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Get to Know the Grand Strand: Shallotte, NC

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Get to Know the Grand Strand: Shallotte, NC

It may be frightful everywhere else, but on the Grand Strand, the weather is always delightful. With an average winter temperature somewhere in the mid-’60s, the Grand Strand redefines what it means to be a “winter wonderland.” When you factor in the mild year-round climate with the pristine natural beauty and one of the lowest costs of living in the country, it’s no wonder over 1,400 people relocate to the area every month!

With so many people looking to relocate to the area from across the world, it’s only understandable that many are not entirely familiar with the different townships and communities that make up the Grand Strand. Fortunately, your real estate experts at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living are here. With local insight into the history, attractions, and real estate offerings of the Grand Strand, prospective homebuyers can begin to feel a little bit more at home in their new community.

This week we will be looking at the charming riverside community of Shallotte, NC.


Settlement of the area that is today Shallotte dates to the mid-18th century. Early historical records reference a small fishing town on the “Charlotte” river—today the Shallotte River—as early as 1734. Even from its earliest days, life in the town of Shallotte revolved around the fertile banks and muddy waters of the nearby river.

The town’s early residents relied heavily upon agriculture and fishing, as well as a bustling waterfront full of flatboats, rafts and other small watercrafts used to transport goods to and from this rural part of Brunswick County.

Later, the Charlotte River took on the name of “Shallotte”, as did the nearby town soon thereafter. The town of Shallotte was officially incorporated on March 6th, 1899.


Nestled on the banks of the Shallotte River, the town of Shallotte is a veritable “Heaven on Earth” for watersports enthusiasts and seafood aficionados alike. Community oyster roasts are a common past time for residents and offer newcomers an excellent opportunity to get a taste of their new home.

Centrally located, Shallotte is just a short drive away from the various coastal communities that make up the Brunswick Islands. Holden Beach, Sunset Beach, and Ocean Isle are all less than thirty minutes away. For those looking for a little more activity, Myrtle Beach and Wilmington are both less than an hour away.

Nature lovers will love the diverse array of flora and fauna found in the nearby Green Swamp Preserve. The nearby Green Swamp Preserve is home to fourteen different species of insectivorous plants, including extensive populations of Venus flytrap, butterworts and four species of pitcher plant. The preserve is also home to many rare animals, including the American alligator, Henslow’s sparrow, Bachman’s sparrow, and Hessel’s hairstreak butterfly. Of course, for those guests looking for a more manicured nature experience, Shallotte is also home to the legendary Rivers Edge Golf Club.

Real Estate

Shallotte is often thought of as the perfect family-friendly community. The cozy coastal town is filled with boutique shopping, gourmet dining, and world-class entertainment, while still offering residents a secluded sense of peace that can’t be found in Myrtle Beach or Wilmington.

If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in Shallotte, turn to the local real estate experts at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living. For more than 60 years, the friendly staff and real estate professionals at BHGRE Elliott Coastal Living have been helping the people of the Grand Strand with all their real estate needs.

Visit our website or stop by our office today to explore the incredible homes and condos available for purchase in Shallotte, NC.

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