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Featured Community: Hickory Run at River Trace in New Bern, NC

We know that you have high standards for the place you call home. And we don’t blame you. After all, your home isn’t just where you make memories; it’s where you go for comfort and security — today, tomorrow, and always. That’s why we’re excited to showcase our New Bern community, Hickory Run at River Trace. This cozy neighborhood is the perfect place to put down roots. 


Our Homes for Sale in New Bern, NC Are Ready for You!


Hickory Run at River Trace offers more than just a home; it’s an escape. Imagine waking up every day in a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere, surrounded by majestic North Carolina scenery, knowing there’s always something to do, see, and discover. This community is only 10 minutes from Historic Downtown New Bern, offering easy access to everything the city has to offer. 


Hickory Run at River Trace in Craven County is a great place to raise a family, with an array of attractions and amenities nearby. There’s plenty for kids to do here. New Bern and Havelock offer a variety of activities, from outdoor parks and farms to museums and exhibits, that will keep them busy and entertained. Adults will find plenty of recreation, too, from fishing in the Neuse to hiking in the Croatan National Forest, golfing on any of the many local courses to biking the East Coast Greenway.


Conveniently located just 30 minutes from MCAS Cherry Point, Hickory Run at River Trace offers a charming setting and true privacy in its new homes in New Bern, NC. The homesites have a natural common area buffer either behind or beside them so each family can create their own outdoor sanctuary. Families with children are well-served; the area is home to excellent private and public schools. This community is also located just outside the City of New Bern limits in the Brices Creek area, which means there are no city taxes. Hickory Run is just the location for a new home. 


Take your pick of beautiful houses for sale in New Bern, NC, available with luxurious features and thoughtful design. Expansive great rooms for entertaining, eat-at kitchen islands for prepping, rear-covered porches for relaxing, and much more. There are only two 3-bedroom homes for sale remaining in Hickory Run! Don’t delay if you want to live in this unique JC Jackson community. 

What To Know About New Bern, North Carolina


There are a lot of perks to living in New Bern, NC. Situated at the confluence of two rivers, The Neuse and The Trent, Downtown New Bern is the vibrant hub of eastern North Carolina. Pedestrian-friendly, it’s easy to walk to restaurants, pubs, breweries, coffee shops, shopping, boutiques, art galleries, music, theater, and waterfront parks. As the second-oldest city in the state of North Carolina, it is the historic center, too. In addition to being the birthplace of Pepsi, and the home of Tryon Palace, the colonial palace of North Carolina, four different areas of town are recognized as historic and are included in the National Register, too.


New Bern isn’t just a good place to live, it’s a great place to live! From young families to retirees, many people are flocking to this diverse, riverfront oasis. It has everything you could need for a simple, yet fulfilling life. As mentioned, the location alone lets you have the best of big-city conveniences and small-town charm. Whether you fall into the young professional, growing family, or retiree categories – or anything in between – there’s something for everyone. 


You’ll find steady employment easily; New Bern has seen the job market increase over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be steady, too. Manufacturing, healthcare, education, and hospitality are some of the strongest industries in the area. New Bern is home to numerous local hospitals and medical facilities, such as CarolinaEast Medical Center, Craven Regional Medical Center, and Vidant Medical Center. These hospitals offer primary care, specialty care, urgent care, ambulatory services, diagnostic testing and procedures. Additionally, the city has resources to ensure that residents have access to the healthcare they need. 

Speaking of resources, the Craven County Schools system prepares its students for the future workforce by providing them with the education and training they need. The city is home to numerous public and private educational opportunities as well as extracurricular activities. Educators are dedicated to giving kids a leg up in today’s competitive global economy by teaching them the technical and problem-solving abilities they’ll need to work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. And of course, for further education, there are options like North Carolina State University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and many others.


You won’t have to worry about finances when finding homes for sale in New Bern, NC. JC Jackson Homes works with trusted lenders to find a finance option that suits your situation best. Plus, New Bern is very affordable, with a cost of living index of around 83. The total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 16.4% lower than the U.S. average and 8.1% higher than the average for North Carolina. Housing is also affordable in this city, with a median home price that is less than the national average. Combined with its amazing location, the cost of living makes New Bern a very attractive place to live.

With its vibrant culture, excellent public schools, and affordable cost of living, it’s no surprise that New Bern has been ranked as one of the best places to live in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report and BestPlaces. The city offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities, plenty of opportunities for shopping along historic West Front Street, and many festivals throughout the year. With such great amenities, it’s no surprise that New Bern ranks high among other towns in North Carolina for quality of life and livability factors.


Contact JC Jackson Today!


JC Jackson Homes is proud to be here for you in your new home search. With all of the incredible highlights of living in New Bern and the charming homes for sale in New Bern, NC, you’ll be beyond happy you made the move to Hickory Run at River Trace. Connect with us for more information or to schedule a tour.  


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