Why you'd want to live in Hampstead
Find your treasure in Pender County. Pender County is in the Coastal Plain region of North Carolina between New Hanover and Onslow Counties and is one of the fastest growing counties in NC. Plentiful in history and natural beauty, Pender County offers a myriad of activities from boating, fishing and paddleboarding to hiking, golfing, horseback riding and tennis making for a diverse and healthy lifestyle. Hampstead is coastal North Carolina’s hidden treasure. Nestled between Wilmington and Jacksonville, this quiet village has low property taxes, award winning schools, lovely waterways and marshes, friendly neighborhoods, convenient shopping and excellent golf courses. This town is an active community with a vibrant mix of locals and newcomers, young families and retirees. Hampstead's diversity, location and unbeatable amenities make it a unique destination in the Cape Fear region. Hampstead began as a fishing village, and is still one of a few local villages that stake claim to the title of "Seafood Capital of the Carolinas". Each September brings the Spot Festival, a long-held tradition that celebrates a local favorite fish, Spot, that is abundant in local coastal waters. Spot lovers young and old travel from all over the south to enjoy this popular festival every fall. There's plenty to do, Beaches, golfing, tennis, horseback riding, boating and fishing rank high with the residents. Hampstead offers access to a variety of historical and natural attractions. Poplar Grove Plantation is one of the oldest existing peanut plantations in NC. Harbour Village Marina has deep water access and slips available for purchase or lease. And public boat launches are ideal for boating, kayaking, paddleboarding and fishing. With many small, uninhabited islands offering opportunities to explore, picnic, surf, fish, enjoy the wildlife or just relax, Hampstead is a great place to live.