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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)
23
$250,000 New For Sale
700 Ocean Drive #216
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Condo/Townhouse
901 sq ft
28
$325,000 New For Sale
335 NE 49th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,340 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
5
$229,000 New For Sale
137 NW 16th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,130 sq ft; lot: 6098 sq ft
17
$209,000 New For Sale
25 Bunker Court
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Condo/Townhouse
1,312 sq ft
46
$485,000 New For Sale
119 SW 24th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,631 sq ft; lot: 13504 sq ft
15
$189,000 New For Sale
1000 Caswell Beach Road #809
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 1 bath | Condo/Townhouse
780 sq ft
29
$569,900 New For Sale
2910 W Yacht Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
2,448 sq ft; lot: 10890 sq ft
9
$185,000 New For Sale
8509 E Oak Island Drive #3
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Condo/Townhouse
1,501 sq ft
2
$449,000 New For Sale
4021 E Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,224 sq ft; lot: 8712 sq ft
30
$409,900 New For Sale
6401 E Yacht Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,801 sq ft; lot: 8712 sq ft
18
$198,500 New For Sale
107 NE 78th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
956 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
20
$229,500 New For Sale
1000 Caswell Beach Road #1608
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Condo/Townhouse
940 sq ft
30
$414,000 New For Sale
205 Womble Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,512 sq ft; lot: 8712 sq ft
15
$325,000 For Sale
114 SW 13th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,440 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft
13
$195,000 For Sale
103 SW 9th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
952 sq ft; lot: 6970 sq ft
17
$235,000 For Sale
6701 E Yacht Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,396 sq ft; lot: 8712 sq ft
37
$650,000 For Sale
719 W Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,501 sq ft; lot: 11326 sq ft
24
$249,000 For Sale
1908 E Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,440 sq ft; lot: 7405 sq ft
36
$229,900 For Sale
5400 E Yacht Drive #D1
Oak Island, NC 28465
2 beds, 2 baths | Condo/Townhouse
888 sq ft
2
$435,000 For Sale
7100 E Yacht Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,660 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.
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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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