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Homes for Sale in Oak Island, NC

For nearly 300 years, the name Oak Island was a misnomer. Not an island at all, it was connected to the mainland by mud flats that flooded with the rising tide. It was not until 1936, when the Elizabeth River was deepened during the final stages of the construction of the Intracoastal Waterway, that Oak Island truly lived up to its name.

Because Oak Island was so accessible to land, it served well as a military outpost. Fort Caswell, completed in 1838, was fortified with brick walls and earthworks. With more than 61 gun emplacements, it guarded the mouth of the Cape Fear River and provided protection for the port of Wilmington to the north.

The Oak Island Lighthouse and Lifesaving Station was completed in 1958. One of the newest lighthouses in the United States, it is the second most powerful beacon in the world and can be seen for 19 miles, helping ships avoid the treacherous Frying Pan Shoals.

Development of Oak Island began in the late1930s, when 40 cottages were constructed in Long Beach. Almost overnight, the area became a favorite among local residents. Big band leaders drew thousands to dance at the Long Beach Pavilion.

 

"Recreational activities abound on the island. "

 

Now a favorite spot for retirees, the city itself was founded in 1999, when the towns of Long Beach and Yaupon Beach were consolidated. Leaders from the neighboring towns saw incorporation as a means to reduce the expenses of the tiny ocean-side communities.

Tourism is the mainstay of the economy and the majority of Oak Island businesses are geared toward the nearly 40,000 visitors who descend on the island each year. The recent addition of national retail and restaurant chains help provide for the needs of residents and visitors alike.

Of all the barrier islands, Oak Island may be the most environmentally friendly. The island is home to a bird sanctuary and a sea turtle sanctuary, and both are popular destinations for Nature lovers. Oak Island is the only North Carolina town that operates a greenhouse for growing sea oats and other native beach vegetation, and the town also maintains The Oak Island Nature Center and Ocean Education Center.

Recreational activities abound on the island. Boating, kayaking, surf fishing and deep-sea fishing are possibilities, but, if you're more of a landlubber, the area is home to seven golf courses. With 14 miles of beach, shell hunting and relaxing by the shore are popular activities.


286 Results Days on Site (new to old)
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$675,000 New For Sale
598 Mimosa Place
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 3 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,946 sq ft, 0.85 acre lot
22
$374,500 New For Sale
1012 W Pelican Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,056 sq ft, 0.22 acre lot
25
$183,900 New For Sale
338 NE 39th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
768 sq ft, 0.16 acre lot
33
$255,000 New For Sale
823 Elizabeth Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,901 sq ft, 0.22 acre lot
43
$289,900 New For Sale
230 NE 39th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,537 sq ft, 0.15 acre lot
19
$299,500 New For Sale
128 NE 9th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,740 sq ft, 0.15 acre lot
44
$575,000 New For Sale
1002 W Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,128 sq ft, 0.17 acre lot
50
$260,000 New For Sale
116 SW 12th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
3,645 sq ft, 0.31 acre lot
35
$659,000 New For Sale
6702 Loggerhead Court
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,015 sq ft, 0.38 acre lot
38
$350,000 New For Sale
309 Keziah Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,881 sq ft, 0.19 acre lot
34
$995,000 New For Sale
6911 Kings Lynn Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
5 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,500 sq ft, 0.69 acre lot
47
$375,000 New For Sale
303 NE 51st Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,933 sq ft, 0.15 acre lot
32
$339,000 New For Sale
2522 E Pelican Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,416 sq ft, 0.17 acre lot
12
$176,990 New For Sale
134 NE Middleton Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,014 sq ft, 0.15 acre lot
25
$189,990 New For Sale
114 NW 20th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,300 sq ft, 0.15 acre lot
25
$189,990 New For Sale
130 NW 8th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,300 sq ft, 0.15 acre lot
22
$219,900 New For Sale
317 NE 55th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,316 sq ft, 0.14 acre lot
20
$209,000 New For Sale
144 NW 13th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,350 sq ft, 0.15 acre lot
40
$449,900 New For Sale
2730 W Dolphin Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,647 sq ft, 0.18 acre lot
28
$289,000 New For Sale
110 SW 8th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,582 sq ft, 0.3 acre lot
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Jayne Anderson
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
910-279-4001
jayne@jayneanderson.com

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Jayne Anderson | Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty
 910-279-4001jayne@jayneanderson.com
16 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
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