Many look to retiring to the Carolina’s for golf, warm weather and mostly to have year round access to the best beaches in the US. According to the Travel Channel On-line, the following beaches are award winning when it comes to living that ideal Coastal Lifestyle.
Just minutes away from great coastal towns like, Wilmington, New Bern, Shallotte, and Leland, North Carolina, the best beaches are at your toe tips!!
Just east of Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach offers crystal-clear waters, kiteboarding lessons and beachcombing on 5 miles of seashore. Scuba enthusiasts flock to the area to explore any of the 200 wrecks that sit on the ocean’s floor off the coast at Wrightsville’s sunny shores.
Leave behind your car and board a ferry for idyllic island life on the 12,000-acre Bald Head Island at the southernmost point of the cape islands along the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. On this peaceful island filled with private residences and beach rentals, there’s little more to do than spend lazy days exploring 14 miles of beach, interspersed with a round of golf, a hike through the maritime forest or a visit to historic Old Baldy Lighthouse.
Brunswick County Beaches Brunswick Beaches are no doubt, some of the best beaches in North Carolina for a relaxing family beach vacation with kids and a romantic weekend getaway. Oak Island, Holden Beach, Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle are fantastic, and they are south facing, so you get sunrises and sunsets over the Atlantic.
These beaches are also popular for the Turtle hatching programs sponsored by local marine and fisheries. These area beaches are the home of many of the Plantation beach clubs that as a resident of your community, you will have access to year round.
With interest rates at record lows and an abundance of properties on the active market, there’s never been a better time to buy Bald Head Island real estate. Whether this is your first property or your 10th, here are the 5 top reasons to be a homeowner in today’s market.
It’s the best savings plan you can find because it pays the highest yield in interest.
Stop throwing your money away on rent. When you own you’re investing in your own home.
Enjoy the tax advantages being a homeowner gives you at tax time. All that interest you’re paying is tax deductible!
Value gained as appreciation grows. As the economy improves the value of your property increases. Stay long enough and you can double if not triple its worth – all by just staying there and maintaining the property!
The 3 S’s – security, stability and socialization. Being a homeowner provides you with a secure and stable lifestyle. You know what your mortgage will be for the next 30 years too, nobody is going to raise the rent. You’ll enjoy the socialization that being a homeowner can bring, too, as you meet your neighbors and invite friends over.
Just picture living on an island so remote that you have to take a ferry by foot to get to it. One where there are no cars and trucks to pollute the air, make noise and create traffic. Where the fastest vehicle is a golf cart unless you’re really fit, then it’s a bicycle. Now imagine buying a piece of Bald Head Island real estate for yourself to have and to hold and to visit whenever you needed to get away and be alone. Owning Bald Head Island real estate truly is owning a piece of your very own paradise.
At Carolina Plantations Realty we have condos, townhouses, cottages and houses. Prices currently range from $229,880 to $15,000,000. The beautiful home shown here is a 6,000 sf 4 bedroom and 5.5 bath home on Shoals Watch. It sits 40 feet above sea level and overlooks the Cape of Fear off Bald Head Island. There’s direct beach access from two magnificent home sites and breathtaking views of both South and East Beach. Amenities include canoe pier, golf course, marina, playground, restaurant tennis and walking trails.
When you’ve decided you’ve earned the right to have your own vacation property and you’d like something secluded and private, give us a call and we’ll show you some Bald Head Island real estate. We believe you’ll like what we have to show you.
Carolina Plantations is an independently owned real estate company that is not affiliated with any of the communities found on this website. Member of Brunswick County, NC and Wilmington, NC Board of Realtors.