October 2, 2017

5 Reasons to Move to Onslow County, NC

The Preserve at Tidewater is in Sneads Ferry, which is located in the heart of Onslow County. A small, close-knit coastal city, it’s adjacent to Jacksonville, a military town that houses Camp Lejeune. This area has a lot to offer and is growing quickly.

If you’re thinking about making the move to coastal North Carolina, it’s a great place to land. Here are just some of the many benefits of moving to Onslow County.

Warm Climate

There’s a reason so many people flee the cold, snowy north for the south when they retire. The temperature here is moderate and mild, especially in winters, and Onslow County is no different. In fact, you might even say it’s better than most, thanks coastal breezes in the summer and easy access to the Atlantic on days when it’s just a tad too hot.

Cost of Living

North Carolina has lower property taxes than states up north, and the cost of living in general is fairly low. According to US News, North Carolina ranks #18 in the country for cost of living, which is pretty great considering it’s got beaches and mountains! And, if you want to live in a brand-new living community that honors the natural world, you can snag a home at The Preserve at Tidewater. In our neighborhood, 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom houses average around $300K. You won’t find quality and beauty at that price anywhere else!

Things to Do

Do you enjoy the quiet tranquility of the natural world? Then you’ll love Onslow County for its oceans and beaches, which are perfect for rest and relaxation. Is an active lifestyle more your speed? Launch a kayak into the river or spend your weekends exploring the inlets on your standup paddleboard. Do you prefer shopping, restaurants, and a thriving nightlife? The city of Jacksonville has you covered with multiple options. No matter what you like to do, you’ll find it in Onslow.

Strong Military Presence

Thanks to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Onslow County is home to many military families and veterans. These folks have served or are currently serving their country, and bring a strong sense of patriotism and pride to the area. In addition to 43,000 stationed Marines, Camp Lejeune also employs 6,500 civilians as contractors. They’re a huge part of the local economy, creating both jobs and consumers, and we’re honored to call them our neighbors.

Great Healthcare and Education

Southeastern North Carolina provides easy access to over a dozen hospitals with access to state-of-the-art healthcare. It is also heavily influenced by colleges and universities, including the University of North Carolina Wilmington, East Carolina University, Cape Fear Community College, and Coastal Carolina Community College. Whether you’re thinking about earning a degree, have a college-age child, or simply want to enjoy the extra dose of arts and culture these institutions provide, living in Onslow County makes it easy.

Are you ready to call Onslow County your next home?

If so, the first thing you’ll need is a house, which you can find at The Preserve at Tidewater. Visit our community today and schedule a tour—we can’t wait to meet you!