Carteret CountyOnlineVisit website - www.crystalcoasted.com Address3615 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557 Carteret County, North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks, is a water lover’s paradise. Unlock the potential of an active, outdoor lifestyle, world-class amenities and a new lease on life. Carteret County is one of the fastest growing retirement hot spots in America – and for good reason. The county’s spectacular natural beauty is evident everywhere. From the beachfront towns of Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Indian Beach and Pine Knoll Shores to historic Beaufort and the fishing mecca of Morehead City, the county offers something for every lifestyle. The county boasts exceptional health care and educational assets. Carteret Health Care is one of the top-ranked community hospitals in America, and it’s the only North Carolina hospital affiliated with the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Carteret Community College was recently ranked as the fourth-best community college in the nation, and the county is home to the Duke, UNC and NC State university marine science laboratories. Cape Lookout National Seashore and the Croatan National Forest ensure that much of the county will stay in its natural state in perpetuity. Housing prices are very affordable, and the diversity of housing options is remarkable. From bucolic bungalows and historic homes dating to the 1700s to ocean- and sound-front homes and condos, your dream home is waiting for you on the Crystal Coast.