One of the oldest, most unique and beautiful towns in America, Tarboro is rich in history and hasn’t lost a bit of its original southern charm. Nestled in eastern North Carolina, this Colonial town has one of the largest historic districts in the state with 45 blocks of beautiful old homes and parks, including one of the only two original town commons left in the United States.
The county seat of Edgecombe, Tarboro has a great mix of small shops, restaurants and business opportunities.
There are also plenty of recreational opportunities in the area: from golf to tennis, to hunting and fishing: numerous venues, including an 18-hole course, the Indian Lake Complex which houses 4 regulation softball fields, 1 regulation baseball field, 2 soccer fields and tennis courts; not to mention a bike trail throughout the town.
Tarboro is strategically positioned between the Piedmont and the Outer Banks, making it a central location for those who enjoy the excitement of North Carolina’s cities, and the relaxation of its Inner Banks coast. Raleigh, the state capital is only an hour drive away. And the Atlantic coast with its many beaches is an easy drive during the summer months. Midway between New York and Florida, Tarboro is easily accessible from Interstate 95, only twenty minutes from Exit 138 to Downtown.
The local Vidant Edgecombe Hospital is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, recognized as having one of the top cardio vascular programs in the country. Locally, Edgecombe Community College and North Carolina Wesleyan College can provide great opportunities for higher education. Both schools have state of the art auditoriums where concerts, plays and various other programs are presented regularly.
There are endless reasons to choose this charming southern town as the place to settle but the most compelling has nothing to do with its beauty or historic significance or even its affordability. It has to do with the intangibles that make life worth living: the people. When you come to Tarboro, we want you to come here to live, to get involved; share with us the stories and pictures of the grand kids, get involved in our local churches, join our very active Arts Council, invest in downtown, serve on the Hospice board, do Meals on Wheels, get into politics, eat breakfast at the round table at Abram’s Restaurant with all the old-timers, be a member of our community…be a member of our family. Come and visit Tarboro, North Carolina. Let us show you a taste of real southern hospitality….of real southern living.