You have chosen the right place to look! This is an absolutely gorgeous area and can provide you with all that you are looking for. Everything you have said is just screaming Hampstead! I would love to help you in any way possible. Please feel free to contact me at anytime!
Leland would be a good location to start your search, Hampstead may work too. There are several neighborhoods that would meet your requirements. With rates and prices as they are now you could purchase cheaper than renting. Renting is a little harder to find especially at $700 a month. There is a high demand for rental properties at this time. Before you rent or buy contact a real estate agent to find out about the neighborhood and area for information you can not find online.
Feel free to call and we can talk through the things to consider and we can get you on the right path.
I am happy to set you up with your own personal portal in my MLS system that will email you homes that meet your specific criteria as they come on the market. This will eliminate wasted hours searching homes that are not a good fit.
I do also want to mention that in NC, buyer agency is provided to you at no cost. Which means that I can represent you for free.
Please email me your detailed criteria & I will get this service set up for you right away.
Diane Moore Steelman
My name is Adam Sink, and I am a Realtor here in the Wilmington area with Intracoastal Realty. I would love to help you with your relocation to the coastal area. An area that sounds like a suitable fit for what you are searching for may be Hampstead. This is a more rural area outside of Wilmington that is between Topsail beach, and the Wilmington areas. There are also many other areas similar around Wilmington as well. If you would like to discuss this further please feel free to contact me anytime.