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I work for William E. Wood and Associates, Realtors in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. This is the most scenic city in northeastern NC because it is located right on the beautiful Pasquotank River. We are very proud to be the home of the Elizabeth City Coast Guard Air Station, the world's largest Coast Guard air station in fact. We are also very proud that Elizabeth City State University, Mid-Atlantic Christian University and the College of the Albemarle are all located here. Centrally located, Elizabeth City is 45 minutes from the beaches on the Outer banks of NC and one hour south of the world's largest Naval base, Naval Operations Base, Norfolk, VA. I am married with 4 children and I understand how difficult it can be to relocate to a strange area. I can provide information about this wonderful area and what it has to offer for you and your family. Call me today to ask about homes, building lots, farmland, waterfront property or condos located in this quiet area of northeast NC. I will give you the courteous customer service you deserve!
Elizabeth City, NC Information
Because Elizabeth City has a high degree of economic integration with its neighboring counties, and the majority of the population in Camden, Pasquotank, and Perquimans County is concentrated in this city, Elizabeth City has been designated as the heart of the Elizabeth City Micropolitan Statistical Area, with a population of 64,042 as of 2009. Because the area outside this city is sparsely populated, however, Elizabeth City only shares a border with one town—the consolidated city-county of Camden. This town is not only the economic center of this region, but is also home to many historic sites and cultural traditions.
Known as the “Harbor of Hospitality", Elizabeth City has had a long history of shipping due to its location at the narrowing of the Pasquotank River. Founded in 1794, Elizabeth City prospered early on from the Dismal Swamp Canal as a mercantile city, before later shifting later into a varied industrial and commercial focus. While Elizabeth City still retains its extensive waterfront property, it is thoroughly linked to neighboring counties and cities by interstate highways and bridges and serves as the site of a US Coast Guard Base. The city has also been cited as one of "The 100 Best Small Towns in America" by author Norman Crampton.