Real Estate and Homes in Ocean Isle/Sunset/Holden, NC

Ocean Isle Beach, NC Real Estate and Homes

You will find a slew of realtors in Ocean Isle Beach, NC who will be happy to introduce you to the local neighborhoods and developments and to help you make an informed choice. You can search homes on the beach front, on the Intracoastal Waterway or anywhere in between as well as on the mainland portion of the town. You will learn that Ocean Isle Beach, NC is an appealing residential environment of largely single-family homes but this area also has a large supply of vacation homes, beach cottages, retirement homes and commercial and investment properties. On Ocean Isle Beach, NC you will find the only high-rise hotel on the South Brunswick Islands as well as an ocean museum.

You can enjoy 7 miles of beaches with numerous public beach accesses on Ocean Isle Beach, NC which is the center island in the string of three known as the South Brunswick Islands. These are actually man made barrier islands formed when the North Carolina section of the Intracoastal Waterway was constructed between 1930 and 1940. Housing developments in the area include Maritime Place, Ocean Isle West, Channel Side, Brick Landing Plantation, Brunswick Shores, Bent Tree Plantation, Ocean Isle Palms and Waterway Cove. It may interest you to know that there is a small airport on the mainland where you can come and go by air if you have a small plane or rent one.

Holden Beach, NC Real Estate and Homes

The beach and the sea are the central attractions in Holden Beach, NC, which prides itself on a serene quality of life. You will have no trouble finding reputable real estate agencies to help you with your home buying here. These professionals can guide you to single family homes, beach homes, second row homes, Intracoastal Waterway homes, town homes, condominiums, dune homes, canal homes, homes in the interior or in the mainland developments of Holden Beach, NC. They can also assist you with long term rentals.

Housing developments in the area include: SeaScape at Holden Plantation, Seawatch at Sunset Harbor, Lockwood Folly, Oyster Harbour at Holden Beach, Davenport, Colonial Beach, Harbor Acres, Dunescape, and Dolphin Shores at Holden Beach, a gated community.

You can enjoy 9 miles of oceanfront on Holden Beach, NC which is the longest and the largest of the three islands in the group known as the South Brunswick Islands. In 2012, according to American Profile magazine, Holden Beach was named the Best Family Beach in the US by Stephen P. Letterman, also known as Dr. Beach.

Imagine coming home by crossing the remarkable bridge that connects the mainland to Holden Beach, NC. It rises 65 feet above the Intracoastal Waterway and provides a stunning view of the ocean and a sweeping entry to the island.

If you prefer to live near to the beach but not necessarily on the island itself you may want to consider looking at Shallotte, NC which is a 10 minute drive from Holden Beach. Housing developments here include Rivers Edge Golf Club and Plantation, Brierwood Estates, Marsh Cove, Old Shallotte, River Heights, Mulberry Creek, Copas Shores, The Highlands, Wildwood Village, Woodside Farms, Rutledge and Woodsong, a stewardship development. Shallotte, NC is a small town in its own right where you can go shopping in local stores as well as shopping centers and grocery stores. The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce is headquartered in Shallotte and can provide any information you may need about the South Brunswick Islands and the inland area. Shallotte, NC offers residents and visitors the convenience of larger-town living and services.

Sunset Beach Real Estate and Homes

Sunset Beach, NC is the southernmost of the three barrier islands referred to as the South Brunswick Islands. At 3 miles long it is also the smallest but if you are looking for a quiet coastal place, you would do well to look here. There are several real estate companies in Sunset Beach where the professionals are happy to help you discover what part of the island fits into your plans and dreams. From beachfront homes to homes on the Intracoastal Waterway, the choices are many and varied. The main character of the island is residential and single family homes predominate but there are many visitors in the summer months who mainly rent beachfront homes.

If you have been here before 2010, you will likely have crossed the old swing bridge that historically connected mainland and island. In 2010, a new high-rise bridge was completed which may play a part in your decision to live on the island. If you are a nature lover, you may enjoy living within walking distance of Bird Island. Bird Island is connected to Sunset Beach, NC and, as a North Carolina Coastal Reserve, is completely untouched by development.

On the mainland portion of the town you will find shopping centers, grocery stores, small boutiques, dining, golf and the Ingram Planetarium. Due to the population growth in Brunswick County, you will find condos and a mixed-use development on the mainland as well, especially around the planetarium.

A few miles south of Sunset Beach, NC, you will find the fishing village of Calabash,NC, widely known as the "Seafood Capital of the World". Here you can dine at world-famous restaurants that specialize in Calabash-style seafood. Rumor has it that Jimmy Durante's famous line, "Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are," was directed to a certain restaurant owner in Calabash. During the season you can purchase shrimp directly from the shrimp boats at the dock. Deep-sea fishing and chartered tours are available as well. You may appreciate the easy pace of Calabash, NC as well as its proximity to Myrtle Beach. Housing developments in the area include Ocean Forest, Devaun Park, Crow Creek, Calabash Lakes, The Farm at Brunswick and The Village at Calabash.

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Ocean Isle Beach

Ocean Isle Beach is an 8-mile-long, quarter-mile-wide island that lies at the center of South Brunswick's three barrier islands. The sandy beaches face directly south and beach residents are accustomed to seeing the sun rise and set over the ocean. The island has a stable year-round population of 535 residents, ensuring a sense of community. There is a variety of shops and small galleries that include local artwork. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is a storehouse of historical artifacts and regional natural history information and exhibits. Housing developments in the area include Maritime Place, Ocean Isle West, Channel Side, Brick Landing Plantation, Brunswick Shores, Bent Tree Plantation, Ocean Isle Palms and Waterway Cove. Ocean Isle Beach is an appealing residential environment of largely single-family homes that start at $400,000 for an older home on the oceanfront and Intracoastal Waterway and can go to more than $2 million. In the middle of the island homes range from $160,000 to $1.2 million.

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Holden Beach

A remarkable bridge that connects the mainland to Holden Beach rises 65 feet above the Intracoastal Waterway providing a stunning view of the ocean and a sweeping entry to the island. Benjamin Holden bought the island in 1756 and for generations the family farmed and fished there. In the 1920s they began developing the resort community that thrives today. Fresh seafood, great fishing, quiet beaches, beautiful sunrises and sunsets provide for many memorable days.

The island has been rated one of the best family beaches in the country by National Geographic Traveler magazine; one of the top beaches in the country by the 2004 AAA Beach Travel Journal; and in 2005, USA Today reported that it was named as one of the top ten family beaches by "Dr. Beach."

The permanent residents love the island as well and the year-round population stands at about 964. Housing developments in the area include: SeaScape at Holden Plantation, Seawatch at Sunset Harbor, Lockwood Folly, Oyster Harbour at Holden Beach, Davenport, Colonial Beach, Harbor Acres, Dunescape, and Dolphin Shores at Holden Beach, a gated community. An oceanfront, single-family home may cost from $500,000 to nearly $2 million. Second-row homes, canal homes and dune homes can range from $450,000 to more than $1,0000,000. Condominiums and town homes range from $250,000 to $450,000. Home sites on the island range from $100,000 to more than $1 million while on the mainland they range from $50,000 to more than $1 million.

Shallotte

Shallotte was named for the Shallotte River, which runs through the town. Located midway between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach and within 10 minutes of the beaches, the town of Shallotte is best known as the commercial center of the county. You will find shopping malls with nationally known stores, restaurants, grocery stores and professional offices, most of which are located on the main thoroughfare, U.S. 17 Business. The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce is headquartered in Shallotte and can provide any information you may need about the South Brunswick Islands and the inland area. The town has a year-round population of nearly 4,000. Housing developments include Rivers Edge Golf Club and Plantation, Brierwood Estates, Marsh Cove, Old Shallotte, River Heights, Mulberry Creek, Copas Shores, The Highlands, Wildwood Village, Woodside Farms, Rutledge and Woodsong, a stewardship development. Real estate prices range from $150,000 to more than 2.5 million, depending on age, size and location.

Calabash

The fishing village of Calabash is widely known as the "Seafood Capital of the World" with its share of world-famous restaurants that specialize in Calabash-style seafood. It's first restaurant, an oyster roast, opened in 1935 in a shed with sawdust floors. Rumor has it that Jimmy Durante's famous line, "Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are," was directed to a certain restaurant owner in Calabash who had served him the most memorable seafood dinner ever. During the season you can purchase shrimp directly from the shrimp boats at the dock. Deep-sea fishing and chartered tours are available as well. Calabash attracts a wide range of families and individuals who appreciate the easy pace of the area, the art galleries and specialty shops and its proximity to the Myrtle Beach and Wilmington entertainment and cultural activities. Calabash has a population of 1,831 and growing. Housing developments in the area include Ocean Forest, Devaun Park, Crow Creek, Calabash Lakes, The Farm at Brunswick and The Village at Calabash. Lots may range from $20,000 to $600,000; condo prices from $150,000 to $300,000, and single-family homes from $160,000 to more than 1 million with an average price of $278,000.

 
 
 
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