New Bern NC Neighborhoods and Subdivisions

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Historic Downtown New Bern

Real Estate with Real Charm


The Blades mansion, shown on the left, is located on Johnson Street in downtown New Bern. This elaborate Queen Anne House was designed by renowned architect Herbert Simpson for lumber magnate William B. Blades. It combines elements of Queen Anne and Greek Revival, making it one of the most elegant mansions in New Bern. The Blades brothers were New Bern's largest lumber barons in the early 1900's. At one time New Bern had over 20 lumber mills and lumber, along with agriculture, was the areas largest employer.

Downtown New Bern is one of the finest historic districts in the nation with many beautiful historic homes dating back to the late 1700s and early 1800s, . 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. The photo below was taken in the 1930's.

New Bern Waterfront in the 1930's

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

Downtown is alive with fashionable shops, 13 upscale restaurants, The Historic Tryon Palace, N.C. History Museum, art shops, antiques, crafts and clothing shops, gourmet coffee shops, several excellent civic theatres. Union Point Park is always busy during the warmer months. And all this is within walking distance. Historic downtown New Bern is becomming known as a destination for artist and craftmans throughout the entire East Coast.

The Neuse and Trent Rivers converge downtown, creating a picturesque scenery of boats, fowl, and lazy fishermen.

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Stroll along the river walk and admire some of the beautiful Hatteras Yachts which are made right here in New Bern, NC. Did you know New Bern was recently named one of the top ten waterfront retirement locations in the U.S.?


Historic downtown New Bern is a favorite neighborhood


On your right is the New Bern City Hall where Aldermen meetings are still held. It was built in the 1980's and was origionally used as a Federal Courtroom and Post Office. It is one of the many architecturally interesting structures in New Bern.

Below is a recent photo of Middle Street. This street has seen an amazing transformation in recent years and is full restaurants and upscale shops.

Downtown New Bern

Downtown is a great place to call home. More and more folks are looking in downtown so they can be near water shopping, restaurants, library, and much more. Any given day you will dozens of folks walking their dog, working in their gardens, and just enjoying life. It really has a small town charm that many folks are looking for.
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.



Ghent is the newest of New Bern's three historic districts. Admission to the National Register occurred in 1983. Ghent contains private homes built mostly from 1913 to World War II. The area encompasses Spencer Avenue, Rhem Avenue, and parts of Park Avenue.

Having grown up in Ghent, I know this area quite well.

Spencer Avenue once had a Trolley that ran all the way to downtown New Bern.The Ghent neighborhood was subdivided in 1906. At that time cars were not that common and Ghent was considered to far from downtown for folks to live. To make Ghent more attractive the developers built an electric trolley that ran from the end of Spencer Avenue around the business district in downtown New Bern, to the train station, out to Riverside, and back to Spencer Avenue. The photo on the left shows the trolley as it approaches Middle Street in downtown New Bern. The trolly was in operation from 1913-1929.

As an additional attraction the developers built the Ghent Casino. This was a gathering place for the residents where weddings, parties, dances, and even boxing matches took place. Looks like a wedding or big party going on when this photo was taken.

The trolley car made Ghent Casino accessible to the residents of downtown New Bern

Spencer Avenue, the main street in Ghent, is one of the landmark streets in New Bern, with old-fashioned street lamps positioned along a landscaped median separating two lanes of traffic. Large flowering fruit trees are breathtakingly beautiful in the springtime.

In recent years Ghent has become a fashionable neighborhood for homeowners looking for a convenient location and classic homes. The house shown above was built in the 1920's and is a Sears and Roebuck prefab home. There are at least 3 other Sears homes on this block. Did you know that Sears sold over 75,000 home kits from around 1915-1945.

After 100  plus years Ghent is still one of New Bern's favorite neighborhoods.

Ghent is close to one of the area's nicest amenities, the new YMCA, which includes a Jr. Olympic-sized swimming pool, a gymnasium, weight rooms a racquetball court and much more. They also offers day care and supervised exercise classes. Gent is also fortunate to be situated between Fort Totten Park, which has a baseball field with bleachers, swings and other park equipment for children, and the larger Lawson Creek Park, a popular fishing spot with nature trails, boat launches,fishing piers, soccer fields, and picnic tables. Both parks are within walking distance of Ghent. Another nice amenity, it is within walking or biking to the historic downtown New Bern.

Halloween is a special treat for those living in Ghent. Talk about fun. I think half the folks in New Bern take their kids trick or treating at Ghent as the wide sidewalks and high porches make trick or treating fun again even for adults. The house in the photo below was built by my Aunt and Uncle in the early 1930's and is still a nice home. It was a Sears kit plan.

Ghent has quite a few Sears and Roebuck homes

Homes in Ghent are priced from $135,000-$275,000. Some homes have been renovated and are move in ready, but many of the homes will require some upgrading. Ghent is a great place to live. Just ask my sister Ruthie, she loves it there. On any given afternoon you will see her and Buddy Luv, her dog, walking the sidewalks chatting to her friends and neighbors.



Homes of Distinction in a beautiful
Southern setting

This distinguished neighborhood lies one block north of the Ghent Historical District.New Bern historic neighborhood Homes here are generally large and well-placed on spacious, beautifully landscaped lots. Named after the founder of New Bern, DeGraffenreid was once New Bern's most prestigious subdivision to live and a quick drive through will explain why. Gorgeous dogwoods and azaleas abound throughout the area and create a spectacular fireworks of flora in the springtime. Most of the homes were built in the 30's, 40's and 50's.

Sidewalks invite neighborhood walks and interaction with neighbors 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. Expect to pay between $200,000 and $400,000 for homes in this classic neighborhood. DeGraffenreid is a classic New Bern neighborhood

As with Ghent, DeGraffenried is within walking distance of Fort Totten Park as well as Lawson Creek Park. It is also only 3 minutes from the hospital and 5 or so minutes from Lowes and Wal-Mart. A short 7 minute bicycle trip will take you to historic downtown New Bern.

I have many fond memories of Ghent and DeGraffenreid and take it from me, both are great places to live if you are looking for an established neighborhood in the center of town.



The Riverside subdivision offers convenience and affordability

An old-style neighborhood with Timeless Appeal.

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Riverside was the first suburb of New Bern and is on the national register of historic places. It is located a few blocks from historic downtown New Bern making it an easy bicycle or walking trip.

Development of the Riverside subdivision began in the 1890s in response to the growth of the lumber industry in New Bern. At one time the lumber business flourished along the Neuse River in the Riverside area. Logs were floated down the Neuse River from far away to the many lumber mills located in Riverside and other areas in New Bern.

Waterfront view of Roper Lumber Company

Riverside was originally a mixed-use community of residential buildings and commercial enterprises. People wanted to live close to where they worked. The trolley car in New Bern ran from the end of Spencer Avenue through downtown and then on to the Southside of Riverside.

In the 50's and 60's commerence in the Riverside area left resulting in a neighborhood in decline.

Fortunately, both the city of New Bern and the Preservation Foundation took measures to restore this once handsome community to its original glory. Many of Riverside's larger homes were 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 away from the road.

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Cute bungalows abound in the Riverside neighborhood

On the cross streets, perpendicular to National Avenue and the Neuse River, are rows of tidy bungalows such as the homes on the left and below. I really like Riverside and it is fast becoming a turn around success story.

Riverside is a neighborhood that offers convenience and affordable.

Homes along 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 prices vary widely, with some of the older bungalows in the $120,000 range, up to the $400,000 for those on the Neuse River. For those inclined to get their hands a little dirty on occasion you can find a fixer upper for $50,000 or so.


Waterfront and Golf Communities

Fairfield Harbour


Fairfield Harbour from the air

This expansive, gated community is located across the Neuse River about 15 minutes from historic downtown New Bern. Fairfield Harbour is a 3,000-acre resort development featuring waterfront properties, golf course properties, 4 marina's and wide variety of interior homes.

New Bern waterfront neighborhood

The mighty Neuse River, shown in the above photo, is just minutes from Northwest Creek which flows through the West side of Fairfield Harbour. The FFH inland canals are 6'-7' deep, and allow larger sail or motor boats to safely dock behind waterfront homes. There are approximately 325 waterfront homes in FFH. Many are in the flood zone, so you need an experienced Realtor that has been through many storms to ensure you find the right property.

Sailors and motor boaters love this neighborhood because of its easy access to the Neuse River and the Intra-coastal Waterway. Fairfield Harbour also has 4 marinas with over 450 slips, one indoor and two outdoor pools, nine tennis courts, four of which are lighted.

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Golfers also find Fairfield Harbour an attractive place to call home. The Harbor Pointe golf course was designed by Rees Jones and is both challenging and fun. Thats me in the photo, getting ready to launch a drive. Golfing and boating, thats what I like to do on my off time.

Tennis, walking, fishing, bicycling are other ways to have fun and stay in shape. Additionally for around $300 a year you can join the health club that offers 1 indoor pool and 1 outdoor pool along with afitness center.

How is the fishing in Fairfield Harbour? This 50lb Strip Bass was caught just a short distance away from the entrance to FFH. I have caught Flounder, Spot, Croaker, Mullet, Trout, and Spanish Mackeral right outside of Fairfield. Also, FFH has the largest fishing club in the New Bern area with over 125 members.

Fairfield Harbour is unusual in that it is a combination of mostly single-family homes, with some condominiums, townhouses and timeshare condos added for good measure. Interior home prices start around $130,000 and waterfront homes will run from $225-$550,000. There are plenty of interior lots available for sale if you would like a custom built home. Waterfront lots are becoming scarce so don't wait if you want to build on the water.

Condominiums and townhouses at Fairfield Harbour are arranged around small man-made lakes within the community. Winding paths and roads connect all locations, and the combination of layout and landscaping gives a feeling of privacy.

There are an incredible amount of clubs and organizations within FFH and making friends is quite easy. The 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, gardening, drama, book, bridge, RV, tennis and yacht clubs.

Fairfield Harbour residents contribute more than any other community to the non profit organizations in the New Bern area. As a native of the area I appreciate that and hope if you move to the area you will put your skills to work to help others. After all, playing golf or boating all the time could get boring.

Call the Fairfield Harbour expert,Steve Tyson252 514 9157 if you have any questions. Steve's uncle was the original developer of Fairfield Harbour over 35 years ago and he has been selling homes here since 1978.


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Within Riverbend is one of the finest golf courses in the area
The Riverbend neighborhood offers boating and kayaking

Tennis anyone? This neighborhood has it all.

A neighborhood with just about everything!

River Bend lies along the north shore of the Trent River and is about six miles from the center of New Bern. Many of the home sites here have water frontage allowing you to have a private boat slip. There is also an affordable private marina and boat launch in Riverbend that makes the river accessible to all property owners.

Riverbend is a great place to golf

Riverbend has an 18 hole golf course that is both affordable and well kept. The golf club includes a well stocked pro shop, practice range and putting green, restaurant, swimming pool, and four lighted tennis courts. Combine this with a miles of roads that are pedestrian friendly and you have a little town that offers something for everyone.

Although Riverbend began as a subdivision, it was incorporated in 1980 to better serve the residents there. The town municipal building has a 99-seat meeting hall and is adjacent to a small park with a children's play area, baseball field and small community dock.

This neighborhood has it all.The housing in Riverbend consist mainly of single-family dwellings, most with attached or detached one- and two-car garages. There are clusters of townhouses and duplexes that were added to the community in the 1980's.

As an added bonus Progress-Duke Energy is the electric provider. Low city taxes and Progress-Duke Energy make living in riverbend very affordable.



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A touch of class

One Of New Bern's  finest communities

Taberna is one of the newer upscale communities in the New Bern area. Developed by Weyerhaeuser, this community is about 5 miles east of downtown New Bern on US 70 East, and 25 miles West of Atlantic Beach.

Taberna means "place of hospitality" and was actually the original name of Bern, Switzerland, New Bern's sister city. Residences at this 1,100-acre golfing community include mostly single family homes with patio homes and golf villas scattered throughout. This community is attractive for both working professionals as well as retirees.

One of New Bern's finest NeighborhoodsThe golf course is considered one of the best in the area. See my Links of interest for more info on the golf course. Taberna has a full-service clubhouse with pro shop, restaurant, and lounge, tennis courts, and swimming pool. Features of the community include rolling hills, dense foliage, lakes, streams and wetlands, along with pedestrian trails. A kayak dock gives you access to the beautiful Brices Creek which meanders for miles into the Croatan National Forest. For more information on Croatan Forest see my links of interest.

Real estate prices range from $160,000 for a 1800 sq. ft. single family home on a small lot and go up to $550,000 for 4000 square feet on the golf course. Also there are a limited amount of waterfront homes for sale on Brices Creek, which flows to the Trent River.


The Battle of New BernFor history buffs, a Civil War battlefield is located within the Taberna neighborhood. See my history links of interest for more in on the Battle of New Bern.

Because the Battle of New Bern was fought in the Taberna area many of the historic homes in downtown New Bern were left intact. As a result New Bern has one of the finest historic districts in the south.

If you want a newer home with all the modern bells and whistles, Taberna is one of the best areas to live. There are still a few building lots available for sale if you would like to build a new home. Lot prices start around $75,000.




Golf-Tennis-Convenient to everything

One of New Bern's favorite neighborhoods

Greenbrier is an upscale 700 home subdivision conveniently located in the center of New Bern adjacent to Craven Community College. Greenbrier is a neighborhood well suited professionals with young children as well as retirees.

Home sites range from an eighth of an acre to more than a full acre. Excellent architectural planning has effectively blended a variety of home styles into a delightful community with custom homes and mature landscapeing. I built the first home in Greenbrier in 1986, and subsequently about 55 more, so I am very familiar with this community.

Greenbrier is essentially built out so there if you want a home here you will have to buy an existing home. There is a wide varity of homes available from 1250 square foot cluster homes to 4000 square foot custom homes.

The championship 18 hole golf course was designed by Rees Jones and is a challenge to golfers of all skill levels. The country club has a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a first class practice range. For more information on the golf course Click Here

Greenbriar has 4 Har-Tru Tennis Courts

Although Greenbrier does not have sidewalks the roads are 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.

It is hard to beat Greenbrier for convenience and varity of home selection. Homes generally sell pretty fast here so if you see something you like don't wait to long to buy. Single family home prices range from $210,000.00 to $500,000.00. Patio homes are priced starting around $130,000.


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.

An 18 hole golf course designed by renown golf architect Bill Love opened in 2010 and was recently voted of the top 10 in all of Eastern N.C. As a golfer I find Colours to be one of my favorite layouts in N.C.

Other amenities in this upscale neighborhood include advanced fiber optic telecommunications wired in each home, sidewalks, tennis courts, fitness center, swimming pool, and community parks.

Carolina Colours is conveniently located off of Highway 70 East, about 8 miles from historic downtown New Bern and 25 miles from the beaches of the Crystal Coast.

A retail Towne Center complete with banks, grocery store, and other high end retail stores are planned to be built within the community. You will be able to bike to the bank to get money and then to the grocery store spend it. How green is that?

Building lots are available for those that prefer to build a custom home. For more information on this wonderful community call the Tyson Group- 252 514 9157, the Carolina Colours experts.


Trent Woods


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This mature neighborhood is one of New Bern's most desirable locations. It is only a few minutes away from shopping, Craven County hospital, doctors, our airport and most of the amenities offered in the New Bern area.

Trent Wood's is now an incorporated town and has its own Police Force. Although only a few miles from historic downtown New Bern, Trent Woods was once considered to be out in the country and other than a few scattered homes it consisted mostly of small farms. Now its assorted neighborhoods contain some of the ritziest homes in New Bern. Trent Woods is served by two Elementary Schools and both are considered among the best in our school district.

Sunsets on the Trent River are majestic and each day brings a different pallet

Trent Wood's is comprised of numerous neighborhoods among them are Manning Park, Holly Hills, Chelsea, Trent Shores, Bellfern and Ward Point are on the Trent River. Others, such as Creeks Ends and Edgewood, are along Wilson's Creek. The three Haywood Creek subdivisions line the banks of Haywood's Creek. Waterfront properties in Trent Woods start around $400,000 for a creekfront property to well over $1 million for a home on the Trent River.

Most of the homes in Trent Woods were built in the late 60's,70's, and 80's. Many have been updated but some will require a facelift to bring them into the 21th Century. Because Trent Woods it is such a great location most folks will take the tradeoff of remodeling for the convenience of the location. The lots in Trent Woods are mostly spacious, wooded and impeccably landscaped, often with towering trees draped in Spanish moss. If you drive through Trent Woods in the spring, you'll find a stunning display of flowering trees and shrubs.

One of New Bern's finest neighborhoods.

New Bern Golf and Country Club is one of the finest country clubs in the South. The course was designed with the help of legendary designer Donald Ross.

In addition to the New Bern Golf and Country Club the area boasts other amenities such as the Eastern Carolina Yacht Club. The picture above shows me lining up a putt on the 18th hole of NBGCC. Something obviously is giving me a good laugh. In the background is East Carolina Yacht Club.


Olde Towne Harbour

The Perfect location

Old Town is a popular neighborhood located within minutes to everything

Olde Towne is one of the nicest mature neighborhoods in the New Bern area. Located between the city of New Bern and the city of Trent Woods, Old Towne is just minutes from the downtown historic district. Old Towne is also convenient to all the major shopping centers and medical practices in New Bern.

Olde Towne Harbour offers quiet seclusion in a lovely, natural setting. When I was a kid Old Towne was called J.C. Park, and was owned by the local Junior Civitans who let area kids use the water access on the Trent River.

In addition to reasonable priced interior homes, Old Towne has homes and condominiums that front the Trent River allowing owners water access and beautiful views. Many of the homes in this subdivision are on the manmade inner harbor that was created when a canal was cut in from the Trent River. These homes also have deep protected water allowing you to keep a large boat in your back yard. From your back door you can boat to downtown New Bern in a matter of a few minutes. The Trent River bridge has a 44 feet clearence and that prevents larger sailboats from accessing Old Towne.

Lawson Creek Park is a great place to enjoy boating and kayaking

Lawson Creek Park is just a few minutes away and offers kayaking, public boat ramps, fishing, picnicking, soccer felds, and much more.

Homes prices range from $200,000 for an interior home to $800,000 for one of the larger homes located on the Trent River or inner harbor. As with many of the other communities in New Bern this neighborhood appeals to working professionals as well as retirees.


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Haywood Creek Landing

Another fine Neighborhood.

The picturesque Haywood Creek, shown above, is not deep but will accommodate boats up to maybe 20'. The Haywood Creek area is comprised of 3 different neighborhoods with homes that sell from $175,000 for interior homes to $600,000 for newer homes on the water.

Within walking distance are Ben Quinn Elementary School and New Bern High School. Also within a few miles are shopping centers, Craven Community College, and 3 golf courses. Convenient location with some really lovely homes.

I really like the convenience of the Haywood Farm area and I bet you will as well. Works well for young families or retirees.

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Brices Creek

The area we refer to as Brice's Creek lies on the south side of the Trent River. Brices Creek was named after Colonel William Brice. Col. Brice was in the New Bern area before DeGraffried settled here in 1709 and had built a fortified plantation that bordered Brices Creek and the Trent River. During the Tuscarora Indian War, 1711-1713, many of the origional settlers of New Bern were killed and several dozen that survived escaped across the Trent River to Colonel Brice's plantation where he protected them until the militia came and restored order to the area.

The Croatan Forest is great for outdoormen

The area is bordered by the 150,000 acre Croatan National Forest as well as the enchanting Brices Creek. Brices Creek is a deep, winding creek that begins in the Croatan National Forest and flows into the Trent River. From the mouth of Brices Creek it is about 2 miles by boat to downtown New Bern. By car it takes about 10 minutes to get to shopping in New Bern.

Over the past 25 years Brices Creek has been one of the most popular areas in Craven County, particularly for younger families. Large lots, an excellent elementary school, reasonable home prices, and accessible water are just some of the reason why. The hub of this area is Merchant's store, a local country store that carries just about everything under the sun. Here you can catch up on all the local gossip, buy your fishing worms, hunting license, or order a cheeseburger to go.

A number of subdivisions exist in the Brices Creek area, including, Snug Harbor, Oakview, Deer Run, River Trace, Rock Creek, and Hunter's Ridge just to name a few. This area is growing rapidly because of its quick commute to downtown New Bern, easy access to Highway 70 E., Creekside Park, and great elementary school. There are also a number of creek front and riverfront homes in Brice's Creek.

Below is a list of neighborhoods in the Brices Creek area. Click on the name to learn more about the neighborhoods and search for homes.

Hunters Ridge

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Lake Clermont

Deer Run

Crump Woods

Reedy creek

Below is a list of neighborhoods South of the Trent River to the Havelock city limits

Hardee Farms

Brices Crossing

Neuse Harbour

Tucker Creek

Deer Run

Creekwood-Very Affordable

All of the following neighborhoods are also located between New Bern and Cherry Point

The Home Place

Large lots and Beautiful homes

The Home Place is one of the last subdivisions in the area to offer spacious lots, one to four acres, and large elegant homes, many of which are over 2500 heated square feet. Great neighborhood with large lotsLocated about one mile past Brices Creek, it is a relatively quick commute to Cherry Point Marine Air Station or to downtown New Bern yet at the same time it is far enough away from the hustle and bustle to get the feel for living in the country. It is also not a bad commute to Camp LeJeune, approximately 25-30 minutes. The Home Place is located in the highly desirable Brinson Memorial Elementary School District which makes it attractive to couples with school age children. If you like your space, the Home Place is a good option

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Deer, squirrel, and other wildlife are abundant in this area as it is adjacent to the Croatan National Forest and Island Creek nature walk. Located outside of the city you only pay are county taxes. County water is available to the Home Place but you must have a septic tank as public sewer is not available.

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Lake Clermont

A convenient and affordable choice

This delightfully convenient subdivision is located just minutes from downtown New Bern, but is not in the city limits. Lake Clermont is a large 55 acre man made lake with around 65 homes carefully woven around and on the lake. The community lot, shown above, gives interior lot owners access to the lake.

Located close to both New Bern and only 22 minutes from Cherry Point Lake Clermont works well for both retirees and working families. Most of the homes were built in the 1990's so they are usually in good shape.

Lake Clermont is located in the much sought after Brinson Elementary School. Also located close by are the Croatan National Forest, Creekside Ballpark, and the Brice's Creek boat launch. Midtown and downtown New Bern are just a 5 minute drive away.

Interior home prices start around $220,000.00 and lakefront homes start around $305,000.00. Home prices are generally considered reasonable for this desirable subdivision. Homes in this neighborhood seldom stay on the market long.


River Bluffs

Reasonably priced new and newer homes

River Bluffs has established itself as one of the favorite neighborhoods in the HWY 70 East area. This neighborhod appeals to retirees, active duty military, and professional working folks with children.

River Bluffs is located about 15 minutes south of New Bern. It is also 15 minutes from Cherry Point and 30 minutes from Atlantic Beach. Great location and a nice selection of homes priced starting at $220,000 for interior homes to close to a million for a larger home on the Neuse River.

River Bluffs is in the much sought after Brinson Memorial School District. In River bluffs you will find mostly new or newer homes for sale priced from $200,000 to $300,000. There are some homes on the Neuse River and these of coarse will be priced much higher.

River Bluffs is not in the city of New Bern and therefore you avoid paying city taxes. River Bluffs is on the Craven County water system with average water bills of around $22 a month. River Bluffs is only 3 miles from The Croatan National Forest which offers camping, fishing, boating, hiking, and much more. Only 13 minutes to New Bern and 12 minutes or so to the back gate of Cherry Point, River Bluffs is a great location.


Berne Glade

Berne Glade is a quite neighborhood located close to Creekside Park

Berne Glade is a quiet neighborhood located in the very popular Township 7 area. Berne Glade is 2 blocks from the Taberna Golf Course, and less than 1 mile from the districts highest rated elementary School. Historic downtown New Bern is about 7 minutes away and the back gate of Cherry Point Marine Air Station is about 18-20 minutes away.

As a bonus, Berne Glade is within walking distance to Creekside Park which offers fishing, kayaking, soccer, baseball, football, volleyball, frisbee golf, walking trails, and much more. Also, not in the city limits so no city taxes.

Berne Glade is within walking distance from Creekside Park

Most of the homes here are relatively new and were built on lots that average around 1/2 acre. Home prices range from $150,000-$220,000. A really quality neighborhood in a quite and convenient area. You cannot go wrong in Bern Glade. Keep in mind that this area is popular enough that it is sometimes hard to find a home for sale.


Sellhorn Heights and Creekside Village

Sellhorn Heights and Creekside Village are sister subdivisions located adjacent to Taberna. This popular area works well for working professionals with children because of the park nearby and close proximity to New Bern and it is in a good school district. I have also sold homes here to retirees.

Sellhorn is an affordable and convenient neighborhood.

Sellhorn Heights and Creekside Village are Located within 10 minutes to Brinson Elementary School and is 1 minute from one of the areas nicest golf courses. And, you can walk to the wonderful Creekside Park with ballfields, walking trail, and fishing piers. From either subdivision it is only a short drive to downtown New Bern and approximately 20 minutes to Cherry Point Marine Air Station.

Home prices range from $150,000-$200,000 and there is usually a nice selection of homes for sale.

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Forest Run

Great Values-Great location

A great neighborhood for young families

Forest Run is another really nice subdivision located in the Township 7 area. Forest Run is convenient to Cherry Point, Havelock, Atlantic Beach, and New Bern.

Here you will find larger lots, nearly 1/2 acre, and newer well designed 3 and 4 bedroom homes which work great for young growing families. Combine this with an excellent school system, Creekside Elementary, and you have a winning combination.

Home prices will range from $185,000-$250,000. There are lots available if you want to custom build your own home.

Another nice amenity is that Forest run is serviced by Duke Energy, the lowest cost electric provider in the area.

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Call the Tyson Group today and we will schedule an appointment to show you what makes Forest Run such a great neighborhood to call home.

Longleaf Pines

Longleaf Pines is a new and attractive subdivision with lots of variety

Longleaf Pines is another really nice new subdivision in the James City area. It is within walking distance to the number one rated Elementary School, Creekside, in the district. As a bonus, Creekside Park and Taberna Golf Course are just a few minutes away. Lots of things to do right by your house. For more information click the links below.
Taberna Golf
Creekside Elementary School

Long Leaf Pines is appealing to all age groups from first time homebuyers to retirees looking to downsize their homes and lots but wanting to be in a safe and convenient neighborhood. Home prices in Longleaf Pines range from $165,000-$220,000. I leave near this neighborhood and know it quite well.

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Grantham Place

Grantham Place subdivision is located in the popular James City area.

Another relatively new neighborhood in the James City area is Grantham Place. Grantham Place is located about 5 minutes from historic downtown New Bern and approximately 20 minutes from Havelock and Cherry Point. An added bonus Grantham is only about 1/2 mile from one of the areas top elementary schools, Brinson Memorial. Also, Grantham Place is not in the city limits so you do not have to pay any city tax.

Other amenities nearby are the airport, Croatan National Forest, and Creekside Park.

Many of the homes here are the Craftman style that has become so popular. Home prices range from $185,000-$250,000. Call the Tyson Group today to find out why this neighborhood will certainly become one of New Bern's most popular places to call home.

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Lynnwood Highlands

Cute, affordable, and convenient homes for sale in Lynnwood Highlands

Only 8 minutes from the back gate of Cherry Point, 15 minutes from downtown New Bern, and less than 25 minutes from Atlantic Beach Lynnwood Highlands offers a wide variety of homes and home prices. The subdivision was started in 2007 so the homes are brand new and offer many of the modern features homeowners are looking for today.

What does everyone like to do on a hot summer day? Jump in a cool swimming pool, of coarse. Lynnwood Highlands has the only community pool in the area. The pool is maintained y the HOA. Currently HOA dues are $400 a year.

The only community pool in the New Bern area

Lynnwood Highlands is located in the highly rated Creekside Elementary School district. Also you are only minutes from the Croatan forest and public access to the mighty Neuse River. Hard to beat this location especially if you work at Cherry Point.

Bill Clark Homes is the developer and builder for Lynnwood Highlands and currently there is a nice selection of new homes for sale.

Home prices range from $170,000-$240,000 making it an affordable neighborhood in a great location.

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Located in James City off Thurman Road, Creekwood is one of the most affordable neighborhoods south of the Trent River. A relatively new subdivision, most of the homes have been built within the last 6 years, homes here are still in good shape.

Creekwood is in the highly desirable Brinson Memorial elementary school district. As an added bonus Creekwood is not in the city limits so residents pay only Craven County taxes. Lot sizes average around .25 acres.

Convenient to Havelock, Cherry Point, and New Bern, homes in Creekwood range from $115,000 to $130,000. Also nearby are golf, the Croatan Forest, and the ever popular Creekside Park.

Looking for a affordable house? Call your local Real Estate authority, The Tyson Group, 252 514 9157 to find out why this subdivision might be the best choice for you.

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Crooked Run

Located about 12 minutes from Havelock and Cherry Point Crooked Run is very appealing to young Marine families and civilian employees working at Cherry Point Marine Air Station.

Homes prices range from 100,000-$1700,000. Most of the homes in Crooked Run have been built in the last couple of years so the subdivision still looks good and homes are in good shape.

Crooked Run is in Brinson Elementary School and this is always a positive. Great location, close to golf, Creekside Park, and the Croatan National Forest. The lot sizes average around .20 acres.

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Falcon Bridge

A convenient neighborhood for those wanting to be close to Cherry Point

Convenient, affordable, and an award winning design make the town homes of Falcon Bridge hard to beat. The stylish Craftsman exterior combine with a functional and efficient floor plan that has no wasted space. These units are priced in the $130,000's.

The builder is also building affordable single homes priced in the $150,000's making them some of the best priced single family units in the area.

Falcon Bridge is located about 5 miles away from the back gate of Cherry Point and is convenient to New Bern and Havelock.


Located off Highway 17 just before you get to Riverbend, Deerfield offers a nice selection of homes in a very convenient location. Also one of the best elementary schools in the county is within one mile. New Bern High School is only 2 minutes away

Also Deerfield is only a couple of minutes from the Riverbend Golf Course, tennis courts, and a new marina. Deerfield subdivision was developed in the early 1990's so the homes have many of the amenities that buyers expect today. The winding roads keep the traffic speed down and allows for safe walking and biking.

Deerfield appeals to a wide range of folks from retirees to younger families with children. Home prices in Deerfield range from $160,000-$2350,000.

As a bonus Deerfield is on Duke Energy.

Call the Tyson Group-252 514 9157 today to learn more about this well kept subdivision.


Hidden Oaks

Hidden Oaks is located directly across Highway 17 from Riverbend. Hidden Oaks is one of the few newer neighborhoods where you will find nice wooded lots in excess of one acre. Some homes have over 2.5 acres.

Hidden Oakes is quite appealing to those needing their privacy but still wanting to be within a few minutes of New Bern. Ben Quinn Elementary School and New Bern High School are only a few miles away. For golfers Riverbend is tight across the street.

Hidden Oaks offers a nice variety of homes priced from $200,000-$270,000. If you need your space this might be a good choice of neighborhoods for you.

Hidden Oakes is not in the city limits so no city taxes. And, as a bonus, Hidden Oakes is on Duke Energy saving you money every month on your power bill.


Forest Hills

Elegance you can afford

My favorite neighborhood

Forest Hills really comes alive in the Spring with Azalas and Dogwoods gleaming with a multitude of different colors.

Forest Hills is an enchanted area, at least in my opinion. But perhaps I am more than a little prejudice. My parents built the second house in Forest Hills in the 1960 and at that time Forest Hills was not even in New Bern's city limits. It was great place to grow up, plenty of space for a little boy, his dog, and his BB gun.

Forest Hills is located just a few blocks from Craven Regional Hospital and is arguably as convenient a location as any neighborhood in New Bern. Close to shopping, medical care, and restaurants.

Here you will find homes mostly built from the early 60's to the early 1970's. The lots are larger, around 1/2 acre, and the mature yards explode in breathtaking views during the spring as the azaleas and dogwoods show their incredible, albeit short lived, splendor. There are quite a few pecan trees in Forest Hills and as a kid I would get $1 at the local Mom and Pop for a large paper grocery bag full. Seemed like a lot of money back then.

You will find exceptional, in my opinion, real estate values here. Often you can get 2000-2400 heated square feet for under $200,000. Yes the homes are older and may need some upgrades, but what a delight in the Spring.

Please let me show you this subdivision, I enjoy just riding through Forest Hills and I bet you will as well.


Trolley Run

A New Ghent Neighborhood

From 1913-1929 an electric trolley car ran from the Historic Riverside area through downtown New Bern and on to the end of Spencer Avenue. The medium of Spencer Avenue is where the trolley track once ran. Hence the name Trolley Run.

The photo above shows the Trolley Car heading down Spencer Avenue, probably around 1915. Notice the dirt streets. The treooey tan from the end of Spencer Avenue to Pollock Street and turned right on Middle. Then it headed left on South Front, turned left on Craven and headed to the railroad depot. The trolley ran from 1915 to 1929 and I remember my father telling me stories about it.

Just minutes to mid town shopping and downtown restaurants Trolley Run is A newer New Bern Neighborhood.affordable, convenient, and well kept. It is about 1 mile from the hospital and within 3 miles from most health care providers.

As an extra bonus is the YMCA is just one block away, and the sidewalks of Spencer and Rhem Avenue offer joggers and bikers a safe way to get their workout. Also, I almost forgot, 2 city parks are within a mile of Trolley Run and one has a boat launch.

Home prices in Trolley Run range from $145,000-$200,000.

A central location and reasonable home prices make Trolley Run a good choice. This is my old stomping grounds and I know it well. Give me a call at 252 514 9157 to view this quality neighborhood.

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Craeberne Forest

The Best value in New Bern

With the large expanse of common areas and ponds in the community, you will know that this is going to be a place that you will be proud to call home. Enjoy the walking trails and nature at it's best in our forest. Our land has been prepared using materials from the site and the trees have been relocated from the forest to your front yard.

Conveniently located just minutes from schools, shopping, hospital and only 12 minutes from beautiful historic downtown New Bern and 5 minutes from Wal-Mart and other major shopping. Just a few blocks from the sought after Ben Quinn Elementary School District, and a mile or so from New Bern High School. This location can work for Marines stationed at LeJeune of Cherry Point.

New home prices start around $140,000 and a 2600 sq. ft. home will run around $200,000. Best new home values in New Bern.

Call Steve Tyson, your Real Estate Authority, for more information on this really nice neighborhood.

Village Woods

Great value-Great location

Village Woods is a convenient neighborhood.

Homes in Village Woods sell for $135,000-$200,000 and are among the best values in New Bern if you want a relatively newer home in the center of New Bern.

Homes in Village Woods are stylish and affordable

Only a few minutes from shopping, elementary schools, junior and senior high, community college, medical, highway 70, and much more, this is definitely a neighborhood to consider. As a bonus you can walk to West New Bern Rec reation Center and the New Bern swimming pool.

Call Steve Tyson-252 514 9157, your Real Estate Authority, for more information on Village Woods.

Lake Tyler

Lake Tyler is one of New Bern's newest neighborhoods. Located less than 30 minutes away from Cherry Point Marine Air Station, 10 minutes from Weyerhaeuser, Hatteras Yachts, Bosch Appliance, Coastal Carolina Hospital, and Craven Community College, it is easy to see why this Lake Tyler appeals to so many folks.

New homes start in the $150,000 and go up to $200,000. Buy a lot and custom build a home if you so desire.

Lake Tyler is a 60 acre clean lake that is full of bass and many other species of fish. Acess to the lake is limited to property owners.

Any way you look at it, you will find Lake Tyler to be a great place to call home.

Derby Park

The young and old will find the Derby Park subdivision attractive.

Lots of different product and price ranges to choose from in Derby Park. With a starting price of $105,000 for a 1000 square duplex, most of the single family homes will range from $125,000-$175,000.

Located in New Bern close to shopping and schools, Derby Park has been a good choose for those wanting to stay close to $100,000. This area works well for young working families or retirees looking to downsize.

The Meadows

Convenient to work and shopping make the Meadows a popular neighborhood

The Meadows combines nearly new homes with a craftsman architectural style. Located in the center of New Bern and only a few blocks from Craven Regional Hospital, Bosch Appliances, and Hatteras Yachts. Also within a reasonable driving distance from the Industrial Park and Weyerhaeuser pulp mill.

Home prices in this neighborhood range from $150,000-$220,000. These nearly new homes are well kept and usually sell quickly.

Pinecrest Estates

Affordable New Construction in New Bern

Pinecrest Estates is New Bern's newest subdivision and is appealing to both retirees and first time homebuyers.

Located off Neuse Blvd. about 1/2 miles from Bosch and 1.5 miles from the hospital this neighborhood offers new home construction priced from  $135,000-$150,000.

Jimmies Creek

A nice subdivision for first time homebuyers

Jimmies Creek is located adjacent to New Bern Senior High School off Highway 17 South. Built in the late 1990's Jimmies Creek is convenient to New Bern shopping and schools, and is only about 12 minutes from the historic downtown area. Mostly young couples live here however it also appeals to older couples that are looking to downsize.

Home prices range from $130,000-$160,000. Attractive prices and a convenient location make this subdivision a popular place to call home.


Berkshire has some of the newest and affordable homes in the New Bern area

Berkshire offers new or nearly new smaller homes, 900-1150 heated square feet, located in the center of New Bern. Prices range from $130,000-$150,000.

Just a short drive to elementary schools, middle schools, New Bern High, and Craven Community college Berkshire is also convenient  to shopping and dining. This is a cute, newer, neighborhood and works well for a variety of age groups.

Arbor Green

Arbor Green subdivision appeals to those that do not care for yard work

Built for folks wanting to spend time doing things more fun than yard work, Arbor Green Town Homes offer a very well laid out floor plan and affordably prices.

Located off Highway 17 South near New Bern High School and Ben Quinn Elementary School, Arbor Green is close to golf, shopping, schools, medical care, and all the other amenities found in New Bern.

Town Homes are priced from $105,000-$120,000. The HOA runs around $700 a year and covers exterior yard maintenance.

Arcadia Green is a good choice for folks wanting a newer home with no yard work. Affordable, convenient to town, This lovely neighborhood is just waiting for you to call it home.

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Bell Oaks

You find many up scale features in the Bell Oaks subdivision

Belle Oaks is a newer subdivision located off River Road near New Bern High School and Ben Quinn Elementary School. Here you find newer homes in the 1500-1850 square feet with many upgraded features that you normally find in much more expensive homes.

Prices range from $160,000-$200,00. There are still lots available to build on if you so desire to go that route.

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Arcadia Village

Both afforardable and convenient this neighborhood is the ticket for younger couples.

Located in New Bern off Highway 17 South Arcadia Village offers reasonably priced homes on nice sized lots. Arcadian Village is within a 5 minute drive to New Bern Senior High School and one of Craven Counties finest elementary schools, Ben Quinn. Arcadia Village has been a very popular neighborhood for young couples as well as retirees looking to downsize.

Homes here are relatively new with most having being built within the last 6 years. Home prices range from 1300-1600 heated feet and are priced from $115,000-$135,000.

I think Arcadia Village is a great neighborhood for 1st time home buyers. Call Steve Tyson, your local Real Estate authority, at 252 514 9157 to see if Arcadia Village is the right neighborhood for you.

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Kings Row

Large lots and mature yards are a standout feature for this neighborhood 

Kings Row is a fine and affordable neighborhood right in the heart of New Bern. Most of the homes in Kings Row were built in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Ranch style homes built on large, 1/2 acre lots, home prices in Kings Row run from the $125,000's to $160,000.

Located off Glenburnie Road Kings Row is convenient to shopping, schools, golf, Craven Community College, and medical facilities. As an added bonus Duke Energy is the electric service provider. If you want a mature neighborhood, with large lots , and reasonably priced homes, this might be the ticket for you.

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North Hills

This neighborhood had it beginnings in the early 1970's. The homes in North Hills have aged gracefully over the years and it remains a popular place to call home. Most of the homes are brick and the average sized is around 1400 square feet.

Located in the center of New Bern close to shopping, the hospital, and schools, North Hills has been a good starter home neighborhood in the past and many of the residents have lived there for 20 years or more. You need an experienced Real Estate Broker to guide you in this neighborhood as some of the homes are in the flood zone. Give me a call for more information

Home prices range from $100,000-$120,000. Call your local Real Estate Authority today at 252 514 9157 for a list of homes for sale in this fine neighborhood.

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Taylor Creek

One of the few subdivisions left where you can still buy a home for under $100,000. Taylor Creek was developed in the mid 1980's so some of the homes are approaching 30 years old.

Most of the homes here range from 900-1000 square feet making it a good place for a young couple buying their first home. It also works well for older couples that are downsizing.

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Colony Estates

Colony Estates is a good neighborhood for young families buying their first home

Colony Estates was developed in the early 1970's and remains a popular neighborhood for first time home buyers. With home prices ranging from $80,000-$135,000 it is both affordable and convenient to schools, shopping, and services.

Located off Glenburnie Road it is about 10 minutes from downtown New Bern and 5 minutes from Wal-Mart.

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Trent Park

Trent Park is still a very popular neighborhood located in the center of New Bern between Trent Road and HWY 17. Within minutes to Wal-Mart, hospital, schools, and shopping Trent Park offers a lot if you are just needing a small home.

Prices begin in the $50's and top out around $100,000. The house shown above is the house I was born in and the first home my parents owned.

Trent Park was developed to accommodate the hundreds of servicemen returning home after WW2. All of the homes were 2 or 3 bedroom and 1 bath, just the basic home was all they needed. I remember our house did not have air condition at the time we lived there.

Life was simple in those days. We would play outside all day long. It did not take much to keep kids occupied in those days. Very few families has TV's and those that did there were only 2 channels to choose from.

Kids playing in a 50's neighborhood

Give kids a bike, baseball, football, or basketball and they were out of moms hair for the rest of the day. In those days pretty much everything a kid needed was within bike driving range and believe me we put some miles on a bike.

Trent Park is still a good neighborhood if you want to stay in the $100,000 price range. Call Steve Tyson, your Real Estate Authority, for more information.

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