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Old 08-01-2006, 06:30 PM
 
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Has anyone ever been to Find Your Spot.com? They go on and on about Edenton, NC, it looks like the most beautiful place ever....but from what City-Data says, it seems really low-income and the average house price is SOOOO CHEAP! What's the scoop?
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:23 PM
 
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Default I'm wondering also

I'm not getting any responces about this city or city's around it. I'm starting to wonder. I also looked at the website and it looks great. I guess I'm just going to have to make the 12 hour trip and see for myself...
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Has anyone ever been to Find Your Spot.com? They go on and on about Edenton, NC, it looks like the most beautiful place ever....but from what City-Data says, it seems really low-income and the average house price is SOOOO CHEAP! What's the scoop?
It _is_ a very, very beautiful city... I drove through it once, stopped and stood at the edge of the water looking out on to the sound, wishing I had a boat at that moment to take out onto the high seas! Very quaint little downtown.

I don't know northeastern NC very well, but I would think that the low housing prices would probably relate to the fact that there really isn't much in the way of business/industry out there -- a sadly true fact for lots of eastern NC. I mean, you're at least 90 minutes to either Greenville or Va. Beach for work! Elizabeth City NC is closer but really not much to do there. My guess is tourism/service sector is probably the biggest thing out that way.

Definitely worth a look if you decide to do the drive. I've done the drive down the Delmarva, over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel, then down US 13/17/etc. all the way to Charleston SC. Fun trip!
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Old 01-08-2007, 08:03 PM
 
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Yeah, Northeastern NC is full of a lot of old, small cities that haven't really found much of a niche in the modern economy.

In the economy of the "Old South" (agriculture, plantations, port towns, etc), these cities thrived. But today, many of them haven't found a way to thrive in the modern economy except a little fishing and some coastal tourism.

Recently, a few have been building up retirement communities...I'm not sure whether Edenton has jumped on this bandwagon yet or not.
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:42 AM
 
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We have been over-nighting in Edenton on our way south now for about 5 years. It is a town you can fall in love with for sure. We have seen the property prices climb steadily. The Cotton Mill condo project and restoration of the mill village are successes. A new city-from-scratch project called Sandy Point is finaly getting off the ground.
We still hear complaints that you have to go to Elizabeth City if you want anything special.
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Old 01-09-2007, 05:59 PM
 
Location: East central NC
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You can't have it all but you can get a lot of what is really important in NE NC. I lived their myself for a couple of years when I was in my mid 20's and really miss it still. It sort of gets in your blood and suddenly you are quite blind to the lack of jobs, etc.
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