OUTER BANKS BLOG

Outer Banks Off-Season Fun

2022-01-20T18:35:25+00:00January 12th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

The fun continues on the Outer Banks when the crowds go home Summer is known as peak season on the Outer Banks, but the shoulder season and "off-season" are both wonderful times to visit these barrier islands. While there may not be the typical swimming and sun bathing, there is still a lot

With Sale, Weeping Radish Changes Hands, Enters “Exciting” New Chapter with Planned Refresh and Expansion

2021-12-22T13:28:47+00:00December 19th, 2021|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 16, 2021 Contact: Ben Hiatt (571) 278-5250; ben@theoptimumgroup.us With Sale, Weeping Radish Changes Hands, Enters “Exciting” New Chapter with Planned Refresh and Expansion GRANDY, N.C. — The Weeping Radish, the first microbrewery in North Carolina and in all of the Southeast, has officially changed hands. Sumit Gupta, of SAGA

Meet SAGA’s Newest Real Estate Agent Tamarra Bowser

2021-12-15T19:21:17+00:00December 15th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Introducing Real Estate Agent Tamarra Bowser, the newest member of the SAGA Realty and Construction Sales Team Part of the winning equation for SAGA Realty and Construction's success on the Outer Banks real estate market is to select the best people to add to our team. We were thrilled to find Mark Evans,

SAGA Family Holiday Traditions & Memories

2022-01-06T20:19:42+00:00December 6th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Christmas is a special time of year when everyone can become a kid again The holiday season is magical and full of beloved time treasured traditions. This magic can be expressed without tinsel and sparkling lights, like they found out in Who-ville, it's found in our hearts. We asked our SAGA Realty and Construction team

Make at Home: Christmas Morning Frittata

2021-12-03T15:52:39+00:00December 3rd, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Deck the halls with the savory smells of a delicious frittata on Christmas morning Christmas morning is often a time to watch the wonder in the eyes of our children as they eagerly arise to see if Santa Claus has come, or to greet those we love with a warm embrace. There might

Favorite Hidden Places on the Outer Banks

2021-12-15T15:24:25+00:00November 30th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Just across the new Basnight Bridge sits the Oregon Inlet Lifesaving Station. This piece of history was built in 1898 and is no longer occupied, but sits gracefully amongst the dunes. The Outer Banks is a legendary place, full of tall tales of adventure and filled with mystery. From the pillaging of Blackbeard

Best Shelling Beaches on the Outer Banks

2021-11-05T13:11:51+00:00November 18th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Beachcombing is a local tradition on the Outer Banks, and is one of our most enviable pastimes. Shelling and hunting for sea-glass can be tricky, but rewarding. While some lounge in the pool or spend their days building castles in the sand, there are those who are up at the break of dawn

Fall and Winter Birding on the Outer Banks

2021-11-08T20:10:01+00:00November 8th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Sanderlings in motion on the Outer Banks Pea Island (from the Old English sand-yroling "sand-ploughman") The Outer Banks is perfect for wintering birds, "snowbirds" leave the severe snow in the north and migrate south to these temperate barrier islands. The Outer Banks is a long strip of land sandwiched between water, so

Make at Home: Sweet Potato Pie

2021-11-02T13:57:03+00:00November 2nd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

North Carolina sweet potatoes make delicious pies for a nice holiday treat to share with family and friends If you've seen sweet potatoes from the Currituck farm stands and contemplated stopping, then maybe you should... here's one great reason: they make the best incredible holiday treat, sweet potato pie. Also known as pumpkin's

Winter on the OBX

2021-11-02T13:55:33+00:00November 2nd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Maybe Bing Crosby wasn't really dreaming about snow when he sang about a "White" Christmas? Shared from KEES Vacations With the holidays approaching, it's that time of year to start thinking about plans again. Whether it's getting together with the family or getting away for a few days, heading to the Outer Banks

SAGA House Plans: Meet The Pinehurst

2021-10-27T20:06:26+00:00October 27th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Pinehurst's coastal cottage vibe can be seen throughout the design Records are being broken with the Outer Banks being one of the most desirable drive-to vacation destinations in the USA. Whether you're looking to relocate, or build a vacation home, there is no disputing that the OBX real estate is hot and

SAGA House Plans: Meet The Altair

2021-10-20T17:28:26+00:00October 20th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Altair's dynamic twist on the mid-century flat top is an Award-Winning SAGA design Records are being broken with the Outer Banks being one of the most desirable drive-to vacation destinations in the USA. Whether you're looking to relocate, or build a vacation home, there is no disputing that the OBX real estate

Water Oak: Why You Will Love This Community

2021-10-08T14:24:00+00:00October 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Water Oak is a quiet community tucked along Kitty Hawk Bay in Kill Devil Hills on the Outer Banks Outer Banks Water Oak, where community meets artful design and meaningful living. Just one mile to the ocean, this thoughtfully designed, 70 parcel community features a manicured entry, multiple green areas to enjoy, and

SAGA House Plans: Meet the Harbinger II

2021-10-08T15:20:16+00:00October 6th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Stylish contemporary coastal living, the Harbinger II is built for the Outer Banks lifestyle Records are being broken with the Outer Banks being one of the most desirable drive-to vacation destinations in the USA. Whether you're looking to relocate, or build a vacation home, there is no disputing that the OBX real estate

Make at Home: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

2021-09-16T18:32:32+00:00October 1st, 2021|Tags: , |

Living in North Carolina you have to choose sides -- for bbq sauce, but there is no debate that pork is king! Pork is king in the south, and the secret to really good pulled pork is cooking it low and slow. Whether it’s a rack of ribs in the oven, in a smoker or a Boston butt in

Breweries & Distilleries Near the Outer Banks

2021-09-28T13:23:54+00:00September 28th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Each Brewery has its own personality and are zealous about their unique craft beer In 2020, there were a total number of 8,764 craft breweries in the United States, based on the latest data of the Brewers Association. Each brewery is different and visiting them all has become a popular pastime. And North

SAGA House Plans: Meet the Carrington II

2021-09-13T19:11:40+00:00September 20th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Meet the Carrington II, a bright and airy single family plan designed for an Outer Banks lifestyle If you have ever thought about moving to the beach, well there has never been a better time! Imagine living in your own private retreat on the Outer Banks. Why the Outer Banks? This picturesque 200

Wineries and Vineyards Near the Outer Banks

2021-09-09T16:29:06+00:00September 9th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Fall is a wonderful time of year to get together outside and enjoy North Carolina wines When you ask someone to name the most popular wine destination of the United States, most would immediately say Napa Valley California, and if they really know wine, they might even name the Monticello Wine Trail in

Pet Friendly Outer Banks

2021-09-28T16:52:46+00:00September 7th, 2021|Tags: , , |

The Outer Banks is one of the pet friendliest beach communities on the east coast Dogs love running, getting soaked and digging in the sand on the endless coastline of this sandbar we call home, the Outer Banks. One of the area’s best kept secrets is that the Outer Banks is super pet