Sandy Creek, North Carolina, is a tiny town about 12 miles from the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in Brunswick County. Although it has a small, year-round population and in fact only takes up .6 square miles, the area comes up big in the areas of convenience, cost of living and quality of life.
The Town of Sandy Creek was incorporated in 1988, with much of the credit going to Ernest E. "Buddy" Grainger. He had a vision of a small community with its own unique identity. His perseverance paid off for the people that call Sandy Creek, NC home. Grainger went on to become the first mayor of the town, serving his constituents until December 1995. It is an area whose population has been on a steady rise for over 15 years without loss of the tight-knit, hometown feeling Grainger envisioned over 25 years ago.
Because Sandy Creek is so small, there are very few businesses within its corporation lines. That being said, residents and visitors are never far from shopping, dining and entertainment. Sandy Creek, North Carolina offers a short commuting distance to Wilmington, North Carolina and its historic riverfront. It is less than a 15-minute drive into the quickly expanding Leland, NC area. The average oneway commute for Sandy Creek residents take approximately 15 to 30 minutes. Other neighboring towns include Northwest, NC and Navassa, NC.
Sandy Creek is also located very close to U.S. 17, which takes you to Myrtle Beach, SC to the south or to Jacksonville, NC to the North. With the newly opened Interstate 140 bypass, those who make Sandy Creek home can reach the best of the Carolina Coast with ease. This perfectly convenient location is one of the biggest drawing factors to purchasing Sandy Creek real estate.
Located in the Brunswick County School District, most children will attend K12 schools Town Creek Elementary School, Leland Middle School and North Brunswick High School. Like many towns and cities in the area, Sandy Creek is also relatively close in proximity to the several opportunities for higher education, such as the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Cape Fear Community College, Coastal Carolina Community College and more.
Sandy Creek in general touts a very low cost of living, high graduation rate and is ideal for residents who appreciate rural America and are seeking a quiet, peaceful lifestyle.
The area’s strong retail options and access to quality education choices, combined with an abundance of homes for sale in various price ranges, makes Sandy Creek a must consider home search addition. Although it is a small, geographic area, most of our Intracoastal Realty buyer clients are pleasantly surprised at the affordable options for first-time home buyers, the presence of larger homes for families who need to upgrade in space, and a wide selection of quiet homes for sale in Sandy Creek available for retirees.
Trust the experts of Intracoastal Realty to help you find the perfect piece of Sandy Creek real estate to call home.
Town of Sandy Creek
Brunswick County Schools
Brunswick County Official Website
North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce
North Brunswick Magazine
Cape Fear Relocation Guide
Brunswick County Economic Development Commission
Brunswick County Emergency Services
State of North Carolina