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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.


243 Results Days on Site (new to old)
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$179,900 New For Sale
6602 E Oak Island Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,248 sq ft, 10019 sq ft lot
23
$239,000 New For Sale
164 NE 7th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,080 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
2
$179,900 New For Sale
802 E Oak Island Drive #E
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,350 sq ft, 1 acre lot
35
$315,000 New For Sale
129 Oceangreens Lane
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Condo/Townhouse
1,563 sq ft, 3049 sq ft lot
6
$179,500 New For Sale
136 NE 17th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
960 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
36
$218,000 New For Sale
5400 E Yacht Drive #B3
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Condo/Townhouse
888 sq ft
38
$379,000 New For Sale
301 25th Place E
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,702 sq ft, 11326 sq ft lot
44
$335,000 New For Sale
2224 E Dolphin Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,320 sq ft, 10019 sq ft lot
35
$215,000 New For Sale
168 NE 32nd Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,332 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
33
$499,900 New For Sale
106 SW 28th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 5 baths | Single Family Home
2,199 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
45
$489,900 New For Sale
602 W Oak Island Drive #W
Oak Island, NC 28465
5 beds, 3 full, 3 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,464 sq ft, 10890 sq ft lot
27
$200,000 New For Sale
110 NE 29th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,300 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
50
$269,000 New For Sale
148 NE 29th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,800 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
39
$179,000 New For Sale
105 SE 58th Street #9204
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Condo/Townhouse
1,368 sq ft
22
$460,000 New For Sale
111 W Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,120 sq ft, 7405 sq ft lot
26
$179,000 New For Sale
148 NW 6th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,101 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
30
$199,900 New For Sale
1000 Caswell Beach Road #809
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 1 bath | Condo/Townhouse
780 sq ft
30
$619,000 New Active Contingent
5804 E Yacht Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,901 sq ft, 1 acre lot
13
$299,000 New For Sale
1626 E Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,001 sq ft, 7405 sq ft lot
59
$585,000 New For Sale
2 Augusta Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,420 sq ft, 17860 sq ft 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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