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New Bern NC Neighborhoods and Subdivisions

Make Your New Home in one of our New Bern Neighborhoods: Where Your Dollars Go Farther Than You'd Ever Imagine!

New Bern NC Historic District-our front porches will rock your world. New Bern NC Fairfield Harbour boating and golf resort community- Live everyday like a vacation with your boat outside your back door and golf, tennis, swimming and other year-round residential amenities. New Bern NC Taberna Premier golf community- Elegant homes and elegant living await at Taberna.

New Bern NC shines with its many friendly, beautiful neighborhoods, and offers a wide range of housing choices to suit homebuyers of all types. From golf communities, waterfront communities, retirement communities, patio homes, mansions, vacation homes, townhomes and condos, to budget homes, the maximum in luxury, horse or boat-friendly property, or a nationally registered historic home in one of our National Historic Districts , New Bern has it all! You sure to find a home to fit your budget and your life style.

Bob Bartram of CENTURY 21 Zaytoun Raines Associates knows how to match neighborhoods with people. Tour our site to get an online tour of New Bern, then call Bob to arrange for an in-person visit. Bob specializes in retirement moves, 1031 exchanges, military transfers and job relocations, and knows New Bern NC like no one else. He'll give you an "insider's tour" to make you feel like you've found a home town, not just a new home! 

Call Bob Bartram today at (252) 636-7313 for immediate assistance or fill out his fast and easy New Bern NC Real Estate Request Form to let him know the dates of your visit and what types of homes you want to see.


NEW BERN NC COMMUNITIES BY TYPE- Just click on one of the links below or scroll down this page to read about some of the fine residential communities in New Bern, North Carolina:

GOLF COMMUNITIES IN NEW BERN NC: These are residential golf communities in New Bern NC.
Greenbrier Taberna Fairfield Harbour River Bend Carolina Pines  
NEW BERN NC WATERFRONT or BOATING COMMUNITIES: The following communities border rivers, lakes or creeks to provide beautiful water views.
Fairfield Harbour River Bend Lake Clermont Olde Towne Trent Woods Neuse Harbour
New Bern Downtown Historic District Riverside Historic District Carolina Pines      
River Bluffs James City Old Cherry Point Road Bridgeton Jones County Pamlico County
NATIONAL HISTORIC DISTRICTS IN NEW BERN: All of these neighborhoods are officially designated national historic districts. 
Downtown New Bern Ghent DeGraffenried Park Riverside    
OTHER FINE COMMUNITIES IN NEW BERN NC: These neighborhoods offer genteel, luxury living.
Trent Woods Olde Towne Neuse Harbour The Home Place Gables Run (equestrian)
BRICE'S CREEK AREA COMMUNITIES: Offers a variety of housing choices, mostly single family homes in safe, well-maintained neighborhoods.
Hunter's Ridge Lake Clermont Deer Run Snug Harbor River Trace Oak View
BUDGET COMMUNITIES: Value is the name of the game with these communities.
Creekside Village Sellhorn Heights Berne Glade Colony Estates Village Woods  
Elizabeth Downs Derby Park Forest Park Jimmies Creek    


New Bern NC historic City HallReal estate is always active in New Bern, NC, we have a steady clientele of retirees, medical professionals, military transfers, Europeans coming to work at our plants, entrepreneurs opening new businesses, young families moving to escape the rat race and return to the traditional American way of life. 

In this era of uncertainty, make a smart move to a lovely community where you can be assured of a great lifestyle at a fraction of the cost that big cities impose on their residents!

New Bern is one of the top growth areas in the state, and North Carolina was named as one of the fastest-growing states in the US. The reasons are many: the beauty of the area--as you can see from this short online tour.  Moderate climate draws retirees and families alike. Cherry Point Marine Air Station is a major employer. Golf communities draw people from up and down the east coast. Medical facilities, cultural opportunities, sports, nearby beaches and waterways --and a heavy overlay of history--New Bern has a lot going for it.

Commercial development with opportunities in land parcels is a big part of the dynamism of New Bern. New Bern NC historic Pollock Street- Rockers for sale. Downtown New Bern and the main corridors are alive and thriving due to the increasing population demands for up-to-date services. The housing market is active despite the national slowdown.  New Bern's builders and outside developers from Florida and California are hunting for new tracts of land, particularly on the underdeveloped waterfront, to meet the demand, although it is admittedly slower than two years ago.   

Our Location couldn't be better.  New Bern is 40 miles from the Atlantic coast (see our Maps and Transportation page for maps, coordinates, transportation and directions). We are fortunate to NOT be in the vulnerable hurricane strike zone #1 like our neighbors to the east and southeast in Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, and Wilmington (Wilmington, NC, is one of 5 most vulnerable cities to hurricanes in the US, along with Miami Beach!), all of which usually evacuate during hurricanes.  New Bern doesn't have to evacuate; on the contrary, many of the coastal folks come here. Even Greenville, NC, to the north floods extensively due to the narrowness of the rivers there. Our easy access to water without the headaches is a big reason for our huge influx of folks from Florida.  (People who move here from Florida are called "half-backs" as we're halfway back for folks with family in the northeast, but still away from the brunt of those pesky Atlantic storms.)

Stop by Bob Bartram's office at the CENTURY 21 Zaytoun Raines office at 1904 C South Glenburnie Road and ask for Bob Bartram. He'll be happy to give you a map of the New Bern area and arrange to see some homes.


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Bob Bartram, New Bern's golfing realtor, can give you the inside scoop on golf in New Bern NC. Read all about our many golf courses in the New Bern NC area. And click on the links below to read in detail about these extraordinary golfing communities in New Bern NC:

New Bern NC golf community- Taberna golf course water view

Greenbrier Golf Community of New Bern, NC - A beautiful Weyerhaeuser community in the heart of New Bern, convenient yet quiet- with the extraordinary Rees Jones course, The Emerald. Click above to read more about Greenbrier.

Taberna Golf Community of New Bern, NC - Another premier Weyerhaeuser community along 70, it features an elegant country club and amenities and gorgeous course (to the left). Read more about Taberna.

Fairfield Harbour Golf Community of New Bern, NC - Offers two golf courses to residents in a resort-style boating-golfing community. Click above to read more...

The Town of River Bend,  NC - New Bern's first golfing community, it has just undergone a huge facelift. Read all about it by clicking above.


Carolina Pines of New Bern, NC - Golfing and residential living provide a great combination, plus Cherry Point convenience. Click the link to read more.

Carolina Colours This long-awaited 2,000 home development off US 70E, is off to a good start, fine homes are under construction and the pioneers have moved in to begin their new lifestyle! Very upscale, with lots starting at over $100,000, this is going to have a golf course and lots of other amenities for active families. (They have scaled down the prices to meet the market reality and now are competitive).  This will be a real township community with a elementary school (opening in 2008) on site, a private high school next door, a gourmet grocery adjacent, and many exciting new ideas for community living are under way. 

NOTE: However, the golf course is not completed yet, so homeowners will have to wait for their golfing here.


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Living by or near the water is almost a right in eastern North Carolina, and New Bern has a wide array of waterfront homes to delight all tastes.

New Bern NC waterfront heaven- Photo of Fairfield Harbour, one of many New Bern NC waterfront communities

Most of the neighborhoods listed have some homes on the water and others that are not, so call Bob Bartram of CENTURY 21 Zaytoun Raines Associates, your New Bern waterfront real estate expert, today at (252) 636-7313 to give you a list of what is available. Click here to view  some current waterfront listings.

Read our extensive Boating/ Sailing/ Paddling/ Fishing page as well as our Beaches and Waterways page to learn about the ways to enjoy the water in New Bern.

The links below have full pages describing these neighborhoods:

Fairfield Harbour of New Bern, NC , one of North Carolina's largest boating/ golf/ resort communities offers year-round vacation style living.

The Town of River Bend,  NC - the first boating and golf community in New Bern NC

Carolina Pines of New Bern, NC - convenient to both Havelock and New Bern,
New Bern NC Olde Towne waterfront home in Trent Woods there are many waterfront homes

Town of Trent Woods, North Carolina - Bordering the Trent River, the Town of Trent Woods offers many beautiful, large estates and the most exclusive waterfront homes in the New Bern NC area.

Olde Towne - Click to jump below to read about this upscale waterfront neighborhood.

Neuse Harbour- The waterfront section here features homes situated high above the Neuse River. 

New Bern NC Lake Clermont- new homes many with lakefront viewsLake Clermont- click to jump below to read about this lakefront community.

Downtown Historic District of New Bern, North Carolina - the first waterfront community, this was "the downtown" of pre-colonial New Bern.

Riverside Historic District of New Bern, North Carolina - sections of Riverside border the Neuse River.

New Bern NC riverfront view from River BluffsOther areas and communities around New Bern NC that feature many waterfront or water view homes include:

  • River Bluffs New Bern NC River Bluffs- features large homes on high bluffs overlooking the Neuse River.- New community featuring large homes on high bluffs overlooking the Neuse River. The waterfront home at right has a backyard pool with incomparable river views.
  • River Ridge - Also new homes overlooking the river.
  • James City - Historically rich, this really isn't a neighborhood, but is an area along Highway 70. Features many old and new homes along the Neuse River.
  • Old Cherry Point Road area- All along Old Cherry Point Road continuing toward Havelock past James City can be found both long-time older homes and increasingly, larger new or beautifully renovated waterfront homes overlooking the Neuse River.

New Bern NC waterfront as viewed across the river from Bridgeton.Waterfront New Bern NC Neuse River view from BridgetonBridgeton, NC is the town right across the Neuse River from downtown New Bern. It is becoming very hot now that the huge Jupiter development, Bridgeton Harbor, will be built there. A new marina is planned for 2008, with construction starting soon after on residences. Waterfront areas of Bridgeton enjoy incomparable views across the Neuse River of historic New Bern NC and the downtown waterfront.


Jones County, adjacent to New Bern, is just being discovered for its rural charm and very reasonable prices. Waterfront lots and homes are available- and surprisingly affordable- there. The Trent River passes through the historic village of Pollocksville, the most charming town in Jones County. 


Pamlico County Waterfront home in Merritt CreekPamlico County and the nearby towns of Merritt Creek and Oriental, NC, also offer many waterfront homes and lots. Across US 17N over the Neuse River bridge and then down NC Highway 55 from New Bern, Pamlico County offers many unspoiled views and large lots.

Like Fairfield Harbour in New Bern, Oriental is particularly popular with the sailing set, as well as with kayakers and canoe enthusiasts. This is borne out by the fact that there are three times as many boat slips as there are residents in Oriental.

Oriental NC waterfront home- enjoy Eastern NC's spectacular sunsets!

Call Bob Bartram at (252) 636-7313 for more information on these or any New Bern waterfront property. Waterfront lots in New Bern NC and surrounding areas as well New Bern waterfront homes are still available.





New Bern NC downtown historic district- sit on your front porch and enjoy almost 300 years of history.

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New Bern is incredibly rich in history as the second oldest city in North Carolina and will be celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2010. (Click here to read all about New Bern's history.) From its founding by Swiss, German, and British explorers to British colonial capital then Civil War stronghold, New Bern has maintained its character and charm throughout the centuries. With four nationally recognized historic districts, New Bern NC features one of the largest amount of historic homes in the state, most of which have been lovingly restored to even better than their original glory.

The Downtown Historic District has over 200 homes listed in the National Register of Historic Places. That's the neighborhood that brings us back to the "good old days" of American life. 

Recently three other historic communities were added to the National Historic Register. Big shade trees, sidewalks and front porches bring back the nostalgia and craftsmanship of these gorgeous old properties that tourists never tire of.....neither do we!

New Bern NC Historic District with waving flags and welcoming entrances.Click on the links below to read in detail about all of our New Bern NC historic districts:

Downtown Historic District of New Bern, North Carolina

Riverside Historic District of New Bern, North Carolina

Ghent Historic District of New Bern, North Carolina

DeGraffenried Park Community of New Bern, North Carolina

New Bern NC has history and charm. Almost 300 years old (in 2010), New Bern historic locations are marked with this "Historic Point of Interest" shield.Directly north of Ghent Historic district is DeGraffenreid Park, named for the Swiss baron Christophe DeGraffenreid, who brought the first settlers to New Bern in 1710. Located between Trent and Neuse boulevards, homes here are generally large with generous lots, and the spring landscape with so many dogwoods and magnolias, are well worth driving through.

Many two-story distinguished homes with rare iron fences show you another wonderful era of New Bern history. These homes are mostly the pride of "more recent"  New Bernians of the pre-World War II era; those who owned the department stores, the judges, the generals, the doctors. You'll like the stately feel and Federal ambience.



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New Bern NC Town of Trent Woods- many stately homes and good schoolsTown of Trent Woods, North Carolina Click here to read more detail about this fine neighborhood in New Bern NC.

Popular with the medical and legal community, Trent Woods offers both new and older homes, with several exclusive sections with high-end luxury homes. 

Many of the town elites, including local famous author, Nicholas Sparks, live in Trent Woods overlooking the Trent River.


Olde Towne of New Bern, North Carolina 

New Bern NC Olde Towne riverfront homes- Very elegant and exclusive community with many riverfront homes and some condos.Olde Towne is a classy subdivision on the east side of Trent Woods and south of Highway 70. Homes are the height of luxury, many waterfront and some with their own motorboat docks. This is a lovely area. Located near downtown on the Trent River and just off US 70,  it has everything.  Especially quiet and secluded living with limited access roads.

Lavish riverfront homes, contemporary and traditional and all are relatively new. Pricey condominiums sometime come on the market.  Homes from $400,000 to $2,000,000.  Drop-dead gorgeous.

Neuse Harbour

New Bern NC Neuse Harbour offers large lots, beautiful new homes and convenience to both New Bern and Havelock NC. Lots are still available for custom homes. Beautiful Neuse Harbour is located 10 miles from New Bern down Highway 70 East, convenient to Cherry Point MCAS, only 5 miles away.  Named for the Neuse River which borders it on the north, this neighborhood features with large wooded lots.  Many of New Bern's top builders have built there, giving home buyers a wide selection of  floor plans and styles from which to choose. Prices of waterfront or water view homes on the river can reach $1Million or more, but many homes are in the $325,000 to $500,000 range.

The Home Place

New Bern NC - The Home Place offers luxurious homes and large wooded lots by the Croatan National Forest.Originally another Weyerhaeuser community like Greenbrier and then Taberna, The Home Place features the same high building qualities as those two communities but with the difference of no golf course. What it does offer are elegant, luxury homes with very large wooded lots from 1 to 4 acres for the utmost in privacy and elegance. Located only one mile past Brices Creek and adjacent to the Croatan National Forest, The Home Place offers country living and convenience to both Cherry Point Marine Air Station or downtown New Bern NC. Real estate prices start around $400,000 and up.

GNew Bern NC equestrian community, Gables Run, with 5-acre estates and community stables.ables Run  

This is a brand new equestrian centered community off US 70E; close to Carolina Colours off Thurman Rd.  This high-dollar community boasts 5 acre lots, almost all sold, and allows personal stables on your land as well as providing a central stable and playground.  Heavily wooded and gorgeous, this is way too popular to be the only one developed, but it was the first!

BRICE’S CREEK AREA of New Bern, North Carolina

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Named for one of the earliest settlers to the area who ran a tavern on this creek, this is a diverse and widely spread section of our territory on the rivers. Located across the Trent River from downtown New Bern with US 70 it's main access; southeast of New Bern, south of James City and east of the Trent River. 



New Bern NC Lake Clermont Community- clear, freshwater manmade lake is highly desirable for its beautiful views.You'll love Lake Clermont, a gorgeous, new fresh water lake community. One can see clear to the bottom due to the white sand quarry which was filled to make this stunning lake. Only local residents' non-motorized boats are allowed, so you see many kayakers and canoers and a few private paddleboats enjoying the placid waters, while everyone enjoys the stunning sunsets. Features new homes, many on the lake itself, built to take advantage of these views.


Other Brices Creek communities include:
New Bern NC Hunters Ridge in Brices Creek area is very popular with its fine homes, large lots and access to great schools.Hunter's Ridge, Snug Harbor, Deer Run, River Trace, and Oakview.

More elegant homes are going in fast. Some riverfront homes are historic in character, most are circa 1940-70. This area features more two-story homes than ranch homes, giving a lot of home for the square footage.

The Craven County Airport, served by USAir and Delta, is being enlarged and is a wonderful facility ---with rocking chairs in the waiting area---a favorite New Bern "down-home" touch.  This area of neighborhoods is on the east border of Brice’s the much-vaunted Brinson School District, as well as the newest elementary school in Carolina Colours, and is bisected by the "back road" to Jacksonville and Camp LeJeune.


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Airport Road Neighborhoods: Creekside Village,  Sellhorn Heights, Berne Glade 

These new neighborhoods, all off Airport Rd, ( that bisects Taberna),  close to the amenities of that community,  are springing up very quickly.  Our picture tour just gives a preview of the style of home in these developments.  Without any tree canopy they look bare but that will soon be taken care of by mother Nature.  Smallish lots with quick access to Highway 70, almost next door to the big new public park, and in a fantastic school district these homes are very appealing.  Examples from each in order of listed names

New Bern NC Creekside Village- great budget-priced homes New Bern NC Sellhorn Heights neighborhood with great starter homes in a quiet community. New Bern NC Berne Glade had wide streets and reasonable prices.
Creekside one floor with FROG Sellhorn Heights with porch option Berne Glade in all brick

Colony Estates A mature New Bern development, oldest homes are about 25 years old. Youngest 10. Mostly one story brick and wood styles. Great location off Glenburnie Rd. next to US 17. Close to everything. Can only get more desirable. Huge mature trees give it a special look. Good neighbors, good neighborhood.  Prices from the low $100's none as high as $400,000.

Derby Park 1,2,3 Behind Colony Estates is the newer Derby Park developments. Very attractive, very similar, you'd better know your house number! Mostly one story w/attached garages, (or no garage), vinyl siding, with brick and some wood.  Homes have 4 different floor plans. Popular, well maintained neighborhood. Small yards, prices start at $150,000.  Growing by leaps and bounds, with lots of investors aboard. 

Elizabeth Downs  is a newer area just being built out on that corridor behind Colony Estates, off Glenburnie and onto US 70 in a New Bern minute!! Investors are snapping them up for $120,000-140,000.   Almost cookie-cutter; most with wooden fenced yards extremely affordable, located close to everything.

Forest Park  Small, similar homes, a step up from Derby Park in a single access community. All vinyl siding; slab construction; most with attached garage. Very neat with curving streets that give nice eye appeal.  Prices start around $150,000 for a 3 bedroom house.  Best starters around.  This area is the center of small, neat starter homes for newlyweds and retirees.   Immediately off Trent Road and close to everything.

Jimmies Creek This neighborhood is one of the most convenient to the main shopping area, and with value- priced homes makes it ideal for budget buyers. Prices range from $140,000 to $250,000.

Village Woods A self-contained, beautifully kept neighborhood with access from Glenburnie Road on one side and MLK Blvd on the other, Village Woods can't be more convenient. Featuring a circle around its own open park area, this neighborhood is extremely popular. Homes go very quickly in this neighborhood and start at around $160,000. 


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