With its dramatic views of the Cape Fear River, ancient live oaks drizzled with Spanish moss, and Victorian homes on flower-edged lanes, the picture-perfect village of Southport charms residents, visitors and even Hollywood. The rich history of Native Americans, pirates, ReSouthport Bay St Pvolutionary war and blockade runners makes the town, so full of southern coastal appeal, one of the loveliest on the Atlantic coast. Brimming with antique stores, cafes offering locally caught seafood, and unusual boutiques and shops, it’s a Norman Rockwell painting come to life. The extraordinary waterfront and early 19th century architecture also draws Hollywood and the television industry. More than 40 productions have filmed here, most recently “Safe Haven” and “Under the Dome.” Watch this video and you’ll see that Southport’s residents are truly happy – as are those who enjoy Southport’s charms while on vacation.