A captivating coastal paradise that offers the perfect blend of natural beauty and small town charm.


Welcome to Surf City


Breathtaking Coastline

Welcome to Surf City, North Carolina – a captivating coastal paradise that offers the perfect blend of natural beauty, relaxed beach lifestyle, and endless recreational opportunities. Nestled in the center of 26-mile long Topsail Island and spanning the Intracoastal Waterway, Surf City boasts pristine beaches, charming beachfront properties, fabulous shopping and dining, and a warm, welcoming community.

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Surf City's most defining feature is its breathtaking coastline, where sparkling turquoise waters meet soft, sandy shores. Whether you're a sun-worshipper, a surfer catching the perfect wave, or simply someone who loves long walks along the shore, Surf City's beaches provide a picturesque backdrop for endless enjoyment and relaxation.

The real estate options in Surf City are diverse and cater to various preferences and budgets. From cozy beach cottages to luxurious oceanfront estates, there is a perfect property waiting for every buyer. Imagine waking up to panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean or falling asleep to the soothing sounds of crashing waves—these are just a few of the possibilities when you make Surf City your home.


Plenty to Do and See

Beyond its idyllic beaches, Surf City offers a range of outdoor activities for residents and visitors alike. Explore the scenic beauty of the area by kayaking or paddleboarding along the Intracoastal Waterway or charter a fishing boat for an exciting day on the open seas. Nature enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the serene landscapes of Serenity Point in nearby Topsail Beach to the south or enjoy birdwatching or ORV fishing in North Topsail Beach to the north. Or learn about our beloved endangered turtles and why we are a nationally recognized Turtle Sanctuary at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on the mainland.

Surf City's vibrant community is known for its friendly atmosphere and strong sense of community. The town hosts regular events and festivals that bring residents together, fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. From farmers' markets and art festivals to outdoor concerts and local seafood festivals, there is always something happening in Surf City.
Convenience is another advantage of living in Surf City. The town offers a variety of local shops, boutiques, live music venues and restaurants that showcase the area's unique coastal charm. Whether you're seeking fresh seafood, coastal-inspired home decor, or handmade crafts, Surf City's local businesses have you covered. Surf City is also centrally located between two major airports – Wilmington International Airport and Albert J Ellis Airport located just outside of Jacksonville, NC.

With its breathtaking natural beauty, endless recreational opportunities, and a tight-knit community, Surf City, North Carolina, presents an irresistible coastal lifestyle. Whether you're searching for a vacation home, a retirement haven, or a place to settle down and raise a family, Surf City offers an unparalleled coastal living experience that will capture your heart and leave you longing for the sun-kissed shores of this extraordinary seaside destination.


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Overview for SURF CITY, NC

7,278 people live in SURF CITY, where the median age is 48 and the average individual income is $37,028.28. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

48 years

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There's plenty to do around SURF CITY, 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 Celtic Creamery, The Ridge Coffee House, and Burry Chocolates.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.25 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.78 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.62 miles 28 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.07 miles 128 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.04 miles 30 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.73 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for SURF CITY, NC

SURF CITY has 2,914 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in SURF CITY do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,278 people call SURF CITY home. The population density is 257.04 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

52.1 / 47.9%

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75+ Years

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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how can we help?

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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