MCAS CHERRY POINT
Havelock, NC 28532, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Our Military

  MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT Location Havelock, North Carolina, on the Neuse River, is the home of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, which celebrated its 75th anniversary Aug. 18, 2016. The air station is just 20 miles from Atlantic beaches and about 34 miles west of Cape

Welcome

  Welcome to North Carolina! That’s how you will feel here, welcomed. Situated between the Neuse and Trent rivers, Craven County is much more than a pass-through or pit stop on the way to North Carolina’s heralded beaches less than 30 miles away. For history buffs, it’s a jackpot of

Getting To & Around

  Situated along the Atlantic Ocean, the coastal plains of Craven County are an ideal location for raising a family or a relaxing getaway. Many people traveling in the area choose to drive, enjoying the ocean views and forest backdrop of the Croatan National Forest. For those flying, there are

Housing & Real Estate

  With its rich history and cultural offerings, along with the beauty of its rivers and surrounding region, living in Craven County means having the best of both worlds: the quaintness of a Southern small town and the vitality of a community that appreciates its vibrant sense of place. In

Employment & Economy

  While it’s cherished for its historic locales, Craven County also has an eye on the future with its diverse and thriving economy. The region has industry leaders in education, health, service and manufacturing. Craven County Schools and local universities provide both learning and employment opportunities to residents. CarolinaEast Medical

Health Care

  There are many health care services in Craven County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. Craven County has one carrier —

Family Resources

  Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Craven County because they provide

Education & Academics

  For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Craven County along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in the

Living

  The local area boasts plenty of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Float down the lazy river at Lion’s Water Adventure, for instance, or tee off at one of the challenging 18-hole golf courses in the area. Don’t miss the Mumfest in downtown New Bern
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