Cypress Landing: So Much More!
You know, it doesn’t seem that many years ago that the buzz started about the development of a significant subdivision on the south side of the river near Washington, NC. Technically, this project was located on Chocowinity Bay beyond where the Pamlico River forked at what used to be Whichard’s Beach. The talk was as much about “how” it would be done as “what” was being done. The talk included an 18-hole championship golf course, a sizable marina with floating docks, swimming pools, club houses and more, all of which was pretty “high cotton” for Beaufort County. Time did what it does by passing quickly and now the prominent golf and boating community of Cypress Landing has become a testament to all the planning done those many years ago.
When Things Are Just About Right for Golf, Boating..and more!
Here in Eastern North Carolina, we enjoy four (4) very distinctive seasons. We usually avoid the miserable cold of the north and the oppressive heat of the south. Cypress Landing also enjoys another characteristic that is sometimes quite handy when associated along a river’s edge: elevation. The south side of the Pamlico River generally is much better elevated from Highway 17 downriver to just beyond Core Point than the corresponding north side. Bath, North Carolina’s oldest town, is somewhat of an exception on the north side. Take a look at the flood maps sometime.
It is also just a short run down Highway 33 from Cypress Landing to Greenville, NC. Greenville is a university city of about 85,000 residents. While it is great to live the “Mayberry” lifestyle afforded by Chocowinity and Washington, NC, sometimes you just need some special “something” only offered in a larger city. This need can be somewhat frivolous or it might be something very important, such as medical care.
Greenville, which is the hub of eastern North Carolina, shines in this department. Whether it is the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, the hospital at Vidant Health Systems, the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center, the new heart center, the gamma knife surgery center, the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital or one of the many other facets of this medical center, good health care is just around the corner. Maybe your needs gravitate more toward, shopping, dining or maybe college sports. We’ve got you covered there, for sure!. There is little doubt that all of the above was a factor in USA Today naming Greenville one of the top 5 “lesser known” areas for retirement in the united states (August 2014). Don the “Purple and Gold” and mosey on over to Ficklen Stadium in the fall for some Pirate Football. You’ll be hooked!
What Makes Cypress Landing So Special?
Just what is “special” and how do you measure it? I guess one way is through recognition. A number of years ago, New Choices Magazine recognized the “special” nature of Cypress Landing and selected it as one of the Top 20 Communities in the United States! How about that? I also guess that how well a community serves the needs of its residents could be considered a “special” trait. There is no question that the 18-hole golf course, which is so beautifully nestled in the stately Longleaf Pines (NC’s State Tree), serves the residents well, as evidenced by an active Men’s and Ladies Golf Association. How about a quick round on a warm day in December……or February? By any standard, the marina at Cypress Landing is “upscale” when compared to most marinas in the area. Serving both power and sail, it is convenient to North Carolina’s sounds, Outer Banks, the ICW and the world beyond. The associated Yacht Club organizes regular sailboat races in season, fleet voyages and overnight rafting.
Having the golf and boating fees essentially a la carte has helped keep the HOA fees reasonable and allows homeowners to selectively choose their recreational activities. The roomy community center, which is located on the water, is available for meetings and various forms of entertainment, including music and dancing. The main swimming pool is located near the marina and offers a fenced baby pool for toddlers. Other amenities included are a fitness center, outdoor lap pool and nature trail. If you have school aged children, you certainly will appreciate the small town/rural nature of the public school system here. To use a phrase from a couple of decades ago, they are just a little “kinder and gentler,” while still providing a sound education.
No matter how inviting all the above sounds, the numbers must add up. The icing on the cake is the well run HOA that is financially sound, with appropriate reserves. As mentioned above, the annual dues are held to reasonable levels through volunteer resident participation at committee level and sound fiscal planning.
So, what does make Cypress Landing so “special?” Why is Cypress Landing: More than a community.
It’s a “Lifestyle!”
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