Hailed as the “Sailing Capital of the World,” the town of Oriental resides along the gorgeous Neuse River. Taking advantage of its convenient location to the river and small creeks, locals enjoy the many water activities offered in this town. It is very common to observe year-round paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing, fishing, cruising, canoeing, boating, and regattas.
Besides water activities, Oriental also boasts a diverse selection of other activities, including tours, shopping, and wine and dining. There are also various tennis courts for those who like to engage in the sport. Bike or walk around the charming storefront lined streets, or sun bathe on the sandy shores of the Town Beach. One can also visit Oriental’s History Museum, which preserves the town’s rich history, or pack up the kids and take them to the playground of Lupton Park. When visiting, visitors should observe the “dancing chairs” at Lou Mac Park. According to the legend, the chairs are positioned in a different place each day because they dance around during the night before settling down just before the sun rises.
Bird watching is an activity that is growing popular in Oriental. Taking advantage of its rich wildlife, residents use binoculars and telescopes to witness the many different species of birds that reside in this town.
The love for the water is something that is shared among most Oriental residents. Imagine yourself observing grand sailboats as they tread through the water, while you feel a crisp, cool breeze on your face. Or imagine yourself taking a relaxing canoe ride while the sun sets on the still water in front of you.
The charm of this town mesmerizes many visitors, which leads them to make Oriental their home. If you are one of the many people who find this town captivating, we invite you to browse through the list of homes below that are currently available for sale. Good luck, and please let us know if we can be of any assistance!
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Updated: 18th February, 2019 6:09 PM.