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Outer Banks, NC

 

About the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks is a thin peninsula and series of narrow barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina, comprised of several oceanfront communities and villages. The Outer Banks is an extremely popular destination for vacationers year-round, especially during the summer months. In addition to being a hotspot for tourists, the Outer Banks is a permanent home to thousands of people who enjoy the area’s beauty on a daily basis.

With over 170 independent local restaurants, the Outer Banks knows what it means to dine in style, and there is an abundance of shopping. A number of weddings are hosted year-round, adding to the ever-growing tourist industry.

The Outer Banks provides numerous waterfront activities for residents and visitors to enjoy. These include boating, fishing, swimming, parasailing, waterskiing, hang gliding, kayaking, golfing and relaxing in the sun, of course! Theaters, museums, art centers and local libraries entertain guests who prefer to have their fun indoors.

Notable historic sites in the Outer Banks include the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills, site of the world’s first powered flight in 1903. Wilbur and Orville Wright, bicycle makers from Ohio, made annual trips to Kitty Hawk from 1901 to 1903. Their four flights lasted from 12 to 59 seconds on that December day.

The Lost Colony is another significant historic site. More than 30 years prior to the landing at Plymouth Rock, a group of 117 men, women and children from England, recruited by Sir Walter Raleigh, waded ashore on Roanoke Island in July 1587. Among the colonists were the Indian chief Manteo and a child, Virginia Dare, who was born the following month. Three years later, the site was discovered abandoned, and its inhabitants were never found. Historic reenactments commemorating and celebrating the colony are performed in the area.

A major attraction and national treasure, the Wild Horses of the Outer Banks, officially the state horse of North Carolina, are mustang ponies descended from those brought over by Spanish explorers over 500 years ago.

The Outer Banks contains mostly beach houses, with beautiful views from nearly every room. Looking for homes for sale in the Outer Banks? Our Outer Banks real estate office and Curritck real estate office are knowledgeable about the area and ready to help.

Outer Banks, NC Real Estate Market

$461,895

Median sale price


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Homes for sale in Outer Banks, NC

Photo for 501 W Airstrip Road lot # 4
New Listing $399,900
4
beds
3
baths
2,468
sq.ft.
Listed by:Michael Siers
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 105271
Photo for 204 N Memorial Boulevard lot# 3
New Listing $619,000
3
beds
3
baths
2,261
sq.ft.
Listed by:Michael Siers
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 105235
Photo for 3315 S Wrightsville Avenue lot#1
New Listing $839,000
5
beds
6
baths
3,437
sq.ft.
Listed by:Michael Siers
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 105213
Photo for 1201 W Third Street Lot 1
$249,900
4
beds
2
baths
1,440
sq.ft.
Listed by:Michael Siers
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 105153
Photo for 109 Baycliff Trail Lot 109
$394,900
4
beds
3.5
baths
2,472
sq.ft.
Listed by:Michael Siers
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 105027
Photo for 9223 S Old Oregon Inlet Road Lot 5
$849,900
5
beds
4
baths
2,338
sq.ft.
Listed by:Michael Siers
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 104943