Our Local Area

Eastern NC is a great place to live.

The Eastern Region employers enjoy a high degree of stability in the work force despite the transient nature of people nowadays. The simple fact is people like it here. And they want to stay.

You can hardly name a national publication that hasn’t raved about our quality of life. Perennially ranked among the best places to live, the Eastern Region  of North Carolina
is populated by comfortably sized communities where the neighborhoods are safer, the people are friendlier, the lifestyle is more relaxed, the commutes are shorter, and just about everything is more affordable than in our big city counterparts.
 

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With one boundary formed by the famous Carolina coast,  and another by the high-tech miracle of the Research Triangle area (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill), the Eastern Region stirs up a charming blend of down-home and uptown.   A thriving arts community and a major state university fuel the cultural scene in the Eastern Region, and the outdoor recreation opportunities are almost endless. So whether your idea of
fun is a blue grass jam session on the town square, a planetarium exhibit, a day at the lake, or major college sports, you’ll never run out of things to do.

 

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A mild climate, and plenty of ways to use it.

The Eastern Region is blessed with a temperate four-season climate. And, not coincidentally, more ways to enjoy it than you can shake a 5-iron at. Or a fishing rod. Or a beach umbrella.

Outdoor recreation is, to put it mildly, huge here.65 miles of white sand beaches beckon our residents to some of the nicest seaside communities on the east coast.  Golf season stretches year-round, and can be enjoyed at courses and resorts that are among the best in the world. And the Eastern Region is among the state’s most popular venues for fishing, hunting, boating, cycling and other outdoor activities.

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Outstanding healthcare and education

More than a dozen hospitals provide Eastern Region residents with access to  state-of-the-art health care.  Click here for a comprehensive list of hospitals  based within the Region.

One of four academic medical centers in North Carolina, Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville is the flagship hospital for the nationally ranked University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina and serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.  Pitt Memorial is a regional resource for all levels of health services and information, and provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient health services to more than 1.2 million people in 29 counties.

Public school systems are strong throughout the Eastern Region and are recognized for their progressive curricula. The Region is home to East Carolina University (the state’s second largest), as well as to smaller colleges. The state’s community college system, with several campuses in the Eastern Region, is regarded as one of America’s best. Click here for more details about our educational resources.

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