The town of Manteo, North Carolina is located on Roanoke Island. The town is a part of Dare County and serves as the county seat it is also a part of the popular tourist area known as the Outer Banks. The town lives up to it's motto "Preserve Prosper" by being a prosperous tourist location while preserving the old world maritime charm of the area. The town has several festivals throughout the year which help to foster a warm sense of community such as Dare Day a yearly celebration for the residents of Dare County, an annual Independence day celebration and The New world Festival of the Arts which features the work of over 80 artists showing and selling a vast variety of works.
According to the 2010 United States Census, Manteo spans 1.8 square miles, with .1 square miles of which being water covered. According to the same census the town is home to 1,434 residents and has a population density of 843.5 people per square mile. The median household income in Manteo is approximately $29,803 and the approximate median income for a family is $40,625. Much of the towns economy depends on tourism, however, county business and other businesses do help support the local economy.
The town of Manteo is home to a rich history with historic sites and museums to put visitors in touch with the areas past such Roanoke Island Festival Park, Island Farm and the Elizabethan Gardens. The waterfront is perfectly prepared for visitors to fish, walk along the water front, or launch a skiff, yacht or sailboat. The town is also graced with a number of antique stores, art galleries and various other unique shops. Whether you want to explore the island and the age-old mystery surrounding the disappearance of the settlers of Roanoke, soak up the sun on the beach, take in the shops and fine dining or drink in the natural beauty of the area Manteo has a world of possibilities to offer.
Homes for sale in Manteo are primarily single family residences and range from small starter homes and fixer-uppers, up through middle class comfort and on through to luxury homes with a variety of amenities. Other real estate options include apartments and beach houses for rent and townhouses and condominiums for lease. Local real estate agents await to help you explore the town and find the perfect home for you and yours.
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