Shallotte is a coastal town located in Brunswick County, NC. Founded in 1899, the town has 3,600 residents who call it "a wonderful place to live, work, and shop." The town's history began in the 1700s, when residents were drawn to the Shallotte River, which is linked to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. Because of the town's riverside location, boating and fishing are major aspects of the Shallotte lifestyle.
Shallotte, NC is less than an hour from the major cities of Myrtle Beach, SC and Wilmington, NC. A quick jaunt to the beach is easy too: Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, and Sunset Beach are only 10 minutes away. Enjoy all the pleasures of affordable small town living with convenient access to beaches, shopping, and restaurants.
Boat owners and fishing enthusiasts will enjoy spending time in Shallotte. If you own your own boat, you can dock it at Hughes Marina, at the intersection of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Shallotte River. The marina offers quick access to beaches and deep sea fishing.
Stop for delicious seafood at one nearby local landmark: the Inlet Bar and Grille, a 3-story building that has stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic Ocean, and Shallotte. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and you can arrive by car—or boat! The eatery was awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor. Or visit the Purple Onion Café, a breakfast spot and bakery that has been featured in Our State, the highly-regarded magazine about North Carolina culture and attractions.
Golf is another local attraction. There are over 20 courses in Brunswick County alone, with the Rivers Edge Golf Club and Brierwood Gold Club located within the town of Shallotte itself.
Myrtle Beach, SC and Wilmington, NC also boast multiple award-winning golf courses.
There are also many wonderful small-town events. Starting in April, families and couples flock to Buddy Kelly's Farmers Market in Riverside Park. The Farmers Market features delicious locally grown produce, plants, crafts, baked goods, jewelry, painted glass and pottery, and an assortment of jams. Warm summertime weather brings a concert and movie series, Summer in the Park, at Rourk Gardens. Watch a movie under the stars or listen to some great music in the balmy evenings.
Residents also look forward to the Shallotte Christmas Parade, which draws vendors from all over Brunswick County. Nearby beach festivals—like the Oyster Festival at Ocean Isle Beach and Holden Beach's Festival by the Sea—also draw many Shallotte residents.
Shallotte was founded in 1899 and has been called "the commercial hub" of Brunswick County. However, the town retains its' cozy atmosphere and small-town beauty. The town's board consists of a mayor and five aldermen, whom you are likely to see at the Christmas Parade and the Oyster Festival.
If you retire to Shallotte, you'll find the homey lifestyle of yesterday with access to modern coastal amenities. Shallotte draws many businesses that target the nearby beach communities, so it has seen rapid growth in the housing and retail sectors in recent decades. Living in Shallotte, you won't have to fret about getting on and off the beaches every day or sustaining the impact of hurricanes on a beachfront home. Its inland location gives Shallotte more natural protection against storms and adverse weather.
30% of the town's population is 65 or older and the median family income is $50,000, making the Shallotte area retiree-friendly and surprisingly affordable.
The area is served by state-of-the art medical facilities in Brunswick County and adjoining New Hanover County. Visiting to Shallotte can fly a small plane into one of several Brunswick county airports or choose a commercial flight landing at major airports in Wilmington and Myrtle Beach.
Love golf? The area boasts dozens of excellent golf courses. Between Wilmington to the north and Myrtle Beach to the south, you'll be spoiled for upscale shopping, dining, and unique coastal attractions.
Shallotte offers many real estate options for the discerning retiree. The area's low population density means that homes with acreage are readily available and property taxes are surprisingly low. You can easily build a custom home designed to meet your needs. If you desire a contemporary community, the area's golf resorts, River's Edge and Brierwood, offer luxury amenities and services designed to appeal to retirees. In Shallotte, you can have the best of both worlds: a quiet small-town atmosphere where you spend your evenings relaxing on the porch and enjoying the area's warm climate with beaches and cities close by. If you want to enjoy the laid back lifestyle in Brunswick County, Contact Us today!