Blog ~ News and Updates on Hearndon Homes

December 21st, 2016

Hearndon Construction is proud to build quality homes in both Virginia and North Carolina. As an experienced builder since 1975, Hearndon delivers a well built home wherever they build! It is becoming more common to live a little further from the workplace to enjoy the right home and lifestyle. There is a map of Hampton Roads that analyzes where people live and work, and it is often called the “spaghetti map” because it has become so messy and complicated.

Spaghetti Map

As homebuyers expand their considerations for the best places to reside and look for the best value, it’s a good time to be introduced to Stockbridge in Elizabeth City. Elizabeth City is called the “Harbor of Hospitality” and has a lot to offer including its waterfront, historic homes, appealing downtown area, and one of the busiest U.S. Coast Guard bases in the nation with 7 separate divisions.

Stockbridge offers easy access to the 17 Bypass, Southgate Mall, and the U.S. Coast Guard Base mentioned above. With the easy commute to Virginia, many families are seeing this as a viable option to afford more house and possibly live on larger lots than they would have in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

It is true that Elizabeth City may have less restaurants than living in Hampton Roads, VA, but it certainly has some wonderful offerings for foodies nonetheless. From Bout Thyme Kitchen to C&H Oyster Bar, 3 Amigos, and Coasters Downtown Draught House, Elizabeth City has something for everyone.

In regards to quality of life, Elizabeth City has so much to offer as noted on the official website for Elizabeth City (

  • Elizabeth City is featured in the book The 100 Best Small Towns in America by Norman Crampton.
  • Elizabeth City is ranked by Money Magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live on the Coast.”
  • Elizabeth City has been cited as one of the top three best retirement towns by Retirement Lifestyles in the Carolinasmagazine.
  • Elizabeth City is known as the “Harbor of Hospitality®” for the tradition of handing roses out to visiting boaters.
  • Elizabeth City has twelve acres of waterfront parks.
  • Educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities abound.
  • The variety of water recreation includes boating, fishing, diving, surfing, and swimming.
  • Elizabeth City is the home of Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, a regional community hospital with exceptional resources that employs over 1,000.
  • The area is just a few hours’ drive from some of the best medical universities in the country: Duke University, East Carolina University Medical School, the Medical College of Virginia, and Eastern Virginia Medical School.
  • Elizabeth City’s climate is mild and comfortable with an average temperature of 42° F in January and 79° F in July. An average of only 4.6 inches of snow fall per year.
  • The population includes more Coast Guard retirees per capita than anywhere in the country.

If you are interested in taking setting up a private tour of Stockbridge in Elizabeth City, please call 757-250-7030.


Posted In: New Home Construction, 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