The town of Oriental is known to be the sailing capital of North Carolina. Oriental is located along the pristine Neuse River. It takes advantage of its convenient access to the river, intertwined with a number of smaller creeks, where the boating season is endless. Having an abundance of water sources, it is not uncommon to observe year-round sailing, fishing, kayaking, boating, cruising, canoeing, and for those who enjoy competitive racing, regattas.
Inland, Oriental also offers a wide selection of activities, such as tours, shopping, dining at the many restaurants, tennis courts, cafes, and entertainment. You can experience historic tours or visit Oriental’s History Museum, which fosters and preserves the town’s rich and unique history. You can also take a leisurely walk or go biking around the community. Go barefoot and feel the sandy white beaches of the Town Beach or have a picnic and spend time with the kids at the playground of Lupton Park. Perhaps you would want to sit and experience the enchanting “dancing chairs” at Lou Mac Park. According to the myth, the chairs are in a different place every day because they dance around during the night and settle down just before the sun comes up.
Another recreational activity that’s been gaining popularity in Oriental is bird watching or simply just birding. Blessed with a rich wildlife, Oriental is one of the best places in the state for birding.
In Oriental, residents take pride in their waters. Imagine yourself enjoying a day watching the different vessels navigate the Intracoastal Waterway, glimpsing kayaks and canoes paddling silently, hearing delightful little giggles from children playing by the waters nearby, or just simply adoring the sky’s reflection upon the stillness of the water. This is the kind of charm which captivates numerous transient boaters who are now residents of Oriental.
Oriental is one quirky and unique town. Its vibrant and sunny atmosphere with friendly and cheerful locals is contagious, and has enticed boaters to stay ashore long enough to find the right property to make Oriental their home port. If you want to see more of Oriental’s neighborhood, take a look at the list of properties for sale. We invite you to choose from a wide range of real estate and would love to be of assistance. Good luck and we hope you find your perfect home!
Be in the middle of it all with this beautiful 3-bedroom 2 bath condo offering both the perfect relaxing getaway, as well as offering the potential for rental income. Sit...
Carefree living in the heart of the village, ''Sailing Capital of NC.'' Lovely 3 bedroom,3.5 bath condo with garage and elevator. Top-end finishes include hardwood floo...
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