Holly Ridge

Discover Holly Ridge's Unique Lifestyle

Holly Ridge is often referred to as the "Gateway to Topsail Island" for its location near the scenic barrier island. The name Holly Ridge was inspired by the town's picturesque setting on a small rise, surrounded by an abundance of holly trees.

Today, Holly Ridge boasts some of the most tranquil beaches and serene landscapes along the eastern coast. The town is conveniently accessed by a short drive from Jacksonville or Wilmington, and is also close to Surf City and Topsail Beach. Originally established as a railroad depot in the early 20th century, Holly Ridge has grown into a charming destination known for its peaceful atmosphere and welcoming community.

Are you looking to find your new home in Holly Ridge? Take some time to explore the highlights of life in this picturesque community, and give us a call when you're ready to get started!

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Holly Ridge at a Glance

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Quick Facts

Population: 4,420
County: Onslow
Zip Code: 28445
Median Home Value:

Travel & Commute

Surf City: 10 min
Jacksonville: 25 min
Wilmington: 43 min
Major Roads: US-17, NC-50, NC-210

Holly Ridge Attractions

Everything You'll LOVE in Holly Ridge

Peaceful Coastline

Holly Ridge is located near some of North Carolina's most serene and less crowded beaches. With its proximity to Topsail Island, residents have easy access to miles of beautiful coastline where they can enjoy the calming waves and warm sand under their feet.

The nearby beaches are perfect for a range of water activities including swimming, boating, fishing, and even kiteboarding for the more adventurous.

Outdoor Activities Galore

Holly Ridge's location near the coast and surrounded by nature provides plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. From kayaking in the Intracoastal Waterway to hiking in the Holly Shelter Game Land, there's something for everyone.

If you enjoy golfing, the nearby town of Sneads Ferry offers the North Shore Country Club, a beautiful 18-hole golf course. For those who love fishing, the close proximity to the coast allows for both inshore and offshore fishing adventures.

Delicious Local Cuisine

After a day of outdoor fun, you can sample some of the local flavors in Holly Ridge and nearby towns. The area offers a variety of dining options, including seafood shacks serving fresh catch, casual barbeque joints, and fine dining establishments.

We recommend trying the seafood platter at Rick's Restaurant & Sports Bar, the southern comfort dishes at Madison's Prime Rib and Seafood, and the delicious ice cream at Topsail Island Popcorn Shoppe.

Rich Local History

The town of Holly Ridge has a fascinating history dating back to World War II, when it was home to the Holly Ridge Camp Davis, an anti-aircraft artillery training base. The remnants of this military past can still be seen in the town.

Additionally, Holly Ridge is known for its role as the "Gateway to Topsail Island," a barrier island that was used as a secret missile testing program in the 1940s. Today, the Missiles and More Museum on Topsail Island provides a glimpse into this intriguing period of history.

Holly Ridge may be small, but it's packed with charm, history, and a community that takes pride in its coastal heritage.

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