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Why Do So Many Pick New Bern?

Lee Ann Fordyce, Local Real Estate Expert

New Bern and Craven County have, for several decades, been a magnet for retirees from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest...even Far West.  Why?  The town has some surprising amenities for its size ranging from shopping and dining to theatre, sports, and the arts.

Our two rivers and mild climate offer year-round water activities. Serious and casual golfers alike never tire of our six, 18-hole courses.  All the fun that you associate with gorgeous ocean beaches is less than an hour’s drive away.

Tryon Palace, the colonial governor's home; the North Carolina History Education Center, Spring and Fall tours of our historic homes and a variety of seasonal festivals draw thousands of visitors annually (many decide to retire here!).

Local medical and health care facilities are first-rate; the premier medical centers at Duke and Wake Forest are a short drive away.

And it's so easy for you to travel or your friends and family to visit. Our user-friendly regional airport is serviced throughout the day by Delta and American Airlines. With one short flight you're at a major airport with connections to hundreds of cities across the country...and around the world.

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