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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.


222 Results Days on Site (new to old)
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$389,900 New For Sale
102 SE 9th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,590 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
50
$969,000 New For Sale
3521 E E Beach Dr Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
5 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,906 sq ft; lot: 7405 sq ft
26
$309,000 New For Sale
125 NE 29th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,567 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
52
$427,000 New For Sale
7004 E Yacht Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,690 sq ft; lot: 8712 sq ft
25
$197,000 New For Sale
5400 E Yacht Drive #A7
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Condo/Townhouse
888 sq ft
62
$335,000 New For Sale
3635 W Pelican Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,560 sq ft; lot: 10019 sq ft
62
$225,000 New For Sale
105 SE 58th Street #9301
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Condo/Townhouse
1,203 sq ft
29
$229,000 New For Sale
129 NE 34th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,201 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
28
$440,000 New For Sale
612 Caswell Beach Road
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,120 sq ft; lot: 10019 sq ft
49
$399,500 New For Sale
202 NE 42nd Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,899 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
26
$519,000 New For Sale
2307 W Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,121 sq ft; lot: 7405 sq ft
19
$1,299,000 New For Sale
6903 W Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
7 beds, 5 baths | Single Family Home
3,336 sq ft; lot: 10890 sq ft
30
$344,000 New For Sale
132 NE 22nd Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,510 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
18
$169,900 New For Sale
113 NE 66th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
576 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
34
$749,500 New For Sale
649 Caswell Beach Road
Oak Island, NC 28465
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,824 sq ft; lot: 17424 sq ft
18
$345,000 New For Sale
1807 W Oak Island Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,580 sq ft; lot: 6970 sq ft
16
$229,000 For Sale
113 NW 7th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,020 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
17
$289,000 For Sale
305 W Oak Island Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,305 sq ft; lot: 7841 sq ft
19
$549,900 For Sale
601 E Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,568 sq ft; lot: 7405 sq ft
32
$899,900 For Sale
5425 W Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
5 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,201 sq ft; lot: 7405 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.
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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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