Retire in Edenton, NC

Livability Score
50
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Westover General Store

OH! MY!! STARS!!! Thank you Yelp for making our lunch worthwhile. This sandwich shop is totally deceiving but 100% surprising. If you're looking for a bite...

2. Emilio's General Store

My wife and I were in the area visiting her parents over the Memorial Day weekend. We stopped in Edenton for lunch only to discover most everything closed....

3. Nothin Fancy Cafe & Market

Wow what a pleasant surprise, outstanding home cooking everything we had was just outstanding highly recommend a visit to this place. Prices and portions...

4. 309 Bistro and Spirits

The street is deserted outside, but it's busy inside. There was a bit of sticker shock at the prices on the menu. The cell signal is terrible inside the...

5. Bayside Marina & Grill

One of my favorite buffets. Great breakfast and good service. Nice folks running the place too.

Golf
1. The Pointe Golf Club

First time playing this golf course on Saturday and I must say, it's pretty impressive. From start to finish, I really enjoyed my experience at The...

2. The Carolina Club

One of the best kept courses in Tidewater. Even when I played this course in January in the freezing ass cold this course was in great shape. Six months...

3. The Currituck Club

This is a beautiful and well-managed golf course. I arrived at 7am as a single with a tee-time originally reserved for two people. They paired me up with...

4. Scotch Hall Preserve

I drive a hour and half from Chesapeake, VA to Scotch hall Preserve and I must say was the best golf course I've ever played on. First of all when you...

5. Sound Golf Links At Albemarle Plantation

One of my favorite courses to play in NC. It's very well maintained and is challenging enough for all levels of play. Keep it straight and you'll have a...

Active
1. Scotch Hall Preserve

I drive a hour and half from Chesapeake, VA to Scotch hall Preserve and I must say was the best golf course I've ever played on. First of all when you...

2. Sound Golf Links At Albemarle Plantation

One of my favorite courses to play in NC. It's very well maintained and is challenging enough for all levels of play. Keep it straight and you'll have a...

3. Fitness Warehouse

I am always looking to expand my knowledge when it comes to fitness I was fortunate enough to be able to work with power lifting guru Paul Bossi. Fitness is...

4. Southern Pines Equestrian Center

The owner and her daughter are both pleasant people to talk to and work with. They are very knowledgeable in their field and excellent at educating others...

5. YMCA of South Hampton Roads

Great staff, Carla is awesome! They know my family first names, childcare crew is sweet and professional. Clean facility, somewhat small but everyone is...

Arts
1. Vineyards On the Scuppernong

Great little winery . loved the" Girls of summer " strawberry wine and unfortunately they were sold out of the peach wine... maybe next time. Also my son...

2. Arts Of The Albemarle

A truly unique gift shop selling master artisans goods in jewelry, woods, ceramics, oils and watercolor at reasonable prices. A successful venture in the...

3. Museum of the Albemarle

I was in Elizabeth City for personal business and happened upon this museum. I was pleasantly surprised by this excellent and informative museum about the...

4. Chowan Arts Council

While visiting the Edenton waterfront I wondered into the Chowan Arts Council Gallery. They have made excellent use of the house by having gallery art on...

5. Performing Arts Center at College of the Albemarle

The Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City. It is a 1000 seat theatre and COA has done a great job at...

Shopping
1. The Polkadot Palm

Great shop! Terrific selection of stylish and unique items. Owner is sweet as can be and extremely helpful. Love this place! Just wish I lived closer.

2. Edenton Bay Trading Company

I do not write reviews often only when we find a hidden Gem or the venue exceeded our expectations - first off even though it looks like and antique glass...

3. The Garden of Readin'

Just got back from a long weekend in Edenton and we hung out here both days we were in town. Excellent service and lovely atmosphere. A really gorgeous,...

4. Byrum Hardware Co

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. A dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. Next stop, The Twilight Zone. That's...

5. Chowan Arts Council

While visiting the Edenton waterfront I wondered into the Chowan Arts Council Gallery. They have made excellent use of the house by having gallery art on...

Health
1. Coastal Albemarle Orthopedics PA

This is a very friendly staff and highly qualified and highly recommended doctor for orthopedics. We drove from Elizabeth City to seek treatment from this...

2. Anew U Massage Therapy

What a gem of a place! The studio was recommended by a friend of mine and boy was she right. From a very welcoming vibe when you walk in the door (don't...

3. Eastern Carolina Cardiovascular PA

Great staff and great physicians!

4. Ahoskie Primary Care

I take my kids to the Pediatrician at this particular location. Dr. Jamande Jones, the pediatrician here, is WONDERFUL!!! They are never too busy to...

5. Chowan Hospital

Although it looks like a small town hospital, it is very up to date with the latest technology. My wife came in for knee surgery and we were treated very...

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