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Downtown Historic District
Historic Downtown New Bern is one of the finest historic districts in the nation. Comprised of beautifully historic homes dating back to the late 1700's and early 1800's. Some of these are incredible to say the least. Large and palatial with beautiful garden areas. Others are neat bungalows, perfectly manicured as well as historic condos and town homes. Some areas of downtown are multi-zoned allowing for residential and commercial uses.

In several locations historic homes are converted to small shops on the ground floor with living quarters on the second and third floors. Other sections are strictly residential.

Downtown is very "happening", with quaint shops and restaurants, antiques, crafts, art studios, clothing, piano and oyster bar "Captain Ratty's", gourmet coffee shops an excellent civic theatre, Tryon Palace and more. All within walking distance! The Neuse and Trent rivers intersect downtown making for a picturesque environment. A new Convention Center is under construction. A new waterfront park has just been completed See the HISTORIC HAPPENINGS page of this web site for more information about Real Estate in the Downtown Historic District
Ghent Historic District

This is the newest of New Bern's 3 historic district; Admission to the National Register occurred in 1983. Ghent contains private homes dating from 1913 to World War II. The area encompasses Spencer, Rhem and parts of Park Avenues. It began as a trolley car suburb in the days when working folks wanted homes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown New Bern

.Today Spencer Avenue is considered one of the prettiest streets in New Bern, with old fashion street lamps along a landscaped median separating two lanes of traffic. Large flowering fruit trees are breathtakingly beautiful in April.

Ghent is an energetic, people-oriented neighborhood where residents take to the sidewalks when ever the weather permits, Which is often in the New Bern climate. In recent years, it has become a highly desirable section for homeowners and has undergone a lot 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 warm summer evenings.

The neighborhood is close to one of the area's nicest amenities, the new YMCA, which includes a Jr. Olympic-size swimming pool a gymnasium, weight rooms and a racquetball court. The "Y" also offers day care and exercise classes. Ghents is also 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. Homes are larger here then in many new housing developments surrounded New Bern. Prices range from $165,000 to $420,000.

Riverside Historic District

Riverside is also on the national register of Historic places. It comprises of National Avenue and the section east of the avenue to the Neuse River. Development began in the late 1890's in response to the lumber industry,

which flourished along the Neuse River. Riverside was originally a mixed-use community of residential buildings and commercial enterprises. People wanted to live where they worked. Regrettably, as lumber ceased to be economically important, Riverside fell in to disrepair. The result was a neighborhood where beautifully refurbished homes and rundown buildings stood side-by-side. But fortunately for New Bernians, Both the city and Preservation Foundation have taken measures to restore this once-handsome community to its original function as home to a number of businesses and private residences.

Many of Riverside's larger homes where built between 1896 and World War II, so there is a pleasant mix of architectural styles in the neighborhood. On National Avenue, high peaked, two-story Victorian structures with wrap around porches and plenty of shade trees are situated well back from the road. On the cross streets perpendicular to National Avenue and the Neuse are rows of tidy bungalows.

Homes along the River Drive waterfront are of an entirely different character. Here, you will find pretty brick ranch dwellings on small lots with plenty of trees and meticulous landscaping. Real estate values vary widely, with some of the older bungalows in the $150,000 to $200,000 range. Renovated historic dwellings here start at about $250,000, with ranch style houses along the shore selling for a bit more

Trent Woods

This large, mature development lies between New Bern and the Trent River. It has been incorporated to give residents better control over their neighborhoods, and there is virtually no commercial development within its borders. Over the years Trent Woods has spread out from the central New Bern Golf and Country Club. Now its winding lanes contain some of the ritziest neighborhoods and pushes dwellings in the area.

Trent Woods is composed of several subdivisions, some of which are primarily waterfront property. Manning Park, Holly Hills, Chelsea, Trent Shores and Ward Point are on the Trent River. Others, such Creeks Ends and Edgewood, are along Wilson's Creek. Lakeview Estates and Cypress Shores are on Cypress Lake, and the three Haywood subdivisions line the banks of Haywood's Creek. Homes are large, with two and three stories, and usually have attached or separate two-car garages. Lots are spacious, wooded and impeccably landscaped, often with Spanish moss draped in towering trees. If you take a drive through Trent Woods in the spring, you'll be greeted by a stunning display of flowering trees and shrubs. In addition to the country club, the area boasts other amenities such as the Eastern Carolina Yacht Club. Prices for homes in Trent Woods starts around $150,000 and waterfront houses begin in the $600,000 range 

River Bend

The 1,200-acre town of River Bend lies along a winding inlet on the north shore of the Trent River, also about 5 miles east of New Bern. This location allows many of the home sites to have water frontage and private boat slips. The community has its own country club to service its 18-hole golf course. The club includes a well-stocked pro shop, a small sandwich shop, an outdoor swimming pool and four lighted tennis courts.

A large number of retirees now live in River Bend although a number of young families live there too. River Bend was incorporated in 1980 in order to maintain roads and provide other services. The municipal building, finished in 1986, has a 99-seat meeting hall and is adjacent to a small park with a children's play area, baseball field and small dock. The development consists mainly of single-family dwellings, most with attached or detached one and two-car garages. In recent years, clusters of townhouses and duplexes have been added to the community. Houses here begin a little below $140,000 for a non-waterfront location. Townhouse prices depend on the subdivision, but the range is between $100,000 and $250,000.

Fairfield Harbour

This expansive gated country club community is across the Neuse River off Highway 55 and 6 miles down Broad Creek Road. It is a 3,000-acre resort development featuring a large canal system that gives many homes water access at their back

doors. Northwest Creek also flows into this community allowing for the option of a home or home site on a natural waterway versus a canal. Many Sailor's and Motor Boater's love this neighborhood because of it's easy access to the Neuse River, which leads to the Intercostals Waterway.

The development is unusual in that it is a combination of mostly single-family homes, with some condominiums, townhouses and timeshare condos added for good measure. In general, you can expect homes to start in the $150,000 range and continue on up to $550,000, depending upon proximity to the water. Lots may be wooded, fronting one of two 18-hole golf courses, or on a canal where a private boat can be docked. Several lots are available, with prices ranging from approximately $10,000 for an interior lot, $30,000 for a golf course lot, and from $144,000 to more than $250,000 for waterfront lots. 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 neighbors only a few feet away. The condos were built at different times in different styles, and they have varying levels of modern amenities. Jacuzzis and Jenn-Aire ranges are common in most, as are balconies, decks and screened porches. Most have two or three bedrooms. Prices start in the $160,000 range for these maintenance-free homes.

The Harbour's combination of year-round residents and vacationers requires that a wide variety of activities be readily available. Established community activities are too numerous to list but include such interests as men's and women's golf associations, a chorus, quilting, weaving, swimnastics and garden, drama, book, bridge, RV, tennis and yacht clubs. The community features two 18-hole golf courses, one indoor and two outdoor pools, nine tennis courts, four of which are lighted, a country club with a restaurant, two pro shops and two marinas on the premises. Boat rentals and cruises are available year round   .

   Greenbrier is a distinguished 700-acre subdivision right in the middle of New Bern. It is off South Glenburnie Road 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.  Homes on spacious lots begin at about $250,000, but most are $300,000-$400,000. The entire development surrounds an 18-hole championship golf course managed by The Emerald Golf Club and designed by Rees Jones. The clubhouse at The Emerald Golf Club at Greenbrier is often the chosen location for major local charity events, such as the annual Curtis Strange Shriner Tournament. In September 2000, Tiger Woods and Justin Leonard played alongside Curtis Strange in this annual tournament! The club includes an Olympic-size, Z-shaped pool and four lighted tennis courts. Golf club 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  
   Taberna is one of the newer communities in the area. Under development by Weyerhaeuser, this community is about 5 miles east of downtown New Bern on US 70 east. Taberna means "place of hospitality" and was actually the original name of Bern, Switzerland, New Bern's sister city. Residences at the planned 1,100 acre golfing community will include single family homes, patio homes and townhouses, with golf villas scattered throughout.

Approximately 750 to 800 home sites will be on the championship 18-hole golf course. Taberna has a full service clubhouse with Pro Shop, Restaurant, and Lounge Features of the community include rolling hills, dense foliage, lakes, streams and wetlands, along with pedestrian trails, a canoe dock and a canoe trail system Nice Homes begin in the $200,000 range, with most over $250,000 
Old Town Harbour
  This is one of the nicest subdivisions in New Bern, just east of Trent Woods and south of Highway 70. Though just minutes from the downtown district and the shopping malls on Highway 17, Old Towne Harbour offers quiet seclusion in a lovely, natural setting. Here, you can find some of the most lavish, custom-built homes and condominiums in New Bern.

This is a strictly residential, built-in development, and it appears no expense has been spared by those who have recently purchased and built on these choice, waterfront lots.  Condos and non-waterfront homes at $275,000Waterfront homes, again, are another story, ranging $500,000 to $1,000,000
Brices Creek

Brice's Creek lies southwest of New Bern and James City and south of the Trent River. This area is bordered by the Croatan National Forest. In fact, Brice's Creek winds into the forest, where you might see wild animals and exotic birds.

A number of subdivisions exist in this area, including the Lake Clermont subdivision, Snug Harbor, Oakview, Deer Run, River Trace, and Hunter's Ridge. Most of these are nearly built up, while others are in the beginning stages. Many homes are on interior lots, but the more elegant residences face the waterfront and are set well away from the road on large, wooded lots. Homes on the waterfront generally sell in the $400,000 to $800,000 range depending on their water frontage. There are a handful of waterfront lots available, but they're going fast! Brice's Creek has very deep water in most places, so big boats are no problem.  This area is growing rapidly because of it's quick commute to downtown New Bern and easy access to Highway 70E. Also this neighborhood is located in desirable Brinson School District .

DeGraffenried Park
This distinguished neighborhood lies directly north of the Ghent Historical District. Homes here are generally large and well-placed on spacious, beautifully landscaped lots. Sidewalks invite neighborhood walks, and streets carry names such as Queen Ann Lane and Lucerne Way. Many of the more notable residences are stately, two-story brick dwellings with dignified Federal features. Brick walls and wrought-iron fences embellish many of the houses in the district. You can expect to pay between $100,000 to $200,000 for these homes .

Carolina Colours

 With more then 1,500 acres of residential and recreational property Carolina Colours offers many non-residential components. Wide open spaces, spacious golf course and large home sites make this very comfortable and "uncrowded" community. Development offer variety of home types some with little to no maintenance to be able to accommodate your needs.   Home sites start in 70's and Condos and town homes start in 180's single family homes range from 250K -700K





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