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February
28

Brunswick County has some great options if you're in the mood for Mexican cuisine. Here are the restaurants to visit.

One tends to work up an appetite when they spend a day by the beach. Fortunately, the Southport area offers no shortage of great eateries. Today, our real estate agents are excited to highlight their favorite local Mexican restaurants right here in Brunswick County, North Carolina.

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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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September
7

Looking for a new favorite dish? Southport international restaurants have you covered with outstanding cuisine.

Our real estate agents sometimes get asked, "what's your favorite thing about life in Southport?" There are some obvious answers: the beach, the weather, the scenery. But one that often flies under the radar is the food. Here in the Southport area, we have some truly amazing eateries serving cuisine from all around the world. These are some of our favorites!

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August
11

Missed the beach so far this year? Take a day to visit one of these Brunswick County Beaches.

It may be August, but there's still plenty of summer left in Southport! Besides, here on the North Carolina coast, it's always a good day to enjoy some time at the beach.

When you're in the mood for sun and sand, you don't have to go far in the Southport area. Our real estate agents are thrilled to share some of their favorite beaches in Brunswick County, NC.

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July
26

Looking for fun ways to fill your summer? Here are some things to do in Southport!

Summer is a time for relaxing, spending time outdoors, and enjoying fun adventures with family and friends. If you've been thinking about buying one of the beautiful Southport homes for sale, you'll want to take some time to get to know the area and explore the local culture.

There are many ways to enjoy some summer fun in the Southport area. We asked our real estate agents about their favorite things to do on their days off, and here's are a few of their recommendations.

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July
12

Is the summer sun a little too warm? Cool off with these local Southport ice cream shops.

Things really heat up during summertime in the Southport area, and our real estate agents have the perfect solution. Cool down and satisfy your sweet tooth at one of these great local ice cream shops!

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April
12

Learn about the beautiful Brunswick County homes by the water just waiting for you to find them.

Adventure is never far away in Brunswick County, North Carolina. From our many islands and beaches to incredible local restaurants, our real estate agents wouldn't change a thing about life on the Carolina coast! Here's what you can expect when you visit these charming beachfront communities.

Southport

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February
1

Southport Takeout

Is that love we smell in the air…or just the amazing cuisine of Southport? Perhaps a bit of both! Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and our real estate agents encourage you to start thinking about your dinner plans ahead of time. As Cupid draws back his bow, peruse the menus at these Southport restaurants perfect for couples planning to celebrate Valentine's Day with takeout.

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January
25

Cleaning Tips

Winter is a fantastic time to deep clean your home. Our real estate agents also recommend that you thoroughly clean your home before an open house or showing. Follow these tips to get your space cleaner than ever. 

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January
18

Southport Home Decor

With the arrival of a new year comes an opportunity for a fresh start. And not just for you, but for your home too. After a year like 2020, it's safe to agree that we can all use a new beginning. 

If you're anything like our real estate agents, you've probably spent a lot more time at home over the last year, possibly even working from home. You might be ready to stop staring at the same old walls and furnishings every day, in which case, redoing your home in one of these unique design styles might be just the pick-me-up your home needs for the new year!

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January
11

Historic Sites Brunswick CountyOur real estate agents invite you to explore the storied shores of Brunswick County. North Carolina's barrier islands are charming, particularly the Brunswick Islands, which have a history dating back to more than 250 years ago. The towns Southport and Sunset Beach are excellent destinations to relax, unwind, and learn about the past with a stop at these historic sites.

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December
14

Holiday Decorating Brunswick CountyThe holiday season is upon us and one thing is for sure - this year is going to be a little bit different. With so many of us spending a lot of time indoors, there really couldn't be a better time to step up your holiday decorating game. After all, if you're going to spend so much time in your home, you might as well make it look good. Additionally, great holiday decor can serve as a much-needed mood booster at a time when many of us need it the most.

We were so inspired after seeing the holiday decorations at these Southport homes for sale that we decided to pull together some recommendations for how you can make your home a bit more festive this year:

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November
16

Espresso in Brunswick CountyIn recent years, espresso has gone from an exotic drink found in hipster cafés to a daily must-have for scores of caffeine lovers. Celebrate National Espresso Day on Monday, November 23, with a hot or cold drink at one of these coffee shops around Brunswick County, where our real estate agents get their pick-me-up.

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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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October
5

Brunswick County Seafood Markets

October is National Seafood Month, so what better time to enjoy savory sustainable seafood straight from the North Carolina coast. One of the best things about living in Brunswick County is the easy access to some of the best seafood in the country. With so many seafood markets and retail stores serving-up fresh-caught seafood, you can easily get high-quality products to make your favorite dishes. If you're looking for recommendations on where to pick up seafood this October, check out these local favorites.

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July
29

One of the nicest things about birding as a hobby is how willing people are to share their knowledge and resources.  Years ago we were thrilled to discover Roy Slack's book Birds of the Brunswick County Islands: Oak Island, Holden Beach, Ocean Isle and Sunset Beach, North Carolina. But since it was published in 1994, it is no longer that easy to find.  Our county library has a few copies to loan and it can sometimes still be ordered online. 

The knowledgeable people at Wild Bird & Garden, who have brick and mortar stores in both Southport and Wilmington, were happy to suggest two other sources that have even more photos and maps, and include more recent data on habitat and migration routes. 

One is the authoritative source Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America published in 2016.  Don't let the serious title put you off!  It's not that expensive and the huge number of images and maps make it easy for you to identify the birds you see on the beach. 

Another great resource is Stan Tekiela's Birds of the Carolinas Field Guide, which also has a multitude of photos and a handy color-coded index in the front of the book that helps you quickly look up the bird according to the predominant color of its feathers. 

The folks at Wild Bird & Garden can be found at 105 Brown Street East in Southport (just off Howe Street, at the foot of the water tower).  Their website has a fantastic list of links that includes everything from local wildlife rescue groups to the most comprehensive national databases, user-friendly tools and even smartphone apps.  You can find them online at wildbirdgardeninc.com 

Their current hours in Southport are 10-2 Mon-Sat with curbside service, and we all look forward to the time when they can resume the tours, workshops, and other outings for which they are so well known! 

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July
27

Brunswick County Picnic Spots

There's so much natural beauty in our corner of North Carolina, so it's no wonder why residents love going outside for a picnic. With plenty of parks and natural areas to choose from, our real estate agents highly recommend taking your picnic baskets to these places around Brunswick County for a scenic dining experience.

  1. Spring Lake Park - 10 Pine Rd., Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461
    Down the road from Boiling Spring Lakes homes for sale, this park offers waterfront views and plenty of picnic shelters and tables for you to enjoy. Spring Lake Park offers other activities for when you are done with your picnic, with both swimming and a boat launch for kayaks available for visitors. This park is open daily, from sunrise to sunset.
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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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August
30

Brunswick County NC Relocation
For many visitors, one trip to Brunswick County, North Carolina is more than enough to fall in love with the area. Whether you're moving from across the state or across the country, there's never been a better time to start preparing for life in Brunswick County. There's so much to see, do, and experience, with so many great communities to call home. Our REALTORS® are here to help you prepare, with our guide for relocating to Brunswick County, NC.

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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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December
11

Best Neighborhoods in Brunswick County to Buy a Home

One of the most important things to remember when buying a house is that you're shopping for the right neighborhood just as much as you're shopping for the right home. Having the right services, amenities, attractions, and recreation options close to home will ultimately have a big influence on how much you love your location long-term. The key to finding the right location? Become a local expert and understand exactly what you're looking for from your ideal neighborhood. Our REALTORS® are here to help you get started, with a guide to finding the right Coastal Carolina neighborhood for you.

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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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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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May
30

Brunswick County Where Pinterest Dreams are Made

Brunswick County beaches are among the best places you'll find to stage a wedding, and that's just one of the reasons that photos from our corner of North Carolina are lighting up Pinterest boards everywhere. When you shop homes for sale in Brunswick County, stunning seaside views are simply part of the package. There are pin-worthy homes to be found in all of Brunswick County's beachfront communities, and a wealth of outdoor entertainment options means that you will always have something new to share.

Pinterest Dreams Brunswick County

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April
20

Oak Island Lighthouse Run at the Middleton Park Soccer Field Field in Oak Island

Oak Island Lighthouse Run

Oak Island is a sunny, family-friendly coastal paradise nestled along the Carolina coastline.  The town hosts countless community events including this weekend's Oak Island Lighthouse Half Marathon Run and 5k, 10k and 1 Mile Run or Walk.  Hosted by the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Dosher Memorial Hospital, the run is now in its 18th year.

Our Oak Island real estate agents make it a point not only to help you find the best homes in Oak Island, NC, but also to keep you up to date on all the latest happenings around town. The Oak Island Lighthouse Run and Walk is one that you definitely don't want to miss.

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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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