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New Bern NC Golf-Retirement Communities

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Taberna is one of New Bern's favorite retirement communities

Taberna is one of the newest retirement communities in the New Bern area. Located about 10 minutes from historic downtown New Bern and 30 minutes from the beaches of the Crystal Coast, Taberna is by anyone's standard a quality neighborhood. Approximately 800 homes weave in, on, and around one of Eastern North Carolina's finest golf courses.

Taberna Country Club

Home prices in Taberna range from $170,000-$600,000. The average home in Taberna sells for approximately $280,000. For this price you will get around 2600 heated square feet and a 2 or 2.5 car garage. There are smaller homes,1600 square feet, as well as some town homes and patio homes. Although the neighborhood is mostly built out there are still a few building lots available. If building could be in your future we can help you find a good building lot and a reputable builder. Steve was a custom home builder for 20 years knows the pittfalls to avoid when building a home.

Golf course membership is optional and those that choose to join the country club have access to the golf course, swimming pool, Har-true tennis courts, and a really nice driving range. The golf course is considered one of the best in Eastern NC. Membership rates are very reasonable, and getting on the course is rarely a problem. There is a very active Men's and Ladies Golf Association so getting a game is easy.

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Dr. Brian Shields
Steve and Jana Tyson were very helpful in our home buying decision. They were not at all pushy and listened to what my wife and my priorities were in looking for a new house. We would strongly recommend them to any new home buyer or seller in the Craven County area.

A lazy day on Brices Creek

Other community amenities include wide sidewalks that make walking or biking safe and enjoyable, a fishing pier on the beautiful Brices Creek, and a kayak launch.

The community is comprised of approximately 65% retirees and 35% working professional families. Also for Civil War buffs Taberna is where the "Battle of New Bern" was fought. For an account of the battle click this link Battle of New Bern

As an extra bonus for Taberna residence you are within biking distance of the County's largest park. For information on Creekside Park and recreational opportunities click this link. Creekside Park

Because Taberna is located within the city limits of New Bern you will have to pay county and city property taxes. There is a POA fee of approximately $290 a year that all residents pay.

For information on the Taberna HOA click the link below.

Taberna HOA

Or, if you live in Taberna and would like a free Comparable Market Analysis to let you know about what your house is worth send me an email.

To see the current tax rates for the area click the link below.

New Bern Tax Rates

Taberna means hospitality in Swiss and once you experience the warmth and friendliness of the community you will understand why they named it Taberna.

To see a list of homes and lots for sale in Taberna, Click the button below.

Mike Hines
The Tyson Group helped me find a great deal. This was my first home purchase and they help make this an easy process. I highly recommend them.

Carolina Colours

Carolina Colours clubhouse is fabulous and open to all residents of Carolina Colours

New Bern's newest and largest upscale community will be catered towards a combination of retirees and professional working couples. When Colours is completed it will have over 2000 homes.

Carolina Colours will be one of the finest retirement communities in the south

An 18 hole golf course designed by renown golf architect Bill Love is one of Eastern North Carolina's finest. It is one of the top 3 golf courses that I have played in Eastern N.C. Above is a photo of number 9, a tough par 5 with a green that is surrounded by trouble.

Carolina Colours is one of my favorite golf courses

Other amenities include advanced fiber optic telecommunications wired in each home, sidewalks, swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center, pickle ball court, and small community parks. Carolina Colours is also located just a short distance from Creekside Park, the largest facility in the County.

Carolina Colours is conveniently located off of Highway 70 East, about 8 miles from historic downtown New Bern and 28 miles from the beaches of the Crystal Coast.

get around by bikecycle in Carolina Colours

A retail Towne Center complete with banks, Harris Teeter grocery store, pharmacy, and other high end retail stores are located within the community. You will be able to bike to the bank and bike over to Harris Teeter. How green is that?

Single family homes start around $210,000 and condos are priced around $200,000. Lots are available for those that prefer to build a custom home. For more information, call the Tyson Group, 252 514 9157, the Carolina Colours experts.

For information on the Carolina Colours HOA click the link below.

Carolina Colours HOA

To see a list of homes for sale in Carolina Colours, Click the button below.

George and Kathy Nichols
We sold our home and bought another with the Tyson Group. We then bought and sold another home with them. We were completely satisfied with their service.


Greenbrier has New Bern's favorite golf course for years

Greenbrier is another wonderful retirement community located near the shopping district of New Bern and close to almost all of the medical practices in the area. This quality, highly sought after subdivision, has approximately 750 homes was started in 1986. Yours truly, Steve Tyson, built the first home in Greenbrier. It was origionally suppose to be a 60 lot neighborhood, however it proved to be such a popular location they built a golf course and developed 600 more lots. By 1995 Greenbrier was essentially built out.

Nestled among what used to be a Weyerhaeuser tree farm many consider Greenbrier to be the most convenient location among all the planned communities in New Bern. Because Greenbrier is located within the city limits of New Bern you will pay county and city property taxes.

The Emerld golf course was desgned by Rees Jones.

A championship 18 hole golf course and club house is the hub of the community. Designed by Rees Jones, this course is a challenge to golfers of all skill levels. The country club also has a swimming pool, clay tennis courts, and a first class practice range. For more information on the golf course

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Although the subdivision does not have sidewalks the roads are quite wide and allow plenty of space for pedestrians to walk or bike. Within biking distance from Greenbrier is Craven Community College which offers adult classes ranging from beginning computer skills to advanced college level courses. Its fun to learn, right?

Greenbriar has 4 Har-Tru Tennis Courts

This community is comprised of around 65% retirees and 35% working professional family's.

Single family home prices range from $200,000.00 to $500,000.00. Patio homes are priced starting around $130,000. There is also a selection of townhomes and condo's. Homes sell quickly in Greenbrier so if you see something you like you must act quickly.

Greenbrier has an HOA but no mandatory dues. They ask for each property owner to donate $65 a year to keep the common areas up and most folks are glad to do so. For info on the HOA click the link below.

Greenbrier HOA

To see a list of homes for sale in Greenbrier, Click the button below.

Dr. John Zannis The Tyson Group was great to work with. Steve knows the area inside and out and was a great help to us moving from out of town. I highly recommend them. --John Zannis, MD

Fairfield Harbour

Northwest Creek Marina is Deep and protected

Located about 15 minutes from historic downtown New Bern, Fairfield Harbour is a paradise for boaters, sailors, tennis players, bikers, and golfers. Fairfield Harbour is New Bern's only gated community with a security guard on duty 24/7. The Neuse River is about 3 miles wide at Fairfield Harbour making it a popular destination for sailors.

Fairfield is located outside of the city of New Bern, so residents pay only County property taxes. However a $790 per year HOA fee is assessed to each property. This fee pays for security personal, private roads, community parks, community building, community boat launch and dock, and a few other amenities. For information on the HOA click the link below.

Fairfield Harbour HOA

There are hundreds of homes in Fairfield located on deep water, protected, canals and creeks. I haves seen 50' sailboats docked behind some of the homes there. Fairfield has over 30 miles of private roads which are great for walking, jogging, and cycling. Many folks use their golf carts or bicycle to get around the community. For those that have interior lots there are several marinas within Fairfield. For more information click the link below.

Northwest Creek Marina

Blackbeards Sailing Club

Fairfield Harbour has someof the best protected waterways in North Carolina.

Amenities located within the subdivision include an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts, miles of pedestrian roads, ,fishing dock, boat ramp, pickleball court, 4 marinas, workout facility with an indoor swimming pool and 3 outdoor swimming pools. Just a few miles away you will find the Latham Whitehurst Nature Park, Latham Whitehurst Nature Park

The people who live in Fairfield Harbour make this a very special place to call home. With around 85% retiree's, this active community gives a lot back to Craven County in the way of volunteerism. Fairfield Harbour has a plethora of special interest clubs and groups so you are sure to meet many new friends that have the same interest as yourself. The HOA website has a link to the various clubs and organizations.

Existing interior home prices begin around $130,000. Expect to pay around $225,000-$300,000 for a new or newer home. Waterfront homes start around $220,000. There are plenty of building lots available for those that prefer to build a custom home.

To see a list of homes for sale in Fairfield Harbour, Click the button below.

To sum it up, Fairfield Harbour has it all for those that want to live an active retirement. For more information about restrictive covenants, property owners association, clubs and organizations within the community, etc.,

Click Here for FFH HOA

Dana Tabarrini
This was my first home purchase and the Tyson Group made it as easy as buying a car. I recommend them to all my friends.

River Bend

Riverbend is a waterfront and golf community

Located about 6 minutes from the center of New Bern, River Bend was the areas first golf and waterfront planned community. The development was incorporated as the City of Riverbend in the early 1980's and today has a population of around 3000. This small town has consistently been rated one of the safest cities in North Carolina. River Bend is a convenient, safe,location, and very affordable. For information about the city government click the link below.

River Bend Website

Most of the homes in River Bend were built in the 1970's, 80's, and early 90's. Home prices range from $70,000 for a town home to $210,000 for a golf course home. Water front homes begin around $225,000. The average single family non waterfront home sells for about $160,000. Due to the age of the homes expect to do some upgrades when you buy a home here.

Riverbend golf course is one of the areas best

The River Bend Golf Course had a complete makeover a few years ago and is now one of the areas finest courses. Initiation fees are very reasonable and monthly dues are around $170. Not bad for a great course with a lighted driving range, tennis courts, large swimming pool, and a service restaurant with excellent food. For more information on the country club Click Here

River Bend also has a well protected marina capable of handling boats up to 45 feet. The city maintains a kayak launch and there are miles and miles of waterways to explore either by kayal, or by power boat.

For tennis lovers Harbor Town Racket Club has 6 courts and the best USTA tennis club in Eastern North Carolina. Click Here for more information about tennis in the Riverbend area.

River Bend is comprised of about 60% retirees and 40% working couples. As with Fairfield Harbour there are many different clubs and organizations within the community to and new friends are always easy to meet.

Golf, Tennis, boating, and miles of walking and biking friendly roads make Riverbend a very special place to live. In addition, there are 3 restaurants within the community and even a small library. Add very reasonable real estate prices and it all makes for a great place to call home.

Click herefor information on tax rates in Riverbend and the surrounding areas.

To see a list of homes for sale in Riverbend, Click the button below.

For more information on the city of Riverbend

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Rod and Valerie Phillips
The Tyson Group found our waterfront dream home and we couldn't be happier. We would recommend them to all our friends.

Historic Downtown New Bern

Downtown New Bern offers a very active lifestyle with arts, entertainment, restaurants, and much more.

Downtown New Bern is, in my humble opinion, the finest historic district in North Carolina, and perhaps one of the finest small city historic districts in the nation. It is adorned with many beautiful historic homes and buildings some dating back to the late 1700's. The revitalization of the downtown business district and the residential area is one of the great success stories in N.C. urban renewal projects. For information on the downtown transformation click this link Swiss Bear Downtown Development

In the last few years more and more folks, especially retirees, are expressing interest in living in a small historic downtown neighborhood. Some of the amenities on their wish list include,

  • Sidewalks for biking and walking.
  • Restaurants within walking distance.
  • City park within walking distance.
  • Public library within walking distance.
  • Coffee shops.
  • Arts and entertainment

Downtown New Bern offers all of this and much more. It really has a small town charm that so many retirees are now searching for.

Downtown New Bern offers a very active lifestyle with arts, entertainment, restaurants, and much more.

Living downtown will allow you to park your car and reap the benefits of a healthy dose of walking or biking. On any given day you will find dozens of folks walking their dog, working in their gardens, and just sitting on their front porch reading a book and enjoying life. Many of the retirees are active in the many non profits in the community. Trust me, you can stay as active as you want here volunteering for one of the many fine non profits.

The town of New Bern was founded in 1710 by an English explorer, John Lawson, and a Swiss entrepreneur, Baron Degraffinreid. It served as the Colonial Capital of N.C. and was the first Capital of N.C. after we won our Independance from England. To learn more about the history of New Bern, click the link below.

History of New Bern

Downtown is alive with fashionable shops, 13 restaurants, The Historic Tryon Palace, The N.C. History Museum, art shops, antiques shops, crafts and clothing shops, gourmet coffee shops, and several excellent civic theaters. Union Point Park has a public boat ramp, fishing docks, day boat slips, swing sets, and restroom's. And all this is within walking distance if you live downtown.

Stroll along the downtown river walk and admire some of the beautiful Hatteras Yachts which are made right here in New Bern. The Neuse and Trent Rivers converge in downtown New Bern and form the widest river in North America. The Neuse is a paradise for sailors, power boaters, fishermen, kayakers, and paddle boarders. New Bern has an incredible amount of waterways to explore. There are three nice marinas located within biking distance. Did you know New Bern was named one of the top ten waterfront retirement locations in the U.S.?

Historic downtown New Bern is quickly becoming known as a destination city for artist. The downtown area has a profusion of talented artist as well as several art galleries. Do you have a talent or passion for theatre? There are theatre productions going on year around. And, it's easy to get involved.

For more information on the downtown civic theatres and arts click the links below.

In several locations historic homes have been converted to small shops on ground floors with living quarters on the second and third floors. Several historic homes have been converted in B&B's. Some sections are strictly for residential use. Some of the buildings in the business district have shops on the first floor and living quarters on the second.

In 1973 the Downtown Historic District was entered into the National Register of Historic Places.

For information on the Historic guidelines click this link New Bern Historic Guidelines

There are the large and palatial ones with beautiful garden areas, there are the 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.

Homes in this neighborhood will start around $150,000 and go all the way up to $900,000. For more information on homes for sale in Historic downtown New Bern call Steve Tyson, your New Bern Real Estate authority-252 514 9157

To see a list of homes and lots for sale in the New Bern Historic District, Click the button below.


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We were looking for a vacation home as we were not quite ready to relocate full time yet. The Tyson Group found us the perfect condo complete with a boat slip and well within our price range.

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We hope that this web page gives you some insight into several of the retirement neighborhoods in the New Bern area. If you have any additional questions about this wonderful community, or any other neighborhood, please feel free to call me at 252 514 9157 or just send us an email.

Steve Tyson is a native of New Bern, NC and a licensed Real Estate Broker for over 25 years. Steve's wife Jana has 20 years experience Real Estate Broker and together with their 2 assistants they form the Tyson Group. Nobody knows the New Bern NC Real Estate market like The Tyson Group.

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