Carolina Colours is an active, tradition-minded community, within the historical waterfront city of New Bern, NC, the State’s first capitol. Offering both natural beauty and cultural stimulation and featuring a championship golf course, Carolina Colours’s daily life is influenced by time-honored qualities of traditional living with outdoor activity a priority for residents and their families.
Sidewalks and paths connect residential neighborhoods with Brice Creek, Carolina Lake and the Towne Lawn & Park. The Activity Campus features the Pavilion (community clubhouse), the golf course and a planned complex containing the pro shop, fitness center, tennis center and pool.
Golf by William R. Love
The Carolina Colours golf course, completed in 2010, measures 7,100-plus yards from the back tees, about 5,000 yards from the front and plays to a par 72.
Designed by Bill Love, past President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects and Chairman of its Environmental Committee, the golf course responsibly preserves the intimate relationship between course, land, waterways and wildlife habitats.
Carolina Colours’ newest neighborhood is Waterleaf, an enclave of 13 homesites, nine of which front 25-acre Carolina Lake. All homesites cover more than half an acre, with most between .6 and .74 acres. Homesite prices range from the $50,000s to $159,500.
Also, approved builders have purchased lots and are selling a constructed home and lot to qualified buyers. For more details and pricing, see the Carolina Colours real estate section below.
- Homesites with forest, creek, golf, pond, lake and open settings
- Homesites priced from the $50,000s to $120,000
- Single-family homes
- Home options include
- New construction
- Custom-built and builder-spec homes available
- Homes priced from the $200,000s to $750,000
- Home options include
Centrally located within the community for all to share are the four-acre Towne Lawn Park and 25-acre Carolina Lake. The social center is the Pavilion, architecturally reminiscent of a traditional southern coastal retreat, which welcomes the natural outdoor beauty indoors for year-round activities.
Boating enthusiasts will find 330 slips available on the Trent River, plus regional waterway access to the Trent, the Neuse River, Pamlico Sound, Bogue Sound, the Intracoastal Waterway and ultimately the Atlantic Ocean.
- Completed Amenities
- 7,100-yard championship golf course by William R Love
- The Pavilion – 17,000 sf w/patios that overlook water adjoining the 9th green
- Towne Lawn, 4+ acres
- 25-acre Carolina Lake
- Sidewalks and bike lanes
- K-5 public school
- Planned Amenities
- Swim, tennis and fitness facilities
- Retail Towne Center
- Neighborhood parks
New Bern and Craven County offer a variety of cultural, educational and historical attractions, from a magnificent palace, to museums and even beautiful gardens. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
The primary attractions are the colonial Governor’s mansion, the Tryon Palace Historic Site and Gardens, and the surrounding historic district homes, some of which are open year-round. Others offer open house tours at different times during the year.
A revitalized downtown section is great for shopping, strolling or dining. The city has rebuilt its waterfront and created the new Riverfront Convention Center.
In addition, antique fairs, crafts, artisan galleries and fine arts make this a vibrant destination.
Awards & Honors
- Named a “Top 50 Best Master-Planned Community in the U.S.,” by Where to Retire, 2011
- Coastal Carolina Regional Airport, 5 minutes away
- Myrtle Beach Airport