I always find it interesting to research movies filmed in tiny towns or small cities. It gives the films such charm instead of being filmed on a Hollywood set. The film Nights in Rodanthe starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane was filmed in North Carolina. Some of the scenes were filmed in Manteo (information from Askville):
Start your movie trail in the town of Manteo, where some scenes were shot at the boat slips downtown. Both Richard Gere and Diane Lane were spotted here often during filming, as both stayed at the Tranquil House Inn on Manteo’s waterfront. Treat yourself like a movie star by dining at the Inn’s restaurant, 1587, or explore the town’s rich history and boutique shopping.
As with many towns around the US, you will find a number of Manteo foreclosures, but if you are looking for a cute town to retire to, lower housing prices could be right for you!