February 22, 2019

How Onslow County supports its military families

Onslow County, where The Preserve at Tidewater is located, is also home to the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. A strong military theme runs through its public spaces, dining, and shopping venues. Countless Onslow County businesses offer military discounts, and the county’s largest city, Jacksonville, honors those who gave the ultimate sacrifice with its Lejeune…

January 16, 2019

Should Your Military Family Live On-base or Off-base?

If you or your spouse is stationed at a military base such as Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC, you’ll have to choose whether you want to live on-base or off-base. If you or your spouse’s Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders mean you’re faced with that decision in the near future, here are some things…

December 14, 2018

5 Ideas for Hosting a Great New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s Eve is almost here, and if you’re planning to host a get-together—whether it’s an intimate gathering or a rollicking party—you want it to be unforgettable. New Year’s Eve is, after all, a momentous occasion where we celebrate the end of one year and set the tone for the coming year. If you have…

November 7, 2018

Give Your Thanksgiving a Southern Twist

When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, there’s very little regional variation in the dishes. You’ll feast on cranberries, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy-smothered turkey, whether you’re in New Jersey or New Orleans. But occasionally, Thanksgiving suppers in the south feature a few twists on the typical fare. And why not? We know a thing or…

October 17, 2018

Three DIY ways to fill your home with the scent of autumn

We love the climate here in southeastern North Carolina. Our proximity to water keeps the summers and winters mild but still gives us four beautiful, distinct seasons. And there’s no better way to celebrate the changing seasons outside your door than by sprucing up your home’s interior to match. As fall approaches, many folks like…

October 1, 2018

How to find your tribe after relocating

Relocating is both exciting and scary. You’ll be adjusting not only to a different geographic location, but also to a new community and social circle. Meeting people who share your interests can help you settle into your new home, but finding the time and energy to forge those friendships in the midst of a busy…

August 15, 2018

Master bedroom: Upstairs or Down?

Buying a house is one of the most significant purchases you’ll ever make, so we understand how crucial it is to make the right choice! You’re about to make some important decisions—from location to floorplan, to price—that could affect your lifestyle for years to come. Right now, we’d like to help you tackle one of…

July 16, 2018

Ward off backyard mosquitos the natural way

One of the benefits of living in our Preserve at Tidewater community is the natural beauty surrounding each home. Our neighborhood is nestled on the edge of a coastal forest, just feet away from Sneads Ferry’s peaceful marshlands. Each property’s backyard provides the ideal setting for friends and neighbors to gather for an outdoor meal…

February 21, 2018

Four gardening tips for southeastern North Carolina

Who’s ready for winter to end? That crisp, bracing air that provides a welcome relief from the balmy Carolina summer when it arrives mid-November has just about worn out its welcome by the end of February. So let’s look forward to spring, and one of our favorite springtime activities: planting that backyard garden! Whether you’ve…

January 26, 2018

Receive a Smart Home upgrade when you buy before Feb. 28

Our builders, Caviness & Cates Communities, are currently offering an incentive to buyers! Buy before Feb. 28 and you’ll get a free Smart Home Package, which includes some great technology upgrades. Click to learn more