The Best of Everything
We've often heard, "You can't have your cake and eat it, too." Martin County however disproves this saying in a multitude of ways. In the more rural areas of our workforce area, there is a much slower pace of life. Neighbors still wave to each other, and actually KNOW each other. Neighbors come to each others aid in times of trouble and tragedy. However, many of our residents commute to places like Greenville, a mere 20 - 30 minute commute to a University town, where the hustle and bustle is alive and well. Just a short drive home, however, can place you back in a community that embraces it's members. A short two hour drive can put you in the middle of the capital of our state, in close proximity to Research Triangle Park and Raleigh Durham International Airport. So literally, you can go from a rocking chair on your front porch as the sun rises, and be on your way to anywhere in the world by noon.
Another example of the best of two good, but contrasting assets of our state is that NC has both beach and mountains. To our west are the beautiful Rocky Mountains, and to our east, just an hour and a half drive, are some of the most beautiful beaches to be found anywhere on the East Coast of the United States. Our mild climate and seasonal changes enhance both locations. Fall foliage is nowhere more breathtaking than in the North Carolina mountains, but is pretty stunning right here in Martin County as well. Our beaches all have their own personalities, but on the Outer Banks for instance, there are still large tracts of land considered unspoiled where just a few years ago, wild ponies still roamed free.
Your children can, along with their friends, play Little League ball and be coached by devoted parents, both in ball and in life. Then they go to school and learn how the world is changing and evolving. They learn about technology and how while they are apart of a safe and empowering community that loves and supports them, that our boundaries are also global and expanding daily. They are not only Martin County residents, but citizens of a world which is rapidly changing.
Formed in 1774 from part of southeastern Halifax county and the western part of Tyrrell county and named for Josiah Martin the last royal governor of North Carolina, Martin county is located in Northeastern North Carolina about 80 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered on the north by the Roanoke River. Martin county is a friendly place to live with great natural resources, outstanding historic sites and the world-class Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural center.