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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.


250 Results Days on Site (new to old)
33
$219,000 New For Sale
123 NE 31st Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,076 sq ft, 0.15 acre lot
43
$295,000 New For Sale
109 SE 15th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
2,082 sq ft, 0.52 acre lot
43
$354,900 New For Sale
109 SE 15th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
2,001 sq ft, 0.52 acre lot
20
$299,900 New For Sale
2522 W Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,100 sq ft, 0.17 acre lot
34
$219,900 New For Sale
238 NE 38th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,608 sq ft, 0.15 acre lot
1
$345,155 New For Sale
106 NE 50th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,428 sq ft, 0.15 acre lot
2
$356,013 New For Sale
104 NE 50th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,518 sq ft, 0.16 acre lot
14
$159,000 New For Sale
2714 W Beach Drive #105
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Condo/Townhouse
972 sq ft
34
$800,000 New For Sale
729 W Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
5 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,584 sq ft, 0.17 acre lot
17
$225,900 New For Sale
4701 E Yacht Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
800 sq ft, 0.16 acre lot
50
$287,000 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, 0.15 acre lot
31
$247,000 New For Sale
130 NE 7th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,307 sq ft, 0.15 acre lot
23
$129,000 New For Sale
114 NE 23rd Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
900 sq ft, 0.3 acre lot
38
$499,900 New For Sale
618 E Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,805 sq ft, 0.17 acre lot
17
$549,000 For Sale
2918 E Dolphin Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,280 sq ft, 0.17 acre lot
7
$360,000 For Sale
107 SE 23rd Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,701 sq ft, 0.17 acre lot
23
$214,900 For Sale
115 SE 29th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,360 sq ft, 0.18 acre lot
29
$810,000 For Sale
649 Caswell Beach Road
Oak Island, NC 28465
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,801 sq ft, 0.4 acre lot
29
$325,000 For Sale
126 NE 34th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,500 sq ft, 0.24 acre lot
24
$195,000 For Sale
105 SE 58th Street #8301
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Condo/Townhouse
1,368 sq ft
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Jayne Anderson
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
910-279-4001
jayne@jayneanderson.com

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