Surf City

Surf City Real Estate & Area Information

Research homes for sale in Surf City and learn about what make this community such a great place to live, work, and play.

Surf City straddles both Pender and Onslow counties and is located on Topsail Island proper. It is home to just around 2,000 permanent residents and is also a popular vacation, boating and fishing destination. Of course, it goes without saying that the beach is just as beautiful here as it is along each end of Topsail!

In addition to being just a short drive from both Wilmington and Jacksonville, due to its close proximity to Highway 17, Surf City is also a pretty convenient place to live. Finding most everything you need is not a problem in this little village that is big on livability. Within a 1 to 5 mile radius from the center of town, you'll find a grocery store, library, schools, public transit, fitness studio, coffee shops, a park, plenty of restaurants (several oceanfront), fish markets, antique shops, fresh produce, apparel shops and two noteworthy bakeries!

Although it is much smaller than the beach communities that surround it, there are still numerous property options in Surf City. Let us know if you're considering new construction, condo living or a classic Carolina cottage and we will be pleased to help you in your search!

Surf City Real Estate Short Cuts


Recently Listed Homes for Sale in Surf City, NC

3 Beds 2 Baths 100375437 MLS
It's rare to find a three-level, single family beach home in Surf City for under $600,000. Perfectly nestled between the ocean and the Intracoastal, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is just a short drive to local shopping, dining, and entertainment. The first level offers two large bedrooms, a laundry room, and a full bathroom with a massive shower. The second level provides plenty of natural lighting and is designated for dining and entertaining. Here you'll find an open and spacious kitchen and living room combination stocked with ample cabinet storage, beautiful granite countertops, and a large pantry tucked away in the rear of the kitchen. The living room offers a half bathroom and a large sliding door for easy access to the huge wrap-around deck. Continue to the third level where you're greeted with a tree-top cityscape perspective and peek-a-boo views of the Atlantic Ocean. Your outside living space offers decks galore, surrounding the first and second levels with a screened in porch situated at the rear. Enjoy the convenience of an elevator that services the ground, first, and second levels for easy trips from the grocery store. Return from the beach and rinse off the sand in your huge walk-in outdoor shower. And store your beach gear in the outdoor storage room. The property is equipped with lots of trees and includes a glorious Live Oak tree in the front yard, providing an abundance of shade and privacy. Here's your chance to enjoy beach life with no HOA restrictions and located in the preferable AE flood zone for low cost insurance. Fairytale offers a private beach access across the street for a quick commute to the sand. The home is being sold completely furnished, ready for a primary residence, second home, or a turnkey vacation rental property. Approximately 200 yards from the beach, this adorable Treehouse is a must-see and truly one of a kind! Tenants in Place at $4500 month. Lease expires 4/30/23.

115 Fairytale Lane, Surf City

5 Beds 4 Baths 100372369 MLS
Island Living awaits you!Own your own fully furnished island escape. This newly painted beach home, with breathtaking views of the intracoastal waterway and high rise bridge is perfect for someone looking to enjoy island life or looking for great rental potential!Jaw dropping sunrises & sunsets and peaceful serenity in the private community of Topsail Cove, located close to the center of Surf City with a pleasant minutes walk or bike ride to the beach, shopping, entertainment, and dining.This 5 bedroom, 4 bath home includes two primary suites boasting their own private deck. This is the only townhome in the community with a enclosed garage area and has one of the larger yards for entertaining.5 decks surround the home helping each room to take in the sunshine and spectacular views! The first level has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including one of the primary bedrooms and a hall laundry closet. The second level holds a secluded bedroom and full bathroom, living room, dining, and kitchen area. The updated kitchen features stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. The third level has a primary suite with views of the ocean. Wake up to birds chirping as the sun rises above the ocean. Pour your coffee and head out to one of the balconies to watch the sunrise in the front or nature in the back. Sunrise walks on the beach your thing? Great, because the beach is just 3 short blocks away. Grab your gear and go for some sand and surf fun! If you are looking for a quiet day on the sound side enjoying nature and calm waters, drop a kayak or paddle board and spend your day exploring. Who knows, maybe you r get the pleasure of coming across a dolphin or local sea otter family playing. After a long day by the water, make your way home to rinse off in the enclosed outdoor hot/cold shower ensuring sand stays outside. Now you are ready to relax on the decks and watch the spectacular sunsets of Topsail Island. It's time to call Surf City home!

111 Anchor Dr. Unit #A, Surf City

6 Beds 5 Baths 100370753 MLS
This same floor plan just a few blocks away SOLD in just a few weeks after being listed. It is a very well designed lay out that you must see in person. Escape to the breathtaking beauty of Topsail Island with this brand new oceanfront home! Located in Surf City, North Carolina, this stunning property boasts 6 spacious bedrooms and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.As soon as you step inside, you'll be immediately drawn to the wall-to-wall windows that offer stunning views of the ocean. The open-concept living and dining area is the perfect space for entertaining, with a chef's kitchen that features top-of-the-line appliances and plenty of counter space.Head outside to the expansive deck, where you can relax in the sunshine or dine al fresco while watching the waves roll in. The property also has a private boardwalk that leads directly to the beach, so you can easily spend your days soaking up the sun and enjoying the sound of the ocean.With 6 bedrooms, this property is perfect for a family vacation or a getaway with friends. Each bedroom is thoughtfully designed, with plush bedding and plenty of storage space. The master suite features a luxurious en-suite bathroom with a soaking tub and shower.Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience the beauty of Topsail Island from the comfort of this brand new oceanfront home. Book your stay today and start planning your dream vacation! A beautiful walk over deck to the beach can be possible with the sale of this home. Please contact listing agent for more information.

1823 N Shore Drive, Surf City

3 Beds 3 Baths 100368896 MLS
Tucked away in your own private maritime like forest this island gem offers water views, and ocean access directly across the street. Pleasant Cove is a sound side community on the south end of Surf City home to permanent residents as well as vacationers. Enjoy a day at the beach or a bike ride into town for drinks, and live entertainment at a local establishment. Back at home the street level entrance (an additional 227 sq/ft NOT included in total sq footage) includes a large room, (home office, beach equipment storage...) as well as an additional storage closet and is ready for wet feet coming in from the enclosed outdoor shower and changing area. Once inside, the reversed floor plan boasts splendid sunset views over Topsail Sound and the ICW beyond from the top floor. This level provides access to two decks, one covered and furnished (the tree house deck) and one open boasting waterviews of Topsail Sound. A gas log fireplace in the living room and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area complete this level. Gorgeous views and natural sunlight filter in through multiple windows and glass sliders making this living area the place to be at the end of day at the beach. The middle floor is home to three bedrooms, one ensuite full bath with shower, an additional full bathroom as well as laundry facilities. The large deck accessible from the master suite or exterior stairs adds an additional level of outdoor entertaining. For non beach days, enjoy the brick patio underneath an umbrella of tree coverage or spend time in your very own green house, currently be used as yet more storage. Boasting a new roof in 2018 and new windows in 2020 the big ticket items are already in place. Home has served as a permanent residence as well as generated nice rental income. This home sits on a naturally elevated lot; current owner is not required to pay flood insurance. Being sold completely furnished right down to the Keurig Coffee maker in the kitchen. VA assumable loan option.

5 Shell Court, Surf City

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