dining and tons of locally owned spots that roar with personality. Some local faves include the following:

  • Kathy’s Kreations
  • Bryon’s Hot Dog Stand
  • Currituck BBQ Company
  • Sidney’s Café & Bistro
  • Cypress Creek Grill
  • Grouper’s Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
  • Montero’s

The history and landscape

Elizabeth City has a rich and vibrant historical culture, with over six Nationally Registered Historic Districts! Elizabeth City is also a popular destination for tourists that come to tour the city’s beautiful antebellum, or “pre-war,” homes that date back to the 19th century. These homes are known for their unique and picturesque architecture that is characterized by large columns, porches and fine detail.

Elizabeth City is home to the Great Dismal Swamp, which isn’t as “dismal” as it sounds and is instead a beautiful and popular destination for bird watching, camping, canoeing, hiking, kayaking and biking!


Fun fact; After visiting Dismal Swamp in the early 1800s, Edgar Allen Poe wrote his famed poem, “The Raven!”
Curious to learn more about why so many choose to call Elizabeth City home? Contact us today! Hearndon Construction is proud to offer a wide variety of homes and floorplans in Elizabeth City to suit your needs. Start browsing our homes in Stockbridge at Tanglewood online today to see if anything catches your eye! Or give us a call 757-250-7030.


Posted In: New Homes in Elizabeth City

  • "We moved here from New England, so most of the transaction on our new home was done long distance. Everything went very smoothly and the house was finished in time. Our questions after closing were addressed in a timely manner."
    - Lisa B.
  • "Our experience at Stockbridge has been awesome. They have a wonderful agent - very kind and knowledgeable of her inventory and community. The features of both the homes and community has exceeded our expectations."
    - Christopher and Teresa B.
  • "When I saw the value Hearndon was putting in these homes, I couldn't wait to buy one. I just burst out in tears when I closed and moved into the home of my dreams."
    - Conchita H.
  • "As first time home buyers, we quickly learned that Hearndon built a super house with so many upgrades as standard and so much service after the sale — we are just so happy with everything."
    - Lewis & Susanna
  • "Hearndon builds a good quality home... great design to make the most of the square footage. Everyone who visits me compliments the floor plan. I agree... you get a lot of house for the money!"
    - Phyllis M