New Bern, NC is located in Craven County at the confluence of the Trent River and the Neuse River. This beautiful area offers many homes and lots with water view or waterfront. This area is easy to get around in and has many things to offer and to do. The downtown area has a big park with a playground and seating and picnic tables for enjoying all the sights of the water and a boardwalk along the waters edge. There are many shops, restaurants, bars, homes, condos and apartments in the downtown area and on the waterfront. New Bern was settled in 1710 by the Swiss and Palatine German immigrants and is the second oldest European-American colonial town in North Carolina. At one time New Bern was the capital of North Carolina. After the American Revolution, New Bern acquired wealth and a rich cultural life. It was even nicknamed “the Athens of the South,” being known for the Masonic Temple and Athens Theater, which are both still being very active today. New Bern is home of The Tryon Palace complex that includes a replica of the state’s 1st capitol, historic homes, gardens and the NC History Center. New Bern is also the birthplace of Pepsi and the drugstore where the drink was invented in the 1890’s. There is also the New Bern’s Firemen’s Museum which highlights the Great Fire of 1922. Croatan National Forest has estuaries and diverse wildlife in this area. The state flower is the Crepe Myrtle and the historic area has over 2000 of these for you to enjoy. Besides all the shops in the downtown area there is a mall, WalMart, Lowes, Target, many grocery stores, gas stations, pet stores, churches, banks, restaurants and all other needed amenities. There are also many hotels and bed breakfast in this area. All of your medical needs can be meet here along with a great hospital. The water here is good for all kinds of boating and water sports, fishing, swimming, kayaking, sailing and just relaxing and looking at the water. From New Bern, you can be on the Atlantic Ocean in approximately 50 minutes to enjoy beach life and all it has to offer. Havelock is only 20 miles from this area, and is the home of MCAS Cherry Point.
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