“After several days exploring New Bern, it became
As an increasing number of people discover all that it has to offer,
apparent that Carolina Colours was going to be a great
the population of the Crystal Coast has grown along with its home
community and one we wanted to be a part of,” Skip says.
values—but steadily rather than explosively, as characterized by the
“We met the developer team and had confidence in their
boom-and-bust economy of recent years. Since the value of real estate
vision.” The Zimmermans loved the large, wooded homesites
in the area has appreciated gradually, never approaching unrealistic
and bought their homesite on that first visit. A hometown
levels, it is likely to continue its upward climb.
friend and architect designed their home, and they moved in
Additionally, Carteret County historically has one of the lowest
in September 2008.
property tax rates in North Carolina, and the 2009 tax rate of
Skip and Kathy enjoy golfing, walking and biking. Kathy
$.23/$100 valuation is the lowest rate of any North Carolina county.
is also indulging her love of gardening by beginning to study
The affordable prices and low tax rates, coupled with its serene
the indigenous vegetation of the Carolina Coastal Plain.
setting and wide range of activities have attracted both primary and