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Beaufort, North Carolina

Located across the Newport River from Morehead City, on a peninsula bounded by the North River to the east, the Back Sound and Atlantic Ocean to the south, Beaufort is a favorite for boating enthusiasts, history buffs and anyone who likes to stroll through a quaint downtown, filled with a variety of shops, nightlife and dining options.

Home to the Beaufort Historic District, a complex of nine buildings with historic mansions, a courthouse, former jail and drugstore, Beaufort was founded in 1709, making it the third oldest town in North Carolina.  Along with the fact the town is nearly surrounded by water, and there are a number of marinas located there, this is one of the reasons why it was chosen as the site for the North Carolina Maritime Museum.


With the Beaufort Docks on Taylors Creek able to accommodate vessels of a variety of shapes and sizes, boaters can simply tie off and walk to many shops, pubs, craft breweries and restaurants, some of which are located on the waterfront.  A ferry service is also located there, facilitating access to the deserted nature preserves of Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks; the Rachel Carson Nature Preserve, located directly offshore, is reachable by kayak or personal watercraft.

Beaufort Real Estate

With so much available coastline, Beaufort real estate includes a variety of waterfront residences, from historic properties with private docks to luxury condominiums with boat slips.  Many of the older homes in the historic district offer easy access to shopping and dining, as well as views of the water from the upper floors.  The areas located north of downtown have newly built custom homes, plus sprawling, newer residences with private docks on both the Newport River/Harlowe Creek and the North River.

Many of the factors that make people want to visit Beaufort are the same reasons why people want to buy real estate there.  Beaufort offers easy access to Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores and Emerald Isle, and it is just a short drive away from New Bern, Havelock and MCAS Cherry Point.  Adding to the appeal for many home buyers is the fact the town is home to a small airport, Duke University Marine Laboratory, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

Beaufort also hosts a number of festivals each year, including Beaufort Music Festival, the North Carolina Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show, BARTA Fishing Tournament, Beaufort Wine and Food Festival, and the Beaufort Pirate Invasion.  To connect with an area specialist who can help you sell your home quickly or find the perfect residence to fit your needs, call or email me today.

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