Topsail Island is a 26 mile long barrier island approximately 40 minutes north of Wilmington. The island is located in both Onslow and Pender counties and consists of three towns, North Topsail Beach, Surf city and Topsail Beach The two mainland towns of Sneads Ferry and Holly Ridge complete the section known as the Greater Topsail Area.
Many of the properties on Topsail Island are second homes or investment properties. However, the number of year round residents continues to grow as more small subdivisions are built on the sound and Intracoastal Waterway. Properties most in demand are the large homes on the oceanfront and other waterfront locations. The trend continues to be toward rising prices, and property purchased today will be viewed as a bargain tomorrow.