Jacksonville NC

Area Overview

The Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River, the largest Marine force in the world, are located in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Camp Lejeune is comprised of more than 400 miles of road and 6,500 buildings that make up the 246 square miles that support 133,568 Sailors, Marines, retirees and their families. MCAS New River is a United States Marine Corps helicopter base.

Key Attractions

On-base families at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River have many are activities surrounding Jacksonville. The Airlie Gardens, North Carolina Aquarium, Onslow County Museum, and Hammocks Beach State Park are just naming a few of the many attractions that make Jacksonville an excellent place to call home.


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Public & DoDDS Schools

There are two school systems in Jacksonville, NC that are available to residents of both Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River:

Colleges and Universities

There are six on-base programs at Camp Lejeune. Accredited colleges and universities involved in these programs are:

There are also six college and university campuses within 60 miles of Camp Lejuene and MCAS New River.


On-Base Housing

Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River share 4,348 housing units. These properties are maintained by Military Housing and have been recently renovated. For more information click to visit the Military Housing Website.

Off-base Housing

Home to both Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River, Jacksonville, NC has a large military presence. The involvement of Jacksonville's citizen in the government earned Jacksonville, NC an All American City award. The average sale price of a military home for sale in Jacksonville, NC is $164,611.


A VA Loan provides many opportunities to get more out of your home investment. For instance, it is easier to qualify for VA loan than a conventional loan and in many instances there is no down payment needed. If you choose to go with off base housing check out VA Loan options in Jacksonville, NC.

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