Let’s take a little quiz! You’re looking for a new place to relocate, and you’ve decided to head somewhere within the Coastal Carolinas. Which destination sounds most like your sought-after destination?
Option A: Slow Paced Lifestyle Full of Small-Town Charm
You’ve worked hard your whole life to afford the opportunity to retire, and it’s time to relax! This next chapter of life is meant to be leisurely enjoyed. A slower pace of life is what you’re in search of, within a small town full of coastal charm, beautiful scenery, and peace and quiet.
Option B: A Town with Events, Excitement, and Strong Sense of Community
You have put in the effort! It’s time to retire, and this new adventure creates opportunity with all your newfound free time. Maybe you plan to pick up a new hobby such as golf or sailing. You’re looking forward to making new friends and filling your time with the activities you didn’t have time for before. Days now look like trying new waterfront restaurants, attending local events, and enjoying all your new coastal town has to offer!
What was your answer?
If Option A seems like the right choice for you, maybe life in one of the Brunswick County Beaches is the place for you such as Sunset Beach or Oak Island. Was Option B more appealing? The highly sought-after Coastal destination of Wilmington may be calling your name…
The Perfect Combination: Southport, NC
While Option A & B may seem quite different, what if we were to tell you there is a destination that provides both. Welcome to Southport, NC! Lovingly known as “America’s Happiest Seaside Town”, it’s no secret why the residents of this charming coastal destination are smiling…
Southport, NC is a small town in Brunswick County, located where the Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Here, you’ll find a rare combination of natural beauty, historic charm, and modern amenities. Some say life is richer on the water, and here you will enjoy riverfront strolls, waterfront dining, opportunities for boating and fishing, and local beaches right within reach (just a 10-minute drive away).
While this small town only has a population of roughly 4,400, it is one of the fastest growing towns in the United States and for good reason! While offering small town charm and a slow-paced lifestyle, there is plenty to keep you busy in this local area.
The community of Southport is very involved, and you’ll find a variety of seasonal events. The most popular is the NC 4th of July Festival which brings in a big crowd every year to celebrate American Independence. Winterfest is another favorite with a weeklong full of events. Residents enjoy an annual Spring Festival as well, a Wooden Boat Show in the fall, and many more local events. Summer & Fall bring free concerts in the park, and reoccurring farmers markets are popular as well. Area conveniences such as expert medical care and grocery stores are abundant, and Downtown Southport features waterfront dining, boutique shopping, and a variety of activities.
Depending on the lifestyle you’re searching for, Southport has something for everyone. If your desired lifestyle is low-maintenance, within a gated community that features included lawn maintenance and smart home retirement features, explore The Home Place of Southport. Beautifully appointed brick homes line the streets of this Premier Homes community, and the livable Beach Boca floorplan can be built as a Single-Family Villa or a Duplex Garden Home and personalized to feel like home.
Interested in living within Historic Downtown, just a stone’s throw from the river? Enjoy golf cart rides to local shopping and dining from The Oaks at Highland Park. These Coastal Cottages are designed to experience the best of Coastal Living and are nestled conveniently within Downtown for optimal enjoyment of Southport’s coastal paradise.
There are plenty of other neighborhood options in Southport as well. Luckily, our team are experts when it comes to Brunswick County! Whether we were born and raised here or fell in love with the area as a transplant, we are familiar with what makes the Southport area so special, and we look forward to sharing it with you. To determine if Southport is the right destination for you, set up a tour with us! Give us a call at 855.902.9575 and learn more about making Southport home.