Holly Ridge

Holly Ridge

A tranquil retreat near coastal pleasures

Welcome to Holly Ridge, NC

Nestled close to the sparkling shores of North Topsail Beach, Holly Ridge, NC, offers a quintessential small-town experience. Basking in rural charm, the area invites you to an idyllic setting that harmonizes with the ebb and flow of coastal tides. Here, affordability and quality meet, presenting opportunities for beach-side living that doesn’t break the bank. Replete with sandy stretches and gentle breezes, Holly Ridge beckons to those who seek peace and adventure alike.
 
Whether you’re a retiree looking for a peaceful haven, a young family wishing for a nurturing community, or an adventurous soul eager to explore, Holly Ridge, NC, is a canvas ready to be painted with your dreams. With a perfect balance of seclusion and connectivity, this town offers a home where serenity greets you every morning, and the vibrant nightlife is just a short drive away.
 

What to Love

  • Proximity to North Topsail Beach, just 11 miles away.
  • Suburban-rural mix feel.
  • Close to vibrant areas like Surf City, Sneads Ferry, and Hampstead.
  • Great for families and professionals.

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Holly Ridge, NC, is one that seamlessly blends tranquility with excitement. It’s a place where you can revel in the beauty of sun-kissed beaches during the day and then indulge in a lively dining experience by night. The community is tight-knit, reflecting the warmth and simplicity of small-town living. At the same time, the proximity to bustling nearby towns ensures that you never feel isolated. It’s a place where neighbors become friends, where each day can be a serene retreat or an adventure, depending on your mood.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Holly Ridge may be small, but it is home to a few delightful restaurants, including Southern Roots Grille, a spot featuring delightful country meals like pot roast and fried chicken.
 
Just down the street, you’ll find Smoky Tony’s BBQ, whose excellent barbecue dishes will have your mouth watering as you come back time after time.
 

Things to Do

Holly Ridge, NC, not only offers serene living but also hosts numerous activities that cater to various interests. For beach lovers, the proximity to North Topsail Beach opens up a world of sun, surf, and relaxation. Whether it’s a family picnic, a romantic stroll, or an adventurous water sport, the beach has something for everyone.
 
For those who seek cultural experiences, the neighboring towns of Surf City, Sneads Ferry, and Hampstead, NC, offer vibrant scenes of art, music, and festivals. Be it a weekend market, a gallery exhibit, or a local concert, Holly Ridge’s strategic location ensures that a world of excitement is just a drive away.

Overview for Holly Ridge, NC

3,888 people live in Holly Ridge, where the median age is 35.6 and the average individual income is $40,854. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

3,888

Total Population

35.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$40,854

Average individual Income

Around Holly Ridge, NC

There's plenty to do around Holly Ridge, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

25
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Hidden Ships Distillery, The Ridge Coffee House, and Celtic Creamery.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.13 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.44 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.75 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.61 miles 8 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.81 miles 149 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.07 miles 45 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Holly Ridge, NC

Holly Ridge has 1,476 households, with an average household size of 2.63. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Holly Ridge do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,888 people call Holly Ridge home. The population density is 973.44 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

3,888

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.6

Median Age

51.85 / 48.15%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
1,476

Total Households

2.63

Average Household Size

$40,854

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes
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