New Bern

2015-4

new bern THE PLACE WHERE TWO RIVERS MEET By Amanda Dagnino Built at the joining point of the Trent and Neuse rivers, New Bern is a wonderful tapestry of history, culture and modern convenience. South of Highway 70, visitors will find the routine collection of major chains, including an indoor mall and variety of restaurants. It’s north of the highway, however, in the heart of the city’s historic downtown, where New Bern shows its colors. The rivers cradle the downtown historic district creating waterfront property on the north, south and east sides of town and providing grand views from some of New Bern’s most prestigious neighborhoods. Named New Bern after the Swiss city of Berne by the immigrants who founded it in 1710, the former shipping port’s rich history is illustrated in its eclectic architecture, a visual timeline of the ages the city has seen. Home to one of the largest collections of Federal construction in the state, the cityscape is also peppered with Georgian, Greek Revival and Victorian designs as well. The residential neighborhood streets near downtown New Bern make for a great leisurely stroll. 24 WBM april 2015 PHOTOS COURTESY OF NEW BERN CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU


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