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Small Towns

The loudest thing at night is the crickets.

There's nothing quite like the down-home embrace of a small town. Explore the genuine friendliness, natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Ahoskie, Kenansville, Windsor, Tarboro, Kinston and Wilson.

Hey, Neighbor

We get it — if you’re going to live in a small town, you want it to feel like the best small town in the world. And if you’re looking at health care jobs in North Carolina, you’ve got a lot of small towns to consider. But we think you’ll find something truly special about the close-knit communities that are home to a few of our smaller hospitals. We sure did.

  • Ahoskie Population Estimate: 5,039
  • Tarboro Population Estimate: 11,415
  • Wilson Population Estimate: 49,348
  • Kenansville Population Estimate: 855
  • Windsor Population Estimate: 3,630
  • Kinston Population Estimate: 20,509

Small Towns - Communities - 2

  • Ahoskie

    Ahoskie affords residents the comforts of small town living within close proximity to the beautiful waterways of North Carolina and Virginia. Friendly neighborhoods conveniently located near the hospital, vast country acreage, and waterfront home sites are just a few of the things that make Ahoskie unique.

    • A desirable climate with mild winters and four distinct seasons – ideal for outdoor enthusiasts
    • Outstanding recreation including golf courses, community theater, water sports, hunting, camping, fishing, community and state parks
    • Close proximity to North Carolina and Virginia beaches
    • Affordable cost of living
    • General aviation airport nearby; one hour to major airports in Norfolk and Greenville
    • Vidant Wellness Center – Ahoskie, a 21,000-foot facility which includes a lap pool, an exercise studio and the latest in cardiovascular and strength training equipment
    • Recreation Center which includes little league baseball, lighted athletic fields and picnic area
  • Kenansville

    Kenansville is a peaceful small town rich in history. A collection of Greek Revival homes and churches graced by canopy trees and lush plantings create one of the state’s most picturesque and consistent historic districts. A collection of notable wineries and James Sprunt Community College are a few of the attractions Kenansville offers.

    • Small family friendly community offering an affordable cost of living and close proximity to Wilmington
    • Located 80 miles southeast of Raleigh with easy access to Raleigh-Durham International Airport
    • Just an hour from Wilmington and the beautiful beaches of North Carolina
    • Offers a cost-of-living below the national average
    • Mild climate perfect for year-round outdoor activities
    • Ability to live in River Landing, a private residential golf community
  • Tarboro

    Tarboro is a shining example of a historic community embracing progress while preserving its storied past. Located in northeastern North Carolina just minutes from the I-95/US 64 interchange, Tarboro is a town where you can enjoy a sense of history and contentment without sacrificing a single 21st-century amenity. Only 30 minutes west of Greenville and an hour east of Raleigh-Durham, one of the nation’s fastest growing high-tech regions, and 2 hours west of the pristine shores of the famed Outer Banks, Tarboro is easy to find and hard to leave.

  • Windsor

    Located along the banks of the Cashie River, part of the Inner Banks region of North Carolina, Windsor is a historic community that proudly traces its roots to the 1700s. Windsor is the county seat of Bertie County and features antebellum homes as well as vast acreage and plentiful gamelands appealing to outdoor enthusiasts. The town offers 10 parks and recreation facilities including a mini zoo and river launch, as well as the popular Cashie River Tree Houses; a fun a unique was to enjoy the picturesque landscape of the Cashie River.

    • Ability to live on the water
    • Only 2 hours to the world famous Outer Banks beaches of the North Carolina coast
    • Low cost of living and diverse housing options
    • Notable kayaking destination along the Inner Banks
  • Kinston

    A rich history, temperate climate, and relaxed lifestyle combine to make Kinston an appealing city to call home. Downtown Kinston is known for an interesting array of shops, breweries and restaurants. Kinston has invested mightily in its economy. As a result, Kinston’s art and cultural district is experiencing a transformation making it an exciting place to live.

    • Kinston is strategically located in eastern North Carolina; only 30 miles south of Greenville, 60 miles west of the spectacular Crystal Coast beaches, and 80 miles southeast of Raleigh
    • Affordable cost of living with a variety of housing options
    • Excellent school options
    • Family friendly community
    • Home to world renowned chef, New York Times Best Selling Author, Daytime Emmy winner, James Beard Foundation Award recipient and star of A Chef’s Life, Vivian Howard. Her flagship restaurant Chef and The Farmer is a major attractions in Downtown Kinston.
    • Home to minor league baseball team, the Down East Wood Ducks
  • Wilson

    Wilson, NC is a vibrant, family-oriented community that is committed to educational excellence, economic prosperity, cultural diversity and offers a wide variety of activities and attractions. The community of 50,000 is one of the largest in eastern North Carolina and offers a Whirligig Park, abundant arts, sports and youth activities, museums, community festivals, outdoor concerts, golf courses, boating, hiking, fishing and antique shops. Wilson has taken great care to preserve their history while embracing their future.

    • Conveniently located 45 miles east of Raleigh and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 40 miles west of Greenville, and less than 2 hours from the beautiful North Carolina coast
    • Amtrak train service including two passenger trains traveling east-west and north-south
    • Low cost of living, diverse housing options, and excellent choice of public and private schools
    • Excellent school options both public and private
    • Numerous shopping opportunities, including popular national chains and unique, locally-owned stores

Small Town Facilities

Discover all our hospitals, physician practices, facilities and service locations located in some of the most charming small towns in eastern North Carolina.

Vidant Chowan Hospital (Edenton)

Vidant Chowan Hospital in Edenton is a 25-bed critical access hospital which provides programs and services to 110,000 people in 6 counties. It offers medical and surgical services, including intensive care, a specialty care clinic and a dedicated outpatient surgery area with endoscopy capabilities. A 7-bed emergency department serves approximately 16,000 patients per year.

49 beds

Vidant Duplin Hospital (Kenansville)

Vidant Duplin Hospital is an 81-bed hospital located in Kenansville. The renovated, 15-bed emergency department serves approximately 27,000 patients per year. In addition to providing general medical and surgical services, Vidant Duplin offers chemotherapy and other cancer infusion interventions and has earned national designation as a Primary Stroke Center.

81 beds

Vidant North Hospital (Roanoke Rapids)

Vidant North Hospital, in Roanoke Rapids, is a 204-bed facility offering an array of medical, surgical and 24-hour emergency care. The hospital is staffed by over 60 physicians representing most medical specialties. Our service area includes a wide region of counties in both North Carolina and Virginia along the I-95 corridor.

204 beds

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital (Tarboro)

Personal, compassionate care as close to home as possible for the residents of Tarboro, Edgecombe County and surrounding communities—that’s what we deliver at this acute-care facility. Our staff represents more than 20 specialties and services, including rehabilitation, oncology and outpatient clinics, and our new Women and Children’s Care Unit is a great addition to the community.

117 beds

Vidant Bertie Hospital (Windsor)

Vidant Bertie Hospital is a state-of-the-art, six-bed critical access hospital in Windsor. It is closely affiliated with Vidant Medical Center, a Level I academic medical center, and the telemedicine resources of The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. The hospital offers high quality surgical, emergency and diagnostic services, as well as specialty and primary care clinics.

6 beds

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