Quality of Life
Arts and Entertainment
Visit the oldest museum in the United States dedicated to the history of America’s rural health care at the Country Doctor Museum, or visit the Rocky Mount Fireman’s Museum located in the original No. 2 Rocky Mount Station with over 100 years of history. Catch the latest box office hit at UEC Theatres 14, watch a world-class performance at The Dunn Center, or appreciate regional and nationally recognized artwork at the Nash Arts Council and Mims Gallery. Attend a variety of musical performances at the Tar River Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, and listen to beach music all summer long with Downtown Live! on the lawn of the Imperial Centre. Explore a multitude of activities, such as a children’s museum, science exhibits, planetarium, arts center, and community theatre, at the Imperial Centre for Arts and Sciences.
Food and Drink
Nash County provides a lifestyle similar to that of the Triangle. Our quaint and historic towns offer small town charm with big city amenities. Whether you’re in the mood for freshly made burgers, smoked southern barbecue, or seasonal shucked briny oysters, Nash County can satisfy your appetite. The county has a vast array of local classics and reliable restaurant chains from which to choose. Drop by the Rocky Mount Mills to enjoy unique restaurants and locally brewed craft beers while exploring this restored cotton mill and its picturesque grounds.
Whether you envision living on a pristine golf course, surrounded by fields of farmland, or where history and urban living meet at The Lofts at Rocky Mount Mills, Nash County can meet your needs. In 2018, the estimated total housing units for Nash County was 42,876 with a median value of $126,200. Nash County offers a combination of pleasant living conditions and a proven low cost of living.
Enjoying our mild climate? Spend some time outdoors! Try your hand with sporting clays at Rose Hill Sporting Clays Range and Hunting Preserve or a round of disc golf on one of our seven available courses. Enjoy a game of ball at Grover Lucas Park, J. W. Glover Memorial Park & Complex, or the Rocky Mount Sports Complex, and book a tee time at Belmont Lake Golf Club, Northgreen Country Club, or Benvenue Country Club. Want to cool off? The Tar River Paddle Trail is comprised of ten canoe and kayak access locations that connect over 50 miles of the Tar River and Stony Creek. Walk along the 7.1-mile Tar River Trail as it connects Sunset Park, Battle Park, Stith-Talbert Park, and Dr. Martin Luther King Park. While at Sunset Park, take a break from the trail to ride the mini train, take a spin on the carousal, or play in the splash park. If Fido comes along, be sure to swing by the Rocky Mount Dog Park and let your furry friend roam on 9 acres of fenced parkland.
If athletics is more your style, Nash County is home to many baseball and softball facilities, including the Rocky Mount Sports Complex (RMSC). RMSC is a premier athletic facility that hosts youth teams from all over the country and plays a vital role in our tourism economy.