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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.


268 Results Days on Site (new to old)
37
$524,900 New For Sale
6605 W Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,500 sq ft; lot: 11326 sq ft
73
$1,124,900 New For Sale
6008 W Beach Drive
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
6 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
5,310 sq ft; lot: 10019 sq ft
40
$699,900 New For Sale
642 Caswell Beach Road
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,801 sq ft; lot: 7841 sq ft
17
$239,900 New For Sale
216 NE 58th Street
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,231 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
25
$209,000 New For Sale
109 SW 16th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,232 sq ft; lot: 7841 sq ft
54
$1,599,900 New For Sale
6622 Kings Lynn Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
5 beds, 5 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,001 sq ft; lot: 0.82 acres
16
$379,000 New For Sale
160 NE 12th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,500 sq ft; lot: 13068 sq ft
46
$419,000 New For Sale
311 Keziah Street
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,601 sq ft; lot: 8276 sq ft
16
$310,000 New For Sale
203 Mercer Street
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
3 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,040 sq ft; lot: 10454 sq ft
29
$305,975 New For Sale
5400 E Yacht Drive #B4
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Condo/Townhouse
888 sq ft
17
$434,900 New For Sale
4016 E Beach Drive
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,200 sq ft; lot: 7841 sq ft
36
$235,000 New For Sale
5037 Glen Cove Drive SE
Oak Island Mainland, NC 28461
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,565 sq ft; lot: 7841 sq ft
19
$299,900 New For Sale
29 Augusta Drive
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,838 sq ft; lot: 0.82 acres
60
$179,000 New For Sale
136 NW 10th Street
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,260 sq ft; lot: 13504 sq ft
19
$529,000 New For Sale
5201 E Beach Drive
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
4 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,501 sq ft; lot: 7841 sq ft
43
$949,500 New For Sale
504 W Yacht Drive
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
4 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,632 sq ft; lot: 13504 sq ft
38
$550,000 New For Sale
2515 W Beach Drive
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,360 sq ft; lot: 7405 sq ft
40
$305,000 New For Sale
103 SE 17th Street
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,621 sq ft; lot: 14375 sq ft
50
$268,000 New For Sale
106 SW 6th Street
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,025 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
33
$469,000 New For Sale
210 SW 15th St Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,399 sq ft; lot: 8276 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.
Jayne was very professional and helpful with an extremely difficult seller. Rob M.
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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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