For individuals, couples or families who desire the temperate climate Coastal Carolina offers without the fluctuations in population evident in our local beach towns, Intracoastal Realty recommends the town of Bolivia, NC.
European Americans settled into the area known today as Bolivia back in the 1890s, and in 1911 the city was incorporated.
Amongst locals who can trace their roots to the area for multiple generations, you might hear different versions on how the town received its name. The most prominent source of origin derives from the 1880s, when Bolivia served as a manufacturing and distributing center for the tar and turpentine industry. Many of the supply boxes were stamped and shipped to "Bolivia." Apparently, many of the workers liked the sound of the name of the South American country and most feel this is how the town’s name came to be adopted.
Bolivia is geographically located in the middle of Brunswick County. In 1977, the county seat of Brunswick County was moved from Southport to Bolivia, NC. A new Brunswick County Government Complex was built in the heart of the town and Brunswick Community College opened its doors on the outskirts of Bolivia. These two investments into area infrastructure jump started the local economy and helped to draw many new businesses and residents to the area.
If you are a golf lover, you have probably heard of the Carolina National Golf Club located in Bolivia, NC. It is golf legend Fred Couples’ 27hole, semiprivate golf club with a restaurant open to the public. Within 30 minutes of Bolivia you can find many other world-class golf courses and resorts.
Love to get away to the beach on a Tuesday afternoon? No problem for those living in Bolivia. Your onehour or less drive time beach destinations include, but are not limited to, Oak Island, Holden Beach and Ocean Isle in North Carolina, as well as Cherry Grove and North Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.
Bolivia, NC offers many brandname and locallyowned retail and dining options. And by investing just a little bit of extra time, many larger towns and cities are just a short drive away, opening up virtually limitless options for shopping, eating and enjoying a fun day or night out.
Bolivia is considered part of Brunswick County Schools, an excellent school district in the area. K12 students in Bolivia can expect to attend Bolivia Elementary School, South Brunswick Middle and South Brunswick High. Bolivia is located within very close proximity to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Brunswick Community College and Cape Fear Community College.
Bolivia also possesses a very low crime rate and is considered safer than 82 percent of cities throughout the U.S., making the area a safe choice for future residents.
Bolivia, NC offers newcomers the opportunity to purchase a singlefamily home, condominium, wooded lot or rural getaway house at price ranges that are quite affordable. It is an ideal location for those looking to maximize square footage while maintaining short distances to beaches, larger towns and to North Carolina’s extensive highway system.
If you are moving from a congested urban or suburban area, Bolivia residents enjoy a short commute. Most residents who work outside the home spend less than 25 minutes getting to and from their places of employment.
For those interested in renting their next home, Bolivia, NC offers excellent values, which means more square footage, better amenities and more neighborhood locations to choose from. The Intracoastal Rental Team works hard everyday to keep close tabs on the rental market in Bolivia. Today, the local inventory of available rentals is both wide and diverse. Let one of our experienced agents show you all the great options to meet your living space needs as well as your budget.