"History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future."
--Robert Penn Warrent
You get a true sense of history when you walk the downtown streets of New Bern, the 2nd oldest city in North Carolina. Our rich heritage and peaceful lifestyle has made New Bern home to more than 25,000 people. Positioned between the Neuse and Trent River, New Bern provides an ideal lifestyle for the water enthusiast and admirer. New Bern is conveniently located to more than a dozen golf courses and has attracted golfers from all over the map. Our excellent medical facilities and affordable cost of living has awarded New Bern with one of the top 10 places to retire by the Today Show. Let New Bern amaze you with all her charms and beauty when you call her home.