Our goal has been, and always will be, to develop AP into a place that people want to call home, ourselves included.  And for most, ‘home’ is not just a house, it’s a lifestyle.  It’s being surrounded by people you like, things you like to do, and things you like to look at, whether your view is the water or sunsets or pretty houses, preferably a combination of all three.

Development and nature don’t always go hand in hand.  But when the developer’s motto is “development inspired by the land” cues are taken from the natural beauty that surrounds us and we try to do that beauty justice with what is built.

 

Change, the only constant

If you’ve been to AP lately you’ve noticed quite a change… the vacant lots that once lined our streets are now dotted with houses around every bend in the road.  There was a time when you could easily count the number of homes completed and under construction, but when you push past the 100 mark it’s tough to keep up.

 

So. Much. Newness.

Throughout 2023 we have had 20(ish) homes under construction at any given time.  Seems like just when a few get finished, another few break ground.  For those of us who have lived here for a while, it’s neat to see the neighborhood come to life.  For those of you who are new, we hope you can appreciate the lifestyle that has been thoughtfully created.

Building Character

A comment we often hear is that it’s refreshing to see a mix of home styles throughout the neighborhood.  I’ll trade cookie cutter for personality any day.  Most of our designs have architectural elements of craftsman, modern, farmhouse and traditional homes, with an overwhelming nod to coastal style.  And we added two more styles in 2023, Georgian (lot 66) and Florida Cracker (lots 106 and 349) … yes, that’s really what it’s called.

The AP Design and Development Standards “provide guidance to homeowners, builders and architects without limiting creativity.”

While it’s easy for houses to all look different when there are just a few dozen, it’s infinitely more difficult for each house to be unique when you have so many.  But character will always be something we strive for as we grow… both in homes and people.

 

Here We Grow

If land sales are an indication of what is to come, then we aren’t going to slow down any time soon.  AP represents almost 40% of 2023 residential land sales in Pamlico County.

We’re building a neighborhood, not a development… yes, there’s a difference.

Arlington Place has evolved into a place where people just want to be, whether they live here, are working here or are visiting for the first or 20th time.  It’s a relaxed atmosphere where neighbors enjoy each other’s company but can also find peace in the nature beyond their doorstep.  Where you crave being on the water (or on dry land) because the views call you outside.  And I’m a firm believer that fresh air just makes people more pleasant to be around.  It’s a place where you breath a little easier when you pull down Burton Farm Road because you know you’re almost home and you love where you live.  It feels different here because it is.

Want to check out all of the homes?  Just click on the home icons on our INTERACTIVE SITE MAP to see the pictures.  Here’s a USER GUIDE to the map to help you navigate.

Want to read about building and how we got started?  Check out the CONSTRUCTION CHRONICLES in the SINK OR TRIM series.

Want to learn more about what life is like for the AP Crew?  The AP FACEBOOK page and LIVING AT ARLINGTON PLACE blogs are a great start.

Arlington Place blog author Becca Lang. Story by Becca Lang

Hey there, I’m Becca. I live and work in Arlington Place with my husband Blair and kids Evie (13) and Keegan (10)... oh and our fur babies Gus (14) and Hank (4). We’re lucky to live in such a unique place and do our best to make the most of what our little slice of heaven has to offer.