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Inner Banks and Marina Living

CommunityBlog_ArlingtonPlaceSunsetIf you have a boat (or want one), then you’re going to need a marina to go with it. Fortunately, living on or near the Inner Banks can help with that.

On the other side of the Outer Banks is a body of water known as the Pamlico Sound. It’s the largest lagoon on the East Coast of the US, fed by the Neuse and Pamlico rivers. The sound mirrors the unspoiled beauty found on the Outer Banks beaches, but on the “sound side”, things are a little different. For those who love boating and life near the water in general, the Pamlico Sound and the quaint towns surrounding it is the perfect place to come and stay a while.

Minnesott Beach is a town near the sound, nestled on the Neuse River, and home to Arlington Place. The community is rich with Native American history, settled on the site of an old Indian settlement, one that is thought to be one of the largest trading centers in the South Atlantic states. A gated, waterfront community with an abundance of great amenities—particularly golfing and sailing—make this community impeccable. But for the avid boater, the planned boating amenities are what will catch your attention. Plans include a tackle store, boat ramp, day docks, fuel dock, and a decorated harbormaster. This full service riverfront marina will have plenty of dedicated slips—and the best part, deepwater access to the Intracoastal Waterway.

Also located on the Neuse River is the historic town of New Bern, North Carolina’s first capital and the location of Carolina Colours. It’s also the birthplace of Pepsi. Fun facts aside, it’s a town visitors flock to for all kinds of adventure, whether it’s historical, cultural or on the water. Once being a major port of call, boating today is majority recreational. And as far as marinas go, New Bern itself is packed full of them, so there won’t be any problems getting out on the water.

Hatteras_Lighthouse1Between the enchanting towns of Elizabeth City, NC, and Edenton, NC, is another boating paradise: Albemarle Plantation. Located in historic Hertford, (NC’s 7th oldest town) you’ve got tons of history to discover here. Beautiful Victorian and Georgian homes set the picture here, and so does the water. It’s a place where water reigns supreme, and can be right outside your door. And the marina… At the mouth of the Yeopim Creek, this 166 slip, full-service, deep water marina is one of the largest private boat basins on the Eastern Seaboard.

On the southern banks Pamlico River in Chocowinity, NC, is Cypress Landing, another enchanting community that can offer a place for you and your boat. Surrounded by some of NC’s greatest—Washington, NC; Outer Banks lighthouses, Greenville and ECU—you’ll always have something to do. And for your boat, a North Carolina Certified Clean Marina; a 222 slip modern protected marina close to the Outer Banks and the Intracoastal Waterway.

The Sound and the towns and communities nearby offer a great destination for you and your boating needs. The Sound itself goes to 15 feet, and with marinas having access to bigger waters at the Outer Banks and the Intracoastal Waterway, it’s a boater’s dream come true.

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Fairfield Glade & Fairfield North - Tennessee Resort Communities

Fairfield Glade, Tennessee

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Albemarle Plantation - North Carolina Gated Communities

Albemarle Plantation - North Carolina Gated Communities

Hertford , North Carolina

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Logan Homes - Home Builders in South Carolina

Logan Homes - Home Builders in South Carolina

Ridgeland, South Carolina

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Summerhouse on Everett Bay - North Carolina Coastal Community

Summerhouse on Everett Bay - North Carolina Coastal Community

Holly Ridge, North Carolina

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The Bluffs on the Cape Fear

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Leland, North Carolina

The Bluffs on the Cape Fear is a vibrant, master-planned community perched on a pristine stretch of the Cape Fear River. Just 15 minutes from the classic waterfront hometown of historic Wilmington, NC, The Bluffs is a private, coastal haven for the families who call it home.
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Callawassie Island - South Carolina Gated Communities

Callawassie Island - South Carolina Gated Communities

Callawassie Island, South Carolina

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Savannah Lakes Village

Savannah Lakes Village

McCormick, South Carolina

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The Landings on Skidaway Island - Savannah's Choice for Island Living

The Landings on Skidaway Island - Savannah's Choice for Island Living

Savannah, Georgia

The Landings on Skidaway Island is a private gated community known as much for its beauty as for its personality. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway and just 12 miles from the charming and historic city of Savannah, GA, The Landings celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012.
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Retire Tennessee Program Communities - TN Gated Communities

Retire Tennessee Program Communities - TN Gated Communities

Nashville, Tennessee

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St. James Plantation - NC Gated Community

St. James Plantation - NC Gated Community

Southport, North Carolina

With its private oceanfront beach club, 81 holes of signature golf and Intracoastal Waterway marina, St. James Plantation personifies the relaxed coastal Carolina lifestyle.
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Hot Springs Village - Arkansas Communities

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Experience the natural beauty of Arkansas in Hot Springs Village, spread across 26,000 acres of the Ouachita Mountains with breathtaking vistas, sparkling lakes and lush forest.
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WindRiver

WindRiver

Lenoir City, Tennessee

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Tellico Village - Tennessee Retirement Communities

Tellico Village - Tennessee Retirement Communities

Loudon, Tennessee

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Logan Homes - Home Builders in Premier North Carolina Communities

Logan Homes - Home Builders in Premier North Carolina Communities

Leland, North Carolina

Logan Homes offers 80+ beautiful home plans, tons of choices, quality craftsmanship, energy efficiency and the innovation that will enhance your lifestyle - all for a very smart price.
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Marina Pointe

Marina Pointe

Tampa, Florida

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One Particular Harbour - A Premier Minto Florida Community

One Particular Harbour - A Premier Minto Florida Community

Bradenton, Florida

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WindRiver Ideal Home

WindRiver Ideal Home

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Keowee Key - South Carolina Lake Community

Keowee Key - South Carolina Lake Community

Salem, South Carolina

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