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Cape Carteret NC – Local Town Information, Government, And County Discussions

Local information and discussions for visitors and residents of Cape Carteret NC focusing on town government, elections, travel and tourism, growth and development, recreational activities, mayor and commissioners meetings, and things to do and see when traveling to this community. Readers are encouraged to use the discussion form below to engage us and other readers on information and news happening now in this community.

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Town Data And Demographics

This town in Carteret County NC is located in the western part of the county with bordering towns being Cedar Point, Bogue, Peletier, and Emerald Isle. Two major highways in this community are Highway 24 which runs east to west, and Highway 58 which runs north to south. Major bodies of water in this community include Bogue Sound, the Atlantic Ocean, and the White Oak River. Another important landmark near the area includes the Croatan National Forest which is accessible along Highway 24 and Highway 58.

This community does have a self-contained functional town government consisting of a mayor, commissioners, and various board members. This community does have a police department which receives assistance from the Carteret County Sheriff’s Department and state police. Fire, rescue, and EMS services are handled by the Western Carteret Fire And EMS.

Cape Carteret NC is roughly 2.61 square miles in area with a population around 1300 people. This town is located in the 252 area code and has the zip code 28584.

This community has a good mixture of residential homes and commercial businesses largely centered around shopping, convenience stores, restaurants, gas stations, and retail stores. This community is frequently traveled by people driving to Swansboro in Onslow County, by people traveling to Emerald Isle from western parts of Carteret County NC, and by people traveling to Jones County along Highway 58 towards Maysville NC.

The Star Hill Golf Course and Club is located in this town.

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Resident And Travel Discussions

Considering Bogue Sound, the White Oak River, and the Croatan National Forest, what are some recommended recreational activities centered on nature trails, boating, sailing, hiking, kayaking, and canoeing near this community?

Are there any protected wildlife refuges and nature viewing areas visitors can see while on vacation?

What are some recommended motels and hotels in Cape Carteret NC? Where are they located, and what rates are consistent?

Is the Star Hill Golf Course open to the public or is this a private golf course?

What is traffic like in the community during the busy tourism season versus off-season? What is the speed limits on Highway 24 and Highway 58?

What are the names of some national brand and locally owned businesses that focus on dining, shopping, and retail?

Are there any kids parks in this area for recreation?

What is the average cost to own a home, other property, or land in this community? Do you foresee residential home construction and new business startups in this town as the Interstate 42 project nears completion?

What Carteret County NC schools are located in this coastal community?

What are some historical landmarks or other landmarks we missed in this article?

Considering town government, the mayor, commissioners, and various boards, what are some issues that frequently come up involving schools, infrastructure, new growth and development, land use, stormwater, and other needs of this community?

What questions do you have, or new information to offer, as it relates to Cape Carteret NC and surrounding locations within the county?

Michael Sharp

Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

One thought on “Cape Carteret NC – Local Town Information, Government, And County Discussions

  • November 6, 2020 at 12:32 am

    During the 2020 elections, voters were asked if they supported a $1.2 million dollar trail bond referendum and this was defeated 756 to 712. The referendum would’ve raised money for a trail near Taylor Notion Road through increased property taxes.


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