A rural town filled with warmth and hospitality.


Welcome to Richlands

A Town Filled with Warmth and Hospitality

Richlands is a charming town located in Onslow County, North Carolina. Nestled in the southeastern region of the state, Richlands is a community that exudes a sense of warmth and hospitality. With its roots tracing back to the early 18th century, the town has a rich history that is still palpable in its architecture, traditions, and local culture.

Known for its serene rural landscape, Richlands boasts scenic vistas of rolling hills, lush green fields, and tranquil creeks that paint a picturesque backdrop for residents and visitors alike. The town's slower pace of life and strong sense of community make it an inviting destination for those seeking a quieter, more connected way of living.

Richlands embraces its agricultural heritage, with local farmers markets and events celebrating the bounty of the land. The town's downtown area showcases a blend of modern amenities and historical charm, featuring locally-owned shops, quaint boutiques, and cozy cafes. Residents take pride in preserving their town's historical landmarks, and a stroll through its streets reveals beautifully preserved buildings that hint at its storied past.

Nature enthusiasts find solace in Richlands, as the town's proximity to natural wonders such as the Croatan National Forest and nearby beaches offers ample opportunities for outdoor exploration and recreational activities. Hiking, fishing, camping, and boating are just a few of the ways residents can connect with the natural beauty that surrounds them.

In summary, Richlands, NC, is a gem of a town that embraces its heritage while looking towards a promising future. Its idyllic landscapes, tight-knit community, and blend of history and modernity make it a place that captures the essence of North Carolina's southern charm and hospitality.




Overview for RICHLANDS, NC

2,721 people live in RICHLANDS, where the median age is 27.7 and the average individual income is $21,755. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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27.7 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for RICHLANDS, NC

RICHLANDS has 824 households, with an average household size of 3.3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in RICHLANDS do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,721 people call RICHLANDS home. The population density is 1,647.98 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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55.68 / 44.32%

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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Speedway, The Coffee Co, and Godfather's Pizza.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.03 miles 6 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 0.58 miles 40 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining 4.54 miles 2 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.47 miles 3 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.43 miles 7 reviews 4.1/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.57 miles 76 reviews 4/5 stars

Schools in RICHLANDS, NC

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