Finding the Perfect Coastal Home

Whether it’s the taste of the salty breeze or colorful Atlantic sunsets, there’s just no substitute for coastal living. But finding the perfect coastal home can start to feel a little overwhelming. 

There are many wonderful communities to choose from in Southeastern North Carolina. How do you know which coastal town is right for you? 

The Right Coastal Town for You


This port city is a history buff’s dream, with a legacy that encompasses the Revolutionary War, Victorian Era, and more. The historic downtown features the beautiful riverwalk along the Cape Fear River, a thriving arts scene, and critically acclaimed restaurants. Easy access to Cape Fear Coast beaches, like Wrightsville and Carolina Beach, appeal to surfers and waders alike. 


Leland puts nature and an active lifestyle front and center, while still allowing you to enjoy everything that nearby downtown Wilmington has to offer. Thanks to the numerous parks, waterways, and nature preserves, you’ll find several boat launches as well as areas for recreation, disc golf, and dog parks. Explore coastal wildlife with year-round fishing and an easy 30-minute drive to area beaches. 


Southport boasts small-town life by the sea. A tight-knit community known for its southern hospitality, Southport was awarded America’s Happiest Seaside Town by Coastal Living Magazine in 2015. The Southport waterfront is adorned with beautiful 19th century architecture and a wealth of history including stories of Native Americans, pirates, and the Revolutionary War.

What to Look for in a Coastal Home

Natural Light

The coastal landscape is always bathed in an abundance of natural light year-round. The perfect coastal home celebrates this beauty, infusing natural light throughout the house. Look for large, picturesque windows, light colored walls, and open living spaces to enjoy this unique element of coastal living. 

Solid Construction

In addition to celebrating natural beauty, coastal living is all about relaxation. When it comes to your home, solid construction means low maintenance, relaxing home ownership. The perfect coastal home has strong construction that you can rely on with the best up-to-date materials.

Talk to Locals, Ask the Experts 

When you are trying to find the perfect coastal home for you, there’s no substitute for talking to someone in the know. The Coastal Community RealEstate Group combines local knowledge with the experience of over 30 years of sales and marketing in the Coastal Carolinas. It should be noted we’ve also worked side-by-side with developers to build Master-Planned Communities here. Therefore we know everything about coastal home construction down to the best nuts and bolts. We have helped thousands of clients such as yourself and are here to help! Give us a call to see if we might be the right fit: 855-902-9575.