HAMPSTEAD, HOLLY RIDGE & SURF CITY
Coastal Onslow and Pender County have a prevailing military connection, being the doorway to Topsail Island Beaches, offering abundant sporting and recreational opportunities in a natural coastal area. If you are looking for summer fun, golfing communities, a weekend get-a-way or a permanent residence you should consider these alluring communities.
Whether you are planning to retire or raise a family, Hampstead has it all. With welcoming, neighborhoods, golfing and water access communities, low taxes and a successful school system. They are proud to host the annual North Carolina Spot Festival.
Holly Ridge located midway between Jacksonville and Wilmington offering a rural, low-key southern atmosphere. Historic Camp Davis located just off of 17N which is now the home of Gulf Stream and Steel.
Surf City sprawling over Pender and Onslow County has been the commercial heart of Topsail Island for over 60 years. The town has prospered from a small fishing village to what is now home to about 1900 year-round residents. Recent commercial growth provides additional opportunities for both visitors and residents. The coastal community relishes the six miles of ocean front; providing clean, free and uncrowded beaches or fishing from the Surf City Pier. It is also a sanctuary for loggerhead and other varieties of endangered sea turtles that usually nest on its shores during the summer months. TheKaren Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, have volunteers who treat injured sea turtles and then release them to their natural home.
Citizens of these Coastal Pender and Onslow communities appreciate a quaint lifestyle with a peaceful, friendly environment to live, work, play and visit.