Centrally positioned between Wilmington and Jacksonville, Hampstead is frequently sought after for its affordability and access to nearby cities. As a quickly growing region that began as a remote fishing village, the area offers increasing modern conveniences in a quiet, semi-rural setting. It is also districted in the distinguished Topsail school district, which has a longstanding tradition of academic excellence.
Abundant natural attractions and coastal amenities– all at an affordable price– are a primary benefit of living in Hampstead. Many neighborhoods within the region enjoy water access and encourage a culture of boating and fishing. For those without neighborhood water access, The Hampstead Wildlife Ramp is conveniently accessible off of Sloop Point Road and is open to the public. Hampstead is also just a short drive to both Topsail Island and Surf City beaches.