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Elizabeth City

Savor small-town living in the historic Harbor of Hospitality

  • Welcoming
  • Riverside
  • Historic
  • Quaint
  • Charming
  • Scenic
  • Convenient
  • Laidback
  • Affordable

Situated on the Pasquotank River and Intracoastal Waterway in northeastern North Carolina, Elizabeth City offers a historic, small-town environment that continues to progress and grow. Known as “the Harbor of Hospitality,” Elizabeth City is home to friendly coffeehouses, bookstores, and specialty shops housed in historic buildings as well as one of the largest Coast Guard Air Bases in the United States. History lives and inspires at Elizabeth City’s Museum of the Albemarle and its exceptional rotating exhibits.

Once a major seaport, Elizabeth City now provides free boat dockage for 48 hours to travelers from all over the world. Rich in the water and agricultural traditions, Elizabeth City hosts the popular North Carolina Potato Festival, drawing thousands every year. Outdoor recreation abounds in the unique ecosystems, beaches, rivers, and sounds that surround Elizabeth City. Urban amenities aren’t too far from Elizabeth City, with Norfolk less than an hour’s drive away.

Rent Trends

As of September 2018, the average apartment rent in Elizabeth City, NC is $782 for one bedroom, $945 for two bedrooms, and $958 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Elizabeth City has decreased by -1.4% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
1 BR 563 $782
2 BR 861 $945
3 BR 1,277 $958


36 Walk Score® Car-Dependent

Top Apartments in Elizabeth City

  1. Tanglewood, 1-3 Bed, $895 - 1,330
  2. Southgate Manor Apartments, 2 Bed, $750 - 837


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