Welcome to the most populous and diverse city on the Crystal Coast! Morehead City, NC was founded in the late 1850’s by former North Carolina Governor John Motley Morehead. Governor Morehead auctioned off the first 150 Morehead city lots for sale near Shepherd’s Point in 1857. By the end of 1858, almost all of the property in the city as well as surrounding areas was sold. Near the turn of the century the Morehead City population had expanded in a rather unique way. Whaling residents of nearby Diamond City on Shackelford Banks were displaced by inclement weather and a dwindling whaling market. They responded by moving their homes via boats. One place they chose was near present day downtown Morehead City between South 1st and 15th Streets. The new visitors were so enamored with this location that they dubbed it the “Promised Land.” That name stuck and is with us to this day.
Present day Morehead City offers a wide range of activities and cultural attractions. Just about any time of the year you may find a spot on one of our many charter fishing boats. Our minor league baseball team, the Morehead City Marlins, hits the field from May until August. In September, anticipation builds for the Crystal Coast Super Boat Grand Prix. Boats swiftly race through Bogue Sound at speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour. The first weekend in October ushers in the Morehead City Seafood Festival, recipient of the Top 20 Event/Festival of the Year by the Southeast Tourism Society. This stellar event is tough to beat with its free admission, a multitude of rides and games for children, gourmet food and live music – all situated within the already picturesque setting of the downtown Morehead City waterfront. Also, our beloved Crystal Coast Jamboree delivers live music Nashville and Myrtle Beach style. At The History Place on Arendell Street you’ll learn through visual presentations all about our history dating from indigenous Indians through World War II. These are just a few of many area attractions. To get a true feel for our area’s wide ranging activities and to have a great time, schedule your trip to Morehead City.
Parallel with our dynamic history and cultural attractions, Morehead City real estate includes a wide range of styles and price points. You’ll find from inland condominiums for sale at around $100,000 to sound front homes in the millions and just about everything in between. We have well maintained 100 year old homes near the waterfront, older neighborhoods established in the 1950’s and 1960’s and newer developments both recently completed and now under construction. Our Morehead City condominiums for sale also include diverse styles, price points and proximity to the water. Whether it is small and quaint or large and extravagant, you are sure to find a property that suits you when perusing Morehead City homes for sale.
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