Roanoke Island was home to the first English settlers that arrived in North America. Historically recognized as the birthplace of the first English child and the mystery of the Lost Colony, the island offers exciting sights for everyone to enjoy. The quaint Town of Manteo offers the ideal small town atmosphere, with waterfront shops and walker-friendly scenery. There are condominium complexes, focusing largely on boating and fishing enthusiasts, as well as vacation rental homes. But largely, Manteo and Roanoke Island are year-round communities, perfect for retiring or relocating your family. There is one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school in Manteo.