Why Retiring to Emerald Isle NC is the Place to Be


Why Retiring to Emerald Isle NC is the Place to Be | Sun-Surf Realty


Are you approaching that wonderful time in your life where you get to do all the things you love in a place that you love to do them? Oh the joys of retirement! Emerald Isle, North Carolina has a lot to offer those who are in search of relaxed retirement locale where the sand, salt and sea are a part of your day—every single day. Here are some of the highlights of Emerald Isle as a retirement location. See what we have to offer you! Let Sun-Surf Realty help you find your place in the sun. We'd love to be of service.


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Calling All Beach Lovers

What's not to love about 12 miles of south-facing beaches on the Southern Outer Banks of the North Carolina coast? Fill your days with coastal sunrises and sunsets, crashing Atlantic Ocean waves, sprawling sandy shores and soothing sea-salty air. Life truly is a beach here and you'll wonder how you lived any other way.

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On Island Time

Have you ever experienced island time? It's a little more laid-back, a little more relaxed, and a lot more enjoyable. You can find the hustle and bustle of busy life everywhere, but where can you go to escape it? Here! Set your watch to island time and see how it works for you. You've worked hard all your life, now it's time to slow down and enjoy it.

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Affordable Coastal Real Estate

Did you know that Emerald Isle, North Carolina was recently named one of the top 10 places to find affordable coastal real estate in the country? It was. Emerald Isle offers a comfortable cost of living where you can buy your beach house without breaking your budget. You can't beat the scenery, either!

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Community Connection

If you're looking for a place where neighbors still help neighbors and where the sense of community is strong, then Emerald Isle is a good fit for you. We welcome new residents and value those whose roots run deep. Nice matters here,  it is our town motto after all, so come experience it for yourself.

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Water, Water Everywhere

From sparkling blue-green Atlantic waters on one side to the calm soundside waters on the other, Emerald Isle is situated right in between allowing water lovers to experience the best of both worlds. From fishing, boating and water sports to kayaking, canoeing and adventures of the paddling kind, you have endless aquatic adventures that await. 

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Fun for Everyone of All Ages

When you are in search of a retirement location, you definitely want it to be fun for you—and for your family who will be visiting you. Emerald Isle has recreation and entertainment for all ages and interests, so everyone will enjoy their time here. You're also close and convenient to the best Crystal Coast attractions and day trips

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Cultural Enrichment & Experiences

History buffs love the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, Historic Fort Macon and The History Place in Morehead City. Art enthusiasts enjoy visiting the local art shops, galleries and shows in Emerald Isle and all over the Crystal Coast. Theater-goers flock to the Carteret Community Theatre for their local productions and musicals.

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Small Town Feel, Big City Appeal

We've already mentioned the community connection where the family-friendly, small-town feel is apparent. Couple that with the ease of access to the bigger city locales—the NC state capital of Raleigh and other nearby coastal cities including Jacksonville, New Bern and Wilmington, NC—and you're always close to city life, but not too close. 

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Emerald Isle Fast Facts & Figures

If all of this sounds really good to you and fits your idea of retirement, then it's time to look at some quick facts and figures about the Town of Emerald Isle. Check out the the town's growth over time, population statistics, average temperatures and more of the local resources available to you by following the link above. You may also want to read these Top 10 Things to Know About Emerald Isle, NC, provided by the town itself. 


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