If you’re looking for a beautiful, affordable beach community, Oak Island is the perfect destination. With the feel of a small town and nearby amenities of the big city, Oak Island is the best of both worlds complete with ocean breezes and white sandy beaches that stretch for miles and miles. This family friendly community is a great place to live and work and it’s one of the most popular choices for home buyers in Brunswick County.
Oak Island offers homes in all sizes and price ranges. From small condos and townhomes to expansive ocean front mansions, you’ll find a little bit of everything on Oak Island. Ocean front properties range from older homes to new constructions. On the back end of the island, you’ll find homes on the intercoastal waterway, giving you easy access to fishing and boating. In Tranquil Harbor, you’ll find homes in a variety of price ranges and all are located just a short drive from the ocean.
Oak Island has managed to preserve the small town feel by shying away from major commercialization. The shops and restaurants on the island are locally owned and showcase a variety of local art and gifts. In addition to shopping and dining, you’ll find several parks and nature observatories along with public fishing piers and boat launches.
Fishing is a favorite pastime on Oak Island, where you’ll find several tackle shops and nearly every store has a cooler of bait for sale. Whether you’re fishing in the surf or the backwaters, you’ll find an abundance of mullet, drum, flounder, and mackerel. Charter fishing is another big hit for Oak Island fishing enthusiasts. A trip to the deep water can yield record catches and enough fish to feed your family for days. There are dozens of boat launches on the island, including a beautiful marina on the west end where you can rent a boat if you don’t have one of your own.
Oak Island is a wonderful place for families with activities that people of all ages will enjoy. The Rec Center offers classes for kids throughout the year and there are numerous community events and festivals that residents can participate in. Each year, the 4th of July Festival is celebrated with a Beach Day and a fishing tournament. A weekly farmer’s market is the perfect excuse to mix and mingle with neighbors in the summer and craft shows are a year round favorite.
Perhaps the biggest perk to buying a home on Oak Island is easy access to the beaches. There are dozens of public access points to the beaches where you can build sand castles, swim, fish, or search for shells. Tourists enjoy visiting beaches during the summer months, but in the off season, residents often enjoy deserted stretches of the beach with no interruptions. During the fall and winter months, dogs are free to run and play on the beaches without a leash, making it the perfect place for the whole family to enjoy.
If you’re looking for the perfect place to buy a home on the North Carolina coast, consider Oak Island. This is truly one of the best beachfront communities in the eastern United States.
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