Life on the Crystal Coast:

Relocating & Moving

Relocating to the Crystal Coast full-time or long term? Learn more about life on the Crystal Coast!

Relocating to the Crystal Coast

With miles of beautiful beaches, hundreds of acres of parkland and open spaces, charming and historic Downtown scenes, and plenty of events and activities for all ages, the Crystal Coast is a vacation favorite! There's so much to do, see, and explore here, it's not hard to fall in love... and consider buying a vacation home here or even relocating to the Crystal Coast full-time!

If you're thinking of relocating to the Crystal Coast, then Linda Rike Real Estate is here to help! Take a look at some of our area information and home-buying resources, or just give us a call today!

Explore Top Communities of the Crystal Coast

Morehead City

From its bustling downtown scene of shopping, dining, nightlife, and entertainment to its miles of scenic and serene waterways, Morehead City has something for everyone to love.

Emerald Isle

Stunning white-sand beaches. Charming waterfront homes. Plenty of activities and events for all ages. A short drive to everything you want and need. Emerald Isle really does have it all.


Conveniently located between Havelock and Morehead City, the thriving community of Newport offers access to bountiful outdoor recreation, arts and entertainment, and more.

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Your Guide to the Crystal Coast

Shopping and dining. Arts and culture. Fishing and boating. Nightlife and entertainment. Beaches. Hiking and biking. Camping. Surfing. Golfing... the possibilities reallt are endless!


Get out, cast a line, and see what bites... you're likely to come up with something! Here are the best places to fish in the Crystal Coast... for every type of angler.


From paddling gentle inlets to hitting the open waters of the Atlantic, here's your guide to boating throughout the Crystal Coast!


Ready to hit the fairways, practice your swing, and putt your way to an amazing lifestyle? Here are the top golf courses on the Crystal Coast.


If you want fresh seafood, creative local eats, or just something really, really delicious, you've come to the right spot! Here's where to eat on the Crystal Coast.

Schools & Education

If you're relocating full-time, education is defintiely a major concern! Here are some of the top schools and educational opportunities in the area.

The Crystal Coast at a Glance

Getting Around

From Jacksonville, NC to Morehead City: 70 miles, about 1.5 hours
From Wilmington to Morehead City: 120 miles, about 2.5 hours
From Raleigh to Morehead City: 161 miles, about 3 hours


Population: 68,881
County: Carteret
Median Listing Price: $309,000

Home Buying and Moving Resources

Buying a home in a new place doesn't have to be overwhelming. Now that you've had a chance to explore the area area a little more, it's time to find the ideal neighborhood and the absolutely perfect home. Learn more about buying a home on the Crystal Coast, request a complimentary home-buying guide, or browse our other helpful resources.

Crystal Coast Home Buying Resources

Ready to Find Home in the Crystal Coast?

If you're thinking of relocating to the Crystal Coast, then it's time to contact Linda Rike Real Estate. We're here to help you explore the area, learn more about it's beautiful neighborhoods, find the perfect home for sale, and transition to the Crystal Coast with ease!