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November 2021 Around the Azalea Coast | events and community news in Southeaster Coastal North Carolina

Tuesday, October 26, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

November 2021 Around the Azalea Coast | events and community news in Southeaster Coastal North Carolina

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Updates and Happenings from beautiful Southeastern Coastal North Carolina.

"Leave footprints of love and kindness wherever you go."

What's Up | From our calendars

janine.pngWe are wrapping up October with the Access ILM gala on Oct 29. Access of Wilmington is a non-profit that operates programs to eliminate barriers to health and wellness through sports, recreation, and fitness for those in our community with disabilities.

Then, on Saturday Nov 27, we are going to enjoy the Wrightsville Beach Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach Park, when all types of boats cruise from Snows Cut to Carolina Beach Boat Basin, and they are decorated with thousands of lights. 

We're looking forward to the Southport Wooden Boat Show on November 6th. This year is the 12thnancy.png annual, and it's back to an in-person event. It's held in and around the historic Old Yacht Basin from 10 to 4, with lots of vendors, demonstrations, kids' events, and of course lots of beautiful wooden boats.

fred.pngFreedom Sailing is holding its 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament - with lots of prizes - at Capt'n Bill's Back Yard Grill on November 14. The first one was lots of fun, with food, drinks, friendly competition and prizes for the 1st and 2nd place winners, plus a 50/50 drawing. Come out and help support this fundraising event. Register here.

We have out of town anne copy.pngguests for the Thanksgiving holiday, and a favorite Wilmington event for visitors is walking through the gardens at Enchanted Airlie to admire the holiday lights. Enchanted Airlie opens on November 26th & 27th. Tickets go on sale November 3rd at 9am.

Cotton Top Horse Farm & Rentals will bring horses to the south end of Topsail for a one-hour beach ride, so I am going to go horseback riding with my daughter.liz.png

Community Spotlight | Where You're Looking Right Now


Two of the most popular website searches in October were for homes in the city of Surf City, on Topsail Island, and the community of Hampstead, located in Pender County but within the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area. 

Surf City is 5.3 square miles - 1.1 of which are water - and offers the benefit of two neighboring towns on Topsail Island, North Topsail Beach and Topsail Beach, for a bounty of dining and recreational activities. Beautiful beaches are definitely a highlight for both residents and visitors. 

yellow dot.png  Find our local expert tips for Surf City North Carolina.

Although Hampstead is not technically a city, this Wilmington community is rich with local history, and is growing because of its proximity to the water, highly rated schools, great restaurants, and prime location between Wilmington and Jacksonville.

yellow dot.png  Find KBT's local expert tips for Hampstead North Carolina.

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Team Updates | kudos and welcomes

Shawn Roberts.jpgShawn Roberts joins KBT Commercial, the newly formed commercial real estate division of KBT Realty Group. Working in the real estate industry since 2016, Shawn began his career in South Florida with an industry-leading expansion team. He is a graduate of Drexel University and spent a decade working as a professional chef in Philadelphia, Boston, Nantucket, and South Florida, before beginning to work directly with restaurant owners on their property searches.

Shawn's expertise in commercial asset sales, commercial leases, and land development pitches, makes him the KBT Commercial resource for prominent regionalIMG_1491.JPG and national business leaders with regards to problem solving, complex valuations, and development analysis. 

"I have taken my love for the art of business leadership, entrepreneurship, and deal-making, to KBT Realty Group - Keller Williams where I am looking forward to working with Wilmington area business owners and investors to acquire the space that fits their business goals," says Shawn. 

Shawn can be contacted at 215.588.7585 or shawn.roberts@kbtrealty.com.


Thank you to everyone who voted for KBT Realty Group in the StarNews 2021 Best of the Best in the Real Estate Company category!

KBT is a finalist in the field of six, coming in behind the much larger Intracoastal and Coldwell Banker. We are proud to be #smallbutmighty with a team of 15 Realtors® and our professional support staff - up against two very large companies.

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Listings | featured properties

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114 Lands End Court, Hampstead NC 28443
3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,152 sqft
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2024 Lapham Drive, Leland NC 28451
4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,149 sqft
see the listing details

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171 Hall Point Road, Sneads Ferry NC
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,841 sq ft

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Reviews | feedback from our clients

  • Myself and family are on our third purchase through the KBT Group and second directly with Becky. She has always been “on top” of things and has insight as an experienced local. She is our automatic selection to represent us, without hesitation. - Mike Souther
  • I worked with Adam from a long distance. He showed me properties via video and updated me with any information on every property we got interested in. He always followed up with and questions I have and giving me his honest opinions. I enjoyed working with him and his calmness and consistency gave me the confidence from far, and to this day I haven't me Adam in person, but he has beencontacting me to see how things are going. This shows me really cares about his clients and their success. I definitely would recommend Adam to others and I will work with him again when I'm ready to get another property in NC. - via Facebook

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