New Bern recognized as one of best small towns for retirement in South


NEW BERN, Craven County - New Bern has received a special recognition from Southern Living magazine.

The magazine ranked the area as one of the best small towns for retirement in the South. It also listed Pinehurst/Southern Pines as another top location.

Southern Living said about New Bern: "This coastal Carolina charmer combines architecture and history with outdoors--from famed Tryon Palace to boating, golfing, and antiquing. Just don't ask for a Coke; Pepsi was born here. If you enjoy an active lifestyle and love a coastal environment, put New Bern on your list of towns to check out."

New Bern and Pinehurst/Southern Pines were listed among other cities such as Athens, Ga., Auburn, Ala., Maryville, Tenn. and Ormond Beach, Fla.

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