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1702 Live Oak St, Beaufort, North Carolina 28516 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$150000 - $595000
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
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  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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Beaufort is Carteret County’s county seat and was originally a port of safety and a fishing village. The town was constructed on the location of Warelock (meaning fishing village or fish town), an Indian village, and was called Fishtowne until its incorporation in 1722.

Realizing that Beaufort was a reasonable site for a seaport community, lord proprietors made a land grant in 1708. In 1713, streets and lots were laid out and 200 acres were surveyed by promoter Robert Turner. The current names of the streets reflect the town’s initial development: Turner Street for the visionary Robert Turner; Craven Street for the Earl of Craven; Ann Street and Queen Street for Queen Anne; Orange Street for William III of England; Pollock Street for the governor during the survey in 1713; and Moore Street for South Carolina’s Col. Maurice Moore, who assisted in the Indian Wars.

Unlike other old towns in North Carolina, Beaufort does not possess lavish houses. Even though the area was a significant seaport in its early days, plantation owners only had their houses in Beaufort for the purpose of conducting business transactions of whaling, boat building, shipping, and other maritime-related ventures. Planters constructed their summer houses in town for the families to get away from the heat and savor the healthier, cooler weather.

Area and Climate

Beaufort is located on the coast surrounding the Outer Banks’ southern part. Its deep water seaport can accommodate small and large ships, and its docks are a preferred way station for mariners. The town’s seaside setting offers visitors plenty of opportunities for recreation. It also offers distinctive boutiques, gourmet restaurants and special events and festivals.

Beaufort experiences 55 inches of rainfall annually (U.S. median is 37), while snowfall is 1 inch per year (U.S. median is 25). The average sunny days yearly in Beaufort are 211. The lowest temperature is in January, at 36° F, while the highest temperature is in July, at around 87° F.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

In 2015 the average cost of home in Beaufort NC was $184,876 as compared to $160,100 for the State of NC.

In Beaufort, the cost of living index as of March 2016 is 87.9, which is below average, as U.S. median is 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

Beaufort takes pride in its tradition and still preserves the feel of a past era. Visitors can experience the ambiance and charm of the town while wandering through its tree-lined streets. The famous, National Register of Historic Places listed 12-block historic district offers many different kinds of distinctive architecture. Visitors can stroll around the renowned Old Burying Ground where folktales are still alive that reminisce the story behind the graves, or they can discover the heritage of the town by touring the Beaufort Historic Site’s Restoration Grounds.

Located in the heart of town, the 2-acre Beaufort historic site consists of 10 buildings, 6 of which are authentically restored, and is a popular tourist attraction. Managed by the Beaufort Historical Association, it attracts almost 60,000 visitors each year who tour the site and take part in the historical re-enactments, special events, workshops, classes, and excursions arranged throughout the year.

The exhibits at The North Carolina Maritime Museum consist of Commercial Fishing, U.S. Lifesaving Service, Coastal Marine Life, and North Carolina’s Working Watercraft. Showcased are a standard outboard motor shop and outboards of the 1950s, indigenous watercraft, ship models, animal life and coastal plant exhibits, an observation bell, shell and fossil collections, and more.




  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • Boating
  • Marina


  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Shopping
  • Great Dining
  • Coastal Village
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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