This is definitely where the 18th Century meets the 21st. Walking
along the tree-lined streets within New Bern's 12 blocks of historic
district is a treat enjoyed by locals as well as thousands of tourists.
Some of the finely restored homes within our historic district date
back into the 1700's, and many into the 1800's. Restoration has
been done with pride and craftsmanship unequaled. Historic preservation
promises to maintain the charm and character innate in this beautiful
area. Pride in ownership of these fine homes spills out onto the
sidewalks. You find friendly, smiling faces throughout the historic
district. Prices begin in the $200's and can soar rapidly to over
Recently added to the historic register, it is just a matter of
time when our number of landmarks on the National Register of Historic
Places exceeds 145. Riverside is just north of the downtown Historic
district and gentrifying rapidly. It runs from the shores of the
Neuse River west of National Avenue. Large homes and charming bungalows
are well mixed along tree-lined sidewalks with small and well kept
yards. Large porches grace homes both large and small. Homes here
date back to 1896. Architecture ranges from Queen Anne, Victorian,
Federal, to Craftsman bungalow style. Prices begin at around $100,000
and range to $300,000. A few bungalows can still be bought in need
The newest of
New Bern's three historic districts, admission into the National
Register occurred in 1983. These homes were built from 1913 and
growth and building continued into the 60's. Mixed among the many
beautiful bungalows, are package homes from Sears to younger brick
homes. Narrow lot lines, huge oak trees, sidewalks, and a gas lamp
lined esplanade add character found nowhere in our area. Prices
begin in the $300,000.
brick and frame homes with azalea filled yards complete one of New
Bern's prettier neighborhoods. Located in the heart of New Bern,
this neighborhood is very small and a must see in spring. Federal
Architecture reigns here; however, other styles blend in well. Homes
begin in the $150's.
Now incorporated into its own municipality, Trentwoods is hailed
as one of our premiere areas for housing. Trentwoods has homes on
the astounding Trent River and they range in value well in excess
of $500,000. The remainder of Trentwoods is focused around the New
Bern Golf and Country Club. Social activity is all around you here.
Growth has spread this neighborhood through time and undeveloped
lots are difficult to find. This area is well known for its secure
investment and its aesthetic appeal to all ages. Winding lanes,
huge hardwood trees, spacious lawns, stately homes, and peeks at
the river are among a few of the area's charms. Within Trentwoods
you will find the exciting subdivisions of Olde Towne on the Trent
River, Towne Woods across from Olde Towne, Fox Hollow full of ranch
style homes, Country Club Hills home of Bangert School, Belleferne,
Creeks End, Wilson Creek, Country Club Park, and Haywood Farms on
Haywood Creek. Prices within these areas range from $150,000 up to
An exciting golf course community, this development began in 1985
around a Reese Jones designed golf course and was completely sold
out in 10 years. Full of mature trees and enjoying a sublime location
within the city limits of New Bern, this subdivision has great appeal
to our very active retirees. Social life is dominant whether on
the golf course, at the club house, or playing bridge. This beautiful
subdivision is within walking distance to the finest medical facilities,
our community college, fine dining, and shopping. Prices are better than $250,000 for beautiful brick homes of better
than 1900 square feet. A variety of homes abound, with few looking
alike, and your choices range from golf front, lakefront, or naturalized
A gorgeous golf course. Beautiful club house
built to reflect New Bern's Swiss heritage with a restaurant and
pool. Tennis courts, nature trails, plus canoe docks on Brice's
Homes exceed the 750 count. Located only
5 miles outside of downtown New Bern, these homes are now averaging
$250,000 - $600,000.
Designed along a series
of canals leading to the meandering cypress-lined Trent River, this
subdivision boasts hundred of well-priced homes. Golf course, lake
front, river front, and townhomes are all available within River
Bend. River Bend is home to folks from around the globe who settled
here because of its warm and safe environment. Prices begin in the
low $100's and are as high as $500,000 for river front. The average
waterfront home within River Bend; however, would begin in the mid
$200's and go up from there.
This 3,000 acre
resort development appeals to the boater (as it is located on Northwest
Creek off of the Neuse and Broad Creek) and the golfer. Two 18 course
golf courses are located within Fairfield. One private, one public.
Hundreds of undeveloped lots are still available from $15,000 up.
Homes begin in the $100's and run up to the $300's. This established
community hosts activities beyond golf and boating. There are men's
and women's golf associations, choral groups, quilting, weaving,
swimnastics in one of several pools, garden club, drama club, book
club, bridge club, tennis, RV, and yacht clubs.
Part of township 7, this area is popular with our younger families.
Homes range in size from 1400 square feet to 3000 square feet. Prices
begin in the $200's and range upwards of $1,000,000 for river front
homes. The average home being in the $160's. Family oriented subdivisions
predominate the Brices Creek Area. Brices Creek itself is a very
deep body of water which branches off of the Trent River and runs
miles into our 200,000 acre National Forest named Croatan. Fine
canoeing, fishing, and motor boating are enjoyed on Brices Creek
daily during the summer.
Home to the sought after Brinson elementary school, James City is
part of township 7. It is home to any number of fine subdivisions.
The areas include Green Springs, Neuse Forest, Neuse River Estates,
Grantham, and Rivershore Drive/Gibbs Road subdivisions. These areas
feature homes from the $90's to over $1 million. Prices are still
affordable but rising rapidly due to demand. A great deal of growth
is being experienced in James City both commercially and residentially.
Best of all, we are only 3 miles from downtown New Bern. All areas
within James City are known for their mature trees, spacious lawns,
privacy, value, and appreciation. You can find some superb waterfront
values on the Neuse river in this area where the sunrise and moonrise
and more beautiful than anywhere else in town.
Carolina Colours: A
2000 acre Master-planned community will feature estate-homes, massive club house, arts and crafts homes, town homes, cluster homes, apartments, grocery and drugstore, local restaurant, and medical campus. Priced from $200's