Hampstead is Pender County's most populated area despite its status as an unincorporated community. It prides itself on being the "seafood capital of the Carolinas", a friendly pride that is evident from their large welcome sign and the various seafood-related seasonal festivals.
Hampstead has a truly enviable location on many fronts. It is nestled between two major coastal cities – Jacksonville and Wilmington – and in the bosom of beautiful beach communities in Topsail Island. The verdant woodlands contrast nicely with the spectacular beach scenery.
The Hampstead community is situated around US Highway 17. This makes Hampstead easily accessible to other nearby towns and cities. There's little wonder why the real estate market — that Treasure Realty knows well — is absolutely booming here.
Hampstead was once a collection of sleepy fishing villages. The influx of fishermen attracted to the area's rich maritime harvest ushered in a boom in real estate that continues to this day. The best thing about the community, nonetheless, is that it has successfully avoided being yet another tourist trap; the vibe is still reminiscent of small town America but with the amenities and facilities of a modern lifestyle.
Every year, the residents of Hampstead celebrate their maritime history via the North Carolina Spot Festival. Make plans to enjoy the family fun and live entertainment of this festival, traditionally held the last weekend in September.
Hampstead residents are fortunate to live in a place with a generally mild temperate climate and plenty of sunshiny days. Summers can be hot and humid, but spring and autumn are nearly perfect, with milder temps and less humidity. Winters are usually mild as well, with the average lows around the 40s or 50s.
Living in Hampstead means plenty of opportunities to participate in exciting seasonal and annual events in and around the community. Groups of families and friends troop to the area to enjoy good food and music, good company, and good times in events like the NC Spot Festival, the NC Blueberry Festival, the Hops of Spring, and the Coastal Carolina Air Show.
The real estate opportunities in Hampstead are plentiful. Options include fantastic, picturesque locations near waterways and the ocean, golf courses, or more rural settings.
You can choose from single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and large estates. You'll also find gated communities, retirement communities, and golf course communities here too.
Speaking of golf, you can choose from 4 area golf courses, namely, North Shore Country Club, Castle Bay Golf Course, Olde Point Golf and Country Club, and Belvedere Country Club. With the area's excellent weather, golfing here is a wonderful year round pleasure.
Families with children who relocate here can choose from 3 excellent schools nearby. A plethora of educational opportunities (for both children and adults) can be found just a short drive away in Wilmington or Jacksonville as well. Needless to say, Hampstead, NC is a wonderful, family friendly community with lots to offer. Take a look at what's available via the links on the right side of your screen and give Treasure Realty a call today!