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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.


256 Results Days on Site (new to old)
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$415,000 New For Sale
1126 E Dolphin Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
5 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,542 sq ft, 18731 sq ft lot
2
$239,900 New For Sale
127 NW 13th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,306 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
4
$599,000 New For Sale
2213 E Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
870 sq ft, 12632 sq ft lot
33
$395,000 New For Sale
1712 W Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,719 sq ft, 7405 sq ft lot
25
$250,000 New For Sale
114 2nd Street SE
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,248 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
15
$225,000 New For Sale
217 Womble Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
972 sq ft, 8712 sq ft lot
16
$207,900 New For Sale
110 NW 15th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,156 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
59
$475,000 New For Sale
1406 E Dolphin Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,440 sq ft, 7841 sq ft lot
18
$219,900 For Sale
320 NE 56th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,188 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
40
$299,900 For Sale
203 NE 50th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,319 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
35
$1,349,000 For Sale
6803 E Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
7 beds, 6 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,080 sq ft, 0.65 acre lot
15
$211,000 For Sale
105 NE 27th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,110 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
53
$359,900 For Sale
109 NW 6th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,575 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
34
$239,000 For Sale
813 Elizabeth Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,236 sq ft, 9148 sq ft lot
48
$389,000 For Sale
107 SE 17th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,800 sq ft, 7405 sq ft lot
24
$179,900 For Sale
137 NE 30th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,425 sq ft, 13504 sq ft lot
29
$285,900 For Sale
131 NE 8th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,352 sq ft, 6534 sq ft lot
27
$299,000 For Sale
306 McGlamery Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,561 sq ft, 13504 sq ft lot
33
$435,000 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
24
$254,900 For Sale
1000 Caswell Beach Road #1512
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Condo/Townhouse
960 sq ft
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Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
910-279-4001
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 910-279-4001jayne@jayneanderson.com
16 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
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