New Bern Communities and Developments



Located on Chelsea Road in the heart of Trent Woods, just south US Highway 17. This large upscale neighborhood is close to the New Bern Country Club, shopping, schools, and the riverfront. The tree lined community surrounds the Meadow Woods Park, which features a small pond and fountain, children's playground and quiet park benches for meeting with neighbors. A.H. Bangert Elementary School is a short walk from most homes. Homes start in the 300s.

Brices Creek

Located on the east side of the Trent River, just south of James City and adjacent to the Croatan National Forest. Here you will enjoy all the comforts of country living within a short distance of downtown New Bern. This area is part of the rapidly growing Township 7. Here you will find many younger families in the housing communities of Lake Clermont, Snug Harbor, Hunter's Ridge, Oak View, River Trace, The Home Place, Deer Run and Goose Creek. Brinson Elementary School. Home prices start in the low $200s, and waterfront property comes at a premium.

Carolina Colours

This upscale golf community is located on the outskirts of the City of New Bern, east of the Trent River along US Highway 70. This private development features luxury Condominiums, Towne Homes, Bungalow Homes, Carriage Homes and Lakeside Manor Estates. It offers all the most desired amenities - including golf course, clubhouse, restaurant and shopping on meticulously groomed landscape, and premium homes on secluded wooded lots within a few minutes of downtown. Creekside Elementary School. Home prices start in the 400s.

Carolina Pines

A mature, golf community located along the Neuse River on US Highway 70E between New Bern and Havelock. This community is home to many military families due to its close proximity to MCAS Cherry Point. Amenities include a clubhouse restaurant, pool and tennis courts. W. J. Gurganus Elementary School. Homes are reasonably priced starting in the 200s.

DeGraffenried Park

The historical neighborhood is located in the heart of New Bern, adjacent to the Ghent community and nearby Tryon Palace. This wonderful neighborhood is like stepping back in time with its beautiful Federal style homes with tall white columns, ornate iron and brick fences, large lots, and beautiful landscaping. Trent Park Elementary School. Homes start in the 150s.

Derby Park

This growing community located on the west side of New Bern, behind Colony Estates, is the perfect place for new families or recent graduates starting out on their own. The low maintenance patio style homes with smaller lots are perfect for busy working people that prefer to spend their free time enjoying their home rather than maintaining it. Oakes Road Elementary School. Homes start in the 150s.

Evans Mill

This large neighborhood is located on Old Airport Road, near Thurman Road and US Highway 70, and adjacent to Carolina Colours. Centrally located between New Bern and Havelock, it is an ideal location for military families from MCAS Cherry Point and NADEP to live. The large lots feature a variety of home styles ranging from range to two-story traditional homes. The well maintained yards and community playground make it especially attractive for young families. Creekside Elementary School. Homes start in the 200s.

Fairfield Harbor

Located on the east side of the Neuse River, just off Highway 55 on Broad Creek Road, and within minutes of downtown New Bern.. This large gated golfing and boating community is well established and the perfect place to enjoy your retirement in style. The development was designed to provide most residents with waterfront property, or water access to the Neuse River. A variety of home styles are available to meet your needs of our permanent residents and vacationers - ranging from condominiums, townhouses, timeshares units and traditional homes. The amenities include 2 golf courses and clubhouse restaurant, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, a yacht club and marina, as well as numerous other community activities and clubs. Bridgeton Elementary School. Homes start in the 150s.

Gables Run

Looking for a something different from all the rest? This unique equestrian development features beautifully landscaped areas filled with luxury homes located on large wooded lots with prime pasture and private barns. It is located just off US Highway 70 on Thurman Road, in between Taberna and Carolina Colours. Country living at its finest, just minutes from downtown New Bern. As you enter the development you will see the elegant community barn used by residents as a riding area, as well as for training and boarding. There is also shop that has everything to meet your riding needs. There is also a community children's playground and picnic area. Creekside Elementary School. Homes start in the 400s.


A highly sought after neighborhood listed in the National Register, and part of New Bern's historic districts. Located along Rhem and Spencer Avenues, just southwest of downtown New Bern, the area features Colonial Revival, Bungalow and Craftsman style houses along its oak tree lined wide boulevards with landscaped medians. This formed trolley route features a nearby YMCA and pool, Fort Totten Park with children's playground and baseball fields, and Lawson Creek Park with soccer fields, nature trails and boat launch. Downtown is just a short walk. Trent Park Elementary School. Homes start in the 300s.


This premier golf community is located in the middle of New Bern, adjacent to the Craven Community College and convenient to US Highway 70. Here young families and retirees enjoy the beautifully peaceful surroundings that include a championship golf course and clubhouse designed by Reese Jones, olympic size pool, and tennis courts. There is abundant nearby shopping, restaurants, medical facilities and nearby hospital. J.T. Barber Elementary School. Prices start in the low 250s.

Historic Downtown

Listed on the Historic Register with homes dating back to the late 1700s, the downtown New Bern Historic District is a true treasure. After years of hard work and significant investment, many of the homes have been completely restored to their original colonial beauty. There are many large mansions complete with lush gardens and quaint carriage houses, along with many colonial row houses along mature tree lined streets. In addition, there are many colonial government buildings, churches and the former colonial capital - the Tryon Palace. The charm and beauty of this area cannot be described in words alone. You must simply experience it to appreciate its appeal. Being in the heart of downtown, all the shops, galleries, theatres, hotels, convention center and restaurants are within short walking distance. There is also a long riverfront walkway and waterfront park nearby. New Bern has many seasonal events that take place here, including the popular Ghost Walk in October, the Spring Historic Home and Garden Tour in April, and the Tryon Palace South Lawn Concert Series in June. A great way to spend a fun afternoon or evening. Home prices start in the 300s.

Hunter's Ridge

Hunter's Ridge is the premier subdivision in the Brices Creek area. It is built around a large deep water pond, and surrounded by farmland and pine forests. A convenient General Store and boat launch on Brices Creek are just a short walk away. A variety of home styles makeup this upscale community ranging from modest single story homes to a large mansion. The beautifully maintained landscape, encompassing brick wall and inviting entrance give it a touch of elegance. Brinson Elementary School. Homes start in the 250s.

James City

Located in the heart of Township 7, this rapidly growing area along US Highway 70 features many local businesses and restaurants. 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, it is 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 super waterfront values on the Neuse river in this area. Brinson Elementary School. Homes start in the 200s.

Lake Clermont

The beautifully landscaped Lake Clermont subdivision is perfect for people who love being near the water. This community is located on Madam Moore's Lane, and it is also very close to Brice's Creek Road and Howell Road. The Craven County Regional Airport is just a stone's throw away and Highway 70 is a quick drive as well. Other neighborhoods that are nearby include the Bridge Pointe Harbour and Trent River Villas communities. The historic downtown area of New Bern is also less than two miles away. Many of these custom built homes are situated on spacious lots with fenced-in backyards and back decks, and several have pools. There is a community gazebo and common area available for all residents to use, which includes a grilling area and spectacular views of the 55 acre lake. Brinson Elementary School. Homes start in the upper 200s.

Oak View

Oak View is a large subdivision located adjacent to Hunter's Ridge, and across from the River Trace and Perrytown Meadows subdivisions. This beautiful, well established community features a mix of traditional, ranch, and colonial homes situated on spacious lots. As its name suggests, this is a very wooded area that is lush with hardwood and flowering trees. Homes and lawns are well maintained, and many offer large, fenced-in backyards and decks. Brinson Elementary School. Homes start in the 200s.

Old Towne

Olde Towne is one of New Bern's premier waterfront subdivisions offering both townhomes and single family homes on wooded lots. It is a quiet community conveniently located on the Trent River near Highway 70, and adjacent to St. Paul's Catholic Church and the City of Trent Woods. Downtown New Bern and shopping are just minutes away. Here you will find modern, traditional, and ranch style homes situated on large lots with lush landscaping. Many homes have breathtaking water views, complete with docks with convenient access to the river. A.H. Bangert Elementary School. Homes start in the 300s.

River Bend

River Bend is an established, incorporated town located a few minutes south of New Bern. It is comprised of many different styles of homes to suit various tastes and budgets. There are patio homes, townhomes, ranch, colonial, traditional and modern homes from which to choose. The community follows the path of the Trent River, and many of the homes have waterfront views or access along the various canals and lakes. It is a boater's and golfer's paradise. It has a beautiful 18 hole golf course and clubhouse, pro-shop, tennis courts, restaurant, pool, full service marina, convenience store, gas station, and several shops nearby. The town has a mayor, town board, a fire station, and its own police force, and its own water/sewer service. Ben D Quinn Elementary School. Homes start in the low 200s.


Riverside is located just north of New Bern's Historic district, and was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. This historic area has been revitalized by the New Bern Preservation Society to showcase the large Victorian, Federal, and Craftsman Bungalow homes located on the tree lined streets filled well kept yards. Many of the homes feature large, sweeping front porches where friends and family gather on the long summer nights and watch the passers-by. There are many ranch style homes located on the Neuse River that offer spectacular waterfront views, complete with docks for easy water access. There are also several parks, playgrounds and lighted baseball fields nearby that provide fun all summer long. This area is also home to the National Cemetery where you can find graves dating back beyond the Civil War. Oaks Road Elementary School. Homes start in the upper 100s.

River Trace

River Trace is a quiet, well-established subdivision located just off Brice's Creek Road, across from Oak View. It offers large, wooded lots with well maintained landscapes filled with flowering plants and trees. This family oriented neighborhood is filled with kids playing outside, and neighbors taking leisurely walks. The subdivision is bordered by large farms and the Trent River, giving it a secluded country feeling, while still being just a few minutes away from downtown New Bern. Most of the homes are traditional and ranch style, and feature fenced-in back yards and decks. This community has recently expanded and there are opportunities for new construction homes. Brinson Elementary School. Homes start in the 200s.


Taberna is a large Weyerhaeuser planned premier golfing community, about 5 miles east of downtown New Bern along Highway 70. This beautiful subdivision is marked by the elegant wrought iron and brick gates at its entrance, and is surrounded by the Croatan National Forest at its other borders. Most of the custom built homes feature brick exteriors, and have exquisitely appointed interiors. Here you will find single family, patio and townhomes along the 18 hole championship golf course. There is also full service clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant, tennis courts and pool. This is an active, upscale community features rolling hills, beautiful landscaping, lighted streets, numerous paved nature walking trails, and a kayak/canoe launching dock. Creekside Elementary School. Homes start in the upper 200s.

Trent Woods

Trent Woods is a very large incorporated city that borders the City of New Bern, and is located on the Trent River. It is divided up into many smaller subdivisions that give each neighborhood its own unique appeal. This well-established community features winding tree lined streets, community parks, its own mayor, police and fire service. It is one of the area's premier communities filled with affordable homes, as well as multi-million dollar mansions. Trent Woods is home to the private and exclusive New Bern Golf and Country Club. Trent Woods consists of the communities of Olde Towne, Towne Woods, Fox Hollow, Country Club Hills, Belleferne, Creeks End, Wilson Creek, Country Club Park, and Haywood Farms, and Haywood Creek Landing. Bangert Elementary School. Homes start in the upper 100s.