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A coastal haven of tranquility and beauty, offering a boater's paradise with a rich cultural vibe

Welcome to Hampstead

Hampstead, a dazzling specimen of coastal living, is the place where dreams of waterfront homes come true. Imagine walking into your backyard, where the dock reaches out to embrace the gentle waves, welcoming all boating enthusiasts to a luxurious retreat. With life's rhythm aligned with the soothing tides, Hampstead redefines beauty, offering an intimate connection with the sea, harmonized by verdant landscapes. Come and be enchanted by the quaint charm of the coastal lifestyle that invites you to linger and makes leaving a thought too difficult to bear.

What to Love

  • Central and serene.
  • Excellent education and thriving community.
  • Convenient location near Wilmington and Camp Lejeune.
  • Affordable waterfront living.
  • Stunning natural beauty.

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle in Hampstead is akin to living in paradise. The timeless architecture blends with historic homes to tell a tale of elegance and character. With lots sized generously, mature trees provide a canopy of privacy, shaping a sanctuary for each resident. The community thrives on gatherings, celebrating education, art, and each other, all framed by the backdrop of glorious waterfront living.

Dining and Entertainment

In Hampstead, dining is not merely a meal; it's an experience. Jebby’s on 17 welcomes patrons into a world of cozy ambiance and friendly faces, where the menu offers a feast for the senses, satisfying every craving.
Not to be outdone, Oval and Ale is the epitome of culinary sophistication. With friendly staff and an ambiance that’s both cozy and elegant, it presents a haven for food and beer enthusiasts.
The elegance continues at Nineteen Restaurant, where the upscale atmosphere meets a menu full of culinary delights. Every meal here is a celebration.
For the sea-lovers, Harbor Village Yacht Club and Sloop Point Marina offer opulent experiences. Luxurious accommodations, scenic cruises, and top-notch facilities make them go-to destinations for indulgence.
If you feel called to get out in nature, Lea-Hutaff Island answers with pristine beaches, clear waters, and an idyllic getaway perfect for unwinding.

Things to Do

For those seeking a blend of recreation and community connection, Kiwanis Park is the place to be. It's a hub of energy, with open spaces that invite all to play, relax, and connect.
If a delightful shopping experience tinged with local flavors is on your agenda, the farmers' markets are must-visit destinations. With Poplar Grove Farmers Market and Hampstead Farmer Market providing fresh local produce and unique finds, and the Olde Point Country Club offering a rich golfing experience, entertainment finds new meanings in Hampstead.


The Topsail School District in Hampstead is a name synonymous with quality education. The following are part of this esteemed district:
  • Topsail Elementary School
  • Topsail Middle School
  • Topsail High School
In Hampstead, each day is a luxurious embrace of life's finest offerings, from natural beauty to cultural richness. It's not just a place to live; it's a way of life. Come and be a part of Hampstead, where life finds its rhythm in the gentle waves and whispers of history.

Explore Hampstead's neighborhoods

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Overview for Hampstead, NC

7,037 people live in Hampstead, where the median age is 38.2 and the average individual income is $45,497. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

38.2 years

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Around Hampstead, NC

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

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Steadfast Nutrition, Italian Market of Hampstead, and LoSchiavo's Italian Market.

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Dining 3.04 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.99 miles 38 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.98 miles 13 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 2.35 miles 60 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 3.15 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.36 miles 46 reviews 4.7/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Hampstead, NC

Hampstead has 2,383 households, with an average household size of 2.95. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Hampstead do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,037 people call Hampstead home. The population density is 347.7 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.83 / 48.17%

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Schools in Hampstead, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby Hampstead. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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