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REALTOR®/ Broker/WCR- Serving All of the Crystal Coast. Pine Knoll Shores, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Beaufort, Indian Beach, Salter Path, Newport, Beaufort, Swansboro, Cape Carter
A Little Bit about Amy
I was born and raised in Anniston, Alabama. After high school, I attended Auburn University (WAR EAGLE) and then relocated to the Crystal Coast of North Carolina to be near my mom. After leaving the Crystal Coast in 1993, I spent three years working for the National Parks and traveling around the country. I spent my summers at The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone in Wyoming where I worked in the accounting department and the winters in The Florida Everglades in Flamingo, Florida, where I met my husband (he's from Wisconsin). I settled down with my husband, Roger, in Naples, Florida in 1996. There I attended school at the Veterinary Technical Institute and worked as a veterinary technician for 8 years. In my spare time, I worked as a volunteer for Domestic Services for Animals, providing assistance in Microchip and vaccination clinics and rescuing homeless animals. I often served as a foster home until placing them with proper families (quite often my own home). In January, 2005, Roger and I welcomed our new son, Tanner into our family and realized that the only place we wanted to raise a child was Carteret County.Carteret County is a wonderful, family-oriented community with some of the best schools Nationwide. There are so many wonderful things available for families...the beach, soccer leagues, history, parks and camps...The list goes on & on.
After my family and I moved home, to Morehead City, North Carolina, I began work as personal assistant to the Pine Knoll Shores Realty Dream Team in May of 2005. I love spending time with my family, which in addition to husband Roger and son Tanner (who is now 7 years old), includes 4 cats and 1 spoiled rotten dog. I enjoy all the coastal recreation but especially sailing on Bogue Sound and shelling on the beautiful beaches of Shackleford Island.
While working as an assistant, I began training to be the best REALTOR® possible prior to entering the sales force. I earned my salesman and brokers license in 2006 and am a 2006 graduate of Leadership Carteret County through the Local Chamber of Commerce. I currently serve on the Steering Committee for Leadership Carteret. I was selected as the Carteret County Rookie of the Year in 2007 and also in 2007 received the Women's Council of REALTORS® Member of the Year Award. I am very proud to serve as Past President for Women's Council of REALTORS®, Crystal Coast Chapter and truly enjoy the support and education I receive through my local chapter as well as nationally. I recently had the opportunity to serve on a Best Practices panel at the National Conference in San Diego, and have served on panels in the past on Social Media and Technology. In 2009 I was honored as the Carteret County REALTOR® of the Year, and as a "Rising Star" through the North Carolina Association of REALTORS®. I served as the 2011 President for The Carteret County Association of REALTORS® and continue to serve my local association in every way I can. I have recently started teaching, "Basic Blogging" through my local board and I am excited about the opportunity to learn and grow as I teach others about something I love and find so much success with.
I am very active in my community and serve on the advisory board for the local Boys & Girls Club, Sunshine Lady Club, and the Scholarship Committee for the Carteret County Association of REALTORS®. I support Habitat for Humanity and build every chance I get. Relay for Life and Toys 4 Tots are also high on my list and I help with as much time as I can possibly give. I serve on the Lay Ministry of my church, St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church in Salter Path, and am very thankful for my church family...Especially, Father Everett.
I absolutely love Living, Working and Playing on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina and am ready to assist you in all your real estate needs. If you want a REALTOR® with both love and knowledge of the Crystal Coast, give me a call. I can help you find just what you are looking for, whether a primary residence or the perfect vacation property. I love working with sellers too! Advertising and marketing are my specialties. Just remember that the right price from the very beginning will help set you apart from the competition and lead to a quicker sale in this challenging market.
If you are thinking of moving to the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, or maybe just thinking of visiting...What are you waiting for? The Crystal Coast has so much to offer in a most beautiful setting. From the beautiful Crystal Coast Beaches, Cape Lookout, Bogue Sound and soooo much more! I can't think of a better place to be!
Crystal Coast of North Carolina
A Little Bit about the Crystal Coast
The Crystal Coast of North Carolina is a beautiful area and has so much to offer. The Crystal Coast is made up of several small towns along the gorgeous Central East Coast of North Carolina. If you love the sand and sea, you are sure to love the Crystal Coast area. Whatever your needs, one of our many communities can fill them.
Historic Beaufort is famous for Blackbeard and other pirate adventures. You will find the Maritime Museum, Historical Society, Hammock House (where Blackbeard is believed to have lived) and a fabulous boardwalk to enjoy the waterfront and watching the wild horses on Taylor's Creek. While there, visit Clawson's for a great meal and then head over to the fudge factory and watch as they create some of the tastiest treats around or maybe head over to the general store for some yummy ice cream.
Morehead City is centrally located on the Crystal Coast and has some of the best antique shops found anywhere. On the waterfront, you'll find many restaurants offering some of the best local seafood, "Carteret Catch". The History Place and the Train Depot are just a couple of examples of fun things to do in Morehead City. Every October, Morehead City hosts the Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival with rides, concerts, games, boat tours and yes....SEAFOOD!
On the island of Bogue Banks you'll fall in love with Atlantic Beach where you'll find Fort Macon State Park, and well maintained beach front walkways at "The Circle". Relax on the beach and watch the surfers or just kick back and soak up the sun. Stop by Wings, Berts Surf Shop or Sandi's and pick up everything you need for the beach; chairs, towels, toys, swim suits, etc.
Pine Knoll Shores is situated amongst the trees in the Roosevelt Natural Area and several thousand people migrate there each summer to visit the North Carolina Aquarium located right in the center of town. In Pine Knoll Shores, you will find some of the most beautiful subdivisions and nature is very sacred in the area. The quaint fishing village of Indian Beach is lined with colorful shops, Local Seafood markets and beach cottages along with some of the newest condominiums on the island.
Emerald Isle has a lot to offer from restaurants, shopping at Emerald Plantation, water parks and Miniature golf courses. Emerald Isle is home to the annual St. Patricks Day festival, and much more. If you are looking for a great investment property, Emerald Isle is bound to have something that catches your eye. Vacation Rentals are a big thing!
Newport is located just outside of Morehead City, and is just a few minutes from Cherry Point in Havelock. Newport is most famous for their Annual Pig Pickin' every summer where people from all over drive in for some of the best Carolina Bar-b-q in the state. The Crystal Coast fairgrounds are also located in Newport and host a number of events from Rodeos to the Circus.
You will find subdivisions on the beach, in the forest, on the mainland, on the golf course, on the creek or river, whatever you need...on the Crystal Coast. There truly is a place for everyone on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina.
Whether you are looking for an oceanfront retreat, a cabin in the woods, or the perfect home in the center of town, I can help you find it. I'd love to show you around town and help you with one of the most important decisions you will ever make....buying a home.
Sea Dreams in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina is an exclusive oceanfront community. It is by far, one of the most beautiful and colorful communities on the Crystal Coast! The community offers a beautiful ocean front swimming pool and pavillion, lovely play area for the children and private beach access. Properties available in Sea Dreams, Atlantic Beach range in price from $650,000 up to $1,400,000. You're sure to find your dream home in Sea Dreams.
Indian Beach is a small fishing village located on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the South, Pine Knoll Shores to the East, Bogue Sound to the North and Emerald Isle to the West. You will find some of the best restaurants on the island in Indian Beach including Big Oak Drive In (known for their good ol' Carolina BAR-B-Q), Frank & Clara's, Frost Seafood House (best breakfast on the beach), The Crab Shack and many more. If you enjoy spending time in the kitchen, you can pick up Fresh Local Seafood at Willis Seafood just a couple of blocks away.
Beacon's Reach in Pine Knoll Shores.... In 1953, Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. and her four children inherited a large piece of property that is now know as the Roosevelt Natural Area. The Roosevelts developed a plan for a town that would preseve the natural beauty of the area, Pine Knoll Shores. Beacon's Reach development began in 1978 on a couple hundred acres, just to the west of the Roosevelt Natural Area and now consists of more than 450 condominiums, town houses and single-family homes.
Mandy Farms Subdivision in Morehead City, North Carolina is a family oriented community in the heart of Carteret County. Mandy Farms is centrally located on Hwy. 70, between the Croatan National Forest and historic Beaufort. Mandy Farms consists of more than 450 Single Family homes and is conveniently located close to schools, medical facilities and shopping & restaurants.
Reefstone inPine Knoll Shores, North Carolina is a quiet and private retreat that anyone could enjoy! Reefstone is situated off Highway 58 in Pine Knoll Shores, on Bogue Banks Island. Reefstone Condominiums is nestled among the trees and each building overlooks beautiful fresh-water lagoons. Bird watching and enjoying the turtles are just a couple of ways you can relax as you sit on your private deck.
Blair Farm in Morehead City, North Carolina is located just off of 20th Street from Arendell Street (or Hwy. 70). If you want to live in the middle of town, but feel like you are out in the country....Blair Farm is the place for you. Blair Farm residents enjoy the use of a Fabulous and spacious clubhouse and a large swimming pool and sun deck, with bath house and lighted tennis courts; all centrally located within the community.
Summer Winds in Indian Beach, North Carolina is a beautiful, ocean front paradise. If you are looking for the perfect vacation property or a place to call home, Summerwinds may be the place for you. On the property, you will find indoor/outdoor pools, A sports Complex, tennis, basketball, Restaurant & Grill, and more.
Brandywine Bay in Morehead City, North Carolina is a well maintained, gated, golf community. There are three entrances to Brandywine Bay, one on Hwy. 70 and two on Hwy. 24 (one on the soundside and one on the golf side). Brandywine Bay is a gorgeous neighborhood filled with friendly people. It is very common to see the residents walking, riding bikes and socializing with each other...that is when they aren't playing golf or boating (there is a marina with boat slips available in Brandywine).
At Clawson's 1905, the food is fabulous, the service is even better, and the atmosphere is warm, fun, and welcoming.
At Clawson's, My only complaint is that their are too many wonderful items on the menu to choose from...and everything is soooooo tasty. I chose the Shrimp Burger (YUM!), My sister chose their French Onion Soup and Mom chose the Clawson's Famous Shrimp Dirigible. Throw a tall glass of Sweet Iced Tea with any of these items, and you've got perfection!
Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beachis a great place to visit, again and againand again. The history is fascinating and the atmosphere is almost too real...they have done an amazing job with the props, so visitors really get a feel for what it must of been like for the soldiers who called the fort "Home" so many years ago. Fort Macon is open daily for touring and offers a museum, bookstore and audio programs. April through October, they offer guided tours, Civil War Reenactments, Musket Firing Demonstrations, Canon Firing and a Living History Program. During the summer, the Fort also offers Concerts in the Park. Pack a picnik lunch, bring the whole family and head to Fort Macon on Friday Nights...Don't forget your chairs or blanket.
The Country Club of the Crystal Coast in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina is a semi-private course situated in the maritime forest on Bogue Banks Island. If you aren't in the mood for golf, relax on the soundfront patio area and enjoy the wildlife or enjoy one of the other many activities offered at the club.
The Friendly Market in Morehead City, North Carolina is located on the corner of Friendly Road and Bridges Street. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm and Sunday from 9am - 3pm. On Saturdays you will find a much larger selection of vendors offering everything from Tomato Pies to the works of local artists. Garner's Fruits and Vegetables are the best around, and all week you can find Garner's Plant Stand available for the finest, seasonal plants and trees.
Kites Unlimited & BirdStuff, etc. in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina is Owned and operated by the Dixon family, Jeri, Don and Brett. Kites Unlimited & BirdStuff etc. has something for everyone. While talking with Don, he couldn't stress enough that their main goal is "Family Fun". Believe me, family fun will never be a problem in their colorful and unique store. As Don puts it, they have been in business since the Dinosaurs roamed...In numerical terms, that is 25 years.
Williams Hardware in Morehead City, North Carolina opened their doors more than 30 years ago. They have an excellent reputation throughout the community and offer expert advise to help you with any project you may be trying your hand at. They carry just about anything you could ever need from a hardware store and then some. If they don't have it, they can get it or tell you where to find it.
Wood Artists' Gallery & Specialty Woods in Salter Path, North Carolina is a unique shop located on the Bogue Banks Island of the Crystal Coast. At the Wood Artists' Gallery in Salter Path, North Carolina, you will find an amazing collection of handcrafted items. If you are looking for a gift for someone, or looking to treat yourself, you will find that special something at Paula and Sharon's shop.
At Tassels in Morehead City, you will find the perfect pair of shoes for every occasion. VanEli, Cole Haan, Donald J. Pliner, Stuart Weitzman, UGG, Dansko, Lucchesse, Nicole, A Marinelli, Fit Flop are just the Primary Shoe brands carried at Tassels. They also have a HUGE handbag selection, jewelry business, and accessories such as scarves, gloves, sunglasses, etc.
Taylor's Creek Massage and Bodyworks is located on the gorgeous waterfront of Historic Beaufort and provides a very soothing atmosphere with a little European touch. Just stepping through the door of Taylor's Creek, You'll feel more relaxed. Marika Carey is the proud owner of Taylor's Creek massage and Bodyworks and offers a variety of different massages.
Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and Raceway in Indian Beach. To get to the miniature golf courses, take a ride on the mining train thru caves, Ancient Ruins and Beneath waterfalls. After a round or two of golf on two beautifully land
scaped 18 hole courses, enjoy splashing around in the bumber boat pool, cruise around the Go-cart track - over bridges and around banked curves, or enjoy an icecream
at the picnic area.
Medical Park Pharmacy in Morehead City, North Carolina
If you are looking for a great Pharmacy in Morehead City, NC check out Medical Park Pharmacy at 301 Penny Lane in Morehead City, NC. You will be glad you stopped by! They are open Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 to 1:00 PM. They carry just about everything you need from prescription medications to hospital beds to mobility devices and if they don't have what you need, they will make a few phone calls and find it for you. They offer Home Delivery and a drive thru service for added convenience. Talk about great service...and all with a smile!
Haunted House on the Hill, Beaufort, North Carolina
The "Hammock House" is dated as being built in 1709 (but may have been built as early as 1700) and is the oldest house in Beaufort, North Carolina. In it's earliest years, it was referred to as "The White House" on area maps, but was later named the "Hammock House"Taylor's CreekHammock House is where he stayed while not at sea. for it's location on a hill or "Hummock". When the house was first built, the waters from were close enough that small boats would often be seen tied to the front porch. Over the years, the waters have receded and now Hammock House is considered third row from the Creek. There are still many original things in the house. One room in the lower level of the house has the original wood flooring and ceiling beams. In the kitchen area, many original beams still remain and actually reveal stamps from 1700. The stairs have been renovated, but are original to the house (more on the stairs in a bit). From what I have read and heard, No one knows for sure who built the house, but it is believed that Blackbeard built the house with plans brought from the Bahamas and Lumber, stones and other supplies from captured ships. Whether he built the house or not, The Hammock House is where he stayed while not at sea.
There are many great thrift stores in Carteret County. I certainly have my favorites, and most of them have a lot more to offer than just clothes. Books, kitchenware, furniture, jewelry, toys.... Just about anything you can imagine.
Once you've decided to move to the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, You'll need to contact the Electric Company, Phone Company, etc. You'll also need to get a new Driver's License, License plate.... Follow the link below for contact information for just about anything you would need to make your move smooth!
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