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Morehead City Real Estate, NC – Homes for Sale

Morehead City, the gem of the Crystal Coast of North Carolina! Morehead City, the largest town in Carteret County, is located on the coast of North Carolina, enjoys a temperate climate and has ready access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! Let Gull Isle Realty help you find the perfect piece of Morehead City real estate!

Morehead City Real Estate

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,013 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,878 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,590 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,856 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.18 ac
  4. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,216 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,157 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,730 sqft
  6. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 2,613 sqft
  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,251 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,632 sqft
  8. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,408 sq ft
    Lot size: 36,154 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,761 sqft
  10. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,113 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
  11. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,320 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.32 ac
  12. 6 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,250 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,613 sqft
  13. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,996 sq ft
    Lot size: 40,510 sqft
  14. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,338 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,780 sqft
  15. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,532 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,829 sqft
  16. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,158 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,939 sqft
  17. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,454 sqft
  18. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,110 sq ft
    Lot size: 36,154 sqft
  19. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,491 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,344 sqft
  20. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,927 sqft
  21. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,773 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,602 sqft
  22. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 10,454 sqft
  23. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,750 sq ft
  24. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,128 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
  25. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,201 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,927 sqft
  26. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 31,363 sqft
  27. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,671 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,908 sqft
  28. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,371 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,374 sqft
  29. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,086 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,829 sqft
  30. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,624 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
  31. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,171 sq ft
  32. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,328 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,522 sqft
  33. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,238 sq ft
  34. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,487 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,393 sqft
  35. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,860 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,196 sqft
  36. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,240 sq ft
  37. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,644 sq ft
  38. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 18,295 sqft
  39. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,572 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,878 sqft
  40. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,009 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,037 sqft
  41. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,341 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,454 sqft
  42. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,174 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,681 sqft
  43. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 14,374 sqft
  44. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 950 sq ft
  45. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 18,730 sqft
  46. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 18,730 sqft
  47. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,347 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,859 sqft
  48. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,144 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
  49. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,694 sq ft
  50. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 30,491 sqft

See all Real estate in the city of Morehead City.
(all data current as of 7/7/2017)

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Morehead City Pre-1900

Sailboat in Morehead City North CarolinaThis area of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast was originally known as Shepherds Point, describing the peninsula of land at the intersection of the Newport River and Beaufort Inlet. Planning for the development of this area was done by John Motley Morehead, NC governor from 1841 to 1845. His vision of ‘a great commercial city’ included extending the North Carolina Railroad from Goldsboro to Shepherd’s Point.

Public sale of lots in the development area began in 1857. The railroad arrived in 1857. Further development was halted by The Civil War. The vision of Morehead City as an extensive port did not pan out in the years after the civil war ended, but the railroad allowed the local fishermen to provide fresh seafood to markets which had been too distant to reach before. A damaging storm in 1876 further hampered the development of the Morehead City port. It would be years before the port expanded from the pier and warehouse facility known as Pier #1. In the years after Pier #1 was installed, it handled mostly naval stores and salt.

In the early 1880s a replacement of the old Atlantic Hotel that had been destroyed by a hurricane was built. The Atlantic Hotel had 233 rooms and claimed to have the largest ballroom in the South. It drew the cream of the state’s society to the coast until it was destroyed by fire in 1933.

A large section of the shore of the Newport river on the north side of Morehead City was settled by persons displaced from whaling communities on Shackleford Banks destroyed by the great hurricane of 1899.

Morehead City in the 1900’s

Morehead City Real Estate, Morehead City NC 1900'sResidents of Carteret County requiring medical attention in the early 1900’s arrived by a variety of means to the doors of Dr. Ben F. Royal, Surgeon and Dr. William E. Headon, General Practitioner, who established the first hospital, Morehead City Hospital with seven beds on the second floor of a building in downtown Morehead. 1918 Dr. Royal raised $77,000 to build a 28 bed hospital on Morehead City ‘s waterfront. A dock received the many patients arriving by boat. The dock entrance was said to be often as busy as today’s emergency room entrance.

The 1920’s brought the growth of Crab Point, a part of the city east of Country Club Road and north of the 20th Street Bridge over Calico Creek. The area is named Crab Point because when tides came in crabs were trapped on the shoreline, making them an easy catch. In the early days Crab Point served as a port and had windmills for grinding grain and generating power for lumber companies.

Commercial fishing remained the primary endeavor for many Morehead City families. The railrod and the advent of refrigeration brought more distant markets within range of coastal fishermen. Primary species harvested included trout, flounder, drum, oysters, scallops, clams, menhaden, and mullet. On July 30, 1967, for a total cost of $2,137,417.74, the current facility Carteret General Hospital opened with 13 physicians and 177 employees. It was about this time that development began in many areas previously undeveloped throughout Carteret County. This development continued through the end of the century.

Morehead City Today

Morehead City TodayCurrently, Morehead City is a major port for phosphate products. It can handle shipping containers using its larger cranes. Future plans include expansion onto property owned by the Ports Authority on Radio Island .

In recent years, a large charter-fishing fleet has developed. The town has regained its commercial viability as a modern port terminal as well as a being the ‘sound-side’ of the Atlantic Beach resort trade. The waterfront area has been revitalized, and restoration of the historic train station is underway. Land and property values have increased steadily as the area continues to be ‘discovered’ in our ever smaller world. Another great reason to invest in Morehead City Real Estate!

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