The Crystal Coast is a beautiful 85-mile stretch of North Carolina coastline. Naturally, the area is a popular vacation destination since it has a blend of outdoor activities, history, dining, and beautiful scenery, which create the perfect opportunity to create lifelong memories with the family.
But did you know that the Crystal Coast is also a great place to live?
Permanent homeownership in the Crystal Coast has increased in recent years, and not just because of its close proximity to the beach. Here are some reasons you should consider making the Crystal Coast your home:
Many places in the country are complaining that homes are way too expensive. Here, although the average home price has increased by about 20 percent in the last year, the median property value is just over $207.000. So making the area your home may not be as far-fetched as you thought.
Even better is that the property tax rate is lower than many other areas in the state and significantly lower than many other beach communities.
Many of the homes in the area are a bit older, so if you can’t find a home that perfectly suits your lifestyle, we can help you make some modifications. Whether it’s knocking out a wall to create a larger living room or completely remodeling an outdated kitchen, we’re here to help!
Year Round Living
Living in the Crystal Coast will give you easy access to the waterfront towns of Emerald Isle, Beaufort, Pine Knoll Shores, and Atlantic Beach. These towns feel like an escape from the day-to-day tasks you need to complete and offer a more laid-back, slowed-down pace.
You’ll have plenty of activities to choose from during your free time. You can spend your weekend mornings fishing, diving, or boating with the family and then come home to take a nice afternoon nap in your home’s living room.
If you have kids, you’ll be happy to know that the schools in Crystal Cove are some of the best in North Carolina. Crystal Cove is part of the Carteret County Public District, which is known for outstanding academic and athletic opportunities for students as well as an 84 percent graduation rate. Who would have thought a beach community would have such great schools?
Plenty of Job Opportunities
Since many people see the Crystal Coast as a vacation spot, they do not realize that there are plenty of non-hospitality industry jobs here.
Most jobs are in education, whether through the Carteret County School District or the Carteret Community College. If you’re not in education, there are also jobs available in healthcare as well as government.
North Carolina is also one of the best places in the country to start your own business, thanks to our low tax rates. Carteret County does not even require a business license to get started!
The area also has a very talented pool of ex-military members who are ready and willing to contribute to the workforce.
What Are You Waiting For?
Ready to make the Crystal Coast your home? You better hurry before the secret’s out and everyone else realizes that his gem of a vacation spot makes an even better place to call home.