To the South, Topsail Island with its unique Military History has a relaxing lack of commercialization, and was the filming location for the popular Nicholas Sparks movie, Nights in Rodanthe. Further to the North is Emerald Isle, which is the southernmost town on the 23 mile Barrier Island of Bogue Banks. Originally settled by English colonists, this Beautiful Island town just celebrated its 50th year of Incorporation, and maintains a relaxed, yet upbeat atmosphere. The Bogue Banks Island ends with Atlantic Beach at the Northern Tip, which is home to Historic Fort Macon, where it said that the ghosts of Civil War Soldiers still guard the entrance to Beaufort Inlet to this day.
Housing Rentals Off Base for Marine Corps Lejeune
The BAH Basic Allowance for Housing Camp Lejeune is zip 28452. The closest major town is Jacksonville, NC. If you plan on moving off base, know that the wait to get on the base at the main gate in the mornings is very slow; delays can be 30 minutes to an hour. Keep in mind the other gates on the base and potentially moving to another part of town where you can get on and off base easier. Swansboro is a highly recommended town to live off base at.
Military Housing for Camp Lejeune and New River
Atlantic Marine Corps Communities is contracted to running all the base housing on Lejeune. Click here for waiting list, floor plans, and photo tours. Of course living on base always has its own set of problems, which are consistent with every other base in the Marine Corps.
Heroes Manner: Currently under construction. Click to see pictures of housing.
Tarawa Terrace I and II: E1-E5. The largest community housing on base with brand new housing built in 2006. Featuring two, three and four bedroom homes 1200+ square feet, screened in porches, private backyard and two car garages. A brand new community center features a fitness center, playroom for children, computer lab, kitchen and meeting room. Click to see pictures of housing.
Midway Park: E1-E5. Several options of homes available. Single family, duplex, and town home style homes. The newer homes are two bedroom homes at approximately 1,180 square feet, a one car garage and may be one or two story. The older homes are currently being demolished and rebuilt. The first wave of new homes is already complete. New homes will feature three and four bedroom town homes greater than 1800+ square feet and a screened in porch. Click to see pictures of housing.
Watkins Village: E1-E9. Connected homes townhouse style featuring four bedrooms. A brand new community center features 24/7 fitness center, media and gaming center and meeting room.
Berkeley Manor: E6-E9. Close to schools and other base amenities. Featuring three and four bedroom single family homes with private yard and carport. Currently undergoing renovations to add screened in porches and two car garages until 2011. A brand new community center has been built as well.
Knox Cove: E8-E9. Brand new single family homes in a small 80 home community. These homes feature two car garages with 2,150 approximate square feet. They are currently building playgrounds, walking trails and more.
Paradise Point: CWO1-O3, O1-O3, O3-O5. This is the primary officer’s housing area consisting of approximately 500 homes. These homes feature three and four bedroom homes.
Capeheart Styles: Featuring 123 single family homes that were renovated in 2006.
Cottage Homes: Featuring 100 homes for company grade officers currently under renovation. Expected completion date is early 2009.
Cape Cod Homes: Single floor and two story floorplans. Renovations began in 2009.
Hospital Point: CWO1-O3, O1-O3. Riverfront homes specifically designed for O3 officers.
Courthouse Bay: O3-O5. Riverfront community for field grade officers near the Sneads Ferry gate. Homes are three bedrooms with their own mother-in-law suite with private bath.