Conveniently located between Wilmington and Jacksonville, close to Topsail Island beaches.

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Welcome to Hampstead


A Fast Growing Coastal Community

Welcome to Hampstead, North Carolina, a fast growing coastal community that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, small-town charm, and convenient access to urban amenities. Located in Pender County, Hampstead is nestled between the bustling city of Wilmington and the vibrant town of Jacksonville, making it an ideal place to call home.

Hampstead is known for its picturesque coastal landscapes, including the stunning beaches of Topsail Island, serene waterways, and lush greenery. The area boasts a mild climate, making it a desirable destination for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking a relaxed coastal lifestyle.

For those who frequently travel by air, Hampstead benefits from its proximity to multiple airports. The Wilmington International Airport, located just a short drive away, offers a variety of domestic flights and convenient connections to major cities. The Albert J. Ellis Airport in Jacksonville is also easily accessible, providing additional travel options for residents and visitors.

Residents of Hampstead enjoy the best of both worlds: the tranquility of a small coastal town and the convenience of nearby urban centers. Just a short drive south, Wilmington awaits with its vibrant downtown area, historic sites, eclectic shops, and a thriving arts and cultural scene. From waterfront dining along the Cape Fear River to the lively atmosphere of the Riverwalk, Wilmington offers a wealth of entertainment and recreational opportunities.

To the north lies Jacksonville, home to Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base. This military presence contributes to the diverse community and provides a range of amenities and services. Jacksonville offers excellent shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a variety of parks and recreational facilities.

In Hampstead itself, residents can enjoy a range of local amenities. The nearby town of Surf City features charming boutiques, restaurants, and cafes, as well as community parks and outdoor spaces for leisurely strolls or family picnics. Boating, fishing, and water sports enthusiasts will appreciate the proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway, which offers endless opportunities for exploration and adventure.

Hampstead's real estate market offers a diverse range of properties to suit different preferences and budgets. From waterfront estates and modern coastal homes to traditional suburban residences, there is something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a primary residence, a vacation retreat, or an investment property, Hampstead provides an attractive real estate landscape.

With its stunning natural surroundings, convenient airport access, and close proximity to both Wilmington and Jacksonville, Hampstead, NC, presents an exceptional opportunity for those seeking a coastal lifestyle with easy access to urban amenities. Explore the real estate options in Hampstead and discover the perfect place to call home on the North Carolina coast.



Overview for HAMPSTEAD, NC

7,037 people live in HAMPSTEAD, where the median age is 38.2 and the average individual income is $45,497. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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38.2 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for HAMPSTEAD, NC

HAMPSTEAD has 2,383 households, with an average household size of 2.95. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in HAMPSTEAD do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,037 people call HAMPSTEAD home. The population density is 347.7 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.83 / 48.17%

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There's plenty to do around HAMPSTEAD, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Steadfast Nutrition, Italian Market of Hampstead, and Matter More Coffee.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.04 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.99 miles 36 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 2.36 miles 59 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.98 miles 13 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 3.15 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.36 miles 45 reviews 4.6/5 stars

Schools in HAMPSTEAD, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby HAMPSTEAD. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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South Topsail Elementary
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The Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Treasure team is a group of trusted local experts who know the area intimately and who help their clients find just the right place for a second home, investment property, or year round residence. Using our vast knowledge of the rules and regulations of living along the coast, we work diligently to educate our buyers and sellers to ensure they have the smoothest transaction possible. Other services include commercial real estate and long term rental property management. Contact us today!

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