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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.


255 Results Days on Site (new to old)
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$184,900 New For Sale
110 NW 13th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,156 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
26
$239,900 New For Sale
158 NE 5th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,402 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
19
$449,000 New For Sale
5113 W Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
905 sq ft, 7405 sq ft lot
28
$388,900 New For Sale
109 SE 21st Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
2,880 sq ft, 11326 sq ft lot
27
$595,000 New For Sale
4306 E Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,013 sq ft, 7405 sq ft lot
33
$499,000 New For Sale
125 SE 76 Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,754 sq ft, 6970 sq ft lot
1
$275,000 New For Sale
127 NE 7th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,411 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
30
$425,000 New For Sale
106 SE 24th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
2,159 sq ft, 18295 sq ft lot
28
$265,000 For Sale
1000 Caswell Beach Road #1504
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Condo/Townhouse
901 sq ft
23
$228,000 For Sale
120 SE 58th Street #2102
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Condo/Townhouse
1,340 sq ft
32
$499,900 For Sale
6706 E Yacht Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
3,501 sq ft, 13939 sq ft lot
72
$629,900 For Sale
115 SE 63rd Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,048 sq ft, 14810 sq ft lot
40
$550,000 For Sale
1302 W Dolphin Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,225 sq ft, 13939 sq ft lot
13
$239,900 For Sale
110 SW 12th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
928 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
23
$159,900 For Sale
102 NE 33rd Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,064 sq ft, 6970 sq ft lot
2
$216,990 For Sale
152 NW 10th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,510 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
4
$280,000 For Sale
216 NE 39th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,408 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
62
$559,500 For Sale
2017 W Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,452 sq ft, 7405 sq ft lot
38
$950,000 For Sale
213 Caswell Beach Road
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,198 sq ft, 2178 sq ft lot
39
$449,000 For Sale
202 NE 50th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,786 sq ft, 6970 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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