New Bern Neighborhoods
Historic Downtown New Bern
A successful revitalization effort has made downtown New Bern attractive to new residents and visitors alike. The Historic District, with homes dating back to the late 1700's still has many jewels waiting to be brought back to life. There are those that are large, almost palatial, with beautiful garden areas and others that can be best described as neat bungalows. Additionally, condos and townhomes are
available in the downtown area which includes multi-zoned areas allowing residential and commercial uses.
The small town charm is enhanced by the variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, historic homes and churches. The New Bern Civic Theatre, New Bern Convention Center and Tryon Palace offer many cultural diversions throughout the year.
The newest of New Bern's historic districts, Ghent, was admitted to the National Register in 1983. Private homes date from 1913 to World War II in this former trolley car suburb established in the days when working folks wanted homes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown New Bern, at most three miles away. It is now extremely popular because it is almost in the downtown historic district, and on the edge of the mall/restaurant/shopping explosion happening nearby.
In recent years, Ghent has become a highly desirable section of New Bern for homeowners and has undergone a great deal of sprucing up. Bungalow and cottage style homes with neat lawns make up a large part of the neighborhood. Some residences feature antebellum column fronts, and many have open or screened porches for those wonderful summer evenings.
The neighborhood is close to the YMCA, which includes a swimming pool, gymnasium, weight rooms and a racquetball court and offers day care and exercise classes and is fortunate to be situated between Fort Totten Park, which has a baseball field with bleachers, and the larger Lawson Creek Park, a popular fishing spot with nature trails, boat launches and picnic tables. Prices from the low $100,000's.
Large and mature, Trent Woods lies between New Bern and the Trent River. It is incorporated giving residents control over their neighborhoods, and there is virtually no commercial development within its borders. Winding, azalea-lined streets lead you to some of the poshest homes in Craven County. But there are also many ranch style family and retiree-type homes. Elegant townhomes have been added to this mix. Prices from $150,000.
Riverbend, a town on the southern border of New Bern, has about 1200 homes that wind among lakes and canals, many of which have water frontage and private boat slips. The land was originally owned by the Odd Fellows, a fraternal group of black tenant farmers raising tobacco. During the recession of 1914, they were forced to sell their land and in 1965 the area's potential as a retirement development was recognized.
The Riverbend Golf Club includes a well-stocked pro shop, snack bar, outdoor swimming pool and four lighted tennis courts. The development consists mainly of single-family dwellings, most with attached or detached one and two-car garages. Clusters of townhouses and duplexes have been added to the community. Priced from $137,000.
This expansive gated golfing and boating community is located across the Neuse River-a 15 minute drive. The 3,000-acre resort development features a large canal system giving many residents water access at their back doors. Northwest Creek also flows into this community providing the alternative of a home on a natural waterway. Boaters praise this neighborhood because of it's easy access to the Neuse River, which leads to the Intracoastal Waterway.
The development is a combination of single-family homes, condominiums, townhouses and timeshare condos. Lots may be wooded, on the 18-hole course, or on a canal with a dock. Several lots are available. Condominiums and townhouses at Fairfield Harbour are arranged around small man-made lakes. Winding paths and roads connect all locations, and the combination of layout and landscaping gives a feeling of privacy, even with neighbors only a few feet away. Homes priced from the low $100,000's. Lots starting at $5,000 and condos from the mid-$30,000's for an efficiency unit to over $200,000.
The Harbour's combination of year-round residents and vacationers insures that a wide variety of activities be available. Too numerous to list, they cover such interests as men's and women's golf, tennis, chorus, bridge, garden, drama, book, RV, and large fishing and yacht clubs. The community features a Billy Casper Golf, Inc. managed 18-hole course and Pro Shop, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, four of which are lighted, a restaurant, and marina.
Greenbrier is a distinguished 700-acre subdivision in the middle of New Bern and is a neighborhood well-suited for families with young children and retirees. Lots range from an eighth of an acre to more than a full acre, and excellent architectural planning has effectively blended a variety of home styles into a delightful community. Many homes are of contemporary brick designs, and all utilities are underground.
The entire development surrounds an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Rees Jones. The clubhouse at The Emerald Golf Club at Greenbrier is often the chosen location for major local charity events and includes an Olympic-size, Z-shaped pool and four lighted tennis courts. Golf members can sharpen their skills on one of the finest new practice complexes in the state. From Greenbrier's front gate, you are within 2 minutes of major shopping, 5 minutes from the local schools and hospital, and adjacent to the campus of Craven Community College. Prices from $219,000.
Taberna developed by Weyerhaeuser, is about 5 miles east of downtown New Bern on US 70 east. Residences at the 100 acre golfing community include single family homes, patio homes and townhouses, with golf villas scattered throughout. Approximately 800 home sites are on the championship 18-hole golf course. Taberna has a full service clubhouse with pro shop, restaurant, and lounge. The community features rolling hills, dense foliage, lakes, streams and wetlands, along with pedestrian trails, a canoe dock and a canoe trail system. Prices from $165,000.
Lots of new subdivisions exist in this area southeast of New Bern, south of James City and east of the Trent River. You'll love Lake Clermont (on a gorgeous fresh water lake). Lots of choices in this area: Snug Harbor, Oakview, Deer Run, River Trace, Hunter's Ridge and The Homeplace.
This long-awaited 2,000 home development off US 70E, is laying in the roads and infrastructure. Very upscale, with lots starting at over $100,000, this is going to have a golf course and lots of other amenities for active families. Reservations for lots are being taken.
A golf community about 11 miles east of New Bern off Highway 70. A older, quiet, well-maintained golf community in the country along the Neuse River. Its active country club draws a lot of military officers since Cherry Point Air Station is a mere 20 minutes away. Sensible prices, with lots of housing choices: modest patio homes, ranches, two-story showplaces. A golf course, tennis courts, pool, and a clubhouse with a restaurant.
Located behind Colony Estates. The development has four different floor plans to choose from each with an attached garage. Priced from $122,000.
Small, very similar homes, all vinyl siding; slab construction; attached 1-car garage. Very neat, all wooden fenced yards. Priced at about $90,000 for a 3 bedroom house. Best starters around. This area is the center of small, neat starter homes for newlyweds and retirees.
Is a development perfect for those looking for a starter home. Located minutes away from downtown New Bern its location is ideal. All homes are beautifully built. Priced from $97,000.
Is a new, single family home, residential neighborhood in the highly rated Brinson School District. It is convenient to New Bern and Cherry Point, located on East Thurman Road between Old Cherry Point Road and Route70 East.
There are 3 bedroom, 2 bath and 4 bedroom, 2 bath homes. All with attached garages. The builder, Matt Piwowarski, includes many wonderful features to increase your enjoyment of living in a Creekwood home. See our newest home, the Adams featuring 4 bedrooms and a two-car garage. There is still time to select your favorite colors.