Moving To Morehead City NC? Things You Should Know Guide

If you’re moving to the Morehead City NC (MHC) local area, we hope you’ll be able to use this article to find useful information and consider it a guide when learning to navigate the town.

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Morehead City is the largest municipality within Carteret County NC, but Beaufort is the county seat.

This town is located in the center of the county with Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, and Newport as border communities.

The zip code is 28557 and located in the 252 area code.

Schools include Morehead City Primary (Country Club Road) for grades kindergarten through 3rd grade, MHC Elementary School at Camp Glenn (Arendell St) for grades 4th and 5th, MHC Middle School (Barbour Rd) for grades 6th, 7th, and 8th, and West Carteret High School (Country Club Rd) for grades 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th.

This town is home to the NC Seafood Festival (October) and Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament (June), as well as many other smaller festivals and events throughtout the year.

You should know the major streets Arendell St (Highway 70) and Bridges St which run parallel to each other for much of the town. 20th St connects Bridges St with Crab Point. Evans St runs from the visitors center to downtown near the sound. Country Club Road runs from West Carteret High School to the haystacks in Crab Point. Business Dr connects Bridges St Extension with Wildwood.

Uptown, which is west of the intersection of Highway 24 and Highway 70, is where most national brands and shopping is located, with the downtown area containing many locally owned restaurants (waterfront), shops, and is the entertainment epicenter of the town.

If you’re moving to Morehead City NC, generally you’ll find that housing prices are a bit higher than the bordering smaller communities of Beaufort and Newport, but lower than Atlantic Beach which is located on Bogue Banks (Island).

The bridge which connects MHC with Atlantic Beach is called the Causeway Bridge.

The train tracks running from Newport to the port is operational.

The largest employer is Carteret County Schools, Walmart, and Carteret Health Care hospital.

Population estimates is 9,619 with an 11.8% increase from 2010. The median income is $42,985 with roughly 16% living in poverty.

If you’re moving to Morehead City NC you should know that the area is very much a tourist destination and the population grows significantly during the months of May through September, along with traffic.

Major bodies of water include Bogue Sound (the sound), Newport River, and Calico Creek.

Town hall, and the police department are located at the corner of Bridges Extension and 12th St.

Major Parks include Swinson Park off Country Club Rd, Shevans Parks located on Evans St, and Rotary Park located on Mayberry Loop Rd.

The Morehead City Marlins is a semi-professional baseball team which plays at Big Rock Stadium and is adjacent to Rotary Park.

The NC Division Motor Vehicles is located on Highway 70 East near the border of Newport.

This guide should help you get started, but if you’re moving to this local area please use the form to ask questions, or to send us information which needs to be in this article.

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