North Topsail Beach is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 735 people and just one neighborhood, North Topsail Beach is the 436th largest community in North Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
North Topsail Beach real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although North Topsail Beach house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
North Topsail Beach is a military town: the armed forces employs 12.21% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Retail and Education are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 12.78% and 12.78% of the civilian workforce respectively.
Also of interest is that North Topsail Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that North Topsail Beach is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
North Topsail Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.