In the early 60’s, a neighborhood with water access was established in the Havelock area. Since having access to the water within Havelock was a rarity, Ketner Heights became a popular place to live. Crystal Lake is located at the back of the neighborhood and has direct access to the Neuse River. A good number of homes are situated around the perimeter of the neighborhood on navigable canals that lead to the river.
The home sites in the neighborhood are .5 acre and up…another reason for its popularity. The majority of the homes are of brick construction with three bedrooms. In recent years, several undeveloped lots have had new homes built on them. Scattered throughout the neighborhood are custom homes owned by long term residents of Havelock.
Monthly home expenses in Ketner Heights are less than within the city limits. The neighborhood has not been annexed and is considered an extraterritorial portion of Havelock, so there are no city taxes to pay. Water is provided by Craven County and the homes have septic systems. Power is provided by Progress Energy, one of the preferred electric companies in the area.
The atmosphere in Ketner Heights is quiet and relaxed. There are all types of families: young couples with small children, retired folks. The size and price of some of the homes make it a great area for first time home buyers. There are a few duplex units owned by investors that have a long standing rental history.
Located near the center of Havelock, Ketner Heights is close to all of Havelock’s grocery stores and all shopping opportunities. If you work in New Bern or Morehead City, the commute is less than 20 minutes–and, of course, it’s just minutes from either of the entry gates to MCAS Cherry Point.
Ketner Heights is just the place to look if you want a settled and established neighborhood with the utmost in convenience. It’s as popular now as it was when it was first developed.