OFFERED: Lot #14 Fairway Drive Country Club Estates
Beaufort County (pronounced “BOH-fert” (as in ‘bow’), in Eastern NC, enjoys a rich history dating to pre-revolutionary times when organized settlements started in North Carolina. The area currently known as Bath, NC was settled in the 1690’s and became North Carolina’s first incorporated town in 1705. Bath became a town of “firsts” as it laid claim to the colony’s first library, church, school, courthouse and capital, to name a few. In addition to being called home by Colonial Governors, Bath was home for a number of years to Edward Teach, the notorious Blackbeard the Pirate, which may have been another first.
The settlement known as “Forks of the Tar,” which was also located on the Pamlico River a little over a dozen miles west of Bath, was to become The “ORIGINAL” Washington in 1776. Over time, Washington was to become the county seat of Beaufort County and was also destined to become the most dominate port of trade in the area. This notoriety was to be both a blessing and a curse, as the steady flow of goods through this port was unquestionably part of the decision by the Union Army to occupy Washington during the Civil War. This occupation led to one of two major fires in Washington’s history.
Present day Washington remains both the county seat of government and a small town of about 10,000 residents. After all these years, the Pamlico River remains a main focal point for its residents and visitors alike. An ongoing renovation of Stewart Parkway, the street and adjacent park-like amenities along the Washington riverfront, continues today, as evidenced by the recent completion of Festival Park near the North Carolina Estuarium. This whole area is home to various festivals throughout the year, such as Washington’s Summer Festival in June, Smoke on the Water in October and Music in the Streets which is held monthly from April through October. Washington recently received a tremendous honor when BUDGET TRAVEL named it the 5th Coolest Small Town in America! Wow!!
While the Pamlico River attracted settlers to the Beaufort County area as a major avenue of trade for hundreds of years, it is appreciated now more for its recreational offerings. In the Washington area, many access the Pamlico River via River Road. River Road is a street (35-45 MPH) that originates at Runyon Creek on the east side of Washington and terminates at Broad Creek about 5-6 miles to the east. Over this distance, this very developed roadway meanders gently to roughly parallel the north shore of the Pamlico. On its eastern end, Broad Creek is one of eastern North Carolina’s most prominent areas for recreational boating with several boatyards and 3-4 marinas, both private and commercial. As River Road ends at Broad Creek, it actually becomes the entrance to the Washington Yacht & Country Club (WYCC).
Based on 40+ years of observations, I feel that the Washington Yacht & Country Club is an unparalleled resource for those loving summer sports in the Washington area. Despite being a full-service club with restaurant/dining facilities, marina with open and covered slips, an 18-hole championship golf course with clubhouse, a seasonal swimming pool for members and more, both the initiation and monthly fees remain VERY affordable. While these services are attractive to those living all over the county, they become all the more appealing to those fortunate enough to live virtually on the grounds (Download WYCC brochure).
Country Club Estates is a relatively small residential subdivision that wraps generally around the south side of the WYCC golf course. This is an established subdivision with virtually all of the building lots already improved. Lot #14 is a very symmetrical .5 acre lot that is located on Fairway Drive, one block off of River Road. It is well elevated and not located in the AE (100 year) Flood Plain, which means NO FLOOD INSURANCE! It will also be good news at property tax time when the new owner pays half of the property taxes (See Beaufort County Tax Info) of their city dwelling friends…….just a few miles away! The current owners have recently selectively cleared this lot of brush, small trees, etc., while leaving the new owner options for selective tree removal based on homesite selection. Take a look! It is very easy to walk and plan your new home.
We have recent survey information (See Survey Plat) available AND a current septic permit (See Septic Permit) on file for a 4 BR home. You might also be interested in the very modest restrictive covenants (See Restrictive Covenants) for Country Club Estates or a current tax plat (See Tax Plat) of Lot #14. This is a great opportunity to move virtually onto the WYCC grounds for $57,250.00.
But in the end, some of the best news will be the short walk to play golf, short walk (or bike ride/drive) to the swimming pool, or marina after becoming a WYCC member.