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The Towns and Communities of North Carolina's Crystal Coast

Location, Location, Location - one of the most well known rules of Carteret County real estate! If you are new to or unfamiliar with certain areas of The Crystal Coast, you will find the "Our Coast" section especially useful. Written by our local real estate agents who live and work here, these overviews will provide you with some insight into the diversity of locations and lifestyles found here on North Carolina’s coast. We encourage you to come, visit, and experience for yourself all that this unique coastline has to offer! While here, please feel free to contact us for more detailed information on the area that best suits your lifestyle!

The Island

Atlantic Beach NC Area Information

Atlantic Beach

From beach condos, to secluded coastal living, find your perfect Atlantic Beach, NC beach home today.

Pine Knoll Shores NC Area Information

Pine Knoll Shores

Two choices: soundside living or oceanside living. Pine Knoll Shores truly has everything for the water lover.

Salter Path & Indian Beach, NC Area Information

Salter Path

Unincorporated with open beaches for miles. Discover the beauty of coastal living in Salter Path today.

Salter Path & Indian Beach Area Information

Indian Beach

A true hidden gem among the other island communities, Indian Beach is known for it's secluded areas and beautiful beaches.


Emerald Isle, NC Area Information

Emerald Isle

Beautiful water, and easy access to some of the best dining and entertainment make Emerald Isle a paradise.

The Mainland

Morehead City NC Area Information

Morehead City

An iconic coastal town with access to most major waterways, Morehead City has something for everyone.

Beaufort, NC Area Information


Loaded in coastal folklore, history and unique living, find your perfect place to call home in Beafuort.

Down East, NC Area Information

Down East

An area with heritage that runs as deep as the water that surrounds it, experience the beauty and tranquility of Down East.

Newport, NC Area Information


Close-nit and vibrant, Newport spans the intracoastal and mainland providing all types of coastal living opportunities.

Cape Carteret, NC Area Information

Cape Carteret

As the mainland town to Emerald Isle, Cape Carteret provides easy access to some of the best of Crystal Coast living.

Swansboro & Jacksonville Area Information

Swansboro & Jacksonville

From Swansboro's quant hometown appeal to Jacksonville's city-like vibe, there's homes here to fit anyone's needs.

Havelock, New Bern & Cherry Point, NC Area Information

Havelock, New Bern & Cherry Point

These western towns provide access to beautiful riverfront living or secluded residential lifestyle. Find your perfect home today.