People have discovered that living at the beach is within reach and can be affordable.

Many are choosing the beach lifestyle year-round, could living on the Outer Banks be part of your next chapter?

When you think of the Outer Banks of North Carolina you may think of fun in the sun and fond vacation memories with family and friends. Although that is a common theme, more people have now discovered that living at the beach full time is within reach, and can even be affordable. 

1. | WATER WATER EVERYWHERE

Yes, it is hot in summer (we like that), and busy with tourists flocking in from all over the USA and world to enjoy these 175-mile-long chain of barrier islands. Thankfully we have plenty of waterways to cool off. Did you know that Dare County alone boasts over 100 miles of shoreline? We also have Currituck County on the Outer Banks which is best known for the wild mustangs on the beach and gorgeous red brick lighthouse in Corolla.

Besides the fantastic Atlantic Ocean to our east, the Outer Banks is also bordered by five different inlands sounds that are popular for fishing, sailboarding, kayaking and other great recreation: 

Currituck Sound, Albemarle Sound, Croatan Sound, Roanoke Sound and Pamlico Sound.

2. | YEAR-ROUND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

The fun does not stop when the summer season is over, in fact for many who live on the Outer Banks it is just beginning. Surfing, swimming, and beachcombing in the mornings before work is popular with locals. And if you have a dog, you’ll know that our beaches are pet friendly. We have multiple award-winning golf courses and many unique events from fishing tournaments to 5K Fun Runs happening in the shoulder or off season.

It’s easy to immerse yourself in nature on the Outer Banks as there is no shortage of beautiful outdoor spaces to explore. 

See more fantastic Outer Banks outdoor recreation here.

3. | FAMILY FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES

There is just so much for kids to do on the Outer Banks, from parks and rec to local groups and club. Our school system is known as one of the best in the entire state of North Carolina. We have three libraries, YMCA, and community centers. People do not just live here, they purposefully relocate to our island paradise, and in turn invest back into this fine community they call homeNeighbors caring for neighbors, really makes this a unique and magical place to live. 

You may also enjoy: 7 Reasons the Outer Banks is the Best Place to Live.

Family friendly communities on the Outer Banks, and in Corolla North Carolina

You’ll love the family friendly Outer Banks communities like Corolla on the Northern Beaches

4. | HEALTHY LIVING

You cannot beat living at the beach and the Outer Banks for fresh salt air, swimming, hiking, paddling and world class fishingEmbark on a day of outdoor recreation with standup paddle boarding in the morning to jet skiing out to a sandbar for a picnic at sunset.

You will also see more of your friends and family when you live on the Outer Banks… as everyone wants to visit! 

You may also enjoy: Access to Some of the Outer Banks Best Outdoor Recreation: Walk, Hike and Bike.

5. | WORK REMOTELY

If you could live anywhere… would you? The Outer Banks has high speed internet with a choice of providers, so you can easily telework from home, near the pool or on the sand. What used to be a pipe dream has become a realityWe also attract entrepreneurs who want to be their own boss, and start a business here on the beach. These are more reasons we think you’ll love living here.

You may also like: Unlocking the Myths to Having the Perfect Outer Banks Beach Lifestyle.

BONUS | AFFORDABLE

Living on the Outer Banks is indeed within your reach, as SAGA Realty and Construction offers new home and land packages starting in the $200s. We can also built any of our homes on your lot. Stop in for a visit to one or more of our multiple model homes available for you to tour on the Outer Banks.

Beautiful waterfront living at Water Oak on the Outer Banks, North Carolina

This beautiful Renfred model is in Water Oak, one of the SAGA Realty and Construction’s waterfront communities in Kill Devil Hills

Live less than one mile to the beach at Water Oak on the Outer Banks, North Carolina

Tour our model homes to see how easy and affordable it is to live on the Outer Banks, open 11-4 daily

WATER OAK, Kill Devil Hills || Priced from the $400s

Multiple gorgeous Water Oak models to tour  daily: 11AM-4PM and by appointment. Open Floor Plan – Gourmet Kitchen – Attached Garage – Spacious bedrooms – One & two level homes with multiple house plans to choose from. Call 252-301-3090 for information.

Enjoy the community pier and kayak launch on Kitty Hawk Bay in Kill Devil Hills. These single family homes are just one mile to the beach!

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COROLLA SHORES, Corolla || Priced from the $500s

Your vacation home or investment property is waiting for you! This stunning model is open 7 days 11AM-4PM, and by appointment. There are 6+ new houseplans to choose from, call 252-301-3090 for information.

Here you will savor the salty breezes, sunshine, and a private beach walkway to access the North Outer Banks most beautiful beaches. With an abundance of upscale luxury features, these new coastal homes feature multiple decks, spacious floor-plans and views from every window. Strong rental performance make these highly sought after in Corolla. You may also enjoy visiting our Currituck Sound community directly across the street, Soundfront at Corolla Bay.

Walk to the beach from Corolla Shores on the Outer Banks, North Carolina

Walk to the beach from Corolla Shores on the Outer Banks, North Carolina

Walk to the beach from the Corolla Shores community on the Outer Banks, North Carolina

Tour this model in Corolla Shores, open 11-4 daily or by appointment

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DREAMS DO COME TRUE

This is the place people dream about, they count down the days until vacation to get here. If you had an opportunity to call the Outer Banks home, would you? We bet you’ll love living here as much as we do.  

Learn more about the SAGA communities here, or by calling 252.301.3090.  

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