Local Resources

Take a look at some of the great things Emerald Isle and Cape Carteret have to offer. These resources are designed to help you move and get settled, and to acquaint you with the area after your move.

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Carteret County Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
Search the MLS for homes or land.

Tax Information
Carteret Co. tax rates
First-time homeowners
Homeowner deductions information
How to report moving expenses
Selling your home

Area Information
Emerald Isle.InsiderInfo.us – The definitive resource guide to Emerald Isle and North Carolina’s central coast. Amazing details for a visitor to our coast and vital information for the full time resident.
Carteret Co. Chamber of Commerce
Carteret County Association of Realtors – The largest trade association in Carteret┬áCounty. CCAR strives for impeccable ethics adherence just as much as for great southern hospitality.
Crystal Coast Tourism – See what’s happening on the fabulous “Southern Outer Banks”.
Town of Emerald Isle – About our island town, its government, services, taxes, etc.

Carteret Co. school information – Everything you could think to ask about the county school system and then some.
NC State Dept. of Education – school reports, statistics, demographics.

Festivals and Entertainment
Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier – The last big fishing pier on the island, a real piece of history and still a great place to fish.
Emerald Isle Upcoming Events
NC Maritime Museum Shows and Events – Don’t miss great events like the Annual Wooden Boat Show in April or Gallant’s Channel Party for Blackbeard’s Revenge.
North Carolina Blueberry Festival – Held annually in June.
Silver Creek Golf Course
Star Hill Golf Course
The BIG ROCK BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT – One of the most famous and biggest money fishing tournaments in the country.
The North Carolina Seafood Festival – A wonderful family event to spend the day sampling an extensive variety of local ocean fare.

NC Aquariums
The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores – Complete re-model finished in 2007, incredible exhibits, including WWII German sub display, even a chance to go snorkeling, canoeing or kayaking.

Scuba Diving
Great Coastal Diving – Olympus Dive Center…. one of the best known wreck dive guides on the East Coast. Our waters feature some of the best dive spots in the world!

Local Weather
Local Weather – forecasts, weather patterns, radars.

Google Maps – maps, driving directions, road trip planner….

Relocation Links
National Weather – find weather info anywhere in the US.
Official City Sites – find area info sites across the world!
US State Departments of Education – see the list of all 50 states.
USPS’ Movers Guide – help for planning and executing your move.