Enfield is still a place with a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. As a result, people are choosing to retire in Enfield. Enfield also offers a charming, personable, small-town feel yet located close enough to the sophistication of the arts, entertainment and excitement of larger urban areas.
Since North Carolina is located in the Sun Belt, the state has moderate temperatures with four distinct seasons that provide plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities. Enfield's climate throughout the year is temperate, with warm summers, mild winters, and bursts of color during the mild spring and fall.
Average summer temperature: 82.3 degree F.
Average winter temperature: 42.6 degree F.
Mean annual temperature: 61.9 degree F.
Annual rainfall: 46 inches
Percent of possible sunshine: 75 percent
Enfield has access to numerous recreational and cultural attractions for the community, visitors and their families. Located 16 miles east of Enfield, you can enjoy hiking, riding trails, equestrian campsites, fishing, as well as 34 family campsites with electrical hookups at Medoc Mountain State Park. Medoc Mountain is the remnant of a mighty mountain range from the Paleozoic Age, 350 million years ago. Medoc Mountain is the supposed home of Bigfoot! Cryptozoologists have studied the park for evidence.
Each year Enfield has a Horse Show in August, a Peanut Festival in late September, a Christmas Homes Tour in December, a Bless Your Art show in spring and a Paddle down Fishing Creek in early summer.
We are just 17 miles from Scotland Neck's Sylvan Heights Bird Park. The Bird Park is the world's largest collection of waterfowl and the home of more than 2,000 waterfowl, parrots, toucans, flamingos, peacocks and other exotic birds from around the world. The park also hatches birds for many zoos across the U.S.
Leisure activities are greatly expanded by our close proximity to the extensive recreational and cultural attractions in Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount and Raleigh. In addition, Enfield is within a 2.5 hour drive from the beautiful North Carolina beaches along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, including Nags Head and the Outer Banks. You can also enjoy a 2.5 hour drive in light traffic to Washington D.C.