About 30 minutes south of Wilmington, the majestic seaside town of Southport, North Carolina rests at the entrance of the Cape Fear River. To the east of Southport is Bald Head Island with Holden Beach and Oak Island located just south of town. Residents of Southport enjoy modern conveniences that are surrounded by mouthwatering restaurants, antique shops and the Southport Marina, which is home to a wide variety of fishing and sailing boats.
Southport is home to The Brunswick County School District offering residents several choices from elementary schools to high schools. The University of North Carolina Wilmington is just minutes away from Southport, and the Brunswick Community College Main Campus is in nearby Bolivia. The teacher-student ratio for elementary schools in Southport is 16:1. The average for North Carolina is 15:1. Local schools include:
Residents of Southport enjoy an abundance of recreational activities to choose from along with plenty of places to shop and dine. Residents can hit the coastal waters of North Carolina and learn how to sail. The barrier islands offer deep-sea fishing trips where residents can bring home the freshest seafood, including Tarpon, King fish and Pompano. Brunswick County is home to numerous golf courses including private and public courses.
The average median home price in Southport is $215,000. Rentals in Southport go for an average monthly rent of $1,475. Over the past year, the city saw an increase of 5 percent in its median home sales price. The estimated property tax rate is .4425 per $100 and the city of Southport charges a city property tax of .2456 per $100. Real estate options include waterfront communities and seaside neighborhoods with easy access to the Atlantic Ocean.
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