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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.


285 Results Days on Site (new to old)
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$229,000 New For Sale
5190 Minnesota Drive SE
Oak Island Mainland, NC 28461
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,350 sq ft; lot: 6098 sq ft lot
18
$369,000 New For Sale
706 W Oak Island Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,530 sq ft; lot: 7405 sq ft lot
38
$300,000 New For Sale
152 NE 2nd Street
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,386 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft lot
33
$279,900 New For Sale
111 NW 19th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,653 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft lot
35
$449,900 New For Sale
137 NE 37th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,701 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft lot
13
$170,000 New For Sale
404 NE 79th Street
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
2 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
768 sq ft; lot: 6098 sq ft lot
36
$389,900 New For Sale
106 SE 20th Street
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,637 sq ft; lot: 1742 sq ft lot
22
$474,900 New For Sale
2613 E Beach Drive
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,176 sq ft; lot: 9148 sq ft lot
24
$159,000 New For Sale
124 NE Middleton Avenue
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
3 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
792 sq ft; lot: 13068 sq ft lot
22
$392,755 New For Sale
107 W Beach Drive
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
2 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
780 sq ft; lot: 7405 sq ft lot
22
$269,000 For Sale
129 NE 38th Street
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,530 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft lot
33
$395,000 For Sale
238 NE 37th Street
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
3 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,446 sq ft; lot: 6970 sq ft lot
29
$329,900 For Sale
2614 E Beach Drive
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
2 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
912 sq ft; lot: 7405 sq ft lot
45
$685,000 For Sale
107 SE 69th Street
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
4 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Condo/Townhouse
2,816 sq ft; lot: 7405 sq ft lot
66
$424,000 For Sale
303 E Beach Drive
Oak Island Beach, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,180 sq ft; lot: 7405 sq ft lot
38
$429,000 For Sale
238 NE 35th Street
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,268 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft lot
30
$265,000 For Sale
152 NE 6th Street
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,256 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft lot
21
$165,000 For Sale
115 NW 14th Street
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
2 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
933 sq ft; lot: 6534 sq ft lot
33
$330,000 For Sale
121 SE 29th Street
Oak Island Wooded, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,741 sq ft; lot: 8276 sq ft lot
20
$249,900 For Sale
303 NE 55th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,131 sq ft; lot: 6534 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 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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