Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

Your Guide to Living Near Seymour Johnson AFB

Originally established in 1942, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is one of the largest military installations in North Carolina. Currently, more than 530 active duty officers, 3,800 enlisted personnel, and the households of each are stationed in the area, but many of them choose to settle down in nearby Goldsboro.

If you've recently received PCS orders or want to learn a little more about military home-buying incentives in the area, we'd love to help! Let's take a closer look at everything you need to know about living on or near Seymour Johnson.

$219,900 Median Sale Price in Goldsboro

$1,200 Median Rent in Goldsboro

The Homes

On-base housing in Seymour Johnson is currently privatized by Corvias. Many military families prefer the flexibility of living off base in places like Goldsboro, Wilson, Kenly, or Kinston.

The Commute

If you live in Goldsboro, your commute to Seymour Johnson will likely be around 10 minutes. Other communities—such as Wilson and Smithfield—are around a half hour away.

The Schools

There are no DOD schools at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. However, most children in the area attend Wayne County Public Schools, which operates 13 elementary, nine middle, and nine high schools.

Homes for Sale Near Seymour Johnson AFB

Seymour Johnson by the Numbers


Population: 4,330+ on-base, 34,234 in Goldsboro
County: Wayne
Zip Code: 27530 – 27534

Travel & Commute

Raleigh: 1 hour
Wilson: 37 minutes
Major Roads: I-795, I-95, US-13, US-70, US-264

Where Is Seymour Johnson?

Our Local Favorites:

Seymour Johnson Base Tours

The town of Goldsboro and Seymour Johnson AFB have teamed up to offer a monthly base tour that's open to the public. On the last Thursday of every month, visitors can come learn more about the F-15E Strike Eagle, one of the military's premier fighter planes. Private tours are also available for larger groups and school trips.

Busco Beach and ATV Park

Want to get outside and have some fun? Busco Beach and ATV Park features a 2,000-acre recreational riding facility and man-made beach, as well as a variety of exciting events all year long. Feel free to bring your ATV, dirt bike, utility vehicle, go-kart, or even jet skis—they have plenty of courses for all types of vehicles!

Berkeley Mall & Eastgate Shopping Center

Over 40 different retailers await at Berkeley Mall, Goldsboro's most popular shopping destination. Here, you'll find everything from Belk to Jo-Ann Fabrics, in addition to a vast selection of restaurants. For all your other everyday needs, nearby Eastgate Shopping Center boasts a Hobby Lobby, pet store, and furniture stores. 

Start Your Search Today!

If you've recently received PCS orders for Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, the Beth Hines Team is here to help! We have ample experience assisting military families throughout the Goldsboro area, and we can also find you some of the best PCS specials if you're interested in building a new home.

Need to sell your home on a tight timeline due to a military relocation? We can certainly help with that, too!

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