North Carolina is a rapidly-growing state, regularly attracting retirees and young professionals alike with its small, seaside beach towns and modern metropolises. Anyone considering a move to North Carolina has many places to choose from, from the beauty of the Appalachians to the bustling metropolis of Charlotte. But one of the most magical places to live in the state is Holden Beach.
Holden Beach is a small oceanside town located on a barrier island in the far southeast corner of North Carolina. It is considered a part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area. The population was only 575 as of the 2010 census, which gives it the charm of a small beach town that has kept its unspoiled surrounding natural beauty.
Holden Beach is an amazing place both to visit and to live. Because of its location on a barrier island, the beach is not too far away from every resident. Water sports, such as swimming and boating, as well as beach combing, are popular. The Lockwood Folly Country Club offers excellent golfing, and there are a handful of restaurants overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. The beach itself, also called Holden Beach, was named one of the best beaches in the country by National Geographic Traveler. The town also takes great care of its wildlife and has a Turtle Patrol residents can contact if they find stranded sea turtles.
The town is also conveniently located between the bustling, sizable communities of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina, which provide an excellent source of nightlife and entertainment options, as well as access to airports. There are no schools in Holden Beach proper, although there are nearby quality schools in the Brunswick County School District such as Virginia Williamson Elementary.
The median home value in Holden Beach, as of 2015, was $435,831. Properties by the ocean regularly go for $500,000 to over $1,000,000, and because the area is popular, investment in a property in Holden Beach is sure to hold its value.
If the idea of relocating or retiring to a charming seaside town in a growing, bustling state appeals to you, Holden Beach should be on your list of potential locations. Get in touch with a real estate agent to learn more about homes that are available in Holden Beach.
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