With all of the bad news when it comes to the economy, one area in eastern Carolina actually seems to be thriving.
Jacksonville is benefiting from an influx of nearly 11,000 Marines moving in over the next three years.
The Marines and their families are positively impacting the economy by eating in restaurants, shopping, and of course buying homes.
Jacksonville was recently named the top performing real estate market in the nation by real estate website zillow.com.
Realtor Tara Walcott says homes are typically selling in 90 days, town homes in about 30 days.