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Home sweet home awaits your arrival in Shallotte, North Carolina, one of the most tranquil coastal retirement communities. This gem of a small town is hidden near the coast of North Carolina, and accompanied by several of the friendliest communities in the region. Acres of untouched land and world-class golf courses are only a few of the qualities that draw residents to the seaside town of Shallotte. Imagine a beautiful home overlooking the green grasses of the River’s Edge Golf Club, or picture a humble cottage alongside the Shallotte River. 

Centered between Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, the town of Shallotte is a perfect hub for residents looking to branch out and explore bordering cities. Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, and Sunset Beach are roughly a 10 minute drive away, and make for a perfect beach day on the white sands. Myrtle Beach is less than an hour to the south. Although Shallotte maintains its small town feel, it still provides residents with the amenities of a larger city and Wilmington NC golf communities.


Among the Intracoastal Waterway and connecting rivers near Shallotte, is the Green Swamp Preserve. Home to a diverse selection of plant and animal species, the Green Swamp is one of few areas native to the Venus Flytrap. This natural wonder begs for a day of exploration!

Sports enthusiasts will want to take a trip to the Brunswick County Batting Cages, while antique collectors and artisans will love the numerous galleries along Main Street.

North Carolina’s Annual Oyster Festival is one of the largest events hosted by Brunswick County, and highlights the local culture through live music and fabulous foods. Gorgeous year-round weather combined with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities make Shallotte, North Carolina a perfect place to settle down.

If you’re searching for coastal retirement communities, here are reasons to consider Shallotte:


One of Shallotte’s largest attractions, drawing in over 50,000 visitors, is the Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival hosted by Brunswick County. The festival includes live music, cook-offs, contests, and of course, North Carolina’s delicious oysters.

The town comes alive during Shallotte’s Summer In the Park. Rourk Gardens brings the Shallotte NC neighborhoods together during the sunny summer months with free live entertainment and movies. On the first Saturday of December, Shallotte also hosts its own Annual Christmas Parade. 


The average temperature December through February is in the mid 40’s. May through September, the average temperature ranges from the high 70’s to the low 80's. Precipitation reaches its peak in August, with an average rainfall of 7 inches. Humidity decreases throughout the day leaving the evenings with a nice, cool breeze. Tornado activity in Shallottte is near to the state average, and 3% less than the nation’s average. 


Shallotte, North Carolina belongs to the Brunswick County School District, serving 12 schools and 138 students in grades PK-12. There are 3 public schools and 4 private schools in the Shallotte area. West Christian Academy is the highest rated private school in the area, with an average classroom size of 16 students. 

The nearby Brunswick Community College works with the Brunswick County School District to help create an easy transition for students from high school to college. Brunswick Community College has four programs; Arts & Sciences, Nursing & Allied Health, Developmental Education, and Professional & Technical. The larger University of North Carolina Wilmington offers more specialized programs at a university campus. It ranked in the top 50 of Most Competitive Public Colleges in the nation. 


The Brunswick Medical Center is sponsored by Novant Health, an award-winning healthcare research company, and offers exceptional care in all fields. With 60 beds and 116 registered nurses, the hospital is able to provide quality care to its patients. In 2009 The Brunswick Medical Center was named Most Reliable Hospital in Surgical Infection Prevention by The North Carolina Center for Hospital Quality. The hospital’s expert care extends to The Brunswick Women’s Center located in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. 


Shallotte, North Carolina is a golfer’s paradise. The town is surrounded by award-winning courses such as the Brierwood Golf Club and Rivers Edge Gold Club & Plantation. These are just two of the Wilmington NC golf communities. Other recreational sports venues include the Brunswick County Bowling Center and the Brunswick Batting Center. Cast in a line at Copus Lake, or explore the nature within the saltwater marsh of Shallotte. Beachcombers love the unspoiled Ocean Isle beach.


Downtown Shallotte is speckled with specialty stores and boutique shops. Attend an auction of vintage antiques and local art at The Red House Specialty Shops, or take a ride to Ocean Isle for a day of shopping along the seaside. Although Shallotte is one of North Carolina’s cozy, smaller-scale towns, there are larger retail stores located on the outskirts of town. 

Dining in Shallotte is an event of its own. Family owned restaurants line Main Street; serving a variety of authentic cuisine. Scrumptious delis, waterfront eateries, and American style pubs are all within walking distance from the city center. Along one of Shallotte’s waterfronts is The Inlet View Bar & Grill with the best iced tea and hush puppies around.


A home in Shallotte, North Carolina can be an investment for the future. The town has grown exponentially over the past few years and is continuing to grow in property value. The average home price in Shallotte is still low at around $150,000. Choose from lovely neighborhoods along the marsh of the Shallotte River. 

Shallotte, North Carolina sits within the Brunswick County district. The town of Shallotte has a property tax rate of 27 cents per $100 valuation. Brunswick County's property tax rate is 54 cents per $100 valuation. 

If you're searching for coastal retirement communities, there are a number of Wilmington NC golf communities we find of interest. Some are waterfront communities with deep water ocean access marinas, Shallotte neighborhoods close to Ocean Island Beach or quiter seaside neighborhoods.

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Area Information

  • Wilmington International Airport - airport code (ILM)
  • Myrtle Beach International Airport - airport code (MYR)
  • Cape Fear Regional Jetport - airport code (KSUT)
Arts and Culture:
  • Museum of Coastal Carolina
  • Blue Heron Gallery
Colleges and Universities:
  • Cape Fear Community College - enrollment 28,000
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington - enrollment 14,000
  • Brunswick Community College - enrollment 4,314
Events and Festivals:
  • Brunswick Islands Home & Garden Show - April
  • Days at the Docks - April
  • The Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival - October
  • North Carolina Festival by the Sea - October
  • Ocean Isle Beach Floatilla - November
  • Shallotte Christmas Parade - December
  • Brunswick Stew Cook Off - December
  • Brunswick’s Women’s Center - 78 beds
  • Brunswick Novant Medical Center - 60 beds
  • Holden Beach Medical Center
Shopping and Retail:
  • Myrtle Beach Mall
  • Shallotte Crossing
  • The Red House Specialty Shops
  • Twin Creek Plaza
  • Rivers Edge Golf Club and Plantation
  • Brunswick Batting Center
  • Brunswick County Bowling Center
State and National Parks:
  • Shallotte Township Park
  • Bird Island State Reserve
  • Green Swamp Preserve
Top Employers:
  • Brunswick County Board of Education
  • County Of Brunswick
  • Wal-Mart
  • Progress Energy Carolinas
  • Brunswick Community College
  • Brunswick Community Hospital
  • Food Lion
  • DAK Americas
  • J. Arthur Dosher Hospital
  • Marine Terminals Corp. East

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