Pender County’s beautiful beaches of Surf City & Topsail Beach are a popular destination for visitors seeking a relaxed, family oriented vacation and right next door to unspoiled rivers, bountiful woodland and friendly communities such as Hampstead or Burgaw. Discover a variety of historical attractions, ecological activities and hometown festivals. From Moores Creek Battlefield, the first patriot victory of the Revolutionary War, to Poplar Grove Plantation, one of the oldest existing peanut plantations in NC, there is always something going on. Towns in Pender County include Atkinson, Burgaw, St Helena, Surf City, Topsail Beach and Watha. Unincorporated communities include Charity, Currie, Hampstead, Montague, Murphey, Register, Rocky Point, Sloop Point, and Yamacraw.

Let’s look at a few of these cities to see what’s trending this week in Real Estate.  Starting with Hampstead the median sales price for homes since Feb 11 to Apr 11 was $217,000. This represents an increase of 6.4%, or $13,000, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 0.9% compared to the prior year. The average listing price for Hampstead homes for sale on Trulia was $304,721 for the week ending May 23, which represents a decline of 0.6%, or $1,910, compared to the prior week and an increase of 0.1%, or $244, compared to the week ending May 02.  In Burgaw the average price per square foot was $53, a decrease of 31.2% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes since Feb 11 to Apr 11 was $82,500 based on 9 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased 24.3%, or $26,500. The last city is Rocky Point where the average price per square foot was $76, an increase of 8.6% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes since Feb 11 to Apr 11 was $153,000 based on 18 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 51.3%, or $51,850, and the number of home sales decreased 48.6%.

Regardless where you settle in Pender County you will enjoy incredible golfing, fishing and water sports.  You can take a boat ride out into the crystal clear ocean or explore the intracoastal waterways. Kayak & canoe on our rivers and tributaries and you may see some of our unique wildlife. Whether you enjoy exploring the wonders of nature, shopping for antiques, dining on fresh seafood, camping, boating, or bird watching, you’re sure to enjoy living in this area.  Pender County is located within a day’s drive of both the Northeast US and Florida and easily accessible from Interstate 40, which runs through the center of the county, and from highways U.S. 17 and 117.  With the trend of sales in this area it’s a coveted place to call home!