Carolina Forest: Off Base Neighborhood/Subdivision

Review

"Great welcoming neighborhood"

We absolutely love this neighborhood. It is by far the neighborhood we will constantly compare possible homes we will buy or rent to. Kids are constantly playing outside in the street, everyone waves to everyone. Some streets do block parties for holidays. Best elementary school in the county! The commute to Camp Lejeune is longer due to traffic at the gate. You would hit this traffic if you lived 5 miles away or 20. The commute to New River is 15 mins. Very close to all kind of restaurants and entertainment.

Pros Cons
  1. Family friendly
  2. Safe
  3. Great School
  4. Big Homes
  1. Commute to base
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Price: $150-$250k

  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Recommended: Yes
  • Appearance: well manicured with grass cut,neighborhood pool,curbs,common areas maintained

Additional Information

  • Family Type: Married with kids
  • Current Resident: Yes
  • Residency: 3 years
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Review

"Great Neighborhood and Schools"

Planned neighborhood built during the last 8-10 years, has combination of small to large family homes, townhomes, and apartment complexes, with single family homes on the left side of Carolina Forest Blvd and the apartments and townhomes on the right side, the very popular Carolina Forest Elementary School is located at the north end of Carolina Forest Blvd, right across from the community pool and clubhouse.

Pros Cons
  1. Well maintained and less than 10 years old
  2. convenient to schools and shopping
  3. good selection of housing
  1. higher property taxes of Jacksonville NC

Local Favorites

  • Restaurants: Carolina Ale House, Ruby Tuesday's,
  • Gym / Fitness: Gold's Gym
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# Name City State Overall Rating Distance
1 WilliamsburgPlantation Jacksonville NC 1.8 mi
2 Timber Creek Jacksonville NC 3.5 mi
3 The Bluffs on The New River Jacksonville NC 4 mi
4 Country Club Estates Jacksonville NC 4.2 mi
5 Carolina Estates Jacksonville NC 5.5 mi
6 Countrywood Estates Jacksonville NC 6.5 mi
7 West River Jacksonville NC 8.7 mi
8 Wildflowers Richlands NC 9.9 mi
9 Mallard Creek Jacksonville NC 10 mi
10 Killis Hills Richlands NC 11.4 mi
11 Trailwood Hubert NC 12.1 mi
12 Hall Creek - North Swansboro NC 17.3 mi
13 Deer Park Swansboro NC 18 mi
14 River Reach Swansboro NC 18.4 mi
15 The Landing at Mill Creek Sneads Ferry NC 19.2 mi
16 Marsh Harbour Cedar Point NC 20.8 mi
17 Star Hill North Cape Carteret NC 22.3 mi
18 River Bend New Bern NC 23.5 mi
19 Evans Mill New Bern NC 26.2 mi
20 MacDonald Downs Havelock NC 28 mi
21 Stonebridge Trail Havelock NC 28.5 mi
22 Longleaf Pines New Bern NC 29.3 mi
23 WyndWater Hampstead NC 30.7 mi
24 Brandywine Morehead City NC 33.5 mi
25 Cherry Branch Havelock NC 35.6 mi
# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Carolina Forest Elementary Jacksonville NC 28546 Public K-5 8 0.3 mi
2 Jacksonville Commons Elementary Jacksonville NC 28546 Public K-5 5 1.7 mi
3 Parkwood Elementary Jacksonville NC 28540 Public K-5 5 2.6 mi
4 Northwoods Elementary Jacksonville NC 28540 Public K-5 4 2.8 mi
5 Summersill Elementary Jacksonville NC 28540 Public PK-5 5 2.9 mi
6 Clyde Erwin Elementary Jacksonville NC 28540 Public K-5 4 3.8 mi
7 Bell Fork Elementary Jacksonville NC 28540 Public K-5 6 4.2 mi
8 Stateside Elementary Jacksonville NC 28546 Public K-5 6 4.9 mi
9 Blue Creek Elementary Jacksonville NC 28540 Public K-5 5 5.3 mi
10 Tarawa Terrance Ii Elementary School Tarawa Terrace NC 28543 Public K-5 NR 5.8 mi
11 Hunters Creek Elementary Jacksonville NC 28546 Public PK-5 6 6.6 mi
12 Morton Elementary Jacksonville NC 28546 Public PK-5 5 6.7 mi
13 Meadow View Elementary Jacksonville NC 28540 Public K-5 5 6.8 mi
14 Delalio Elementary School Jacksonville NC 28540 Public PK-5 NR 7 mi
15 Heroes Elementary School Camp Lejeune NC 28547 Public K-5 NR 7.3 mi
16 Southwest Elementary Jacksonville NC 28540 Public PK-5 6 8.4 mi
17 Bitz Intermediate School Camp Lejeune NC 28547 Public 3-5 NR 8.7 mi
18 Johnson Primary School Camp Lejeune NC 28547 Public PK-2 NR 9 mi
19 Richlands Primary Richlands NC 28574 Public PK-2 NR 9 mi
20 Richlands Elementary Richlands NC 28574 Public 3-5 4 9.3 mi
21 Maysville Elementary Maysville NC 28555 Public PK-6 4 12 mi
22 Silverdale Elementary Maysville NC 28555 Public K-5 4 12.3 mi
23 Comfort Elementary Comfort NC 28522 Public PK-6 3 14.5 mi
24 Sand Ridge Elementary Hubert NC 28539 Public K-5 6 15.9 mi
25 Queens Creek Elementary Swansboro NC 28584 Public PK-5 7 16.7 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Jacksonville Commons Middle Jacksonville NC 28546 Public 6-8 4 1.9 mi
2 Northwoods Park Middle Jacksonville NC 28540 Public 6-8 3 3 mi
3 New Bridge Middle Jacksonville NC 28540 Public 6-8 7 4.2 mi
4 Southwest Middle Jacksonville NC 28540 Public 6-8 6 6 mi
5 Hunters Creek Middle Jacksonville NC 28546 Public 6-8 4 6.6 mi
6 Brewster Middle School Camp Lejeune NC 28546 Public 6-8 NR 8 mi
7 Trexler Middle Richlands NC 28574 Public 6-8 5 9.6 mi
8 Dixon Middle Holly Ridge NC 28445 Public 6-8 5 16 mi
9 Swansboro Middle Swansboro NC 28584 Public 6-8 6 16.6 mi
10 Jones Middle Trenton NC 28585 Public 7-8 8 18.1 mi
11 Beulaville Elementary Beulaville NC 28518 Public PK-8 5 21.1 mi
12 Chinquapin Elementary Chinquapin NC 28521 Public PK-8 6 22.4 mi
13 Woodington Middle Kinston NC 28504 Public 6-8 5 27.2 mi
14 H J Macdonald Middle New Bern NC 28562 Public 6-8 7 27.7 mi
15 Tucker Creek Middle Havelock NC 28532 Public 6-8 9 28.2 mi
16 Grover C Fields Middle New Bern NC 28560 Public 6-8 6 28.3 mi
17 B F Grady Elementary Albertson NC 28508 Public PK-8 3 28.9 mi
18 Broad Creek Middle School Newport NC 28570 Public 6-8 8 29.1 mi
19 Havelock Middle Havelock NC 28532 Public 6-8 7 29.6 mi
20 Charity Middle Rose Hill NC 28458 Public 6-8 4 31.3 mi
21 Newport Middle School Newport NC 28570 Public 6-8 7 31.5 mi
22 West Craven Middle New Bern NC 28562 Public 6-8 6 31.7 mi
23 Rochelle Middle Kinston NC 28501 Public 6-8 2 32.2 mi
24 Topsail Middle School Hampstead NC 28443 Public 6-8 8 32.2 mi
25 E E Smith Middle Kenansville NC 28349 Public 6-8 3 33.2 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Jacksonville High Jacksonville NC 28540 Public 9-12 5 2 mi
2 Northside High Jacksonville NC 28546 Public 9-12 6 2.1 mi
3 White Oak High Jacksonville NC 28546 Public 9-12 5 4.8 mi
4 Southwest High Jacksonville NC 28540 Public 9-12 5 5.7 mi
5 Lejeune High School Camp Lejeune NC 28547 Public 9-12 NR 8 mi
6 Richlands High Richlands NC 28574 Public 9-12 5 9.2 mi
7 Dixon High Holly Ridge NC 28445 Public 9-12 5 15.8 mi
8 Swansboro High Swansboro NC 28584 Public 9-12 6 16.7 mi
9 Jones Senior High Trenton NC 28585 Public 9-12 5 17.2 mi
10 East Duplin High Beulaville NC 28518 Public 9-12 3 22.7 mi
11 New Bern High New Bern NC 28562 Public 9-12 5 26.2 mi
12 Craven Early College High New Bern NC 28562 Public 9-12 7 27 mi
13 South Lenoir High Deep Run NC 28525 Public 9-12 4 28.3 mi
14 Early College East High School Havelock NC 28532 Public 9-12 7 29.6 mi
15 Croatan High School Newport NC 28570 Public 9-12 8 29.8 mi
16 Havelock High Havelock NC 28532 Public 9-12 5 29.9 mi
17 Lenoir Co Early College High Kinston NC 28502 Public 9-12 7 30.6 mi
18 Topsail High School Hampstead NC 28443 Public 9-12 7 32.4 mi
19 Duplin Early College High School Kenansville NC 28349 Public 9-12 5 33.1 mi
20 Wallace-Rose Hill High Teachey NC 28464 Public 9-12 3 33.2 mi
21 West Craven High Vanceboro NC 28586 Public 9-12 4 33.3 mi
22 Caswell Center Kinston NC 28504 Public n/a NR 33.5 mi
23 Pender Early College High School Burgaw NC 28425 Public 9-12 9 34.2 mi
24 Lenoir County Learning Academy Kinston NC 28504 Public PK-12 NR 34.4 mi
25 Kinston High Kinston NC 28501 Public 9-12 1 34.6 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Living Water Christian School Jacksonville NC 28540 Private K-12 NR 1.8 mi
2 Jacksonville Christian Academy Jacksonville NC 28540 Private K-12 NR 2.5 mi
3 St. Anne's Parish Day School Jacksonville NC 28540 Private K-3 NR 2.7 mi
4 Montessori Children's School Jacksonville NC 28540 Private PK-6 NR 2.8 mi
5 Shiloh Institute Of Learning Jacksonville NC 28546 Private K-4 NR 3.3 mi
6 Grace Baptist School Jacksonville NC 28540 Private K-12 NR 3.5 mi
7 Infant Of Prague Catholic School Jacksonville NC 28540 Private PK-8 NR 4 mi
8 F.A.C.T. Day Treatment School Jacksonville NC 28546 Private 6-9 NR 5 mi
9 Village Academy Jacksonville NC 28546 Private n/a NR 5 mi
10 Fellowship Christian Academy Jacksonville NC 28546 Private K-12 NR 5.9 mi
11 Onslow Christian Academy Jacksonville NC 28540 Private K-12 NR 5.9 mi
12 Cedar Fork Mennonite School Beulaville NC 28518 Private 1-10 NR 16.6 mi
13 Born Again Christian Academy Sneads Ferry NC 28460 Private 1-11 NR 19.3 mi
14 Salt And Light Academy Cedar Point NC 28584 Private n/a NR 20.4 mi
15 Champion Educational Center Beulaville NC 28518 Private 5-12 NR 21.5 mi
16 King's Academy Burgaw NC 28425 Private 5-12 NR 26 mi
17 St. Paul Catholic School New Bern NC 28562 Private PK-8 NR 27.2 mi
18 Epiphany School Of Global Studies New Bern NC 28560 Private K-12 NR 27.8 mi
19 Calvary Baptist Church School New Bern NC 28560 Private K-12 NR 28.2 mi
20 Annunciation Catholic School Havelock NC 28532 Private PK-8 NR 29.3 mi
21 Grace Christian School Newport NC 28570 Private PK-11 NR 30.5 mi
22 Gramercy Christian School Newport NC 28570 Private K-12 NR 30.7 mi
23 Newport Christian Academy Newport NC 28570 Private 1-12 NR 31.6 mi
24 New Hope Christian Academy Wallace NC 28466 Private 2-12 NR 33.5 mi
25 Bethel Christian Academy Kinston NC 28504 Private K-12 NR 35 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Z.E.C.A. School Of Arts And Technology Jacksonville NC 28540 Charter K-5 1 2.2 mi
2 Children's Village Academy Kinston NC 28501 Charter K-8 3 32.5 mi
3 Arapahoe Charter School Arapahoe NC 28510 Charter K-9 6 36.4 mi
4 Cape Lookout Marine Sci High Morehead City NC 28557 Charter 9-12 NR 40 mi
5 Tiller School Beaufort NC 28516 Charter K-5 10 44.6 mi
6 Douglass Academy Wilmington NC 28401 Charter K-2 NR 49.4 mi
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New River MCAS 6.9 mi.
Camp Lejeune 11 mi.
Stone Bay 18.7 mi.
Cherry Point MCAS 30 mi.
Coast Guard Fort Macon 42.4 mi.
Seymour Johnson AFB 48.4 mi.
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# Approved Name State Affiliation Category Cities Bases Specialties
1 MTA Approved Alexa Moore
Grifaldo Properties
NC Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker All of Onslow and Pender County: Jacksonville, Hubert, Richlands, Beulaville, Holly Ridge, Sneads Ferry, Topsail Island, Hampstead,Burgaw Camp Lejeune, New River MCAS, Stone Bay Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
2 Joe Powers
Treasure Realty
NC Civilian Real Estate Agents/ Broker Jacksonville, Camp Lejeune, Swansboro, Hubert, Midway Park, Richlands, Holly Ridge, Surf City, Sneads Ferry, Topsail Beach, North Topsail Beach Camp Lejeune, New River MCAS Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
3 Quanta Monique Edwards
Icon Realty & Management
NC Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker Raleigh & surrounding areas, Greensboro & surrounding areas, Charlotte & surrounding areas, Fayetteville & surrounding areas Fort Bragg, Seymour Johnson AFB, Cherry Point MCAS, Camp Lejeune, Camp Mackall Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
4 MTA Approved Madonna Doykos
Keller Williams Realty
NC Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Hampstead, Holly Ridge, Surf City, Topsail Island, Sneads Ferry, Rocky Point, Wilmington Camp Lejeune, Coast Guard Wilmington, Stone Bay Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
5 MTA Approved Jocelyn Hopkins
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
NC Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Onslow and Pender Counties, NC. Camp Lejeune and surrounding areas from beach to base. Jacksonville, Sneads Ferry, Holly Ridge, Richlands, Midway Park, Piney Green, North Topsail Beach, Surf City, Topsail Beach, Hampstead Camp Lejeune, Stone Bay, New River MCAS Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
6 MTA Approved Diane Gillaspie
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
NC Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Jacksonville, Richlands, Swansboro, Sneads Ferry, Hubert, Holly Ridge, Topsail Beach Camp Lejeune Buyer Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
7 Joy Jones
ERA Strother Real Estate
NC Civilian Real Estate Agents/ Broker Jacksonville, Richlands, Camp Lejeune, Maysville, Swansboro, Sneads Ferry, Hubert Camp Lejeune Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
8 MTA Approved Kira Ruck
Keller Williams
NC Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Jacksonville, Camp Lejeune, Sneads Ferry, Holly Ridge, Hubert, Swansboro, Richlands, Maysville Camp Lejeune Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
9 MTA Approved Brittany Blake
Neighborhood Homes & Realty
NC Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Jacksonville, Camp Lejeune, Richlands, Hubert, Swansboro, Sneads Ferry, Topsail Island, Stella, Surf City, Holly Ridge Camp Lejeune Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
10 MTA Approved Maureen Sidbury
Intracoastal Realty
NC Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Wilmington, Topsail Beach, Surf City, Hampstead, Jacksonville Camp Lejeune, New River MCAS, Cherry Point MCAS, Coast Guard Wilmington, Oceana NAS Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
11 MTA Approved Sheila Garcia
Century 21 American Properties
NC Former Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Jacksonville, Hubert, Swansboro, Richlands Camp Lejeune, New River MCAS Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
12 Leila Kuri
Coastal Properties
NC Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker Jacksonville, NC Cherry Point, Hubert, Richlands, Surf City, Topsail, Hampstead, WIlmington, Burgaw, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Kuri Beach, Leland, Southport Camp Lejeune, Coast Guard Wilmington, Cherry Point MCAS, New River MCAS, Camp Mackall Rental Searches,Relocation
13 MTA Approved Melissa Carter
Grifaldo Properties INC
NC Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Jacksonville Richlands Hubert Sneads ferry Swansboro Maysville Burgaw Holly Ridge Hampstead Camp Lejeune, New River MCAS, Stone Bay Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
14 MTA Approved Kacey Howell
Coldwell Banker First Realty
NC Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Jacksonville, Holly Ridge, Swansboro, Cedar Point, New Bern, Havelock, Emerald Isle, Hubert, Richlands, and more! Camp Lejeune, Cherry Point MCAS, New River MCAS, Stone Bay Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
15 Latoya Gatling
Navy Federal Credit Union
NC Veteran Mortgage Lender Any cities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky Cherry Point MCAS, Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg, Coast Guard Wilmington, Seymour Johnson AFB Relocation
16 Derek Arthur, NMLS ID #: 117800
Intercoastal Mortgage Company
NC Family Member of Service Member Mortgage Lender Surf City, Hampstead, Holly Ridge, Wilmington, Jacksonville, New Bern, Fairfax, VA Woodbridge, Ashburn, VA Centreville, VA Camp Lejeune, New River MCAS, Stone Bay, Seymour Johnson AFB, Cherry Point MCAS Buyer Agent,Relocation
17 MTA Approved Leah Schuch
Century 21 Sweyer & Associates
NC Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Jacksonville, Richlands, Sneads Ferry, Swansboro, Hubert, Holly Ridge, Hampstead, Cape Carteret, Surf City, North Topsail Beach, Beaulaville, Maysville, Maple Hill. Camp Lejeune, New River MCAS, Stone Bay Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
18 Dee Dee Uzzell
Treasure Realty
NC Civilian Real Estate Agents/ Broker Jacksonville, Richlands, Hubert, Swansboro, Sneads Ferry, N Topsail Beach, Surf City, Topsail Beach, Holly Ridge, Hampstead, Wilmington, Ogden, Porters Neck, Stella, Maysville Camp Lejeune, Stone Bay, Coast Guard Fort Macon, Coast Guard Wilmington, New River MCAS Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
19 Richard House
Century21 Zaytoun-Raines
NC Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker New Bern, Havelock, Trenton, Vanceboro, Trent Woods, River Bend, Newport Cherry Point MCAS, Camp Lejeune Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation

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