With the incredible variety and beauty of southeastern North Carolina, it’s no wonder that an increasing number of people are flocking to the area from all over the country. One of the most pleasant locales has to be Carolina Shores, with its unique access to some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast and its variety of planned communities.
In addition to a lower than average unemployment rate, Carolina Shores offers near-perfect year-round weather and fast access to Myrtle Beach, one of the premier destinations in the country.
The Town of Carolina Shores includes six planned communities – the Carolina Shores Subdivision, The Farm at Brunswick, Beacon Townes, Calabash Lakes, The Village at Calabash and Lighthouse Cove.
The town was incorporated in 1998 after a split from the town of nearby Calabash, although it maintains interlocking borders with Calabash. Carolina Shores is a golfer’s dream, offering several top-rated courses and the availability of golf course community living. Choosing a home in any of the planned communities offers residents the advantage of nearby shopping, dining, entertainment and water activities. Golf lovers have the options of visiting the Isles of Farmstead Golf Links, Indigo Farms and Lori’s Golf Shoppe.
From the Intracoastal Waterway to beyond the Calabash River, Carolina Shores features some of Brunswick County’s finest homes. The residential area consists of single family homes, patio homes, gate homes and villas, with the Town of Carolina Shores welcoming new developments into the town limits.
First developed in October 2004, this community grew by 150 acres in two short years. It’s a residential community, consisting of single family homes and townhouses on Highway 17, with a second entrance on Thomasboro Road. The community features an amenity center, clubhouse, nature trail and common areas on more than 84 acres.
The original members of the town’s population created this area, consisting of an updated 18-hole golf course, modern clubhouse and amenity center. The residential area adjoining the golf course includes single family homes, villas, patio and gate homes. The Acreage Estates section of the subdivision features one-acre single family lots.
Calabash Lakes, developed in 2007, is a relaxing residential community located on Thomasboro Road. The original plan included 103 single family homes, 265 townhouses, and 86 duplexes spread across 164 acres. The amenity center, common areas and clubhouse sit on 32 of those acres.
Situated on the eastern side of Carolina Shores, Lighthouse Cove was developed in 2005. This lovely residential and family-friendly community sits on more than six acres, which includes a golf clubhouse, amenity center, and family-friendly, interactive common areas.
One of the more recently planned communities, the Village at Calabash was started in the mid-80s and annexed by the Town in 2003. Another residential community, it’s located on Thomasboro Road. The community covers 178 acres that consists of 520 single family homes including an amenity center, clubhouse, and common areas.
For those not into golfing, there are a wide range of attractions to explore in Carolina Shores, including the Hughes Family Campground for outdoor adventures such as hiking trails, canoeing, or biking. Camping in Carolina Shores will be especially unforgettable when visiting Lucky Strike Charters to plan a fishing trip.
The Peachtree Equestrian Center offers hours of horseback-riding fun, whether you’re a beginner or an expert. The center boasts an experienced staff and a wonderful group of horses for visitors of any age.
If you love golfing, but prefer not to live in a golfing community, the Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club is minutes away in Calabash. This well-kept course offers peaceful surroundings and tasteful landscaping.
The natural beauty of the North Carolina coastal region is a homeowner’s paradise, featuring two nationally famous seashores with more than 300 miles of barrier island beaches, dozens of charming, historical towns and planned communities and an amazing array of outdoor activities,
Nearly 45 miles of south-facing beaches offering stunning views are within an easy few minutes of Carolina Shores – all featuring pristine coastlines, exciting shopping and entertainment areas and a deep sense of local history. In addition to the world-famous Myrtle Beach, the area includes Sunset Beach, Bald Head Island, Holden Beach and Oak Island, all of which offer a variety of outdoor and water activities, museums, shops and world-class restaurants.
Imagine strolling through a butterfly garden or walking across tidal flats on Oak Island – or perhaps experiencing the upscale, yet notorious history of Bald Head Island – once a hideout for pirates, including the infamous Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet. In nearby Southport, which fronts the Cape Fear River, this former seaport has been a sailor’s haven since the 1700’s and offers a wide range of outdoor seafood dining restaurants and fishing opportunities.
Carolina Shores is an area that is both out of the way, yet close to everything exciting about the southeastern North Carolina region, making it just about the perfect location for homeowners with a zest for life.