Hampstead is an unincorporated community in Pender County, North Carolina, United States. It is located between Wilmington and Jacksonville on U.S. Route 17.
Hampstead is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Hampstead was named after Hampstead, in England.
The Belvidere Plantation House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
There are four elementary schools, North Topsail Elementary, South Topsail Elementary, Topsail Elementary, and Surf City Elementary. There are two middle schools named Topsail Middle School and Surf City Middle School and one high school, Topsail High School, which is located right next to Topsail Middle and within walking distance of the Hampstead Branch Library.
The area has three golf courses: Castle Bay, Olde Point Golf, and Iron Clad.
The Hampstead area is served by Pender EMS & Fire. Hampstead also has the Topsail Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. Hampstead is also served by the Pender County Sheriff’s Department.
Pender County is developing and expanding its county water system for the Hampstead area and is planning to add a sewer system in the future.