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Whether you are on the lookout for a piece of ocean paradise or the tranquility of an era gone by, Sunset Beach is the ideal place to start your search for a home. The southern-most island in North Carolina features 2.5 miles of white, sandy beaches, beautiful golf courses and sweepingly, gorgeous views. In fact, Sunset Beach gained its name because southern exposure gives residents and visitors access to beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
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As of 2010, Sunset Beach is home to more than 3,400 year-round residents. The island features approximately 1,200 homes, a combination of single-family homes and condos. Residential homes include a variety of beautiful views including oceanfront, ocean view and canal view properties. Get more demographic information about Sunset Beach.
In the 1980s, developers purchased land from the International Paper Company to create the Oyster Bay Golf Course and community. Following the success of Oyster Bay, communities were developed including Sea Trail Resort and Sandpiper Bay. Ocean Ridge Plantation lies just outside Sunset Beach town limits and is considered a sister community. The golf-plantation community’s features a number of amenities include large, private decks, clubhouses, private beach access, community pools and private parking. Browse the latest real estate listings in Sunset Beach, NC.
Beautiful sunsets and miles of serene beaches originally attracted developer Mannon C. Gore to Sunset Beach, originally known as Bald Beach. He purchased the land in 1955, and renamed the island Sunset Beach. By 1958, Mr. Gore opened his island paradise to the public with the installation of a unique, floating pontoon bridge. That same year, Gore began selling homes on the island and it has continued to grow every year since.
In 1963, with 30 residents, Sunset Beach was officially incorporated. Seeing the rapid growth of the island, and wanting to preserve it as a family paradise, town developers agreed to limit commercial development on the island. Today, the town features shops and restaurants attractive to vacationers. Developers also preserved the serene, tranquil feeling that initially attracted Mr. Gore.
Sunset Beach students attend Brunswick County Schools. There are nine elementary schools spread throughout the area, with five middle schools and five high schools. In high school, students can choose to attend college preparatory schools, specifically designed to help student achieve higher education goals. Search homes for sale in Sunset Beach by school district.
Located midway between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach, Sunset Beach is part of a larger metropolitan area with many employment opportunities. The area is home to many top employers in a variety of arenas including trade, transportation and utilities, education, public works, manufacturing and health services. Top employers include Brunswick County Board of Education, Brunswick County, Progress Energy Service and Wal-Mart.
Naturally, people come to the island for the beach, and the beaches here do not disappoint. In order to protect the shore's serene beauty, Town Council has developed several simple beach rules. Perhaps most importantly, please stay off the sand dunes. They help protect the shoreline and serve as nesting ground for turtles.
In addition to the beach, boating, kayaking and fishing are popular activities in and around town. Launch your craft from the public beach ramp and fishing pier. Explore Bird Island, a 1,300 acre natural wildlife preserve, only accessible from Sunset Beach. Hit the links—this community features four major golf courses, with another 39 scattered throughout Brunswick County!
To find homes for sale in Sunset Beach, contact Margaret Rudd & Associates today. We have been a market leader in Brunswick County for more than 30 years and we would love to help you enjoy life at Sunset Beach!
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