Surrounding Towns

Cedar Point

The town of Cedar Point, home to Brass Lantern Realty, LLC, was founded on a firm belief of family and small town values. When you visit or relocate to this part of the Crystal Coast, it is evident that this town has blossomed while still holding fast to its small town roots. The economic ways of life have remained deep in agriculture and marine fisheries. You will see the same character and charm that the town intends on preserving for years to come. Enjoy the peaceful and breath-taking views of Bogue Sound, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the White Oak River in the quaint town of Cedar Point.

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Finding hills among North Carolina’s coastal towns is not easy… unless you’re in Swansboro that is! First along the beautiful White Oak River on Highway 24, between Cape Carteret and Jacksonville, Swansboro is a town with a unique hilly landscape that seems to cradle the historic buildings in its downtown district.

Visit the historic downtown waterfront for a day of antique shopping, charter fishing, kayaking and delightful dining. Or take a look at historic markers to learn about Otway Burns and other local legends. A lovely way to see this Swansboro area is to bicycle along the Swansboro Bicentennial Bike Trail, rent a kayak or just park downtown for a leisurely walk along the waterfront to enjoy great shopping.

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Morehead City

With its famous boat-to-table seafood restaurants, Morehead City is one of two state ports in North Carolina and its fishing fleet brings the waterfront to life each afternoon. Morehead City is a true demonstrator of coastal flair. It is an ever-growing community with the busy state port as its cornerstone, where military ships and freighters, from all over the world, can be seen coming and going at any time of day.

At the downtown waterfront, visitors and residents enjoy fresh seafood and other fine foods at well-known and award-winning restaurants. Art galleries, gift shops and other offerings make Morehead City a resident and visitor’s paradise. However, recent pushes to revitalize the downtown district has set an even higher horizon for the burgeoning coastal town.

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Emerald Isle

If you’re looking for a modern-day beach town with old-fashioned family values, you’ll be delighted in Emerald Isle. Located on the western end of Bogue Banks, Emerald Isle is the gateway to the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. The warm hospitality and hometown charm has helped to foster the town as a family vacation tradition for generations.

This area of Bogue Banks remained largely uninhabited until the 1950s, when it was purchased by a group of developers for what now seems like an unbelievably small amount of money. While contemplating their investment, the developers hired a consultant who was flown over the area for a visual survey. Viewing the lush green maritime forest set against the sparkling blue-green water of the Atlantic Ocean, he suggested the name “Emerald Isle.” Emerald Isle pays tribute to that Irish namesake each year with its St. Patrick’s Festival, one of the Crystal Coast’s biggest spring events.

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Home to Camp Lejeune Marine Base and New River Air Station, Jacksonville is an ever-growing community with plenty to offer a wide variety of ages. Jacksonville is buzzing with shopping attractions, restaurants and nightlife to give the “big city” feel with small town values.

With access to the water, Jacksonville provides the opportunity for residents and visitors to participate in watersports, such as boating, skiing and fishing. Jacksonville works diligently to create community, so there are always events planned for weekends and holidays for residents and visitors to enjoy all the town has to offer, while enjoying the company of others as well.

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Maysville, NC

Settled on the banks of the White Oak River, Maysville, NC lies in the heart of a vibrant region. While nearby communities have experienced tremendous growth spurred by military bases and coastal development, Maysville has retained its small town lifestyle and rural surroundings. While their setting is rural and surrounded by farm land, Mayesville also has the Croatan National Forest, Hoffman State Forest, the White Oak River and Rock Hole Quarry Lake. These resources provide a wealth of outdoor activity, from fishing and hunting, hiking and biking, to kayaking and canoeing.

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Cape Carteret, NC

Cape Carteret's prime location, mild climate, and friendly people make this town a wonderful place for families, retirees, and vacationers. Cape Carteret is located along the Intracoastal Waterway, at the foot of the Emerald Isle Bridge. Its close proximity to the Crystal Coast beaches, excellent fishing, golf courses, and many local festivals ensure that there is always something fun to do for everyone.

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Hubert, NC

Hubert runs along the Intercostal Waterway and is transverse by inlets and waterways. The weather is greatly affected by the Gulf Stream, just off the coast. They enjoy a 4-season year, without most of the ice and snow that affects inland North Carolina. Property values are on the rise due to the incredible seafood, weather, culture and its people.

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Newport, NC

Newport’s ideal location gives residents the best of both worlds. The proximity to the beach combined with the hometown, southern charm makes Newport the perfect place to raise a family. Newport includes many small towns including, Bogue, Ocean, Gales Creek and Broad Creek to name a few. Enjoy the slow-paced southern style and travel to the beach, New Bern or Jacksonville quickly.

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Beaufort, NC

North Carolina’s third oldest town offers a variety of activities to residents of all ages. Home to the original home of the pirate, Blackbeard, Beaufort provides a interesting combination of beach town fun and important history. Their culture and heritage are important assets to be cherished. Their citizens are friendly and Town staff and employees provide good, efficient services at reasonable costs.

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