Yes, I’m blogging a blog!  Arlington Place was highlighted in Ideal Living’s blog on Inner Banks Living….do some of the pictures look familiar? 🙂


Posted by: Rachael Carscaddon November 14, 2013

CommunityBlog_ArlingtonPlaceSunset 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 windsports 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.

This is a part of North Carolina where boating season never ends. In fact, the nearby town of Oriental, NC, is known as the sailing capital of the world, and homeport to the East Coast’s finest sailing. The town’s modern marinas are beautifully contrasted with the surrounding Victorian houses. For the competitive spirit, regattas are usually a monthly occurrence, with the premier sailing event being the Oriental Cup Regatta. The event is a weekend-long affair featuring the race, awards, and other festivities.

CommunityBlog_ArlingtonPlaceKayaks Minnesott Beach is another town near the sound, and one that is rich with Native American history. It is the site of an old Indian settlement, one that is thought to be one of the largest trading centers in the South Atlantic states. Even the town’s name is said to have derived from an old Indian word meaning “land of sky-tinted waters”, a perfect fit for a town located on the Neuse river. Minnesott Beach is also home to Arlington Place, a gated, waterfront community with an abundance of great amenities—particularly golfing and sailing. Crystal Coast beaches and the Intracoastal Waterway are close by, and the area is full of nature trails, lakes and creeks that are perfect for exploring the outdoors.

CommunityBlog_ArlingtonPlaceMarina Also located on the Neuse River is the historic town of New Bern. It’s a town visitors flock to for all kinds of adventure, whether it’s historical, cultural or on the water. Being North Carolina’s first capitol and the birthplace of Pepsi, it’s no stranger to attention. If you’re looking for a good place to eat after a long day of being out on the water, New Bern has plenty of options. If you’re not quite ready to part with the water, enjoy a meal at the waterfront restaurant Persimmons. The Chelsea is another good option for a bite to eat.

All together there are endless opportunities for adventure in the area. The sound and its towns are a destination where water reigns supreme. From kayaking, canoeing, boating and sailing—there’s no better place to come to fulfill your watersports craving. For miles, the sound is at a depth of 3 feet, and it rarely goes deeper than 15 feet, and it has a good variety of fish for those looking to relax with rod and reel. The Pamlico Sound is the place you come when you’re looking for something a little different from the beach scene, but still allows for a peaceful life by the water. It’s also an area that can offer a lot more outside of watersports, too. Between festivals and history museums, horseback riding and hiking, this little slice of paradise has it all.

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