You don’t have to be Matlock to find evidence of Southport being the lure that leads people out of cold climates into the warm arms of leisure. In fact, Matlock was filmed here as were a plethora of other box office hits, including A Walk to Remember. It’s not only Hollywood that’s drawn to this lovely city just two miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. It’s home to the North Carolina 4th of July Festival that draws in 40,000 – 50,000 visitors each summer.
Sitting on the bank of the Cape Fear River, with a population of 4,030, visitors often add to that number permanently. Folks find they love the friendly atmosphere and safe neighborhoods… and the eateries! If I had a full day I could list them all, but I’ll just say, start with Mr. P’s Bistro. Then wrap up the day with wine tastings and craft beer options if that’s what wets your whistle.
Living in Southport puts you in touch with history as well. Museum options surprise many people, considering the size of the city. Locals recommend The North Carolina Maritime Museum. You knew I’d save the best for last, and I did. The average temperature in Southport is 64 degrees, akin to what you might find in the northern gulf of Florida. But no need to go that far south.
If you’re boxing up your belongings right now, I can’t blame you. You won’t go wrong with any of those wonderful cities. But you will need help finding your new home – and I’ll be happy to show you what’s available. Contact me today and we’ll chat about it.