For residents of Palmetto Creek of the Carolinas, the natural aesthetic beauty of this Brunswick County neighborhood is a huge bonus. Homeowners have access to lakes, ponds and creeks suitable for fishing or paddling, and nature enthusiasts will find miles of hiking trails perfect for morning strolls. This gated community is...more about Palmetto Creek of the Carolinas
Southport, NC Real Estate and Homes
You will find that Southport, NC is unique in its historic homes, however, there are modern homes, developments, gated communities, apartments, condominiums and commercial and investment property as well. Whatever your choice, it is available in Southport and you can and find the perfect real estate agent right here.
Southport, NC is a quaint, quiet, charming historic town where the streets are lined with ancient live oak trees. You will find that the Victorian homes that date to the 1800s in the historic portion of the town are at a premium. There are extremely few older homes that have not already been restored. If you can find one of these and are handy you could purchase a gem and restore it yourself. Failing that you can still find a few restored historic homes that are for sale and the local realtors are experts at knowing the backgrounds and histories of these homes. If you are lucky enough to find a home that overlooks the water you can have the opportunity to enjoy the coastal scenery including Old Baldy, the lighthouse on Bald Head Island, as well as the Oak Island Lighthouse, from your own windows.
Though the historic homes are single family residences, you will find a neighborhood of new condos on the west end of town near the Southport Marina. Most of these condos are privately owned and occupied by year round residents though some serve as rentals. If you like to be close to the water and to downtown but prefer a more efficient and updated home, this may be an area for you to investigate.
You will also find a number of subdivisions in and near Southport, NC where there is a broad range of new homes in attractive settings with some very pleasant amenities. These include Indigo Plantation, Arbor Creek, The Landing at Southport, Harbor Oaks, Carolina Place, Cades Cove, Marsh Creek, The Cottages at Price's Creek, Mariner's Pointe, Dutchman Village, Rivermist, Smithville Woods, River Run Plantation and St. James Plantation, which is a gated community.
Oak Island, NC Real Estate and Homes
You can reach Oak Island, NC either by either of two bridges. Route 133 from Southport will take you across the Barbee Bridge which crosses the waterway closer to the east end of the Island. The second bridge can be reached by turning south at the intersection of NC 211 and Midway Road which will bring you out near the west end of the island. There are a few housing developments and condos on Oak Island however the main character of the island is single family homes. Many of the Beach houses that line the strand are investment properties and are rented in the summer. Most of the fulltime residents live in the wooded area or along the Intracoastal Waterway. You can find homes for sale in any of these areas and real estate agents right on the island to help in your search. Recently, the Town of Oak Island, NC has annexed a portion of the mainland on the north side of the Intracoastal Waterway. You may find the home you are interested in purchasing, though it is on the mainland, is actually part of the Town of Oak Island, NC. South Harbor Village which is situated on the Intracoastal Waterway and has its own marina is an example of this situation.
On Oak Island itself you will find two beach communities: Caswell Beach, NC and the Town of Oak Island, NC. Both towns are mainly occupied by year round residents with the homes situated along the beach available as rentals. Caswell Beach, NC has no business section but it is home to the Oak Island Golf & Country Club, the Oak Island Lighthouse, and the U.S. Coast Guard Station. You will find Ocean Greens and the Arboretum where there are some really lovely homes. There are also some older condos in Caswell Beach, NC.
The Town of Oak Island, NC makes up the largest geographical area on the island. If you are looking for a laid back lifestyle but one with amenities included you will want to consider this town. You will find restaurants, nightlife, shopping at small boutiques, miniature golf, a recreation center and other attractions on the island. In fact it has the largest commercial district of all the Brunswick County islands. The miles of south-facing beaches afford opportunities for recreational activities, including swimming, surfing, volleyball, dolphin-watching, surf-fishing and more. If fishing is your passion you will be interested to know that there are 65 beach accesses and two fishing piers located here. Both the Oak Island Pier and the Ocean Crest Pier hold fishing tournaments throughout the fishing season.
Bald Head Island, NC Real Estate and Homes
To reach Bald Head Island, NC you can take the Bald Head Island Ferry from Deep Point Marina in Southport, NC, an exhilarating, 20-minute ride. Bald Head Island, NC is a beautiful bit of land that sits at the mouth of the Cape Fear River where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. There are no high-rises, no shopping malls, no crowds and no cars here. You may consider bringing your bicycle with you as everyone here either walks or travels by electric golf cart or bicycle and the streets are actually paved golf-cart paths.
You will find several real estate companies on Bald Head Island, NC to help you in your search for a home or rental property. There are also a few on real estate agencies located in Southport whose realtors will be happy to assist you. Bald Head Island, NC is largely a vacation spot where most of the homes are available for weekly rental and the year round population is quite small. You will find developments like Keeper's Landing at Cape Fear Station, Harbour Village and The Hammocks, but single-family homes, villas and townhouses dot the island.
You will find 14 miles of beautiful beaches and 12.000 acres of salt marshes, maritime forest and tidal creeks. You will find opportunities for environmental education through the Bald Head Island Conservancy. You can dine at the Bald Head Island Club or Mojo’s on the Harbor. You can buy groceries at the Maritime Market. You can shop at some interesting shops and dock your boat at the marina.