Waterfront neighborhood focused on community

Published 2:54 pm Friday, March 19, 2021

Located on Chocowinity Bay with direct access to the Pamlico River, Cypress Landing is one of Beaufort County’s premiere waterfront neighborhoods with a reputation for volunteerism and friendliness.  

“The people are incredibly friendly. You can live here for a month and have 20 new friends,” said Becky Northup, a homeowner in Cypress Landing and current chairperson of the marketing committee. “There’s an immediate group of social friends when you move in here. It’s just incredibly friendly neighborhood. You walk up the street and everybody who passes you waves. You pretty much have to keep your hand up in the air and walk because everybody who passes you waves.” 

Cypress Landing began development in 1994. As of 2021, there are 620 homes within the development and 100 lots currently undeveloped. Of the developed homes, nine are currently for sale with an average price of $630,000. 30 undeveloped lots are currently available for purchase with an average price of $78,000. Homes in the neighborhood range from $200,000 to $1,000,000 depending on location within the community and size of the home. 

“It was a Weyerhauser development in its initiation and that was 25 years ago. Now it’s wholly owned by the HOA. All the amenities and everything are owned by the homeowners association, we no longer have any outside interests involved in terms of the value of the development,” said Northup. 

Amenities within the development are paid for with the annual homeowners association fees and  include tennis courts, access to the Bay Club, two pools, a playground with swings, kayak racks, a boater’s lounge, the Iris Lounge, Cypress Landing Grill, pickleball court, nature trail and a butterfly habitat. The marina and golf course located within the development are available at an additional cost. 

In addition to the amenities offered to homeowners, there are multiple volunteer opportunities within the community. These opportunities include serving on various committees within the neighborhood that represent different parts of the community. Examples of these committees include marketing, golf and marina management. 

“They hold an annual sign up night where they get together at our Bay Club and all the committees have a table. Anybody who wants to come can hear about the different volunteer opportunities. It’s just an amazing amount of work that gets done in this community that’s done by volunteerism,” Northup said.  

For more information on Cypress Landing, visit the development’s website at cypresslanding.com.