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Holden Beach, NC, primarily a residential community, stands out among other Brunswick County coastal towns. Known as The Family Beach, life in Holden Beach remain simple, a throwback to an era gone-by. The barrier island is primarily developed with residential properties, allowing residents and vacationers to simple enjoy the beach, their families and the opportunities to relax.
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Coastal living is the name of the game in Holden Beach, and the real estate here reflects the town's lifestyle. Everything from small beach cottages to large, multi-story beach homes can be found in Holden Beach. With only 900 year-round residents, and more than 10,000 during the summer's peak, many of local homes double as vacation rentals. As a result, there is plenty of opportunity to uncover an income property in Holden Beach. Browse the latest real estate listings in Holden Beach.
Holden Beach’s roots as a family-community dates back to before the American Revolution. When the English government offered tracks of land to early North Carolina settlers, Benjamin Holden purchased four tracks of land, and the barrier island between his plantation and the ocean. Over the next seven generations, the Holden family continued to develop the barrier island, known as Holden Beach.
In 1954, the island's 300 homes and a turn-bridge were nearly destroyed by Hurricane Hazel. The town slowly recovered, officially incorporating in 1969. By 1986, the town supported nearly 1,900 homes prompting the town to build a new steel and concrete bridge allowing better access to the island.
Holden Beach students attend schools in the Brunswick County Public School System. The school district operates 19 schools including elementary, middle and high schools throughout the county. Search homes for sale in Holden Beach by school district.
Holden Beach remains a primarily residential community, causing most people to seek employment elsewhere. Brunswick County offers access to jobs in a number of industries including education, public administration, utility services and retail sales. Some of the major employers include the Brunswick County Board of Education, Brunswick County, Wal-Mart and Progress Energy Service. Additionally, the Wilmington and Myrtle Beach areas feature job opportunities for commuters.
Holden Beach, NC prides itself on being a serene, quaint, family-centered community. These beliefs hold strong, limiting the town's commercial development. As a result, Holden Beach's primary attraction is in its moniker, the beach. Many homes feature private beach access and fishing docks. Residents and visitors without private access are asked to visit the beach via public access walks.
Along the causeway, connecting the island to the mainland, shoppers will find a number of specialty shops. For chain grocery stores and larger, department stores, head to Shallotte, just 10 minutes away. Learn more about events and activities at Holden Beach.
Discover all the beauty and amenities of life on the Carolina coast. To find homes for sale in Holden Beach, contact Margaret Rudd & Associates today. We have been a Brunswick County market leader for more than 30 years, and would love helping you enjoy life in Holden Beach!
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