The Gray's Creek
neighborhood in Hope Mills,
North Carolina provides residents a small-town feel and a rich history dating back to the 1700s, when it began as an unnamed settlement housing several cotton mills. Located along the Cape Fear River three miles from the city center, the area's housing options include numerous apartments and homes
Many homes sit just minutes from Marracco Drive and Main Street, the location of several popular eateries. Head to Fred Chason's Grandsons for home-cooked favorites, such fried chicken and pork roast, or stop by Country Fish Fry for a bucket of shrimp. For some local entertainment and tasty grub, visit Ole Mill Days, an annual festival celebrating the spirit of the community. Sample some chili at the festival's chili cook-off, or shop for wares created by local vendors.