Beaufort is the third oldest town in the state of North Carolina. Originally founded in 1722 this historic town, more fondly known as "Fish Town", was home to sea men and their families. Located close to some of the most dangerous shores in the world Beaufort had a built in security system which lent its self to keeping the town un touched by time for many a year.
Among one of the most compelling pieces of the history Beaufort, NC boasts the discovery the discover of the Queen Anne's Revenge in 1997 ship of the infamous pirate Blackbeard also known as Edward Teach. Discovered only 2 miles from the shores of the Town in a mere 20 feet of water the ship has been excavated and pieces of this national treasure such as the bronze bell, cannons, and deck guns are featured in the local maritime museum in Beaufort before being sent on a tour of the country.
Now Beaufort’s lovely tree lined streets and homes dating from as early as the 18th Century all impart that heritage. Classic and quiet this town provides a break from the stress of industry filled life and transports you back into time when things were quiet and neighbors knew each other. But don't mistake the quietness of the town for lack of interesting things to do. With over a dozen locally owned shops and restaurants just on the waterfront alone this quaint town married the past and the future in one classic feel. All toy have to do is visit us and tour our attractive town on our authentic, 1967 double-decker bus and see why Beaufort is the perfect spot for buying your next home.
Being North Carolina's Oldest Town, there is history no matter where you turn in Beaufort. Securing its name as one of America's Coolest Small Towns and tying for first place in 2012 this is the place to be for southern charm and hospitality. With a plethora of water activities like Scuba Tours, Fishing Boat Charters, Kite Surfing, and Parasailing Tours there is a little something for everyone in Beaufort.
If the sun becomes too hot to handle there are a wide range of attractions to fill the space in the day. Some of the close and family friendly activities include Mac Daddy's and the Carteret County Speedway. You can also try out the the Morehead Center Community Theater only a few minutes’ drive over the bridge. There are also and numerous golf courses nearby, including the Brandywine Golf Club giving you the perfectly balanced escape.
Some of the more popular historical and outdoor attractions in and around Beaufort include Shackelford Banks just off the coast by ferry, Fort Macon State Park located right in Atlantic Beach North Carolina (link to about AB page here) and the NC Maritime Museum, with artifacts from Black Beard's flagship "Queen Anne's Revenge" on display. The best part about being a small town is everything is always within easy driving distance providing a rich history of North Carolina's coastal legacy from generations past.
Fresh seafood is always on the menu at local restaurants in Beaufort, NC. Local restaurants are skilled navigators of the catch of the day markets and make it their job to be the best in town. One of our favorite places to dine is Front Street Grill at Stillwater, boasting some of the best views in Beaufort and nestled right on the water this upscale restaurant features some of the best food in town. For a more family friendly scene try local favorite, Clawson’s Restaurant, known for the daily drink specials and convenient main street location.
Whether you’re a dedicated history buff looking for that perfect, centuries-old home or you prefer a new home with every convenience in one of the excellent new developments around Beaufort, the real estate market in this area offers an excellent sampling. View all of our Beaufort real estate listings here.
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