Onslow County is one of the oldest and largest coastal counties in North Carolina. It is a diverse county, sporting a landscape of sandy beaches, thick forests, beautiful rivers and historic farmlands.
Onslow County’s economy is largely driven by its military presence and supported strongly by tourism, retail sales, and service and healthcare industries. Towns in Onslow County include Jacksonville, Richlands, Sneads Ferry, Holly Ridge, Huberts, Swansboro, North Topsail Beach and part of Maysville.
Ranked as one of the safest cities in North Carolina and named by Business Week Magazine as the best city in North Carolina to raise kids, Jacksonville NC is the commercial center of Onslow County and is also home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station New River, Camp Johnson and Camp Geiger. As you can see, Jacksonville is a military friendly town. Camp Lejeune covers over 150,000 acres and has become a stable economic force for Onslow County. Jacksonville is divided into five areas:
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Subdivisions include: Acorn Forest, Acorn Hollow, Aldersgate, Brynn Marr, Brynn Marr @ Marsh Oak, Bay Meadow, Bayshore, Bell Fork Homes, Branchwood, Branchwood Townhouse, Brook Valley, Brynnwood Townhouse, Burcham, Cardinal Village, Chaney Heights, College Park, Cornerstone Village, Cottage Cove, Country Club, Carolina Forest, College Park Townhouses, Commons, Doris Place, Eastgate, Elizabeth Park, Evansbrook, Forest Grove, Forest Hills, Foxhorn Village, Hammonds Creek, Heritage Square, Houston Heights, Lakeview Park, Laguna Bay, Lakewood, Long Acres, Marlin Pines, N’Side Biltmore, New River Homes, Northwoods, Northwoods Park, Oak Grove, Osprey Pointe, Overbrook, Palmetto Park, Parkwood Estates, Pease Manor, Pinewood Downs, Riverwalk Land, Sabiston Height, Sharon Hills, Sherwood Forest, Sunset Acres, The Gables, Twinwood, Williams Farm, Williamsburg Plantations, Village Cedars, Willow Woods, Woodlands, OTHER, and NONE Subdivision.
Piney Green – Jacksonville, NC
Listed below are neighborhoods located near or off of Piney Green Road. Piney Green Road is a 6.5 mile road that ends at Camp Lejeune side gate. Currently Piney Green Road is a two-lane road but there is a plan from the NC Department of Transportation to turn it into a four-lane road. If you want to live close to all major shopping including the Jacksonville Mall, dining, Onslow Memorial Hospital, Coastal Carolina Community College and quick access to Camp Lejeune via a side gate, but don’t want to pay city property taxes, this is the area for you. Neighborhoods here are approximately 2 to 6 miles to Camp Lejeune’s front gate and less than 10 miles to MCAS New River’s front gate. It is located just outside the Jacksonville city limit and the 2010 -2011 county tax rate is $.585 per $1,000.
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Sudivisions include: Aragona Village, Birchwood Park, Brookstone, Carolina Century, Coles Farm, Colonial Hills, Fox Run, Horescreek Farms, Hickory Grove, Highland Forest, Hunters Creek “Old”, Hunters Creek “New”, Marshall Farm, Montclair, Oakwoods, Regalwood, Sterling Farms, Trinity Crossing, Walnut Creek, White Oak Duplexes, White Oak Estate, White Oak River Plantation, Windsor Manor, OTHER, and NONE Subdivision.
Southwest – Jacksonville, NC
Listed below are neighorhoods located off of Hwy 17 heading toward Sneads Ferry and Wilmington. Homes here have no city taxes and are approximately 3 to 6 miles to MCAS New River’s front gate and 10 to 15 miles to Camp Lejeune’s front gate. These homes are located just outside the Jacksonville city limit and the 2010 -2011 county tax rate is $.585 per $1,000.
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Subdivisions include: Aberdeen Acres, Beachtree Hollow, Blue Creek Farms, Beaver Creek, Courtney Pines, Dawson Place, Dogwood Ridge, Fieldstone at Haws Run, Gentry Acres, Hall Effect Acres, Hunters Ridge, Kanton Ridge, Kanton Hills, Liberty Hills, Magnolia Grove, Mallard Creek, Paradise Park, Parkview Acres, Plum Point, Porters Ridge, Raynor Country Estates, Rockford Forest, Sewell Fields at Verona, South Creek, Southwest Commons, Southwest Plantation, Springdale Acre, Springdale Villas, Stoney Creek, Strawberry Fields, Sugar Spring, Summerfield Acre, Surrey Downs, The Villa at Jacksonv Court, Thompson Farms, West River, Willow Run, OTHER, and NONE Subdivision.
Northwest – Jacksonville, NC
Listed below are neighborhoods located northwest of Jacksonville going towards Richlands. Homes here are approximately 15 to 20 miles to both Camp Lejeune’s front gate and MCAS New River’s front with no city taxes. These homes are located just outside the Jacksonville city limit and the 2010 -2011 county tax rate is $.585 per $1,000.
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Subdivisions include: Bishop Ridge, Blue Creek Estates, Blue Creek Farms, Blue Creek Park, Bradham Place, Bryan Farms, Camellia Creek, Carriage Hills, Chanda’s Ridge, Duffy Field Place, Emmanuel Estates, Falcon Crest, Forbes Estates, Gateway, Greencrest, Greystone, Hinson Farms, Kenwood, Ketchum Heights, Liberty Tree Crsg, Live Oak Estate, Mor Ray Estates, Moss Creek, Pine Forest Acres, Shetland Farms, Stillwood, Woodbury Farm, OTHER, and NONE Subdivision.
Northern – Jacksonville, NC
Listed below are neighborhoods located north of Jacksonville going towards Richlands. Homes here are approximately 15 to 20 miles to both Camp Lejeune’s front gate and MCAS New River’s front with no city taxes. These homes are located just outside the Jacksonville city limit and the 2010 -2011 county tax rate is $.585 per $1,000.
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Subdivisions include: Beechtree Hills, Big Oak Estates, Briarneck Landing, Bridlewood, Carolina Plantations, Cedar Creek, Crescent Ridge, Dawn Court Properties, Deerfield, Forest Grove, Greenbriar, Edgewood Park, Half Moon Heights, Harvest Ridge, Hinson Farms, Holly Grove of Rock Creek. Homesteads, Lauradale, Magnolia Garden, Magnolia Park, Maynard Manor, McArthur Heights, Mill Pond Village, Morton Manor, Oak Ridge, Oakhurst River Estates, Planters Ridge, Quaker Bridge, Raintree, River Bluff, Rock Creek, Shamrock Village, Summersill Estate, The Bluffs at New River, The Gardens, Timber Creek, Westgate, Winchester Estates, OTHER, and NONE Subdivision.
Richlands is a farming community with a small-town charm. You will see crops of tobacco, corn and cotton. Every September on Farmer’s Day, the townpeople get together and celebrate the harvest. It is also known for its annual crafts fair and antique auto shows in November. If you want to live away from Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River but still be able to commute to the bases approximately 40 minutes or less, Richlands is for you. Coming soon is Camp Lejeune 5th gate (scheduled to open in 2014) which will give residents in Richlands quicker commute to Camp Lejeune’s front gate.
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Subdivisions include: Acorn Ridge, Ashbury Park, Bennett Farm, Big Oak Estates, Brookhaven, Camellia Creek, Catherines Cros, Cavern Creek Farm, Chappell Creek Estates, Cherrybrooke, Cherry Grove, Cherrywoods, Comfort Acres, Coral Ridge, Core Estates, Country Acres, Cow Horn Village, Dalton Estates, Danny Baysden, Duffy Field, Forbes Village, Fox Crossing, Genny Pond Circle, Grassy Meadow, Heritage Village, Hill Farms, Jenkins Creek, Killis Hills, Kingswood, Lewis Village, Maidstone Park, Meadow Farms, Meadow Oaks, Mills Cottage, Simpson’s Crossing, Sunny Point, Tallman Acres, The Cottages at Petersburg, The Lands, Trifield Estate, Hill Farms, Killis Hills, TriField Estate, Turkey Ridge, Turner Farms, Walnut Hills, Wildflowers, Willow Spring Lakes, OTHER, and NONE Subdivision.
Hubert is a very small town with no city taxes and next door to historical Swansboro where a variety of restaurants, shops and other businesses can be found. There is also a public boat ramp allowing access to the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). Hubert is close to Onlsow Beach which is aboard Camp Lejeune, Hammocks Beach State Park and other beaches at Emerald Isle. One of the main attractions for Hubert is its proximity to Camp Lejeune’s back gate on Hwy 172. This can cut commuting time to Camp Lejuene and Court House Bay tremendously.
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Subdivisions include: Bell Ridge, Blue Haven, Bohicket Landing, Cinnamon Creek, Creeker Town South, Crown Point, Cypress Bend, Eastport, Eastwood MHP, Foxden, Foxlair, Foxtrace, Glencroft, Goose Creek, Hickory Bluffs, Highlands at Queens Creek, Hogan’s Landing, Huntington Marsh, Huntington Woods, Ivy Ridge, Jack’s Branch, Jumping Run Creek, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Queens Creek, Logans Landing, Mill Bridge Estate, Mill Ridge, Old Huntington Wood, Ole Mill Village, Peninsula Manor, Pine Ridge Estate, Quail Creek, Quail Haven, Quail Point, Quail Roost, Queens Creek, Raymond’s Landing at Bear Creek, Riggsfield, Rogers Farm, Timber Ridge, Trailwood, Vista Cay Village, Waters Edge, Whisphering Pines, Woods Edge, OTHER, and NONE Subdivision.
Swansboro, better known as the “Friendly City by the Sea”, is a charming, seaside community. It is adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and White Oak River. Swansboro historic, waterfront downtown offers dining, antique shops, arts and crafts stores. In October the town comes alive with the sights and sounds of the annual Mullet Festival. It is the home of Hammocks Beach State Park, a largely unspoiled area, including Bear Island, which can only be reached by ferry or private boat.
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Subdivisions includes: Barbours Point, Berger/Holland, Bluewater Cove, Carter, Charleston Park, Coldwater Creek, Creekside Woods, Deer Run, Edgewater, Forestbrook , Foster Creek, Halls Creek North, Halls Creek Hammocks, Hidden Bay, Hurst Harbor North, Oyster Bay, Pickett Bay, Pirates Cove, Plantation Estate, Queens Harbor, River Reach, Silver Creek, Swannsborough Acres, Swansboro Heights, The Hammocks at Port Swansboro, The Villages at Swansboro, White Horse Ridge, White Oak Cross, Williamsport, OTHER, and NONE Subdivision.
Sneads Ferry, NC
Sneads Ferry, known for its annual Shrimp Festival, is an quaint seafood village and located along the New River just south of Camp Lejeune and on the mainland side of the intracoastal waterway near North Topsail Beach. If you enjoy living near the water where natural beauty meets small town charm, this is the place for you. Sneads Ferry is one of the towns adjacent to Camp Lejeune which residents enjoy a quick commute to Camp Lejeune and Stone Bay using the Sneads Ferry back gate on Hwy 172.
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Subdivisions include: Charles R Hoffman, Chadwick Acres, Chadwick Shores, Creeks Edge, Escoba Bay, Everetts Creek Estates, Justice Farm, Golden Acres, Grantwood, Hill Place, Live Oak Cove, Mainlander Estate, Mimosa Bay, North Shore Country Club, Old Millstone Landing, Old Settlers, Pelican Point, Peggy’s Cove, Sandhill, Sea Bird Estate, Sea Pines North Shore, Seahaven Beach, Stonebay Plantation, The Landing @ Mill Creek, Villa Capriani, Whitewood Villa, Wildroost, OTHER, and NONE Subdivision.
Holly Ridge, NC
Holly Ridge is a small town on Hwy 17 going toward Wilmington. It was home of Camp Davis which once tested missiles, but now it only has airstrip for practice. This town was also once considered as a possible site for the U.S Space Program but the missile project that evolved into the space program moved to Florida.
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Subdivisions include: Carolina East, Davis Fields, Emerald Cove, Holly Hills, Kings Harbor, Manchester Estate, Neighborhoods of Holly Ridge, Pine Ridge Townhomes, Royal Palms, Sage’s Ridge, Sholar Estates, OTHER, and NONE Subdivision.
Maysville is a small town that is located between Jacksonville and New Bern.
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Subdivisions include: Azalea Acres, Cross Creek, Depot Village, Evan’s Crossing, Mills Farm, Palo Alto Crossing, Rivers Edge, Spring Hill, Stallions Run, White Oak River Plantation, Williams Branch North, Williams Branch Village, OTHER. and NONE Subdivision.
These neighborhoods are located just outside of Richlands and approximately 28 miles to Camp Lejeune and 23 miles to MCAS New River.
Topsail Beach North, NC
Topsail Beach North is located on Stump Sound in Onslow County. The northern most tip of North Topsail Beach, where New River meets the ocean, is a popular spot for fishing. The town also has one fishing pier and three beach accesses.
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Subdivisions includes: Bermuda Landing, North Topsail Shores, Sea Haven Beach, Shipwatch Villas, St. Regis Resort, Topsail Reef, Topsail Shores, Villa Capriani, Village of Stump Sound, and NONE Subdivision.
Carteret County, next door to Onslow County, represents 1,341 square mile including land and water of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. The salty breeze, quaint towns, and beautiful beaches attracts visitors from all over the world. The major attractions are the NC Aquarium, Fort Macon State Park (a Civil War fort), The NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort (for those interested in historical shipwrecks along the NC coast), and Cape Lookout Lighthouse.