We have started hearing more information about a new development being planned for Bridgeton, N.C. The development, known as Bridgeton Harbor, is in the works for the small town across the Neuse River from New Bern, N.C.
The developer, Jupiter USA, headquartered in Florida, has been discussing their plans in the local media for a large proposed new development. Perhaps as much as 1000 acres have been acquired to be the site of a marina, yacht club and various retail/commercial ventures . In addition perhaps as many as 800+ new residential dwelling will exist on the property when the development is finished.
Bridgeton has developed slowly in the past years relative to the brisk growth in New Bern primarily because if the old drawbridge. It was replaced in 1999. The new structure, the Neuse River Bridge was the most expensive bridge replacement project in North Carolina when it opened on September 17, 1999. This made the trip to Bridgeton/New Bern via US 17 and NC 55 much easier and only a matter of minutes. It spans the River channel allowing boat traffic to pass underneath at all times.
Several news stores came after that and improvement to NC 55 into Pamlico County has helped growth as well.
According to what we're hearing we can expect big changes in our neighbor across the River in the next few years.
If you want to know more about real estate opportunities in Bridgeton or Craven County, please contact me.