Holden Beach : North carolina

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What Holden Beach is like for active adults

Holden Beach is a very tiny community on the Atlantic Ocean in southern North Carolina. It is close to and very similar to Oak Island and Sunset Beach - and not that far from Myrtle Beach, SC. The average income is high as the average age - about 60.  For more about the area see the Topretirements reviews of those towns.  Photo of Intracoastal near Holden Beach courtesy of Wikipedia and IraEskins,

Where to Live
You can live one in this or one of the neighboring towns near the ocean or inland along the river that has ample bays as it nears the ocean. Nearby Shallotte (inland) is a more cost effective solution. There are active adult communities in the area (see link at right).

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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

You can live one in this or one of the neighboring towns near the ocean or inland along the river that has ample bays as it nears the ocean. Nearby Shallotte (inland) is a more cost effective solution. There are active adult communities in the area (see link at right).

Real Estate Prices
Zillow reported early 2014 median sale price of a home  to be $592,000, with a steady rise in prices since mid-2013.

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What is special about this retirement community
Being on the ocean in a quiet and unspoiled part of the state is a unique strength.
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What is not special about this retirement community
These towns are so small that you will have to drive for just about anything.
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What kinds of people like retiring here

Retirees who want a small, quiet, waterfront community and who would enjoy boating, surf fishing, and golf.

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Local economy is driven by

Construction, Retail

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Climate and Physical Environment

Holden Beach has an average January temperature of 45 degrees and an average July temperature of about 80 degrees.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are two restaurants on Holden Beach which provide music and entertainment - Castaways  Raw Bar and Grill and Paradise Cafe.  The community also hosts two festivals: Days at the Docks and Fesival by the Sea.

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Crime

The crime rate in this tiny town does not seem to be accurate. It is reported to be very high in recent years because of an astonishing rise in burglaries, but the fluctuation seems hard to believe.

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Medical facilities

J. Arther Dosher Memorial Hospital is 5 miles away in Southport.

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Transportation

The closest large airports are in Wilmington, North Carolina- 43 miles away, or Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 56 miles away.

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Valuable Links

Town of Holden Beach

Holden Beach Insider information

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Facts about HOLDEN BEACH
  • State: NC
  • Environment: Coastal,Boating Community,Resort Community,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 45-64
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $500,001+
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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