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Jacksonville, NC: a Phenomenal Place to Live

As the 14th largest city in North Carolina, Jacksonville offers a robust amount of amenities, employment opportunities, educational facilities, and recreational activities. More than 70,000 people call this lovely seaside city home. Jacksonville is the Onslow County seat, and has been headquarters to the United State Marine Corps' Camp Lejeune and Air Station New River since 1941. 

As far back as 1713, Jacksonville has used the headwaters of the New River as a center for naval activity. Back then, Wantland's Ferry crossed St. Johns River approximately where Metropolitan Park currently sits.

Jacksonville Jobs, Education and Activities

The United State Department of Defense is the largest employer in the area, followed by Onslow County Schools and Onslow Memorial Hospital. The Onslow County School Board operates 15 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, and 7 high schools.

There are 8 private schools and 3 magnet schools in Jacksonville. Additionally, there are 3 colleges available to residents, including Coastal Carolina Community College, Miller-Motte Technical, and Mount Olive College. 

Nationally accredited fire and police departments are only part of the responsible stewardship that Jacksonville's top-tier government provides to its citizens. Along with excellently appointed parks and recreational facilities, the city also has a superb environmental and natural resources protection policy. The town is dedicated to the preservation of the New River and its waterways. 

A Variety of Options in Jacksonville Amenities

There are 5 parks located in Jacksonville's downtown, Wilson Bay, and New River areas. Riverwalk Crossing Park and LP Willingham Park are in the historic district, and Sturgeon City Park and Wilson Bay Park are located on the Wilson Bay. Kerr Street Park is adjacent to both the historic district and the bay. 

There are many other amenities in Jacksonville, including:

  • BMX park
  • Tennis courts
  • Indoor basketball courts
  • Boat ramps 
  • Picnic areas
  • Playgrounds
  • Disc golf

Excited to Find Your Jacksonville Home?

There are many homes to choose from in Jacksonville, NC. Pick up the phone to contact Vanessa or another member of the Justice Realty Group to set up an appointment today. We come highly recommended and we're here to make every step of the home buying process a smooth and positive experience for you.

If You're Considering Selling Your Jacksonville Home...

Sometimes you need a larger home, sometimes life can take you to another town - it happens. The Justice Realty Group, always ready to assist, will list your Jacksonville home. We'll help you determine the value of your home, and we even put together a list of local properties recently sold. We're here to help and we'll provide everything you need for a painless and profitable sale!