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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.


228 Results Days on Site (new to old)
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$779,900 New For Sale
208 Norton Street
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,210 sq ft; lot: 0.5 acres
28
$1,149,500 New For Sale
121 SE 63rd Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
5 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,908 sq ft; lot: 0.94 acres
35
$539,900 New For Sale
104 SE 71st Street
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
4 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,352 sq ft; lot: 7405 sq ft
45
$185,000 New For Sale
5400 E Yacht Drive #C3
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Condo/Townhouse
888 sq ft
17
$650,000 New For Sale
203 W Beach Drive
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,344 sq ft; lot: 7405 sq ft
33
$580,000 New For Sale
3017 W Beach Drive
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,360 sq ft; lot: 7405 sq ft
28
$450,000 New For Sale
2927 E Beach Drive
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
896 sq ft; lot: 7405 sq ft
68
$1,599,900 New For Sale
6955 Kings Lynn Drive
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
12 beds, 9 baths | Single Family Home
4,960 sq ft; lot: 0.77 acres
15
$695,000 New For Sale
5406 W Dolphin Drive
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,860 sq ft; lot: 8276 sq ft
36
$749,900 For Sale
1718 W Beach Drive
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
6 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,700 sq ft; lot: 7405 sq ft
41
$1,249,900 For Sale
6628 Kings Lynn Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
10 beds, 8 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,264 sq ft; lot: 20909 sq ft
42
$695,000 For Sale
4809 W Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,100 sq ft; lot: 11326 sq ft
18
$269,500 For Sale
700 Ocean Drive #118
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Condo/Townhouse
958 sq ft
4
$259,900 For Sale
102 NE 38th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,149 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
36
$599,900 For Sale
109 SE 24th Street
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,400 sq ft; lot: 13068 sq ft
33
$275,000 For Sale
104 SE 78th Street
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
3 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
864 sq ft; lot: 7841 sq ft
39
$1,099,900 For Sale
807 Ocean Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
6 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,550 sq ft; lot: 7841 sq ft
12
$329,000 For Sale
227 NE 54th Street
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,480 sq ft; lot: 13939 sq ft
52
$298,900 For Sale
5400 E Yacht Drive #D5
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Condo/Townhouse
888 sq ft
45
$859,900 For Sale
116 SW Yacht Drive
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
4 beds, 4 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,855 sq ft; lot: 13504 sq ft
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Jayne Anderson
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
910-279-4001
jayne@jayneanderson.com

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Jayne was extremely professional. She had excellent knowledge of the market and the short sale process. She coordinated all aspects of the sale. The only REALTOR I have used that came to close to Jayne's level of involvement was a close family friend, and Jayne easily surpassed them. I only wish I had found Jayne earlier in my house search. I highly recommend her. David B.
Jayne was very professional and helpful with an extremely difficult seller. Rob M.
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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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