Area Information

Pitt County Economy

POPULATION PROJECTIONS BASED ON 2000 CENSUS FIGURES
PITT COUNTY 2002-2010

July 2002

July 2005

July 2007

April 2010

2000-2010
% Change

139,609

147,544

152,855

161,081

20.4

 

Pitt County Leisure Activities

Pitt County Shopping

Greenville is a rapidly growing retail center. Retail sales have grown an average of 10% annually for over a decade, now approaching $2 billion. Whether exploring a small specialty shop, or browsing in a major department store, shopping in Pitt County is a pleasant, relaxed experience among friendly merchants. In suburban malls as well as downtown, the shopper will find a wide variety of merchandise to choose from, and, because of a moderate cost of living, prices are attractive.

Colonial Mall
Colonial Mall, Greenville's largest mall,   includes two Belk's (a 45,000 square foot women's store and a 60,000 square foot men's, children's, juniors', and housewares store), a 76,000 square foot Proffit's, a 91,000 square foot J.C. Penney's, and approximately 180,000 square feet of additional shop space including a food court. Other major stores include Victoria's Secret, The Gap, The Limited Express, Lane Bryant, and Lerner of New York. Colonial Mall is one of the largest centers in eastern North Carolina, encompassing over 500,000 square feet of space and having 110 stores. The entire project covers nearly 45 acres.

Carolina East Mall
Pitt County's first mall, Carolina East Mall, opened in 1979 and now has over 50 stores. Major tenants are Belk's, the largest department store in Greenville, and Sears. Belk's has a wide range of clothing departments for men, women, and children as well as specialty shops including a wine and cheese shop, a china department, and an interior decorating service. Sears carries traditional clothing lines as well as major appliance, automotive, and home repair departments.
In addition, there are numerous clothing stores, shoe stores, jewelry stores, food establishments and many other shops specializing in sundries, cosmetics, toys, books, musical instruments, electronics, sporting goods, music, stationery, cameras, and gift items.

Arlington Village
Arlington Village, located at the corner of Red Banks Road and Arlington Boulevard, is a collection of over 40 specialty stores. The variety of stores including clothing for all members of the family, interior design establishments, jewelry stores, a florist, a needlework shop, an art gallery, a variety of gift shops and several businesses providing personal services.

Downtown
Regional headquarters of state and national banks, as well as local, federal, and state government offices, enjoy the ambiance of their proximity to a river front park, arts facilities, numerous and varied dining establishments and the campus of East Carolina University. Over 350 businesses and the residents of new center city condominiums, townhouses, and garden apartments, are all proud to call downtown home.

Pitt County Cultural Activities

Pitt County Healthcare

Pitt County Education

Pitt County Industry

Pitt County Geography


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The Pitt County Development Commission
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