Southport NC Real estate offers small town coastal living at its best. This quaint fishing village is a picture of southern charm with tree-lined streets and a close-knit community that enjoys festivals, movies in the park, and a summer farmer’s market in the town square. In the downtown district, you can spend days browsing the upscale boutiques, antique stores, and gift shops. Whether you want to grab an ice cream cone or a cup of coffee, there are plenty of places to stop and eat as you spend the day in town.
There is no other community in the southeast that is quite like Southport. The annual festivals draw a crowd and the city is often chosen as a filming location for major movies. In fact, in 2011 Southport became a temporary home for the crew from “Safe Haven”, a new movie based on the book by Nicholas Sparks.
When you browse available Southport real estate, there are many options to choose from. Historic homes line the streets downtown with huge oak trees and picket fences lining the property line. Waterfront homes enjoy expansive porches and quaint, historic charm. There are a number of family friendly neighborhoods in Southport as well as a variety of townhomes, condos, and duplexes for those who wish to downsize and spend their retirement fishing and lounging on the front porch.
While Southport seems like a world of its own at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, it is only a short drive from the big city. In fact, you can reach Wilmington within a half hour and you are only a ten-minute drive from the sandy beaches of Oak Island and Caswell Beach.
Living in Southport is taking a step back in time and accepting life at a slower pace. You learn to enjoy a bike ride by the waterfront or a day exploring the local canals and inlets in a kayak. If you enjoy fishing, you will be in paradise with multiple marinas in the area and fishing piers conveniently located on the waterfront and on nearby Oak Island.
Southport also boasts an active social scene, with many annual events for residents to enjoy. Some of the most popular events include:
- Southport Annual Art Show
- Weekly Farmer’s Market in Franklin Square
- Summer Outdoor Concerts
- Friday Night Movies in the Park
- U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament
- Fishing Tournaments for Men, Women, and Children
- Fourth of July Festival (the largest in the state!)
- Christmas by the Sea
Find your dream home by browsing the extensive list of Southport homes for sale and Southport homesites available.