Best Surf Towns in the World
Wilmington, North Carolina (PRWEB) October 15, 2014
Surf's up and the coastal North Carolina communities still have their wetsuits and boards in the water this October! That is the beauty about living in the North Carolina coastal towns year round. Baby Boomers are flocking in droves to Sunset Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island and to Wrightsville Beach homes for golden investments and the beach life. So why not join them and ride the waves into comfortable living this year claiming your stake in one of the best surf towns in the world?
In September 2014, National Geographic announced Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina as one of the 20 Best Surf Towns in the World. While Bali, California, Brazil and Hawaii were also included on this list, this community in Hanover County earned a spot thanks to its amazing waves and appeal to locals and visitors around the globe. Another perk about Wrightsville Beach’s surf turf – Unlike other North Carolina coastal towns, surfers can just show up and hit the waves. No busy traffic. Plenty of space on the sand and even more room in the water.
Baby Boomers looking for communities close to the sandy shores have a variety of choices on the barrier islands in coastal North Carolina. Wrightsville Beach homes are in the highest demand thanks to the plethora of events, activities and natural surroundings at arms’ reach. Location, location, location. Wrightsville Beach is the closest barrier island to downtown Wilmington making it the ideal combination of beachfront and urban living. Coastal North Carolina communities have unlimited access to outdoor music festivals, excellent art museums, fresh farmer's markets, tasty outdoor cafes and more.
Beach communities like Sunset Beach, Holden Beach and Oak Island are found to the south. Whether Baby Boomers want to enjoy living in the heart of Wrightsville Beach or settle in the suburbs at one of the nearby beach communities, there is no bad decision on the coast of North Carolina. It all comes down to how much drive time folks are willing to sacrifice driving into historic downtown Wilmington for nightlife and fine dining.
Here's a few gated communities with private beach clubs located within an hour's drive of downtown Wilmington:
ST. JAMES PLANTATION has been one of the top traditional country club communities for two decades. Residents living here in Southport thrive in the active outdoor environment. This refined neighborhood is known for its four 18-hole championship golf courses and resort-style atmosphere. Three full-service tennis centers, 15 miles of hiking trails, four indoor and outdoor swimming pools are just what the doctor ordered! St. James Plantation provides all of these amenities, plus a deep water marina and a private beach club on Oak Island. This gated community is the perfect place for surfers who want to stay fit and enjoy the North Carolina lap of luxury 24/7.
SEASCAPE AT HOLDEN PLANTATION is where art and architecture are combined at this Intracoastal Waterway community. From s-shaped roads to the strategically designed fitness center, library, Grand Manor House, marina and more, this place is for the surfing retiree with an eye for art. Add the ultimate Beach Club experience on the sand of Holden Beach, and surfers will forget about the stellar waves of the North Carolina coastal towns. The amenities and artistic appeal of SeaScape at Holden Plantation will knock other unplanned neighborhoods out of the water in no time.
OCEAN RIDGE PLANTATION is another traditional country club. This is the place where surfing Baby Boomers come to relax after a morning cruising the tides. The natural park and pavillion along with the hiking trails and The Plantation Gardens are fit for family gatherings, while the four 18-hole championship golf courses are known by each of their names in the community of Sunset Beach. The three-story private oceanfront club overlooks the popular Sunset Beach and the two golfing clubhouses offer dining in their convenient locations. Indulge in the ocean and then forget about the waves at the picturesque Ocean Ridge Plantation.
It's an endless summer when folks own a Wrightsville Beach home at one of the best surf towns in the world!
Contact Bill Boyer of Intracoastal Realty who is an expert at finding the best beachfront property at 910-262-5414.
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