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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.


236 Results Days on Site (new to old)
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$750,000 New For Sale
110 NE 47th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 3 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,625 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
21
$265,000 New For Sale
157 NE 12th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,188 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
16
$264,900 New For Sale
108 Paula Circle
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,588 sq ft; lot: 9583 sq ft
34
$585,000 New For Sale
6907 E Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,688 sq ft; lot: 12632 sq ft
32
$319,000 New For Sale
107 Oceangreens Lane
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Condo/Townhouse
1,881 sq ft; lot: 2614 sq ft
43
$229,900 New For Sale
211 NE 55th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,148 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
31
$299,000 New For Sale
333 NE 55th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,501 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
31
$599,900 New For Sale
6603 Kings Lynn Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,400 sq ft; lot: 10454 sq ft
50
$399,900 New For Sale
201 NE 51st Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,541 sq ft; lot: 6970 sq ft
27
$289,900 New For Sale
38 Foxfire
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 3 baths | Condo/Townhouse
1,301 sq ft
27
$588,900 New For Sale
1117 E Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,745 sq ft; lot: 9148 sq ft
17
$254,900 New For Sale
2202 E Oak Island Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,450 sq ft; lot: 20038 sq ft
30
$209,900 For Sale
128 NE 35th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
900 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
72
$1,199,000 For Sale
6008 W Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
6 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
5,310 sq ft; lot: 10019 sq ft
15
$479,900 For Sale
502 W Dolphin Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,647 sq ft; lot: 7405 sq ft
17
$314,900 For Sale
150 NW 1st Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,500 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
53
$355,000 For Sale
407 McGlamery Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,400 sq ft; lot: 8712 sq ft
34
$319,000 For Sale
154 NW 1st Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,500 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
28
$649,900 For Sale
1310 W Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,901 sq ft; lot: 7405 sq ft
30
$227,000 For Sale
106 NW 18th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,094 sq ft; lot: 6534 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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