This is a friendly, rural area with many marinas, local restaurants, and interesting boating destinations such as Ocracoke Island and Cape Lookout National Seashore.
However, there is little in the way of symphony orchestras, ballet, opera, or shopping malls.
We have one golf course in the county with others to choose from within a short drive away.
If there is one overriding reason to be here, it is the leisurely pace of the lifestyle and definitely not the career opportunities.
It is for this reason that this area has attracted retirees and second home owners from all parts of the country and from all walks of life, all of whom share a common love and respect for the water.
Real estate possibilities in this area include waterfront, water view, canal front, interior properties with deeded boat slips, interior properties and boat slips are available for purchase or for rent.
Prices vary greatly depending on location, size, and water depth.
5209 DEERFIELD LANE
ORIENTAL, NC 28571
3 BED/ 2 BATH
1,853 SQ FT
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If you like water and boats, you will love Pamlico County.
Many of our navigable creeks offer protection from storms, yet easy access to the broad Neuse River, the open expanse of the Pamlico Sound, the Intracoastal Waterway, and ocean access is provided by the Beaufort Inlet — the best inlet south of Norfolk and north of Charleston.
Navigation is relatively easy.
There are no rocks to hit, no current to worry about in the river or sound, fog is a rarity, and there is little in the way of commercial traffic.
We enjoy a long boating season and there is usually a consistent breeze, even in July and August due to the proximity to the ocean and the resulting afternoon sea breeze that kicks in.
It is because of these consistent breezes that Oriental has become known as, “The Sailing Capitol of North Carolina”.
In many ways living here is like living on a lake that is connected to the rest of the world.
The local fishery includes flounder, drum, weakfish, tarpon, shrimp, and our blue crabs are plentiful and are second to none.
However, this area is not for everyone.
If your boat draws more than 6’ or has a mast height of more than 60’ you may want to look elsewhere. While the rivers and sounds offer 15’ to 20’ in depth, many of our navigable creeks offer 6’ or less of water depth and the bridge clearances along the ICW are fixed at 65’.