Places to explore at Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg, North Carolina, has plenty of excitement and community to make relocation easy and enjoyable.

The Fort Bragg Army installation, located just to the north of Fayetteville, North Carolina, is the largest military base in the world. Relocating to this area is a great opportunity for military families, as they are joining a large community of new friends and neighbors who understand their lifestyles and can offer immense support and camaraderie. 

The Corvias team is also here to help you acclimate to your new home. We've compiled this list of location information and our local staff's favorite things to see and do in the area. The beautiful North Carolina landscape and the centralized location of the base means there are plenty of fun and engaging activities to entertain anyone in your family, no matter what their tastes and interests are. Enjoy going out and getting to know your new community and all the great adventures it has to offer.

"The Fort Bragg school district contains nine schools."

Relocation to Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg sits in a great location in south-central North Carolina. Nearly any kind of setting can be enjoyed with just a few hours drive, from the mountains in the west to the ocean in the east. Spectacular natural waterways from lakes to rivers make for perfect fishing, swimming or water sport locations. 

This site also has plenty to offer weather-wise as well. Far north enough to still experience diverse seasons, but southern enough to avoid months of being buried by snow, the area sees summertime highs in the 90s and average daytime temperatures in the low 50s for the winters. 

The installation has several educational options for school-aged children. The Fort Bragg school district contains nine schools, including five elementary schools and three middle schools. Several schools in Fayetteville, including the Cumberland International Early College High School and Long Hill Elementary, scored 9s out of 10 on the GreatSchools ranking list. 

On-base housing provided by Corvias Military Living offers a number of different home styles to fit your family's needs. Community resources and included amenities allow you to make a smooth transition to your new neighborhood and easily adapt to your new home. 

Fun Facts About the Fort Bragg Area

  • More than 50,000 active duty military members are stationed at Fort Bragg.
  • The base has been active since 1918.
  • Fort Bragg was named after General Braxton Bragg, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. 
  • North Carolina ratified the U.S. Constitution in Fayetteville in 1789.
  • Time magazine named Fayetteville "America's Most Pro-Military Town" in 2008.

Staff Recommendations
Whether you like art, history, nature or adventure, you'll find anything you love to do when you move to North Carolina. 

"Golfers have plenty of courses to choose from."

Golfers have plenty of courses to choose from. Pinehurst Resort  has nine different courses to choose from, as well as an onsite spa, multiple hotel accommodations and fantastic dining opportunities. This historic site has hosted both the U.S. Men's and U.S. Women's Open on multiple occasions. It's a famed area that any golf enthusiast should have on his or her bucket list.

If you like to be active but golf is a little tame for your tastes, try your hand at indoor rock climbing. These adventures are a great way to build up the skills to go out and explore the many surfaces of North Carolina's hills and mountains. Try the Climbing Place in Fayetteville or the Triangle Rock Club with locations in Fayetteville, Morrisville and Raleigh. Once you build up your climbing stamina, go and enjoy the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains or the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

Of course, you don't need to be a professional climber to enjoy all the amazing sights and trails of the Carolina mountains. There are many casual trails throughout the area that can fit any experience level.

For a really extreme adventure, you could head over to the Paraclete XP Indoor Skydiving venue in Raeford. It's not just an adult's activity, either. Children older than 2  are eligible to fly in this wind tunnel. The ZipQuest zipline course is another exhilarating activity that can let your family soar over treetops and waterfalls. 

Looking for something a little more relaxing? The parks and and beaches of North Carolina are legendary. Spend a day lounging on the sand dunes at Kure Beach, or try surfing at Cape Hatteras. Visitors from around the world flock to the natural settings in the Tar Heel State, including the breathtaking Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, which offer a dozen finely cultivated gardens featuring a dazzling array of native and exotic plants and flowers. The nearby Cape Fear Botanical Gardens add more beautiful collections of plant life in artistic displays. 

If the art scene draws you in, you'll have plenty of places to visit in the area. The Seagrove Pottery Gallery features the work of hundreds of local potters. Plenty of theatrical events are located in the area as well. Catch a show at the Cape Fear Regional Theater, the Shakespeare Theater at the Fayetteville State University or see a concert or performance at the Weymouth Center or Crown Complex. If you prefer film to stage, be sure to check out the Fayetteville Imax.

"The parks and and beaches of North Carolina are legendary. "

Sports fans, meanwhile, have a wide range of entertainment options for themselves as well. Horse racing at The Stoneybrook Steeples Horse Park, baseball games by the Fayetteville Swamp Dogs, hockey with the Fayetteville FireAntz and fishing at the King Fisher Society have plenty of events and activities to keep the sporting types delighted!

Shoppers will love to explore Downtown Fayetteville for all the stores and boutiques that it offers. There are also frequent public events and concerts held here, as well as historical tours.

And don't forget to take a break from all of your activity to try some of many fantastic restaurants that Fayetteville has to offer. Get your fill of classic eastern Carolina barbecue at any of the fine establishments in Fayetteville, like Buddy's Bar-B-Que, the Bar-B-Que Hut or Fuller's Old Fashioned BBQ. Fill up on succulent pulled pork sandwiches or smoked ribs with sides of coleslaw or local vegetables. 

Looking for a special place to take your sweetie for a romantic date night out? Locals rave about Chris's Steak and Seafood. Hand cut steaks, lamb or pork chops and stuffed flounder are all specialties on this menu. Pair your dish with a nice wine or cocktail from their bar. Scrub Oaks also has an array of upscale dishes, served in a classic pub setting with live bands and a great drink menu. 

Whatever flavor you crave, the extensive list of eateries in Fayetteville will make sure you can find something to please any palate, budget and occasion. So go on out and explore your new location and find your new favorite spots to spend time with your friends and family! 

Weekend Destinations

  • Raleigh, North Carolina, about one hour away.
  • Wilmington, North Carolina, about two hours away. 
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, about two and half hours away.
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, about three hours away.
  • Richmond, Virginia, about three hours away.
  • Charleston, South Carolina, about three and a half hours away.
  • Asheville, North Carolina, about four hours away. 
  • Atlanta, Georgia, about five and a half hours away. 
  • Knoxville, Tennessee, about six hours away.