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Belville, NC Real Estate

Homes for Sale by the River in Belville

The town of Belville, North Carolina offers residents and visitors a small­town atmosphere with distinctive character. Belville borders the Brunswick River in Southeastern North Carolina and is located five miles from the Cape Fear River. Many consider Belville to be the ideal bedroom community of Wilmington NC, with a short drive averaging less than 10 minutes between the two locations.

Where Liberty Ships Set Sail Into History

Just before entering World War II, the production of Liberty Ships began near the Belville area on the East bank of the Cape Fear River at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company as part of the government Emergency Shipbuilding Program. This manufacturing boom created many well­paying jobs and drew new residents to the area during a time that was previously marked by strife as a result of the Great Depression. On December 6, 1941, the S.S. Zebulon B.   Vance, named after the North Carolina governor from 1877­1879, became the first Liberty Ship launched into the Cape Fear River, mere hours before the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor.

The town was officially incorporated in 1977 and is now home to the 200­acre Lincoln Industrial Park, in addition to a wide variety of businesses and charming neighborhoods.

Recreation and Location

Those who enjoy the outdoors can take advantage of the year­round mild climate by visiting the many parks and beaches in close proximity to Belville. The lovely Brunswick River Park offers sprawling natural beauty, as well as a public boat ramp to the Brunswick River, picnic facilities, nature trails, shoreline fishing and a playground. For watersport enthusiasts, there are an abundant number of areas to go boating, fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding. In addition, a new riverfront district is in the process of being built that will include new retail, office and residential space.

Belville is also located within very close proximity to some bustling neighbors. Just a few minutes and a bridge away is beautiful, historic downtown Wilmington, NC. Another growing area of North Brunswick County — Leland, NC — can be reached in about the same amount of drive time and offers many options in name­brand shopping and restaurant outlets.

Residents are afforded easy access to U.S. 17 (Myrtle Beach, SC to the south or to Jacksonville, NC to the north). For those wishing to head to the beach, Oak Island, Southport and the ferry to Bald Head Island can be reached in 45 minutes or less. Plus, the new  Interstate 140 bypass makes getting to where you need to go easy and relatively hassle­free.

Education and Safety

Belville is part of the Brunswick County School District. K­12 students will most likely attend either Belville Elementary or Lincoln Elementary, Leland Middle and North Brunswick High School. The area also offers several higher education opportunities, being close in proximity to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Cape Fear Community College and Brunswick Community College. Belville’s superior education standards show in its well­educated adult population — nearly 40 percent of Belville adults have a bachelor’s  degree or higher — so children are primed for academic success.

In addition, Belville's overall crime rate is 49 percent lower than average for the country, making it a safe place to call home. Plus, with the presence of families with children throughout the area, Belville is an excellent setting for those who value family­oriented communities.

Property Rentals and Real Estate

For a small town, Belville offers an exceptional variety of short­term and long­term home, condominium and duplex rental options, as well as real estate options for buyers. From two­story homes with large yards to maintenance­free rental properties, you can trust the experts of Intracoastal Realty to help you find the perfect Belville, NC property to be “move­in ready” for you and your family.