Maneto and the Surrounding Area: The Best of Everything, Year-Round

Historic Downtown Manteo Shopping
Marshes Light connects you to the vibrancy of the waterfront town...one of the top 3 best coastal retirement destinations in America. - Ideal Living Magazine

Marshes Light was designed to blend harmoniously with the resort town of Manteo. This is the small southern town where you can live a truly relaxed waterfront lifestyle.

Marshes Light was designed to blend harmoniously the resort town of Manteo. This is the charming small southern town where you can live a truly relaxed waterfront lifestyle. Located within the town’s historic district, Marshes Light puts you in the middle of an area rich in history and natural wealth. Shops, galleries, restaurants, and boutiques are sprinkled throughout charming and historic downtown Manteo.

A perfect balance of convenience and character, with room to breathe and a lifestyle worth living: Manteo, North Carolina is a classic waterfront village with ample natural beauty. A downtown marina, boardwalk, inns, shops, galleries, museums, and cafes provide downtown activities while gorgeous homes, built in Craftsman, Colonial, and Victorian styles line the streets.

Manteo is a real place with real people and a rich history. It’s not quiet here—just quieter. But if you want to go to the beach, it’s just minutes away. You can have it all here, without the noise and the hassle. Marshes Light is absolutely the last opportunity for new home construction in Manteo’s historic district.

And you’re just minutes away from the excitement of the Outer Banks and Nags Head, as well as numerous other cultural, historic, and natural destinations. From sporting events and concerts to sun, sand, and outdoor fun, there are lifetimes of relaxation and pleasure all around Manteo and Marshes Light.