Holly Ridge, North Carolina 28445
Gated Community of King's Harbor Along the North Carolina Coast Has Single Level, Cottage-Style Homes, Water Access and a Neighborhood Boat Ramp
Holly Ridge is on the southern North Carolina coast and is the site of King's Harbor, a gated, all ages single family home community just minutes from Surf City and the white sand beaches of Topsail Island. Shopping, restaurants, entertainment and the larger cities of Wilmington and Jacksonville are less than an hour away.
Builders broke ground on King's Harbor in 2007. Large lots provide residents with a sense of privacy. Riptide, the community's newest developer, has a history of building along the Carolina Coast. Its series of cottage style homes begin at 1,200 heated square feet with single-level and two-story floor plans available. Each model has up to four bedrooms, three baths and a two-car garage. Interior features include recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, vaulted ceilings and quality cabinets.
Prices begin in the mid- to high-$100,000s. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they may change. HOA fees are reasonable. For those interested in a custom build, land is still available.
Residents can fish at the community pier and catch views of Topsail Island. The neighborhood boat launch provides access to King's Creek and Spicer Bay.
Both Holly Ridge and King's Harbor have strong ties to the military. King's Harbor is less than 14 miles to Camp Lejeune's back gate, and Holly Ridge was built next to the historic Camp Davis.
North Shore Golf is one of the many courses in the area. The 48,795 acres of the nearby Holly Shelter Game Land is open for hiking half of the year and hunting the other half. Camping is permitted in designated areas. Native species include deer, bear, turkey, fox, quail and dove.
Onslow Memorial Hospital is about 20 miles away in Jacksonville. It is accredited by the Joint Commission.
This area has hot, humid summers with temperatures in 80s and 90s and mild winters with temperatures in 40s, 50s and 60s. On average, it receives 56 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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