Custom Home Builder In Southport NC Serving Southport, Oak Island, St. James, Winding River and Surrounding areas of Brunswick County


Situated at the junction of the Cape Fear River and the Intracoastal Waterway, within sight of the Atlantic Ocean, sits Southport, NC, a classic example of a quaint coastal village.  This town with just over 2,000 year-round residents covers two square miles and is overflowing with historic southern charm and a strong nautical tradition.


Settled in the late 18th century as Smithville, the town gained its current name in 1887.  Southport’s strategic location at the mouth of the Cape Fear River has kept it relevant for well over two hundred years.


Founded as a port city for the Atlantic shipping trade, as well as a fishing village, Southport has retained much of its historic character throughout the years.  Historic homes and commercial buildings can be found all over the town, and are appreciated by visitors and residents alike.  


In the mid-1980’s the small town charm that locals love drew the attention of Hollywood.  The town and surrounding area has been used to film a number of TV series including hits like Dawson’s Creek and Under The Dome as well as popular films like I Know What You Did Last Summer and A Walk To Remember.


While visitors and locals enjoy Southport’s film history, this is no one-trick town. Its proximity to the Brunswick County barrier islands of Oak Island, Holden Beach, and Ocean Isle is another great reason to make a home in the town.  If you don't feel like driving, the beaches of Fort Fisher and Bald Head Island are only a 30-minute ferry ride away.


Many a visitor has spent the day browsing shops in the downtown historic district, enjoyed a waterfront meal of the freshest seafood plucked from local waters, and decided to make Southport their home.  Southern Shores Development has been building custom homes in the area for over 40 years and has what it takes to turn these dreams into reality.


Contact Southern Shores Development today to find out how to build your dream home in Brunswick County.