Located off Carolina Beach Road, Old Chimney is a small, shaded community with just one street lined with mature trees and large azalea bushes, complete with community pool, tennis courts, and picnic table. The homes, which were built in the 1980s, are of various styles and sit on large lots, have tree-filled yards for privacy and many have personal boat slips. Despite being just four miles from Carolina Beach, the neighborhood feels more like a country neighborhood than a beach community.
The community does have a homeowner’s association to aid with upkeep and landscaping of the neighborhood. Old Chimney is in Anderson Elementary, Murray Middle School, and Ashley High School districts. Old Chimney includes homes on the Intracoastal Waterway that are in high-risk flood zones. However, residents can take advantage of proximity to the water by using the boat slips at the edge of Chimney Lane.