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Ocean Ridge Plantation
53 Ocean Ridge Parkway Southwest, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina 28469
Secluded Ocean Ridge Plantation on the North Carolina Coast is Award-Winning, Gated and Boasts Five Golf Courses and a Private Beach Club
On the southern North Carolina coast, the small, relaxed seaside village of Ocean Isle Beach sits on a barrier island about 10 miles from the South Carolina border. It is here, in this tranquil location, that beautiful, secluded Ocean Ridge Plantation started out in 1990. Building continues today.
This is an award-winning, all ages development with 3,000+ single family homes in a dozen or more well manicured neighborhoods. Gated and secure, Ocean Ridge has five golf courses, all of which are lined by homes of various sizes. Other residences have water views. Homes range in size from approximately 1,600 square feet for bungalows to nearly 4,000 square feet for custom built homes. Lanes meander, with many homes sitting on a cul de sac. Tall trees and quiet streets give each neighborhood an understated elegance.
Home prices start in the low- to mid-$300,000s. Please verify this price with a Realtor as prices are bound to change.
Anyone seeking a community with top notch amenities will not be disappointed. The golf courses have been noticed by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine on numerous occasions. The nicely appointed Plantation Club has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a sauna, a fitness center and a four acre lake. The Plantation Gardens is 300 acres of woodland and irrigated garden plots where homeowners grow their own herbs and vegetables.
Biking and walking trails wind throughout Ocean Ridge, wandering through the pretty neighborhoods, along the golf course fairways and through the thick woods. Residents enjoy more than 50 clubs and activity groups. Ocean Ridge also has a private oceanfront beach club, which is actually in Sunset Beach, which is about five minutes away.
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The Tar Heel State was one of the first to instruct its Continental Congress delegates to vote for independence from British rule. After the Revolutionary War, it entered the Union on November 21, 1789 and started developing an extensive slave plantation system. It became a major exporter of cotton and tobacco. North Carolina was one of 11 states to secede from the Union and to spark the American Civil War.
Bordered by South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Atlantic ocean, North Carolina's geographic regions range from the barrier islands and low plains of the eastern Atlantic coast to the mountainous regions of the west. The rolling hills and waterfalls of the Piedmont lie in between. Because of a wide variance in altitudes, North Carolina's climate can be hard to predict. Winters, especially on the coast, can be warm and mild.
The state has 17 major river basins and is rich in hydroelectric power. Tobacco, sweet potatoes, hogs, trout, and turkeys are a few of its agricultural products. The arts and culture industry has become an economic driver. It supports more than 43,000 jobs and generates almost $120 million in state and local revenue.
North Carolina is the home of several firsts. Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run in Fayetteville. The Wright brothers launched the first manned, self-propelled airplane from a cliff near Kitty Hawk. Pepsi was invented and first served in New Bern. Vernon Rudolph first sold Krispy Kreme doughnuts in Winston-Salem.
Population - 10,147,788
Persons 65 years old and over - 16%
High school graduates, age 25+ - 86%
Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ - 25%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 10%
White persons, not Hispanic - 63%
Median household income - $46,868
Median home value - $162,500
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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