It is no wonder that Hampstead, North Carolina has been discovered. The secret is out and the community is experiencing rapid growth. Hampstead boasts one of the finest locations in coastal North Carolina.
Located between Wilmington and Jacksonville along the Intracoastal Waterway, Hampstead's convenience to many of our state's most beautiful beaches is unmatched. Hampstead's population lies at just over 17,000 residents with that number forecasted to grow over the coming years. Find out what the buzz is about!
Families in Hampstead are fortunate to be districted to the Topsail School District. These schools consistently rank above the top in the state, and are highly sought after. Topsail High School was named one of the best high schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Reports.
Locals have choices! Lots and lots of choices for how to spend their free time. The very family-friendly beaches of Surf City and Topsail are an easy 25 minute drive from Hampstead. If residents are looking for a more upscale day, they may head to Wrightsville Beach, also located a 25 minute drive away. If a day of shopping and the excitement of the city are calling, Downtown Wilmington is only a 20 minute drive! Of course, a day spent at home in Hampstead is also a perfect choice, and one that often wins out above all others!
Golf is big in Hampstead! So big in fact that locals enjoy the choice of three beautiful courses to spend an afternoon: Olde Point Golf and Country Club, Belvedere Plantation, and Castle Bay are all located in this community. When it is time to leave the links, and grab a bite to eat, the popular Sawmill Grill plays host to neighbors catching up with each other while enjoying fantastic Southern fare. Need dessert? Kona Ice of Coastal Carolina is a favorite treat among residents.
Perhaps the most anticipated event of the year for those residing in and visiting Hampstead is the North Carolina Spot Festival! This September event draws thousands of visitors from all over the state. Some 17,000 "spot plate" dinners are served at the festival. Spot Queens are crowned! This family-friendly function oozes Hampstead charm, and is a time when Hampstead locals make memories with family and neighbors and welcome newcomers in droves.
If you are looking for a low-key, family-oriented lifestyle, but want the option to leave your comfort zone for something busier and bustling Hampstead might be your spot. We would love to help you explore the options galore!