Sunset Beach Real Estate

Bird Island, in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, recently made Yahoo!’s list of the world’s most unusual beaches for a good and positive reason.

And it had nothing to do with the wonderful birds it inhabits!

The reason it made the list was for how well preserved of an area that surround Bird Island.

For those looking to purchase a summer home, a retirement villa, an investment property, or are simply looking to move to Sunset Beach, you will be glad to know just how conscientious the local residents are about their community as you learn the rest of this story.

Sunset Beach, NC real estate is very desirable and additional tax dollars are always welcome. In 1981, as the residents of Sunset Beach were discussing Bird Island’s development, a local resident staked a mailbox, with paper and pencils inside, on the 1300 acre undeveloped island, to encourage people to write why they believed the island should remain as is. Soon people filled the box stating why this glorious piece of land should be granted “reserve” status by the state. The volume of letters was persuasive enough for the government to grant the reserve status. “The Kindred Spirit Mailbox.” now receives letters from people around the world as they send positive thoughts, prayers, and encouragement, dreams, and well wishes.

In other words, you will be around people who enjoy the timeless beauty of a beach in all its natural glory, and who are not drawn to developing land for any reason.

Sunset Beach, NC Homes

The area is not without its modern amenities, pleasures, attractions, and opportunities. In fact, there are home’s for nearly every kind of budget and style in Sunset Beach and Brunswick County. Waterfront properties are obviously priced higher and range in size from a few acres to a quarter-acre. Styles are diverse - from modern, to classic beach custom homes.

Attractions in Sunset Beach

Other than desirable property in a community filled with great people, owning a Sunset Beach Oceanfront home allows you to enjoy the summer concert series with artists ranging from country to classic rock to dance pop, and more. There are many annual festivals, including the North Carolina Oyster Festival.

What beach town has its own planetarium? Sunset Beach does!

A short drive away is The House of Blues, and the state’s oldest remaining lighthouse can be toured on nearby Bald Head Island.

Of course, world class golfing, fishing, and dining are enjoyed all year long.

Day trips to historic Wilmington, NC (recently named by the U.S. Congress as the nation’s premier World War II city), adventuresome Myrtle Beach and Charleston, SC are fun options.

For those do-it-yourselfers, a Lowe’s and Home Depot are close by. Supermarkets, a Wal-Mart, and a Belk are all a short drive away, as are great schools.


The living is easy here, and we at Coldwell Banker Sloane would appreciate an opportunity to speak with you about your thoughts, wants, needs and goals, and to help you find and purchase the right home for you and your family.

Call today to speak with one of our knowledgeable and friendly agents. 

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