Looking for one of the top-rated places to retire? New Bern and Eastern North Carolina have been consistently top ranked areas to retire by Money Magazine. It has been chosen due to its lower cost of living, low taxes, moderate climate, comprehensive medical facilities, active community participation and abundant outdoor activities. We are close to everything that you love, yet far enough away from the things you don't.
Are you raising family? Again, New Bern is the perfect choice for a busy and active family life. Craven County schools are ranked above average in North Carolina school system. Each year they are rated as Schools of Distinction or better. But it is not all work and no play. There are numerous sports teams, abundant athletic fields and facilities to exercise your children's bodies, as well as their minds. Boys Scouts, Girl Scouts and many other social organizations are available to develop their civil leadership skills as well. Here you will also find many different churches and cultures that meet the needs of our diverse community.
Eastern Carolina is a sportsman paradise! Fisherman has numerous opportunities to reel in the big one, in both fresh water and salt water. Each community has boat launches available to make make getting on the water smooth and easy. Most of the waterfront homes have their own docks to make it even easier. There are many great hunting grounds to find that perfect deer, duck, pheasant, turkey, or even black bear. Being centrally located on two rivers, it is a great place to spend the day cruising around on your sailboat, powerboat, water skis or jet ski.
New Bern is also a historic city with a deep roots dating back to the colonial days! New Bern is the original colonial capital, and will celebrate its 300th Anniversary in 2010. There are many area homes that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and there is a vibrant historic distric that dates back to the early 1700s.