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Bolivia, NC goes to show that in a world bent on constant hustle and bustle, sleepy, small-town America still exists. Serving as a gateway, Bolivia connects Wilmington, NC to the southern coastal communities including Southport, Oak Island and Holden Beach. The town is also the county seat for Brunswick County, providing a central location for all local governmental needs.
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Though the town serves as an important role in Brunswick County life, Bolivia remains a small, largely rural town. As of the 2014, only about 154 people called Bolivia home, making it an ideal location for anyone wanting a small town life. In Bolivia, you can easily know all your neighbors' names, but still remain easily connected to the larger metropolitan communities in Wilmington and Myrtle Beach. Get more demographic information about Bolivia.
Homebuyers in Bolivia will find a number of small to medium-sized homes, ideal for young families. Homes typically feature one to four bedrooms, are located in established neighborhoods, with the majority of properties built between 1970 and the present. Browse the latest real estate listings in Bolivia, NC.
Settlers first arrived in Bolivia in the 1880s as traders used the area to bring in goods from exotic ports inland along the Cape Fear River. Within a decade, Bolivia established itself as an important trading post, a gateway between the Carolina Coast and the mainland. The town was officially incorporated in 1911.
Local folklore claims the town gained its unique moniker because many crates of turpentine and tar traveling through the trading post were stamped with the name, Bolivia. Local traders loved the exotic word, adopting it as the name for their growing community. Over the decades, Bolivia continued to serve as a gateway; the main highway serving as a thoroughfare connecting Wilmington to South Carolina. In 1977, Brunswick County officially moved the county seat from Southport to Bolivia, stating that county residents needed a central point to conduct local business.
Students in Bolivia attend the Brunswick County Public School System. Bolivia Elementary sits within the town's commercial center, while students attend one of several middle and high schools throughout the county. Search homes for sale in Bolivia by school district.
Many of Bolivia’s residents work in the agricultural industry, as the city remains largely rural. There is a large sampling of local, independent, small businesses. Many of these businesses are supported by the Brunswick County Development Commission. Throughout Brunswick County, the major employers include: The Brunswick County Board of Education, County of Brunswick, Wal-Mart, Food Lion, Progress Energy Service Co and Brunswick Novant Medical Center. Additionally, many Brunswick County residents commute to Wilmington, Myrtle Beach, and the surrounding communities.
Bolivia remains a largely rural town with an active commercial district. Bolivia offers the best of both worlds to its residents—serene countryside and easy access to some of North Carolina's most beautiful beaches. In town, residents have easy access to the government center, local schools, churches, the post office and a number of shops. There is also an ATV park and plenty of farmland. Wat Carolina, a Thai Buddhist Monastery, is among the most unique attractions in Bolivia.
To find your home in Bolivia, NC, contact Margaret Rudd & Associates today. A Brunswick County market leader for more than 30 years, we specialize in helping you buy or sell homes in the Bolivia, NC area!
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