Bent Tree Plantation
1774 Bent Tree Trail SW, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina 28469
Beautiful, Established Coastal Community of Bent Tree Plantation Has Leafy Neighborhods, a Variety of Architectural Styles and a Wide Range of Prices
Ocean Isle Beach is a small, idyllic waterfront town on the very southern North Carolina coast. It sits between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean and is known for its laid back way of life. It is also the site of Bent Tree Plantation, a peaceful all ages single family home and condominium community with a wide range of prices.
Bent Tree Plantation is gated and established, with most homes built in the early- to mid-1990s. The community feels secluded and is dotted with live oaks. Many homes sit on a large lot. Residences range from cozy to palatial, with sizes varying from 1,300 square feet to 6,000 square feet. Housing styles include farmhouse, plantation, beach house, ranch rambler and more. Many homes have a boat dock (or two) and ocean and marsh views.
Prices start in the low- to mid-$200,000s and top out at around one million dollars. Check with a real estate agent to verify these prices as they may change.
Residents enjoy a good menu of amenities, including tennis courts, a heated swimming pool, boat and RV storage and a clubhouse. The Ocean Isle beach, one of the best reasons to retire here, is only three minutes away.
The local area has a mature demographic. The median age is 53 years, well above the national median. Many homeowners here are part-time residents, and tourists come in the summer.
Ocean Isles Beach does not have a hospital, but an accredited hospital is just 12 miles away in Bolivia.
Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s and winter temperatures are in the 50s, 60s and 70s. On average, Ocean Isles Beach receives 55 inches of rain per year.
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Sir Walter Raleigh sent English colonists to North Carolina in 1585 and 1587 to settle Roanoke Island. Permanent settlements were established in 1653, and early conflicts included pirate raids, the Quaker-led Cary Rebellion and the Tuscarora Indian War.
North Carolina didn't see much fighting during the American Revolution, but many residents went out of state to fight. A lot of locals were pro-Union and anti-slavery, but the state joined the Confederacy during the Civil War.
The state is the nation's largest tobacco producer, furniture maker and brick and textile manufacturer. Papermaking, chemicals, and metalworking are important to the state economy, too. Most lithium and mica come from here.
Tourists spend more than $1 billion in North Carolina annually. Sporting options include skiing, golfing and fishing. Major attractions include the Great Smoky Mountains, Cape Hatteras, the Blue Ridge National Parkway, the Wright Brothers memorial, Carl Sandburg's home, and an Old Salem re-creation in Winston-Salem. North Carolina's climate is warm and tropical most of the time, but it can be subject to fierce storms part of the
Population - 10,146,788
Persons 65 years old and over - 16%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 28%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 9%
White persons, not Hispanic - 65%
Median household income - $46,848
Median home value - $154,500
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Newer Communities vs. Older Communities
Retirement communities come in a variety of shapes and sizes. These days new communities have a lot of bells and whistles, often including a large clubhouse with a state of the art fitness center, a resort-style swimming pool, an 18 hole championship golf course (or two or three), concierge services, transportation services, a rental program and much more. Something to keep in mind with newer communities is how the development will look when it is completely built out. And who will the residents be? Older communities often cannot match the amenities of newer ones, but they make up for that by having an established group of residents. You have a better idea what you are getting when you buy into an older development.
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