If you’ve ever traveled to the east coast of North Carolina, you have certainly heard of Calabash.  This small yet nearly world famous fishing town is known for its hospitality as much as the food. Stroll down River Road and you will find a multitude of dining options.  No chains, only mom and pop places where the locals love to go as much as the visitors. Want to cook at home? Stop by the docks for fresh-from-the-boat seafood!

This southern gem welcomes all types of visitors, whether you are looking for a family vacation, romantic get-away, or just some solitude, families have visited Calabash for generations. Originally drawn in by it’s southern charm and very reasonable prices, it’s no surprise that visitors return year after year.

With a town population of just over 2100 citizens spread throughout 3.7 square miles, Calabash is far from overcrowded. For such a small town, there is certainly much to do. Obviously there are plenty of restaurants that offer the freshest seafood, but there are also quaint shops, deep sea fishing, dolphin tours, championship golf, and much more!

People looking to take a more permanent residence in Calabash have several options. From townhomes and condos with views of the waterway to beautiful single family homes that are just a few minutes from the ocean. Having a median listing price of around $258,000 there are options for all types of home buyers. If you’ve been looking for a quiet place to call home or a summer getaway, look no further than the lovely town of Calabash.

Fun Fact: The city of Calabash gets its name from the gourds that grow in the region. Originally used for holding and drinking water.