The Nags Head area, including the towns of Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk, has a healthy mix of year-round residents and vacation homeowners. Due to the towns’ centralized location, they attract a high number of vacationers. A daytrip to any other area of the Outer Banks is easy from here. These towns are the hub of the Outer Banks, housing the highest number of tourism amenities and conveniences, including the most public beach accesses, restaurants, shops, recreational outlets, watersports venues and golf.
The real estate market for vacation homes and second homes is robust, and you can find oceanfront homes, soundfront homes, golf course homes, homes tucked into maritime forest, inexpensive properties between the highways and so much more. If you’re looking to buy a home that rents well on the vacation rental market, this area is a good bet.
The Town of Nags Head has led the way locally to implement beach nourishment practices. In 2011, 11 miles of the Town’s beaches were augmented, creating a beach that’s wider than even many locals ever remember. The town is also a recreational playground, with many businesses that focus on water and wind sports as well as boating, Jet-Skiing, golf, miniature golf, go carts and a bike path that’s popular for joggers, walkers and bikers. This has made the Town of Nags Head a very popular place to vacation.
These three towns are the Outer Banks’ most populated with year-round residents. That’s because the most schools and child-care centers, employment opportunities, the hospital and conveniences are located here. The real estate market for year-round properties is focused mainly on the center and west side of the island, with the oceanfront belonging mainly to vacationers. There are properties for every local’s budget, from luxury sound front to simple and affordable between the highways. Colington Island, west of Kill Devil Hills, offers inexpensive properties for year round residents.
Below you will find a selection of real estate properties available in Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.