Topsail Island Real Estate Blog

Topsail Island, North Carolina is the essence of Coastal Living.  Stay connected and updated with whats new and happening both on and off the island.  

April 6, 2017

Surf City Bridge


Surf City’s New Bridge

The Surf City swing bridge will soon be replaced by the new high rise, wide-span bridge. Groundbreaking occurred in October 2016 and officials say the new bridge will be open for traffic as soon as September 2019! The $54 million project will be constructed with concrete at a height of 65-feet and a length of 3,600 feet long. Though the swing bridge in Surf City has been a focal point of memories throughout the past 61 years, it has caused several traffic issues with vehicles and boats due to the bridge opening and closing causing delays. The new Surf City bridge will be built to such standards of easy flow. There will be a bicycle and pedestrian lane included on the new bridge providing ample amount of space to safely travel to and from the island. Another added bonus to that: the bicycle lane will be built wide enough to provide vehicles another lane to use in case of an emergency evacuation.  At the end of each side of the wide-span bridge will be roundabouts to help with the flow of traffic. Surf City will soon say their goodbyes to the memorable swing bridge, and welcome the new bridge.

March 30, 2017

Surf City School

After several county meetings and various debates, Surf City will see a new beginning. Their very first school! It has been approved for Surf City Elementary & Middle School to begin construction. With the growth in population Surf City has seen recently, a new school is just what the city needs. Overcrowding in the schools take away from students learning and comfortability. With a new school, teachers can have more one on one interaction with each student to help them learn and grow further in their education. This could give new possibilities for real estate growth and local business traffic as well. Giving parents less commute times to schools and shopping is a major plus!


Surf City groundbreaking occurred on December 16, 2016 for news reporters and residents to witness. The school is estimated to be completed by 2017.

Feb. 3, 2015

Nautic Bay a new home community on Topsail Island

Nautic Bay is an exciting new community in Surf City situated on the tidal creek marsh front.  These homes come decked out with hardwoods, granite, stainless, custom cabinetry, vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, extra large windows and expansive views of the marsh and ICWW.  Several models will include elevators and the community is just steps away from beach front access.  This is the perfect time to customize your colors to be ready for to move in before the summer tourism season gets here!

Feb. 2, 2015

Surf City 231 Acres for Sale

Surf City growth possibilities are endless and exciting with 231 acres up for grabs!

According to an article in the Wilmington Business Journal, Cape Fear Commercial real estate firm has recently released news of attaining the listing for a 231 acre tract of undeveloped waterfront land on the mainland in Surf City.  The land is situated to the north of NC 210 and NC 50 before the swing bridge and has major potential to bring exciting expansion to the area.

The tract sits immediately adjacent to the center of Surf City where commercial businesses are currently thriving.   Additionally, there are ongoing plans by the NCDOT to build a high rise bridge over the ICWW which will further enhance the desirability of this land for future development.   The thought is that with rezoning, a combination of single family and multifamily homes along with commercial space will be the most likely use for this prime land.  

A tract of land this large in a booming waterfront community like Surf City is a rare opportunity and we expect to see some exciting new developments as we move into the busy new year.

Oct. 1, 2014

Autumn with Topsail

Come join the fun!  Autumn with Topsail is coming to Topsail Beach the weekend of Oct. 18 and 19, 2014. This year there is even more to do and see. Start the morning with the Kiwanis pancake breakfast.  After that, enjoy hands on marine life exhibits, boat rides, arts and crafts, children's activities, and fun festival food. Three bands will provide lively beach music both days and free shuttle service will be provided from various parking areas in Topsail Beach to the Festival Grounds.  Check out for more information

June 24, 2014

Sunrise Yoga

Needing a peaceful way to relax this summer? How does sunrise yoga on the beautiful beach of Topsail Island sound? Surf City Parks & Recreation is offering a one hour sunrise yoga class Wednesdays at 5:30 AM all summer long. Classes will have rotating yoga instructors and will meet at the Roland Avenue Beach access. Participants pay $10 and should call the day ahead to confirm the class. (910)328-4887. Moonlight yoga classes are also offered, call for dates and locations.

June 23, 2014

Cape Fear Community College

Cape Fear Community College is breaking ground on a new campus located in Surf City. The Alston W. Burke campus just had a brick laying ceremony to celebrate. Located in Surf City off of Highway 17, CFCC will have 6 classrooms, a lab, media center and offices located on this campus. There’s plenty of room for the campus to grow in the future as well. With the hopes of opening to students for the Spring 2015 semester, CFCC will begin to offer continuing education courses, basic college math, English, history and science classes. This class schedule is designed to easily transfer into a four year university, like the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, for students looking to continue their education.

June 18, 2014

Surf City Farmers Market

Surf City Summer Market

Stop by NeLua R. Albury Park on Topsail Island on Tuesdays to check out the new farmers market. Every Tuesday until Labor Day you can visit the Surf City Summer Market from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM in Surf City. Local produce and home made products are available for sale as well as local arts and crafts. There are some great local vendors gathering to provide local products to beachgoers all summer long. Make sure you plan a visit to the Surf City Farmers Market while you are in town.

June 11, 2014

Movie and Concerts at Soundside Park

Soundside Park Amphitheater will be hosting free movies and concerts in the park this summer. Perfect way to spend the evening at the beach and it is FREE! Movies will begin after sunset and concessions will be available. Movie dates are June 6 & 20, July 4 & 18, and August 1, 15 & 29th. Concerts will be from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and they are held June 13 & 20, July 3 & 11, and August 8th. There will also be DJ’s and Magic Shows in the park June 27, July 25, and August 22 to entertain beach goers at Soundside Park. This is a great way to check out the beach life after dark and enjoy the natural beauty of Topsail Island during the summer.



May 29, 2014

The Belle of Topsail

Warm weather is here and if you’re looking for something new to do on Topsail Island you should book a cruise on the Belle of Topsail. The Belle of Topsail is a 55 foot riverboat capable of holding almost 50 passengers. The Belle is located in Surf City, just over the swing bridge. Come aboard the riverboat for one of the many tours offered.

There’s a Sunset Dinner cruise with dining, drinks and dancing and a Dinner and Pirate show to entertain any crowd. You can also cruise on the riverboat for a Dolphin Watch or bring the kids to Pirate School. This is just one of many ways to explore Topsail Island and the Intracoastal Waterway.