Carteret County continues to attract folks from all walks of life. Employment growth is evidenced by increased salaries and numbers of positions. Senior life is as active as desired - from fishing to golfing to volunteering. The area is a great place to work or play. The climate is mild, almost year round. There are generally less than 40 nights when the temperatures drop below freezing. The highest temperature readings are in July and August when the thermometer can reach in the high 90's.