Outer Banks, North Carolina, is a captivating stretch of barrier islands renowned for its breathtaking beaches, rich history, and unique coastal charm. The region's real estate market, which includes popular destinations like Nags Head, Cape Hatteras, and Ocracoke, attracts both residents and visitors seeking a serene coastal lifestyle.

Nags Head is one of the most popular destinations on the Outer Banks, attracting tourists and real estate investors alike. The area is known for its wide sandy beaches, towering sand dunes, and iconic historic cottages, making it a nostalgic and sought-after location for homebuyers. Oceanfront properties offer stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, while soundfront homes provide access to the serene waters of the Roanoke Sound. In addition to its natural beauty, Nags Head offers a plethora of recreational activities, including fishing, water sports, and exploring the nearby Jockey's Ridge State Park, the largest sand dune system on the East Coast.

Cape Hatteras, located further south along the Outer Banks, is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers. It is home to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which includes miles of undeveloped shoreline and pristine beaches. The real estate options here vary from charming beach cottages to modern oceanfront homes. Cape Hatteras is famous for its historic lighthouse, the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States, which adds to the area's allure. With its laid-back atmosphere and abundant outdoor activities like surfing, kiteboarding, and birdwatching, Cape Hatteras appeals to those looking for a more secluded and unspoiled coastal experience.

Ocracoke Island is a hidden gem on the Outer Banks, accessible only by ferry. This remote and tranquil island is known for its pristine beaches, maritime forests, and unique village atmosphere. Ocracoke's real estate market offers a mix of quaint cottages, vacation rentals, and luxurious waterfront properties. The island's small but vibrant community and slower pace of life make it an ideal destination for those seeking a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Visitors and residents enjoy exploring the Ocracoke Village, visiting the British Cemetery, and immersing themselves in the island's rich maritime history.

The Outer Banks real estate market, in general, has seen steady growth over the years due to its popularity as a vacation destination and a desire for coastal living. Homebuyers are attracted to the area's natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and strong sense of community. Whether looking for a permanent residence, vacation home, or investment property, Outer Banks' real estate offers diverse options to suit various preferences and budgets.

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4 Beds 3 Baths 100415865 MLS
Welcome to your own piece of paradise on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina! This stunning beach home is the perfect blend of coastal charm and luxury, offering a prime location and a great INVESTMENT opportunity just minutes away from the pristine shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Park your boat, fish, crab and kayak right from your very own backyard all while enjoying the beautiful wildlife of the OBX. Located in the highly sought out gated coastal community of Colington Harbour, this well-maintained, move-in ready, CANALFRONT property features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and spacious living areas designed for both relaxation and entertainment. The open floor plan allows for seamless indoor-outdoor living, with expansive windows that flood the interior with natural light and offer breathtaking views of the beautiful Albemarle Sound. Step outside to your private deck, where you can savor your morning coffee as you watch the sun rise over the Atlantic or unwind with a glass of wine as the sun dips below the horizon. A first-floor primary offers privacy away from the remaining three bedrooms situated on the second floor. A bottom-level ''bonus'' room would make the perfect gym area, game room or home office. And if that isn't enough, amenities within Colington Harbour include a huge sound side park with sandy beaches, a playground, sheltered picnic areas, a basketball court and much more. For a nominal fee, residents may also join the Yacht and Racket Club, which allows use of the two outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and community clubhouse.

478 Harbour View Drive, Kill Devil Hills

Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Rw Towne Realty/Moyock

1 Beds 2 Baths 100415213 MLS Other BLDG.
Welcome to your dreamy coastal retreat! This updated first-floor condo in Oyster Pointe offers the perfect blend of comfort and style. Venture inside to find a fully furnished unit featuring one bedroom with one and a half baths all seamlessly combined into an open floor plan. The heart of this home is its thoughtfully remodeled kitchen with granite countertops, a stylish tile backsplash, crisp white cabinets, and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. The open-concept living area features built-in bookshelves, a cozy gas fireplace, and quality furniture creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for relaxation and entertainment. (The couch is a sleeper sofa.) The primary bedroom provides something most Outer Banks beach homes don't have... a spacious walk-in closet and an updated bathroom! This condo exudes a sense of spaciousness and to top it all off, it is enhanced by a large deck that overlooks a serene wooded green space - the perfect spot to savor your morning coffee or unwind as the day comes to a close. Oyster Pointe community offers resort-style amenities, including a sparkling pool and tennis courts, ensuring endless opportunities for recreation and leisure. With ample parking available, convenience is at your doorstep. Centrally located in the heart of Kill Devil Hills, this condo is just moments away from a vibrant array of restaurants, shops, and a short distance to the sun-soaked shores of our pristine beaches. Don't miss the chance to make this meticulously maintained condo in Oyster Pointe yours. Your soundside paradise awaits!

700 W First Street Unit #D12, Kill Devil Hills

Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Seaside/Ec

5 Beds 4 Baths 100414805 MLS
Almost half acre lot, X zone, no flood insurance required, private location, guest house! Main house has 4-bedrooms, 2.5-baths, perfect for hosting friends and family. The main floor boasts an open floor plan that effortlessly connects the living room, dining area, and kitchen into one welcoming space. Stay cozy by the gas fireplace, perfect for entertaining or relaxing after a day at the beach. White upgraded wooden plantation blinds in dining room and great room. Airy dining area easily accommodates family meals and gatherings, while the gleaming hardwood floors add a touch of elegance. Well designed kitchen with beautiful ceramic floor, fabulous upgraded GE Matte White Cafe kitchen appliances(French door refrigerator, range, dishwasher & microwave) replaced in 2020 with high-end finishes and top-notch features, making cooking and entertaining a breeze. Hot water heater, washer and back deck replaced in 2019. Huge storage area under main house. Plenty of parking.The guest house is a great bonus. Nice covered front deck, Open living area downstairs and a studio, full bathroom, and kitchenette upstairs,your guests will enjoy their own private retreat. Conveniently located just a short ride from the beach, this property offers easy access to sun,sand, and surf on the Outer Banks. And if you're into watersports, the nearby sound access lets you launch a kayak or paddleboard for some coastal water exploration. Beyond outdoor activities, this property is also close to Nags Head attractions, including the famous Jockey's Ridge State Park, perfect for outdoor adventures. Don't miss out on this fantastic coastal retreat and the chance to embrace the ultimate beach lifestyle. Owner managed property through AirBNB with $42,174 in rental income in 2022!)

304 Ridgeview Way, Nags Head

Courtesy of Re/Max Coastal Associates

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