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Comprised of large cities, rural communities and unincorporated towns, Pender County, North Carolina is one of the largest counties in the state. Stretching over 850 miles, Pender County is home to multiple coastal communities including Topsail Beach and Surf City, which are popular destinations throughout the summer. This area has a long rich history dating back to 1524 when explorers first stumbled upon its lands teeming with wildlife. It was over 100 years before the first town was established in 1663, the town of Rocky Point. Its idyllic location near the Atlantic Ocean and its rich soil continued to draw settlers to the area then eventually Pender County was formed from New Hanover County toward the end of the 1870s.
Founded on small rural communities, Pender County continues to possess a charming, quiet atmosphere. For prospective homebuyers searching for simple coastal living, the island life of Pender County can’t be beaten. However, don’t mistake quiet and simple for boring or inconvenient, because Pender County is full of excitement with a multitude of recreation and entertainment possibilities. Home to antique shops, the Bannerman Vineyard, and historic plantations, there is so much to see here. And among the residents’ favorite pastimes there are opportunities to golf, kayak, fish and horseback ride, among other things. Furthermore, the county’s parks and recreation department maintains Miller’s Pond Park, Hampstead Kiwanis Park, and Pender Memorial Park, each offering its own array of recreation options. The parks department also hosts numerous arts and crafts festivals throughout the year, as well as the annual Earth Day Festival.
With gorgeous weather and an average temperature around 62 degrees Fahrenheit, Pender County is a sought-after address in North Carolina. Prospective homebuyers will be delighted by the diverse real estate of Pender County, including everything from retirement communities, to condos and townhomes to gorgeous waterfront luxury homes and everything in between. The communities within the county are equally diverse and include everything from small rural communities to vibrant coastal cities so you can choose the lifestyle that best suits you. Another advantage to buying a home in Pender County is its crime rate and cost of living are below the national average. So regardless of which type of home you are looking to buy, you can find it in Pender County. Pender County homes come in a broad price range depending on the property’s location, style, age, size and special features. If you would like to learn more about homes for sale in Pender County, North Carolina, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
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