Wayne County is a place where urban amenities, such as the arts, thriving retail and restaurant markets, and a diverse, robust economy, come with the best of rural living: pastoral settings, a slower pace and friendly people.
Ranked Top 10 by Money Magazine’s Most Livable Cities Survey, Goldsboro and Wayne County are great places to live. Located midway between Raleigh/ Durham and the coast, Goldsboro and Wayne County offer a mild climate and a friendly atmosphere.
Wayne County is a place of world class military might. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base gives Wayne County a global perspective as servicemen and women come here from assignments around the world. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is home to the 4th Fighter Wing, which houses an amazing fleet of F-15 E’s. The men and women of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base are both friends and neighbors. Many have chosen to call this area their home after retiring from the service. Wayne County is proud of its community-base relationship. We proudly support all or military men and women.
Goldsboro / Wayne County is a Metropolitan Statistical Area that lies in the Global TransPark Region of eastern North Carolina. North Carolina’s Global TransPark, in nearby Kinston, is a unique combination of a computer-age airport and transportation system, with a 21st century manufacturing and distribution complex.
Our citizens enjoy the best of both worlds, having moderate living costs while in close proximity to vacation spots. The beaches of North Carolina are less than two hours to the east, and ski resorts are less than four hours to the west. Housing, both private residential and rental properties, is readily available at reasonable cost for employees being transferred into the area. Taxes are low for personal property, as well as for business and industrial land. The growing population of the county has attracted many professional people who truly value the quality of life here, which boasts four membership Country Clubs, the Family Y, the Arts Council, seasonal festivals and much more.
With its enviable climate and high quality citizenry, Wayne County is a very satisfying place to live and work. We take pride in our business, industrial, military, agricultural and residential community, and we know you will too!