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September
5

Whether you own a kayak or just want to rent for a day, here's where you can hit the water in Southport.

It's no exaggeration to call Southport, North Carolina, a paddler's paradise. Offering access to seemingly endless miles of the Cape Fear River and Intracoastal Waterway, Southport is ripe for exploration.

And with fall in the air, there's never been a better time to hit the water. Whether you want to book a guided kayak tour, rent kayaks for the weekend, or just need a place to launch your own craft, you have a lot of great options. Our real estate agents are excited to share their favorite kayak tours and rentals in the Southport area.

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August
29

Southport has an abundance of interesting sights. Here's where you can capture them forever with your camera.

Attention, shutterbugs! Southport, NC is a great place for sightseeing, and our little corner of the Carolina coast has a landscape like no other, with lots of great local sights for photographers to capture. 

Whether you're building your portfolio or looking for Insta-worthy selfie spots, our real estate agents are here to help. These are our favorite scenic spots to practice your photography skills in the Southport area!

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May
31

If you're in the exploratory mood, take one of these compelling Southport tours to learn about its history.

Southport is a lovely spot for vacationers and individuals interested in making this quaint spot their first or second home. See all the natural beauty and interesting spaces that Southport and the surrounding areas have to offer by taking one of these local tours. 

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May
11

Southport is full of creativity and artistic expression. These are the spots to see Southport art on display.

Whether you're searching for a new home or making improvements to your existing residence, creativity helps you open your mind and expand your problem-solving skills. Tap into your creative side by visiting some of Southport's top destinations for art, music, and crafts. Our real estate agents suggest exploring these inspired spots in the Southport area.

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April
26

Want to keep your dog active and experience some local scenery? Here are the spots to visit.

April is Active Dog Month, and it's time to celebrate with your pup. Southport is home to a variety of gorgeous locations that are perfect for enjoying outdoor time with your four-legged family members. Our real estate agents suggest exploring these places in and around Southport.

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March
28

The local sights are one of the biggest draws for why people move to a certain place. Here are some of the great things you can expect from Southport.

For those new to the Southport area, congratulations! Not only do you have your new home from Southport homes for sale to enjoy, but you've also got myriad attractions nearby. The area is a gateway to wonders, with beaches, a maritime town, fishing, golfing, kayaking, and exciting historical and cultural attractions. Whether you're outdoorsy or more of a shopping/dining aficionado, you can find something that will call to you at Southport.

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November
18

Brunswick County is full of little spots that are perfect for an afternoon out. Here are some you should plan to visit.

Tourists and permanent residents love the scenic beauty of Brunswick County. Thanks to the presence of the Cape Fear River, Intercoastal Waterway, and the Atlantic Ocean, there's no shortage of breathtaking panoramic water views. 

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October
4

No need to hide indoors! There are plenty of fun things to do in Brunswick County this haunted season.

Fall is upon us in the Southport area, and that can only mean one thing... Halloween is not far behind! The arrival of autumn brings not only some of the best weather of the year on the North Carolina coast but some of the spookiest and most fun-filled fall events. If you're looking for ways to enjoy the season in Brunswick County, then you're in luck. Our real estate agents are here to share their favorite spooky fall events!

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February
22

Southport has some great locations for fishing and relaxing by the water. Here are some great Southport docks you should visit.

Do you believe a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work? Then grab your rod and reel in some fun in Southport. North Carolina is an awesome place for fishing enthusiasts to lose track of time and let loose some line. Whether you're an avid angler or just someone who loves to relax by the water, our real estate agents believe that these fishing docks in Southport won't fail to lure you in.

  • Kingsley Street Park — E. Bay Street/S. Kingsley St., Southport, NC 28461
    Living in Southport means living near plenty of fishing spots. Unfortunately, though, that means that you'll be sharing much of the shoreline with other anglers. For a less crowded place to drop a line, head on over to Kingsley Street Park. This park includes a small yet sufficient dock that extends into the Intracoastal. We love Kingsley Street Park because it's a great compromise: it's close enough to downtown without all of the noise, but it's far enough to feel like you've got the dock to yourself somedays.

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November
2

Brunswick County Art Gallery

National Go to An Art Museum Day is coming up on Monday, November 9th, and our real estate agents want to be sure you know your options!

Brunswick County isn't only known for the famous lighthouse you'll find a short distance from Oak Island homes for sale. As a resident here, there's always more to see and do. Galleries and museums allow you to learn while enjoying the works of contemporary and historic artists from around the area.

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September
21

Tourism in Southport

Sunday, September 27th, is World Tourism Day and our real estate agents have your passport to fun! Even though we may not be able to jet-set around the globe, you can still set a course for adventure close to home. Southport is full of interesting attractions, many of which residents know about but surprisingly haven't visited. Play tourist for a day and see a new side to Southport by visiting these five local attractions.

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August
3

Lighthouses in Brunswick County

There's plenty to love about North Carolina's Brunswick Islands. From relaxing beaches and quaint maritime towns to the many parks, museums, and fishing spots, there's never a shortage of fun ways to pass the time. 

Since National Lighthouse Day is coming up soon, our REALTORS® thought it was only appropriate to take a moment to highlight another attraction that makes our area truly unique -- the incredible historic lighthouses. Whether you're looking for an Instagram-worthy photo-op from the ground or you're willing to make the climb to the top so you can soak in the stunning 360-degree views, you'll definitely want to add these nearby lighthouses to your summer bucket list. 

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January
27

Art around Southport

Whether you're inspired by a beautiful painting or love the look of blown glass in your home, art is something that brings people together and sparks our imaginations. Southport has a unique, thriving arts community that's bound to pique your interest. There's no better way to celebrate Inspire Your Heart with Art Day on January 31st than by visiting local galleries and studios. Art lovers searching for Southport homes for sale often ask about where to find the perfect piece to help make their new house a home. Our real estate agents enjoy supporting local artists, so here are a few of our fave galleries and studios.

  1. Southport Mudpuddle Pottery Studio, 4002 Executive Park Blvd SE, Ste. 600B (rear), Southport, NC 28461
    This cool co-op features six local artists who make unique handcrafted pottery. Check it out and pick up a one-of-a-kind piece mug or vase to complement your kitchen or living room. Mudpuddle Pottery Studio is open by appointment and the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  2. Uncorked by the Sea Wine Shop & Gallery, 602 N. Howe St., Southport, NC 28461
    Sip on a glass of vino or a beer while checking out all types of artwork by hand-picked local and regional artists. Want to connect with other art and wine lovers in the community? Enjoy wine, art, and good company Thursday nights at Uncorked by the Sea's weekly wine tasting events! Donations support local Brunswick County charities.

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January
6

Southport January Events

You will have plenty of time to rest, relax, and recharge your batteries once the holiday hubbub wears down. But why would you? There is so much happening in January that you will have plenty of fantastic opportunities to keep the fun going. As you sort through your options, the following are some activities our real estate agents recommend this January.   

  1. Run Holden Beach - 0 Jordan Blvd, Holden Beach, NC 28462
    The fabulously fun Run Holden Beach half marathon starts at 7 am on January 18 and will be followed by the 5k marathon, which should begin around 7:15 am. You will run past some fabulous scenery and a few Holden Beach homes for sale, so it's a great way to get a good idea of what you can expect when you move into the community.  
  2. 3rd Annual Spring Lake Shiver - Pine Road, Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461
    If you would rather go for a swim than a run on January 18, head on over to the 3rd Annual Spring Lake Shiver at Spring Lake Park. From 12 pm to 2 pm, the Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation invites you to show off your costumes and compete for top prizes as you raise funds for scholarships and water safety. There is plenty of fun to be had and you'll meet people who live near some of the Southport homes for sale you are considering.
  3. Living with NC Wildlife - BLS Community Center, 1 Leed Rd, Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461
    You will see plenty of wildlife from the front porch of many Boiling Spring Lakes homes for sale. And, you can learn all about them by stopping off at the Living with NC Wildlife presentation on January 21 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. You will learn all about the alligators, coyotes, and even the cockaded woodpeckers.   
  4. Coffee with the Girls - Joe's Golf Simulator, 8073 River Road, SE, Southport, NC 28461
    Looking for a place to discuss Leland homes for sale? Look no further than Coffee with the Girls hosted by the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Open to chamber members, Coffee with the Girls is an excellent opportunity for women to network with other business owners in the area. If you have a female-owned business and have a desire to make your mark on the community, this is the perfect opportunity to move forward towards your goals.  
  5. Wilmington Symphony Beethoven 5k - 2701 Brunswick Forest Pkway, Leland, NC 28451
    Looking to burn off a little extra energy in January? Maybe you want to work off that extra helping of mashed potatoes? You're in luck because the Wilmington Symphony Beethoven 5k is happening on January 12, 2020. This 5k and 10k run is a perfect chance to get in shape after the holidays. 
  6. Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher - 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S, Kure Beach, NC 28449
    On January 12, reenactors will gather to honor the anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher. If you love history and want to learn more about what life in North Carolina was like during the Civil War, this is one of the best events you can attend. 

Contact us to learn more about the many fabulous events that are happening in 2020. The region's calendar is filling up with races, presentations, parties, and celebrations that everyone in the family will enjoy. 

October
28

 

Southport Wooden Boat Show

Are you considering a move to Southport? If so, you'll probably be spending some time in town getting familiar with the area and checking out Southport homes for sale. If those pursuits will bring you here this November, there is a special event happening that you won't want to miss; The Southport Wooden Boat Show.

An annual tradition in Southport, the Wooden Boat Show will be held on November 2, 2019, in and around Southport's Old Yacht Basin. It starts at 10 am and runs until 4 pm. It is a tremendously popular local event that offers plenty of entertainment and activities for people of all ages.

This year's Southport Wooden Boat Show will be the 10th annual show. It is an event that is free to the public and is held to celebrate the art of wooden boat construction and the region's maritime and boat building history.

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October
14

 

Festival by the SeaThere is a lot more to do this fall than going through the listings for Southport homes for sale. When you are ready to take a break from the search for your perfect home, you can catch your breath by attending the NC Festival by the Sea on October 26th and 27th. This is one of the most popular fall events in the area, and you won't want to be the only one in the neighborhood who stays home and misses out on the fun.

Arts, Crafts, and a Flair for Food

Arts and crafts are the foundations of the festival. You will find everything from seashell sculptures and knitted hats, to paintings and watercolors by the finest artists in Holden Beach. Shopping from the stands set up along the beach is a great way to support the local economy and pick up some unique gifts for your friends and family. The celebration is sponsored by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association including members Beaches n' Cream, Fantasy Isle, and Junebugs Bags & Boutique. 

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June
10

Shelling Around Southport, NC - Margaret Rudd & Associates

The first day of summer will be here soon, and with that comes National Seashell Day, a reminder to take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and appreciate the natural beauty that's all around us. 

Families looking at Southport homes for sale often ask Our REALTORS®  about local waterfront activities. We think that shelling is one of the best ways to enjoy a day on the water, and, best of all, you can use some of the treasures you find to decorate your new home! 

Using Southport as your launching point, you can easily reach some of the best beaches for shelling either by boat or by car. Here are a few great destinations you'll want to visit this summer. 

  1. Oak Island / Caswell Beach
    One of the easiest shelling destinations to reach from Southport, Oak Island/Caswell Beach is a short 10 to 15-minute drive from the heart of the city. There are multiple beach access points, making it a convenient spot for day-trippers to spend a couple of hours searching for shells. 

    Try to plan your shelling adventures during the spring, fall, or winter months when the beach is far less crowded. This will give you the best chance to find unique shells, and you're likely to have stretches of beach all to yourself. Before you head home for the day, take a drive around so you can familiarize yourself with some of the great Oak Island homes for sale.

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March
18

Bald Head Island Coastal Reserve-Margaret Rudd & Associates

There are plenty of beautiful places to visit in North Carolina, but few can compare to the majestic grandeur of the barrier islands and the N.C. Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve. Their peaceful serenity has lured everyone from sailors to scholars for centuries.

The past year was an eventful one for the area, and while the winds and waves of Hurricane Florence left their mark, it wasn't enough to dampen the spirit of residents or dissolve their resolve to make Bald Head Island the state's most popular destination. It is because of their efforts that demand for Bald Head Island homes for sale is as strong as ever.  

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February
18

NC Maritime Museum Southport-Margaret Rudd & Associates

You can discover North Carolina's rich coastal heritage and culture with a stop at the NC Maritime Museum at Southport. Here you'll find year-long exhibits and monthly events that children, families and nautical fans will love. Our REALTORS® recommend that those considering moving to the Southport area take a moment to visit this important local landmark. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., a trip to the Maritime Museum is sure to be a fun and engaging experience for everyone!

A Sea of History

As one of North Carolina's three state-sponsored maritime museums, the NC Maritime Museum at Southport highlights the history of the lower Cape Fear River. Their collection of artifacts display the history of the area dating back nearly 2,000 years. Exhibits on the history of maritime life, as well as relics from Southport life from the age of piracy through the Civil War and beyond, have made the NC Maritime Museum a treasured local landmark that visitors and locals cherish.

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January
28

Moving to Brunswick County-Margaret Rudd & Associates

According to U.S. News & World Report, North Carolina is among the top 10 fastest-growing states in the country. Homes for sale in Brunswick County, with its desirable location and plentiful mix of attractions for all ages, are a driving force behind North Carolina's appeal.

What draws families and individuals from around the country to Brunswick County? Our REALTORS® draw on their experiences helping satisfied home buyers to offer five main reasons for Brunswick County's popularity.

  1. Scenic Location
    Sunshine, fresh air and spectacular scenery make coastal areas like Brunswick County the most sought-after places to live. Studies show living near the ocean provides significant benefits for mental and physical health. In addition, Brunswick County's proximity to cities such as Wilmington and Myrtle Beach creates the best of both worlds.
     
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January
21

Southport Marsh Walk - Margaret Rudd & Associates

If you're touring our Southport homes for sale, you'll want to be sure you check out everything else that makes the coastal area a fabulous place to live. With over 30 years' experience in Brunswick County, Our REALTORS® can tell you the Carolina coast is one of our country's most charming areas to live.

Its history, cuisine, and the natural areas for recreation and relaxation are among the best anywhere. And everything comes together in Southport. One of the hidden gems of Southport you won't want to miss is our Marsh Walk

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December
5

Brunswick County Christmas Shopping Spots
The holiday season is brimming with joy and excitement, and along with the merriment comes the hustle and bustle of seasonal shopping. Make your shopping endeavors a bit brighter this year by visiting some of Brunswick County's shops and boutiques. With gifts for practically everyone on your list (don't forget yourself!), these shops are our absolute favorites for holiday decor and more.

  • The Christmas House - 104 W Moore St., Southport, NC 
    After you've looked at homes for sale in Southport, be sure to visit The Christmas House and discover a magical shopping adventure full of all things Christmas. Find a fantastic selection of decorative Christmas items including wreaths, garland, and ornaments, as well as a huge assortment of rustic and whimsical gift ideas. The Christmas House has fun and engaging toys for the little ones on your list, and you won't want to miss their great variety of old-fashioned candy to satisfy the sweet tooth and bring back memories of yesteryears.

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June
1

Brunswick County Beer Adventure
Take Dad on a Brunswick County Beer Adventure 

Brunswick County homes are the perfect place to celebrate all the good times with your family. Father's Day is one of those times and it's coming up fast!

There are all kinds of unique ways to celebrate in Brunswick County. Many Dads like to relax and enjoy this hot summer day with a quality, cold brew. If the Dad in your life is a beer connoisseur or just enjoys an occasional indulgence, a tasting adventure at one of the area's microbreweries is a fantastic way to sp­­end Father's Day.

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April
18

Oak Island NC Earth Day
On April 20, Middleton Park in Oak Island at 4601 East Oak Island Drive will be the site for a free event to celebrate Earth Day 2018. It's designed to provide both fun and education for residents and visitors of all ages about the environmental challenges we face in Brunswick County.  

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March
27

Brunswick County FishingBrunswick County, North Carolina is one of the top fishing destinations anywhere in the United States. Pier fishing is incredibly popular: There are five well-maintained Brunswick Island piers to choose from.

Many people prefer pier fishing because it's fun and convenient – you don't have to worry about chartering a boat or heading out to the high seas. Those who want to meet like-minded anglers will also find it easier to meet and mingle with others who share their passions.

Fishing season opens in March and lasts all throughout the summer. There's no complicated licensing to worry about when you decide to go pier fishing: You can handle all the technicalities when you get your day pass, weekly pass, or season pass to the pier of your choice.

Although the fish on offer vary by month, the area is known for some of the very best redfish and flounder fishing anywhere on the eastern seaboard.

If you're paying a visit to the area, you won't want to miss these piers:

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March
21

Brunswick County Golf

Brunswick County, North Carolina is home to some of the top golf courses in the United States--and even beyond. These world-famous links have hosted golfing greats for generations. They draw visitors and would-be homeowners who are passionate about the game and want to enjoy a peerless experience in pristine surroundings.

If you're planning a visit, don't overlook these six renowned golf clubs throughout our communities:

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February
28

Brunswick County Best Bed and Breakfasts
Coastal Carolina has a variety of communities worth exploring. Some have deep historical significance and others have a "beachy" vibe. There are communities perfectly located for the avid golfer, and others that beckon boaters or those who live to fish. Our REALTORS® are thrilled when clients take time to get to know our lovely region, so we compiled a short list of our favorite bed and breakfast inns. The links make reservations easy or click on the city for local real estate listings we'd love to show you while you're falling in love with our little paradise. 

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February
5

Southport NC Art Show
Southport, North Carolina has so much to offer for both residents and visitors. Our real estate agents live and work in Southport so we believe our city is just about perfect.  Southport is a small seaside town and has the historic feel of a pirate destination with a side of southern charm. It's a great place to live for so many reasons. Along the coast and beyond, you'll find art galleries, restaurants, and boutique shopping, all within a walkable distance. The weather is great year-round. And if you're thinking about relocating, you'll find homes in Southport, NC that perfectly match your sense of style. 

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January
29

Ocean Isle Beach Restaurants
Nothing helps you feel at home in a new location like checking out some of the best local dining spots. The Coastal Carolina area is known for its incredible and unique cuisine. So while you're checking out Ocean Isle homes for sale, why not stop in for a wonderful meal at one of these restaurants with local flair.

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December
4

Southport Winterfest 2017
Are you searching for affordable, family-friendly fun in the Southport, NC area for the holiday season? You're in luck! Every year, at the beginning of December, Southport's Winterfest begins, with a week-long schedule of holiday events, live shows, delicious food, and plenty of fun activities for the kids. You'll also find historic events that teach you more about Southport, and some great holiday surprises along the way. Our Southport real estate agents are here with all of the exciting details on Winterfest, to get you in the holiday spirit.

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November
21

Retire to the Carolina Coast
Do you dream of spending your retirement on sandy shores with mornings at the beach, afternoons of great shopping, and evenings spent around a table with your favorite people? Choosing where to spend your retirement is one of the most important decisions you'll make, whether you choose to stay close to your current location or move to a new community to maximize your enjoyment of retirement. There are many factors to consider when deciding where to live in retirement, and our REALTORS® are here to help find a retirement solution that works for you. 

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November
16

Ocean Isle Beach Family-Friendly Events
Christmas comes to the seaside just like everywhere else, and the sleepy coastal community of Ocean Isle Beach, NC offers some of the best holiday festivities around--snow or no snow! This year, the Ocean Isle Beach Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting are sure to get the season started in style.

Ocean Isle Beach Family-Friendly Holiday Festivities 

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October
17

Ocean Isle NC Oyster Festival
Ocean Isle Beach, NC is a small seaside town on a quiet stretch of coastline. It's a perfect place to relax and enjoy the ocean breeze. That said, it's also a place where there's always something going on, and the upcoming 2017 North Carolina Oyster Festival is one that you won't want to miss.

Read on to learn more about all the upcoming festivities, and be sure to check with the REALTORS® at Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc. for more information on life in Ocean Isle Beach.

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October
12

Oak Island Living
Perhaps you've traveled Oak Island for a family beach vacation, heard about the community from friends, or simply stumbled upon one of North Carolina's best beach communities while surfing the Internet.

No matter how you find Oak Island, you certainly won't be the first to become... just a bit obsessed with living in our community. There is so much to love about living in Oak Island that our real estate agents just can't wait to tell you more about why the community is such a great place to call home.

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September
20

Bald Head Island Dream Home
Millions of people love Southern Living magazine, a trusted Birmingham-based publication that has some of the best recipes, gardening information, and house plans especially for the South. Since 1966, its house plans have been a mainstay in the region.

Some of them have become so popular that they turned into sweeping trends for years.

So, it's no surprise that our REALTORS® at Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc. were truly delighted to see the magazine's newest adventure: A true island dream home located right on picturesque Bald Head Island. Bald Head Island homes have never looked more amazing than they do today!

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August
28

Holden Beach Restaurants
There's nothing quite like sitting down with a few of your favorite people at a dockside table, soaking in the scenery, and enjoying some of the finest food that Holden Beach, NC has to offer. Our REALTORS® in Holden Beach love sampling the local dining scene, and sharing our favorite spots with anyone looking to enjoy this wonderful community. Homes in Holden Beach come with perks, and fun, flavorful food certainly ranks near the top of the list. Enjoy our list of favorite Holden Beach restaurants, and be sure to add your own.

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August
24

Summer Isn't Over on Bald Head Island

Bald Head Island Community Events

You may be planning for sending the kids back to school, but that doesn't mean summer fun is over. The first day of fall isn't until the end of September, so you have plenty of time to enjoy summer still, and on Bald Head Island, you will find a number of late summer activities to allow you to do so. Here are some that you will want to check out.

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August
17

Discover Ocean Isle Beach, Winding River Plantation & St. James Plantation

3 Brunswick County Neighborhoods

Who wouldn't love living in a community where there are beautiful beaches, towns filled with Southern charm, championship golf courses, and year-round mild temperatures?  With all of this, it comes as no surprise Brunswick County is one of the fastest growing communities in America drawing singles, growing families, and retirees alike to our Carolina coast.  

Each local community offers its own distinct personality, so it can be difficult for newcomers searching for a home to find "just the right" neighborhood to make their own. Our real estate agents at Margaret Rudd & Associates wanted to call special attention to three Brunswick County neighborhoods you don't want to miss.

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August
1

Southport Provision Company Restaurant
Are you searching for homes for sale in Southport, NC?

Southport is a maritime haven with a historic flair that attracts visitors from all over the US. Inhabited continuously since 1792, but known to explorers far longer, its sea breezes and ancient oak trees give its downtown district a charm like nothing else in the region.

Not surprisingly, it also has its fair share of culinary delights to enjoy!

Although people typically think of North Carolina as being part of "the South," its many seaside communities boast delicacies that will give any New England locale a run for the money. Of all the great fishing ports in the area, Southport stands head and shoulders over the rest: Fresh fish, crabs, and lobsters are available through most of the year.

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July
27

Start Your Southport Home Shopping

Shopping in Southport Includes Homes
Great shopping makes any hometown more convenient – not to mention much more fun!

When it comes to shopping, Southport, NC won't disappoint. You'll find world-class shopping options here for everything your heart desires, topping off the many other amenities that have attracted so many people to make this place their new home.

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July
20

Ocean Isle Beach Golf

With over 100 golf courses in a 40-mile radius, Ocean Isle Beach offers some of the best courses in the country. If you love hitting the links, our experienced REALTORS® at Margaret Rudd & Associates can help you find the ideal place to perfect your swing and explore a variety of Ocean Isle Beach homes to fit your lifestyle.

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July
10

Brunswick County Hollywood
Brunswick County, North Carolina is one of the most picturesque areas you can find in the American Southeast. It has a magnetic quality that attracts all kinds of people: Tourists visit here from all over the world, Americans relocate here ... and television crews just can't seem to get enough of it!

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July
3

Bald Head Island Howl at the Moon
Summer days on Bald Head Island start early, when the dunes are coated in dew and the early risers hit the sand for a stroll at sunrise. The beach is a quiet, peaceful place in the early morning, and becomes a bustling hub of activity as beach-goers filter in throughout the day. But all good things must come to an end, and when the sun goes down it's time to pack up your things, rinse off the sand, and head home. Or is it? Perhaps you could stick around the beaches of Bald Head Island, and... Howl at the Moon! This year's first Howl at the Moon event takes place on July 9, 2017 and our REALTORS® have all the details.

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June
28

Have a Blast in Brunswick County 

July 4 Coastal Carolina

Who doesn't love the thrill of watching colors of red, white and blue stream through the sky on the Fourth of July?

Our Brunswick County beach communities promise a stunning spectacular this Independence Day.  To make it easier on you, our REALTORS® have compiled a list of their favorite places to spend Independence Day.

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June
15

Living at Holden Beach NC
The sun is shining, the sand is heating up and the ocean is at just the right temperature to leave you feeling cool, refreshed and ready to spend a few more hours soaking in the rays. Summer has arrived in North Carolina, and there are few traditions more enjoyable than spending a day around the sandy beaches of Holden Beach, NC. If you're new to the area or just looking for a quick refresher on some of the best beach spots to enjoy, we've got you covered. Our REALTORS® in Holden Beach have the inside scoop on everything you need to enjoy the sand and sun in our corner of North Carolina.

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June
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Brunswick County Wedding Venues

Are you planning a June wedding? Throughout the communities of Ocean Isle Beach, Oak Island, Holden Beach and the rest of Brunswick County, you will find a number of stunning wedding venues. With close proximity to the beach no matter where you are, these North Carolina coastal and island communities are the ideal place to plan your wedding. Our REALTORS® at Margaret Rudd & Associates want you to know some of the best local wedding venues as you plan your big day.

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May
9

Run Sunset Beach to Get Your Chance at the World's Largest Race Series Medal

Run Sunset Beach May 20

Lace your tennis shoes and hit Sunset Beach on May 20 for a chance to win one of the world's largest race series medals.  Hosted by Coastal Race Productions, the "Run Sunset Beach" event is now in its fourth year.  All finishers will receive a BAM! medal. Individual Half Marathon medals measure seven inches tall and 5K medals measure four inches tall--now that's some noteworthy Bling!

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April
26

Sunset Beach, NC Concert Series

Sunset Beach Concert Series

Nestled at the tip of the Brunswick Island chain, Sunset Beach, NC offers miles of pristine beaches, ravishing views of the Atlantic Ocean, and also has the distinction of being North Carolina's southernmost surf spot. On top of that, the town offers a full array of exciting events all summer long.

Our REALTORS® in Sunset Beach are here to provide the best homes in the Sunset Beach area, from vacation getaways to full-time residences, and also to give you the low-down on all the latest happenings around town. If you're going to be anywhere near Sunset Beach this summer, then you definitely need to check out the upcoming Sunset Beach Concerts at the Village Park.

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March
28

5th Annual Strawberry and Wine Fest

Sunset Beach Strawberry & Wine Fest

There's always something going on at Sunset Beach, one of the most beautiful seaside towns on the North Carolina coast. Our homes in Sunset Beach, NC put you within reach of all of the area's best festivals and events, like the annual Strawberry and Wine Festival, which is coming right up!

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March
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Days at the Dock April 29 - April 30 

Holden Beach Family Fun

Family-friendly with plenty of great activities and events, Holden Beach, NC is a wonderful choice for family vacations. It's also an excellent choice for your new home. One of the best local events in Holden Beach is the Days at the Docks festival. It's an annual bash that lasts for two days and celebrates all the things Holden Beach has to offer.  This year's Days at the Dock festival is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 29 through Sunday, April 30.

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February
27

Southport, North Carolina - America's Happiest Seaside Town

Move to Southport NCSouthport, North Carolina is a unique, historic seaside community that of serves a huge helping of beauty and charm to both long-time locals and newcomers.  It's no surprise that Southport topped the CoastalLiving.com list of America's Happiest Seaside Towns.  Located near the southern end of the Carolina coast, several towns make up this area:  Caswell Beach, Oak Island, Bald Head Island, Boiling Springs Lakes and St. James. Sail from the Southport Marina, go fishing in the coastal waters of the Atlantic, take advantage of some of the best walking trails in the state and relax in a small-town atmosphere over two centuries in the making. Cozy antique shops nestle together with excellent restaurants, a plethora of shopping options and all the modern conveniences. This quaint community is an excellent place to live--no matter what your interests. Here are six reasons to make Southport your new home.

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February
22

Living Caswell Beach NC
Most beach towns are busy, boisterous places during the summer months, so what do you do when you want to spend time at a more peaceful, tranquil beach-front setting? Head to Caswell Beach, NC, of course! Caswell Beach is one of Oak Island's best kept secrets – a beautiful, secluded beach town that still puts you in very easy driving distance to all of Oak Island's luxurious amenities. The local Brunswick County real estate market features homes that will make any beach-lover swoon and for those interested in a shorter stay, there are appealing rental properties throughout the community.

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February
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Historic Homes Bald Head Island
Most shoppers know that Bald Head Island, NC is an excellent place to enjoy the charms of coastal living from fresh, flavorful seafood to spending a day at the beach with your toes in the sand. But did you know that Bald Head Island is also a very historic community? Local legends tell tales of intrepid explorers, dangerous pirates and the many notable residents who helped shape the community that we enjoy today. Many historic sites, homes and buildings still survive from those early days on Bald Head Island, so you'll always have something interesting to explore close to home.

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February
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Calabash-Seafood Capital of the World

Calabash Seafood Restaurants

Some places are defined by style and flash. Others are all about substance and value. In Calabash, NC locals live life their way. Located along the Carolina coast, Calabash, duly dubbed "The Seafood Capital of the World," has earned its reputation because of its nationally famed method of preparing seafood--Calabash Style.  

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February
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Holden Beach NC Living
Anyone familiar with Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, known as "Dr. Beach," probably also knows that he calls Holden Beach, NC "the best family beach in America." In fact, you can think of Holden Beach as Dr. Beach's prescription for the wintertime blues. If this information is new to you, read on to find out why Holden Beach, NC may be the right place for you to call home.

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January
24

Sunset Beach is a Gem Along the Brunswick Islands

Sunset Beach Best in the World

Now the rest of the world knows what Sunset Beach residents have always known, we have one of the best beaches in the world.

National Geographic recently ranked Sunset Beach, North Carolina number 4 on their list of the "21 Best Beaches in the World." All of the standard beach town characteristics were checked off National Geographic's qualification list when they reviewed our community--sand, surf and friendly residents. However, Sunset Beach has one thing other beaches do not—The Kindred Spirit Mailbox.

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January
13

Oak Island Homes for SaleOak Island, NC is full of history, intrigue and fascinating stories that stretch back centuries to the earliest communities that called the area home. The history of Oak Island begins at the waterside and meanders through the coastal towns with plenty of stories to tell along the way. Whether you like nautical history, local legends or tales of heroism, you're sure to be delighted by the island's historic locations. Our real estate agents love exploring the communities of coastal NC. We've assembled some of the most interesting destinations around Oak Island to start your historical journey.

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January
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Historic Homes Bald Head Island, NC 

Old Baldy Lighthouse - Bald Head Island NC
Bald Head Island, NC
is anything but your average community thanks to its gorgeous scenery, pleasant pace of life and fascinating local history. There is no better example of that history than Old Baldy--the oldest standing lighthouse in North Carolina. The lighthouse has been maintained as a labor of love by various Bald Head Island groups and residents over the years with excellent results.

The latest addition to Old Baldy is a brand new set of ground lights which are scheduled to be inaugurated with a celebration on January 27, 2017--it's 200th birthday.  Best of all, the whole community is invited to join the celebration.

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December
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5 Best Restaurants Bald Head IslandIf you are starting to look for homes for sale on Bald Head Island, you're going to want to know where to find the best restaurants in the area. Our REALTORS® from Margaret Rudd & Associates have created this list of some of our favorite restaurants for you to experience.  Turst us, you won't be disappointed. 

Bald Head Island Club
The Bald Head Island Club may be best known for its golf, but here you will find both casual and upscale dining opportunities. With four different restaurants offering everything from regional seafood to steak and even pub sandwiches, you are going to enjoy an ideal dining experience. Bald Head Island Club embraces a Farm to Table dining concept, using locally grown produce and meats when possible, so each meal is unique and flavorful. Reservations are recommended.

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December
5

Southport NC Silver Coast Winery

Wine Connoisseurs Love Southport's Silver Coast Winery

If you're making the move to the North Carolina coast, add the community of Southport to your list of possible new homes.  Named by Coastal Living magazine as one of America's Happiest Seaside Towns, Southport will win your heart with its Southern beauty and charm, oak tree-lined streets, antiques shops, galleries, restaurants and the Silver Coast Winery.

The Silver Coast Winery started as a simple gift, and grew into something special. It began on a half-acre lot, purchased as a special Mother's Day gift from husband to wife, and has grown into an award-winning, local business best known for its delicious, creative selection of wine. Silver Coast is also home to beautiful tasting rooms, a busy schedule of special events, and some of the most impressive wedding and event facilities in our area.

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November
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Oak Island Lighthouse
Discover the Best of North Carolina's Coastline

If you're considering buying a home in North Carolina's Brunswick County, one of the first things you might notice are the beautiful, historic lighthouses that dot its coastline.

The Oak Island Lighthouse located in Caswell Beach is one of those lighthouses.  Built in 1958 to replace the former Cape Fear Lighthouse, the Oak Island Lighthouse has marked the mouth of Cape Fear River for over 50 years. Thanks to the many volunteers and sponsors who have worked to preserve and enhance the site, it's also a great place to bring friends and family.

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