Best Neighborhoods In Jacksonville, NC
Jacksonville, North Carolina is located around 30 minutes away from Camp Lejeune. This city started out as a small town to supplement the housing needs for Camp Lejeune, but over time it has grown into its own city. Jacksonville and its residents pride themselves on their patriotism and support for the military, especially since there are several military bases nearby other than Camp Lejeune.
The New River flows through the heart of Jacksonville and offers amazing views throughout the city. Residents of Jacksonville love having the ability to experience several different aspects of the city in one day. Some of the most sought-after beaches in the United States can be found within 30 minutes to an hour away including Topsail Beach, Emerald Isle Beach, and Onslow Beach. This makes it extremely easy to visit the beach for a day full of activities while not having to stay away from home for the night. There is a golf course accompanied by a golf club that residents also love to frequent for a day's worth of good golf on pristine greens. For activities that get the adrenaline pumping, residents very much enjoy going to the Big Branch Mountain Bike Park.
Located within Onslow County, the cost of living in Jacksonville is lower than most major cities in the state, which makes it a popular destination for those looking to beat the hustle and bustle of the larger cities like Raleigh and Wilmington. Many of the residents that live on base at Camp Lejeune love to use the amenities that Jacksonville has to offer such as grocery stores and retail shopping, as it is much cheaper than base supplies. The commute times throughout the city are low as well, and the city is very diverse. With lower housing prices, lowering crime rates, and the beautiful surrounding landscape, it’s hard to see why anyone would want to pass up on the opportunity to live in Jacksonville, North Carolina. There are many things that Jacksonville has to offer, such as a growing public transportation system, access to pristine beaches, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the country.
At Anchor Real Estate, we know just how important it is to find the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood. With the influx of people choosing to move here, or having to move here due to being stationed at Camp Lejeune, we have created a list of the best places to live in Jacksonville, NC to make the move a little easier on our clients. We have scoured the city for the best neighborhoods, along with everything each neighborhood has to offer its residents. Here are our picks!
At Sterling Farms, residents are able to enjoy a peaceful rural setting while also having immediate access to all the amenities of Jacksonville, NC. Residents love coming home to Sterling Farms where they can enjoy an evening walk down illuminated sidewalks, adventures in the untouched wooded areas, playing in the nearby natural streams, all while taking in the rolling natural landscape. There are a vast array of community amenities for residents of Sterling Farms to enjoy, and that includes a clubhouse with an oversized kitchen, dining room, and pool.
Sterling Farms Real Estate
The homes in Sterling Farms tend to be a mix of newer and older homes, but they all fit the charming aesthetic that Sterling Farms has to offer. From smaller single-family homes to condos and townhomes, Sterling Farms has something to offer every prospective homeowner. Many of the homes have large backyards and plenty of space between houses. This ensures that residents have privacy while still having a sense of community.
The median listing price of homes in the Sterling Farms neighborhood is approximately $249,000, which breaks down to around $148 per square foot.
Sterling Farms Education
Sterling Farms is located in the Onslow County School District.
- Morton Elementary School is located at the entrance to Sterling Farms and has a rating of 7/10.
- Hunters Creek Middle School is located 7 minutes away and has an average rating of 3/10.
- Jacksonville Commons Middle School is located 13 minutes away from the Sterling Farms neighborhood and has an average rating of 5/10.
- The White Oak High School is located just 6 minutes away and has an average rating of 5/10.
There are also a plethora of private and religious-based schools to choose from within a 15-minute drive of the Sterling Farms neighborhood.
Nearby Activities & Amenities
The Sterling Farms neighborhood has many amenities and activities for people of all walks of life to enjoy. The clubhouse is located within the community and has a large kitchen, dining room and lounge area for residents to use when they want to spend time with their neighbors, or invite friends over for a birthday party or weekend get-together. The large pool located at the clubhouse has enough room for residents of all ages to enjoy a cooling atmosphere in the summer heat.
All amenities such as grocery shopping, doctor’s offices, banks, and much more can all be found within a 10-minute drive into the downtown area of Jacksonville. All daily living amenities can be found within Jacksonville.
Northeast Creek Park is located just a short drive away and offers a disc golf course, as well as a playground and walking trails for all ages. For those who want to visit the beach, Onslow Beach is 24 minutes away, and Topsail Beach is 45 minutes away.
Travel To Nearby
- Fayetteville, NC - 94.7 miles via NC-24 W (1 hr 55 min)
- Raleigh, NC - 119.8 miles via I-40 W (1 hr 58 min)
- Camp Lejeune, NC - 17.9 miles via NC-172 (26 min)
- Maysville, NC - 15.9 miles via US-17 N (22 min)
In Jacksonville, NC, Northwoods is a well-established neighborhood known for its mature trees and ranch-style homes. Once you visit Northwoods, you will never want to leave! This wonderful neighborhood is located in the heart of the city, with direct access to everything from groceries to nightlife. Northwoods has a rich history that is almost as old as the city of Jacksonville itself and has a strong sense of community. Kids can roam the neighborhood safely, find new friends, and play in the yard without a hiccup. This neighborhood is very family-friendly and oriented.
Northwoods Real Estate
Many of the homes in Northwoods are ranch-style with anywhere from 1-4 bedrooms. This neighborhood is one of the most affordable in the vicinity of Jacksonville, with an average home price of $167,000. Homes here can be anywhere from 1,000 to 2,500 square feet.
A good majority of the homes in this neighborhood have classical characteristics that allow for a charming aesthetic. This affordable neighborhood is highly sought after by prospective homeowners.
Located within the community are two schools, with many more just a short drive away.
- Parkwood Elementary School is located within the Northwood community and has an average rating of 7/10. Northwoods Elementary School is also located within the community and has an average rating of 5/10.
- Northwoods Middle School is also located within the community and has an average rating of 4/10.
- Northwoods High School is also located within the community and has an average rating of 5/10.
- There are several private and religious-based schools located within the Northwoods neighborhood.
- Grace Classical School is located within the community and offers grades K-9.
- There is also Northwood Methodist Preschool as well as Jacksonville Christain Academy which offers grades K-12.
Nearby Activities & Amenities
Being located in the heart of Jacksonville makes it that much easier to access all the amazing activities the city has to offer. Altitude Trampoline Park is located in the neighborhood of Northwoods and offers a fun indoor activity for residents of all ages. Just outside of the neighborhood is the Zing Zumm Children’s Museum of Jacksonville which has lots of opportunities for children to learn about history, wildlife, and much more.
For outdoor activities, the Big Branch Mountain Bike Park is just a short drive away, as well as the Lynnwood Zoo. These are two amazing outdoor activity opportunities for families, couples, and retirees alike.
Bordering the Northwood neighborhood are many restaurants and grocery stores, so residents of the neighborhood do not have to travel far for simple amenities. Walgreens, Target, and Publix are all located either inside the neighborhood or along the border of the neighborhood.
Travel To Nearby
- Fayetteville, NC - 95.4 miles via NC-24 W (1 hr 56 min)
- Raleigh, NC - 118 miles via I-40 W (2 hrs)
- Camp Lejeune, NC - 19.9 miles via NC-172 (31 min)
- Maysville, NC - 16.1 miles via US-17 N (24 min)
Sewell Fields of Verona
Sewell Fields of Verona is a gorgeous neighborhood that is located very close to the New River Air Station, Stone Bay, and Topsail Beach. This neighborhood offers more space than other neighborhoods in Jacksonville and is currently still being developed by Atlantic Construction. This rural community has low HOA fees and sits right outside the city limits which means residents don’t have to pay city tax. This popular neighborhood is sure to impress any prospective homeowner looking to call Jacksonville home.
Sewell Fields Of Verona Real Estate
This newer development was started in 2009 and offers homes that are 3+ bedrooms with 2+ bathrooms. The average square footage of homes in this neighborhood is around 2,100 square feet with an average sale price of $302,000.
These homes are more modern than homes in other neighborhoods surrounding Jacksonville, as they have been more recently developed. They also have bigger lot sizes which make for a more private and quiet atmosphere.
Sewell Fields of Verona Education
There are no schools located within the neighborhood of Sewell Fields of Verona, although there are several nearby.
- Clyde Erwin Elementary School is located 17 minutes away in Jacksonville and has an average rating of 3/10.
- New Bridge Middle School is located 17 min away in Jacksonville and has an average rating of 8/10.
- Northside High School is located 23 minutes away in Jacksonville and has an average rating of 6/10.
- There are other public, private, and religious-based schools to choose from that are all within a 25-minute drive from the Sewell Fields of Verona neighborhood.
Nearby Activities & Amenities
Sewell Fields of Verona is located right outside the city of Jacksonville which makes it easier to access all the amazing outdoor activities nearby. Topsail Beach is only 40 minutes away, which makes for an amazing day at the beach.
A short drive away residents of Sewell Fields of Verona can have an amazing day on the Bear Trail Golf Course. Many residents of Jacksonville love to spend their weekends at the golf course and frequent the Bear Trail Club as well.
All daily living amenities can be found just a short drive away in Jacksonville. Grocery, retail, and beauty shopping as well as restaurants and nightlife can be found in the downtown area of Jacksonville. Residents of Sewell Fields of Verona love having the ability to enjoy the city, while still living in a rural environment.
Travel To Nearby
- Fayetteville, NC - 104 miles via NC-24 W (1 hr 54 min)
- Raleigh, NC - 126 miles via I-40 W (2 hrs)
- Camp Lejeune, NC - 27 miles via NC-172 (36 min)
- Maysville, NC - 26.4 miles via US-17 N (33 min)