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Overview of New Bern

New Bern, N.C., is a picturesque seaside town with more than 300 years of history. It is in an anchor in Craven County and has attracted nearly 30,000 residents. People with New Bern apartments for rent enjoy living among historic homes, flourishing gardens and quaint shopping districts.

Living in New Bern, North Carolina

New Bern is the second oldest city in the state. It was founded in 1710 by Swiss and German explorers. It is home to Brad's Drink, or Pepsi-Cola, as most people know it today. The drink was invented in 1898 at Bradham's Pharmacy in town, and residents can still enjoy the cold beverage at the Pepsi Store today.

New Bern has a mild, four-season climate and its beautiful surroundings have earned it recognition with Where to Retire Magazine and as a great vacation spot with TIME. Residents in New Bern apartments for rent enjoy three walkable, historic downtown districts and acres of public forests and lakes. Residents also enjoy close proximity to Mount Olive College, Craven Community College, Craven Medical Center and Coastal Carolina Regional Airport. The Chamber of Commerce offers many opportunities for small business owners, as well as larger businesses such as New Bern Coca Cola Bottling Co., BSH Home Appliances and Moen, Inc.

New Bern Attractions and Special Events

New Bern offers residents many water sports opportunities because it is approximately 30 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and on the confluence of the Trent and Neuse rivers. There are numerous activities for everyone from history buffs to golfers. Residents and visitors alike can take a trolley tour or go on their own to visit the New Bern Academy Museum, the Historic Downtown or the Foscue Plantation. Not only is New Bern rich with history, it also has a mysterious side, and residents can experience it on the Ghosts of New Bern walking tour. Those who are interested in cultural activities have many choices with shops such as The Art Gallery and New Bern Civic Theatre.

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