The natural beauty, mild climate and historic charm of New Bern make it a desirable place for both living and working. The city offers the conveniences of urban living, while maintaining the comfort and security of a small town. Residents can enjoy award-winning schools, a regional library, a variety of shops and restaurants as well as unlimited social and cultural opportunities. With the beach only 45 minutes away, and the local airport providing connections to Charlotte and Atlanta, New Bern truly has it all.
The town was settled in 1710, making it the second oldest city in North Carolina. Home to the first state capitol, New Bern also boasts more than 150 homes and buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We are proud of our rich history and are excited to share our vibrant city with visitors and new residents. The New Bern community has a thriving economy and reasonable cost of living. Its picturesque waterfront, beautiful golf courses and preserved national forests make it an area easy to call home.
For more information about New Bern, check out the following links:
• Visit New Bern
• New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
• Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens
• New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce
• Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation
• Calendar of Events
• The Birthplace of Pepsi
• New Bern Firemen's Museum
• New Bern Historical Society
• New Bern Airport