Beaufort, North Carolina
“In summer, it’s not unusual to see more people riding bikes than in cars,” says city planner Kyle Garner.
Your view is: horses grazing on Rachel Carson Reserve with dolphins swimming in Taylor’s Creek. Cape Lookout National Seashore is at the southern tip of the Outer Banks and can be seen across Back Sound.
Your favorite restaurant could be: The Beaufort Grocery Company for local produce and fresh seafood. (Open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.)
Your neighbors are: a diverse mix. Given Beaufort’s location on the mid-Atlantic, your neighbor might be a retired CEO, part of a local family that can trace back 200 years, a schoolteacher, a former round-the-world sailor, an artist, or a marine scientist.