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Living Here - Elizabeth City, NC

Living Here

Learn why Elizabeth City is known as the Harbor of Hospitality

Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County is a great place to raise a family, get an education, enjoy the great outdoors, and much more. Our riverfront community has a beautiful historic downtown and breathtaking waterfront. Our citizens are friendly, hospitable and passionate about the community.

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Education

Elizabeth City has several partnerships with area schools to help train the workforce and provide education opportunities to students of all ages.

NEAAAT Students

K-12 Education

  • The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Public School system (ECPPS) has a total of 12 schools including elementary, middle, and high school school. Approximately 800 staff members with a student population of 5,800.
  • The Northeast Academy for Aerospace and Advanced Technologies (NEAAAT) is a highly innovative regional STEM academy. The school currently has approximately 500 students enrolled in grades 6-12.
College Albemarle

College of the Albemarle (COA)

  • Community college with 2,000+ students serving Northeastern North Carolina since 1960.
  • Main campus here in Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County, while 3 satellite campuses are located in Manteo, Barco, and Edenton.
  • Solid industrial skills curriculum such as Welding Technology, Aviation Systems Technology, Computer Integrated Machining, Computer Aided Drafting, Electrical Systems Technology, Computer Programming, IT Project Management, Supply Chain Management, and an Associates in Engineering.
  • Will provide customized training to industries.
Ecsu

Elizabeth City State University (ECSU)

  • 4-year public, HBCU established in 1891 with approximately 2,500 students currently enrolled.
  • Member institution of the University of North Carolina system.
  • Degree programs such as Accounting, Business Administration, Communication, Digital Media, Computer Science, Aviation Science, Engineering Technology, and Graphic Design.
Mid Atlantic Christian University NC

Mid-Atlantic Christian University

  • 4-year private Christian University with 200+ students serving the region since 1948
  • In addition to Biblical Studies, MACU offers Business degrees with concentrations in Human Resources, Marketing, and Organizational Leadership
College Albemarle

College of the Albemarle (COA)

  • Community college with 2,000+ students serving Northeastern North Carolina since 1960.
  • Main campus here in Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County, while 3 satellite campuses are located in Manteo, Barco, and Edenton.
  • Solid industrial skills curriculum such as Welding Technology, Aviation Systems Technology, Computer Integrated Machining, Computer Aided Drafting, Electrical Systems Technology, Computer Programming, IT Project Management, Supply Chain Management, and an Associates in Engineering.
  • Will provide customized training to industries.
Ecsu

Elizabeth City State University (ECSU)

  • 4-year public, HBCU established in 1891 with approximately 2,500 students currently enrolled.
  • Member institution of the University of North Carolina system.
  • Degree programs such as Accounting, Business Administration, Communication, Digital Media, Computer Science, Aviation Science, Engineering Technology, and Graphic Design.
Mid Atlantic Christian University NC

Mid-Atlantic Christian University

  • 4-year private Christian University with 200+ students serving the region since 1948
  • In addition to Biblical Studies, MACU offers Business degrees with concentrations in Human Resources, Marketing, and Organizational Leadership

Healthcare

Elizabeth City includes excellent, accessible healthcare. In fact, Pasquotank County has more physicians per resident than Mecklenburg and Wake Counties, home counties to Charlotte and Raleigh.

Sentara Albemarle Medical Center

  • Regional 182-bed medical center serving Northeastern North Carolina.
  • Provides inpatient and critical care, a full array of surgical services, sophisticated diagnostic imaging technology, comprehensive women’s care, cardiology, cancer treatment, rehabilitation services and more.
  • More than 100 physicians, representing nearly 30 specialties, and a staff of about 1,000 employees

* Other regional hospitals include Chesapeake Regional Healthcare and Vidant Medical.

Sentara Albemarle Medical Center

Quality of Life

Elizabeth City offers a beautiful waterfront, comfortable climate, fresh seafood specialties, historical attractions, and close proximity to Hampton Roads, where water sports and tourism activities abound.

Recreation & Leisure

The people who have already discovered Elizabeth City want to keep it a secret. Why? We’re a recreational paradise. When we say, “Discover the good life daily,” we mean it. In fact, we’re known as the “Harbor of Hospitality” and for good reason.

Millions of visitors every year are attracted to the region, including Albemarle Sound and the famed Outer Banks on the Atlantic Ocean, and they spend time and money here in Elizabeth City.

Downtown

Located on the historic harbor-front and offering a wide variety of activities and attractions, our downtown offers a unique setting for businesses and patrons alike.

Downtown Elizabeth City: A Unique Experience

Downtown Elizabeth City is full of delicious, quality options for a variety of food cravings. Whether you need shrimp and grits or a steak—or even tapas-style selections of everything in-between and more—we can satisfy!

Come visit over a weekend when the downtown evenings are filled with live music to enjoy with local craft beer or a glass of wine.

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