About Our Community

We pride ourselves on keeping our residents connected through events and activities. Our on-site manager is proud of our community engagement, and through our website and mobile app, we keep everyone informed about area happenings, maintenance, security, events, and more.

Enter our waterfront community where we have a distinctive sense of place created by our history, as well as by the characteristic sights, sounds, and smells of the natural surroundings. We welcome all to come and enjoy the many benefits of Occano and the diverse amenities that are offered.

We are located in Merry Hill North Carolina, an out-of-the-way gathering place for the entire family, although we are “off the beaten path” (which is preferred) we are still close to shopping and entertainment.

Edenton Waterfront

Visit Edenton, North Carolina’s beautifully preserved first Colonial capital has been described as the prettiest small town in the South. Edenton visitors enjoy the most intact Colonial courthouse in America (circa 1767), the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse, bay cruises, historic trolley tours, paddling on Edenton Bay, free boat slips & a charming downtown near the waterfront. Here you can tour the historical district, shop the many boutiques, as well as dine and wine the evening away.

Downtown Edenton

Need to go shopping, we have several options, Elizabeth City is 40 minutes away. The wonderful community of Elizabeth City has been named one of the “100 Best Small Towns in America” and is ranked by Money Magazine as “one of best places to live on the East Coast.” It is a special place, rich in history yet progressive and growing.  Downtown Elizabeth City welcomes residents and visitors alike with bookstores, coffeehouses and specialty retail shops all located in historic buildings. Restaurants offer everything from fine Southern cooking to Japanese sushi. A walk along the shaded streets of the six historic districts stirs memories of a time when Blackbeard sailed the waters and Wilbur and Orville Wright stopped for provisions on their way to the Outer Banks.  

Elizabeth City Waterfront

Norfolk/Chesapeake and Virginia Beach are great for shopping and entertainment and are a short-day trip. Where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, the vibrant coastal city of Virginia Beach is home to a flourishing local culinary scene, rich history, a variety of arts and entertainment and family-friendly attractions that keeps our locals and visitors entertained year-round. Located in the Coastal Virginia region, our unique districts are open and thriving year-round with residents ready to show you how we happily live the life. From the lively oceanfront area to remote Sandbridge, the calming Chesapeake Bay to bustling Town Center, or the eclectic ViBe creative district to our surrounding inland areas there is something for everyone.

 Norfolk VA is home to intriguing historical attractions, world-class museums, delicious restaurants, and unique retail shops.

Norfolk waterfront

If you have any additional questions about the At Occano, the Sound is a gift we unwrap day after day—and share with the ones we love most. And we look forward to sharing it with you. community, please Contact Us today!