The Crystal Coast is located in Carteret County, the fastest growing county in the state. The region consists of six geographic areas and provides a unique combination of rich historical background, a sublime natural setting and a thriving artistic community, producing an environment welcoming to residents and tourists alike.
The highlight of the Crystal Coast is its collection of pristine beaches. The coast is home to miles of sub-tropical oceanfront real estate and residents can choose from a variety of beachfront communities, including Atlantic Beach, Indian Beach, Salter Path, Beaufort, Cape Carteret, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, and Pine Knoll Shores. Beaufort and Morehead City have received a combined accolade as one of the 100 best small arts towns in America.
Recreation is plentiful and varied. Visitors can enjoy activities from combing the beaches and horseback riding to diving, fishing, swimming and snorkeling in the Atlantic Ocean. Educational institutions in Carteret County include private, public and parochial schools as well as community colleges and research centers.
The economy of the Crystal Coast is supported primarily by tourism and commercial fishing, but plenty of other employment opportunities are available as the area is home to branches of many international companies. Visitors flock to the area to visit the many galleries and exhibits. Like the rest of the state, the Crystal Coast also has a strong military presence.
The Crystal Coast truly has something for everyone, so take a few moments and explore all the communities and activities this breathtaking and beautiful area has to offer.
The communities that make up the Crystal Coast offer condominiums, townhouses and single-family detached homes in a wide variety of styles and price ranges. Condominiums in Cape Carteret, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle are priced from just under $100,000 to approximately $300,000. In Morehead City and Pine Knoll Shores, prices start at around $100,000 and range to $600,000 and more. Single-family homes from tropical cabanas and bungalows to magnificent estates are available in Cape Carteret, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle and Morehead City. Prices start at approximately $100,000 for smaller properties with ocean views, many including large decks and swimming facilities. Larger waterfront homes with piers and boating facilities are available and prices can exceed $2 million. Contemporary and ranch-style homes in Pine Knoll Shores begin in the mid-$100,000s and range up to $1 million and more for large estates with recreational amenities like boat facilities or swimming pools. Land and lots are also available for custom building.
Crystal Coast Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of June 20th, 2016: homes priced around $330,121 compared to $329,328 the previous week, for a slight increase of less than +1%. For Sunday, June 26th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.73%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 2.70%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.22%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.94%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Crystal Coast NC. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Crystal Coast to help you find the best home!