Nestled near the Dan and Smith rivers near the North Carolina/Virginia border, the quaint community of Eden, N.C., is a Tar Heel State paradise. Named a 2011 All-America City, this small-town community has rich educational and business opportunities, but still carries on the warm and welcoming personality that draws so many people toward Eden apartments for rent. According to information from City-Data, living here is good for your wallet too. Based on 2012 findings, the cost of living in the area was nine points below the national average, making it a very affordable place to live. This diverse community has so much to offer its residents, and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Eden was named by William Byrd, a surveyor and farmer that specialized in drawing up the North Carolina/Virginia. He originally dubbed it the "Garden of Eden" because of its stunning beauty. Because the city is situated by two rivers, there were plenty of agricultural opportunities, and the city led the way growing items like cotton, grapes, peaches, apples and rice. Today, the city is every bit as industrial as its beginning, with over 150 manufacturing firms. Residents here also enjoy a temperate climate, an excellent school system and low tax rates that give people plenty of reason to call Eden home. According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau, the city is now boasting more than 15,000 residents.
This charming city has become to establish itself as a tourist hub because of its many community events, including Ribfest - a festival that features some of the most mouthwatering North Carolina-style barbecue in the state. An exciting music festival held every fall in Eden is Riverfest, a two-day event featuring local and statewide musical acts, arts and crafts, hot air balloon rides and a 5K.
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