Shore Realty Outer Banks Home Sales

Outer Banks Retirement Homes

The Outer Banks does not really have any purely retirement communities. There are areas, mostly on the westside of the big road, populated mostly with year round residents, affectionately referred to as locals. There are no communities composed of only seniors. A couple of communities tried starting out that way but they failed and then became homoginzed mix of old and young. The Outer Banks tends to attract the more active seniors who want to live in an age eclectic neighborhood. We humans tend to reflect our environment so living around younger people can have a positive effect.

Everybody has their own ideas and aspirations about how they will spend their retirement years. You have probably already spent a lot of time figuring out what you will be doing in your Golden Years. This is probably why you are here looking at retirement homes.

The Outer Banks has a lot to offer to retirees. Low taxes, low crime, great community senior centers and plenty of flat level nature for those who want to get outside and stay active.

I am not going to tell you how or what to do with your Golden Years, I am sure you already know, but I will share what years of experience have shown. The biggest commonality amongst people is the deteriorating condition of our knees. None of our knees are getting any better which brings up our first topic.

Stairs

The Outer Banks is full of stairs, and stairs, like my forehead and prostrate, seem to be getting bigger every year. Stairs are one of the major concerns shared by soon to be seniors when shopping for their retirement home. Having hospitals and such nearby is great, but having to navigate stairs during the course of your routine day can make life miserable.

Add in an extra set or 2 of stairs to get up to the kitchen and living area on the top floor, and it can become insurmountable. These types of houses are commonly referred to as 'Reverse Floor Plans' and are best suited to the more physically inclined unless they are equipped with an elevator.

One Level Living

The most popular style house for retirees is the rancher or rambler. The entire house is situated on one floor built close to the ground. Minimal stairs to get in and no stairs inside. The only downside is they tend to sprawl as the square footage starts to increase.

You won't find many homes on the Outer Banks that are built directly on the ground. Our low elevation puts most of the OBX in some type of flood zone which requires the homes to be elevated.

If the ground is 10 feet above sea level then a house can be built right on the ground. The houses below are ranchers, scroll down further for other style houses.


4221 Ivy Lane
None
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $525,000
Beds-3
Baths-3

205 Old Holly Lane
Carlyle on the Sound
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $549,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

1613 Sir Walter Road
W R Deaton Dlry
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $439,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

504 Croatan Avenue
None
Manteo

List Price: $369,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

4001 Tarkle Ridge Drive
Kitty Hawk Lndg
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $299,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

105 Harbour Court
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $159,000
Beds-2
Baths-1

138 Partridge Trail
Baum Bay Harbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $235,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

2012 Creek Road
Martin's Point
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $419,995
Beds-4
Baths-3

134 Ocean Boulevard
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

List Price: $1,099,900
Beds-3
Baths-3

109 Joclar Lane
Etheridge Acr
Manteo

List Price: $289,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

85 Hollow Beech Court
Chicahauk
Southern Shores

List Price: $484,900
Beds-3
Baths-3

400 W First Street
First Flt Vill
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $224,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

27219 Sand Street
None
Salvo

List Price: $125,400
Beds-2
Baths-2

134 W Holly Trail
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

List Price: $359,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

155 Gareth Circle
Brakewood
Manteo

List Price: $449,900
Beds-4
Baths-3

125 Daphne Lane
Daphne Park
Manteo

List Price: $289,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

40191 Avlona Drive
Avon Shores
Avon

List Price: $164,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

79 Spindrift Trail
Chicahauk
Southern Shores

List Price: $349,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

Elevated Ranchers

There are areas on the Outer Banks where the ground has some elevation. If the ground elevation is 7 feet, which is very common, then a 3 foot high masonry foundation will supply enough elevation to meet the flood insurance requirements and shorten the entrance stairs.

You can have a rambler or rancher where everything is spread out on one level except that it is built a couple of feet up off the ground. The houses below should be those on masonry foundations with minimal elevation. Scroll down further for different style homes.


3941 Tarkle Ridge Drive
Kitty Hawk Lndg
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $325,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

50497 NC 12 Highway
Buccaneer Cov
Frisco

List Price: $189,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

100 W Sportsman Drive
Avalon Beach
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $229,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

1057 Creek Road
Martin's Point
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $1,400,000
Beds-4
Baths-5

318 Harbour View Drive
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $149,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

504 Wingina Avenue
None
Manteo

List Price: $399,900
Beds-4
Baths-3

5000 The Woods Road
Southern Woods
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $335,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

1613 Sir Walter Road
W R Deaton Dlry
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $439,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

47311 Dippin Vat Road
Buxton Woods
Buxton

List Price: $135,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

1040 Martins Point Road
Martin's Point
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $870,000
Beds-5
Baths-5

113 Tall Pines Court
Colingwood
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $189,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

305 John Borden Street
None
Manteo

List Price: $410,000
Beds-5
Baths-4

57638 NC Highway 12
None
Hatteras

List Price: $549,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

105 Edgerton Court
Pawpaw Ridge
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $270,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

524 Burns Drive
Ocean Acres Tract 3
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $599,900
Beds-5
Baths-4

4001 Creek Road
Martin's Point
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $1,295,000
Beds-4
Baths-4

93 Osprey Lane
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

List Price: $699,000
Beds-4
Baths-4

328 Oak Run
Oak Run 2
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $498,894
Beds-4
Baths-2

16 Fifth Avenue
Sea Crest Villg
Southern Shores

List Price: $419,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

139 Sunrise Lane
Swan View Shores
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $825,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

703 S George Howe Street
Roanoak Village
Manteo

List Price: $232,500
Beds-3
Baths-2

138 Partridge Trail
Baum Bay Harbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $235,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

47791 NC Highway 12
None
Buxton

List Price: $269,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

2517 S Compass Lane
Nags Head Acres
Nags Head

List Price: $415,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

2012 Creek Road
Martin's Point
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $419,995
Beds-4
Baths-3

151 Yaupon Trail
So/Sh Soundside
Southern Shores

List Price: $669,900
Beds-3
Baths-3

328 Canal Drive
First Flt Vill
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $240,000
Beds-2
Baths-2

2008 Martins Point Road
Martin's Point
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $474,900
Beds-4
Baths-2

135 Algonkian Drive
Beckonridge Es
Manteo

List Price: $535,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

3033 Creek Road
Martin's Point
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $785,000
Beds-4
Baths-4

235 N Dogwood Trail
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

List Price: $699,850
Beds-5
Baths-3

400&404 Uppowoc Avenue
None
Manteo

List Price: $789,900
Beds-4
Baths-3

109 Joclar Lane
Etheridge Acr
Manteo

List Price: $289,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

46079 Cape Point Way
Diamond Pt Est
Buxton

List Price: $229,500
Beds-3
Baths-1

57213 Waltham Lane
None
Hatteras

List Price: $144,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

400 W First Street
First Flt Vill
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $224,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

163 Yaupon Trail
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

List Price: $617,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

302 W Walker Street
Va Dare Shores
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $234,900
Beds-2
Baths-1

1657 Colington Road
None
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $129,000
Beds-2
Baths-1

39 Fairway Drive
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

List Price: $1,299,000
Beds-5
Baths-3

53152 Sunset Strip
None
Frisco

List Price: $168,500
Beds-3
Baths-1

58213 Fulcher Lane
None
HATTERAS

List Price: $120,000
Beds-2
Baths-1

57187 Saxon Cut Drive
None
Hatteras

List Price: $149,500
Beds-1
Baths-1

27219 Sand Street
None
Salvo

List Price: $125,400
Beds-2
Baths-2

155 Gareth Circle
Brakewood
Manteo

List Price: $449,900
Beds-4
Baths-3

120 Weir Point Drive
Heritage Point
manteo

List Price: $529,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

150 Beech Tree Trail
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

List Price: $349,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

125 Daphne Lane
Daphne Park
Manteo

List Price: $289,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

19635 Dell-Lee Road
None
East Lake

List Price: $315,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

804 Back Bay Road
Cypress Cove
Manteo

List Price: $355,000
Beds-3
Baths-3

285 N Dogwood Trail
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

List Price: $859,000
Beds-4
Baths-4

108 Kay Court
Kellam Estates
Manteo

List Price: $369,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

530 Anchor Court
Landing, The
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $319,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

315 Duck Road
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

List Price: $349,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

79 Spindrift Trail
Chicahauk
Southern Shores

List Price: $349,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

Split Level

Two story houses can have the advantage of providing one level living with the spare bedrooms located upstairs. The upstairs and be closed off until company is coming. This way your living area is not spread out over a football field and you are not cramped into a smallish house.


1344 Sound Landing Road
D A Perry Est
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $549,000
Beds-1
Baths-1

316 Harbour Road
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $339,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

411 Seagull Court
The Landing
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $265,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

6113 Highway 64/264
Raymond Bennett
Manns Harbor

List Price: $375,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

94 Poteskeet Trail
Chicahauk
Southern Shores

List Price: $569,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

47791 NC Highway 12
None
Buxton

List Price: $269,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

36 Ocean Boulevard
So/Sh Amended
Southern Shores

List Price: $1,300,000
Beds-5
Baths-4

806 Colington Drive
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $279,900
Beds-3
Baths-3

1603 Ketch Lane
First Flt Vill
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $349,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

50196 Paradise Drive
None
Frisco

List Price: $375,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

1415 Percy Street
Kill Devil Bch
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $289,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

102 Kitty Hawk Bay Drive
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $299,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

Beach Box

The Outer Banks traditional "Beach Box" offers one level living up on pilings. You still have to climb a set of steps to get into your house but once you are inside all of your living area is on one level. If your one of the lucky ones without knee problems this could be a perfect match for you.


39311 Angelfish Road
Hatteras Colony
Avon

List Price: $499,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

104 Outrigger Drive
Colington Hrbr
kill Devil Hills

List Price: $204,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

4022 N Smith Street
Ted Wood Kh Ter
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $279,985
Beds-3
Baths-3

1523 Sir Walter Road
Delray Beach
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $279,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

707 Fox Street
None
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $299,100
Beds-4
Baths-2

115 Broadbay Drive
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $275,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

50497 NC 12 Highway
Buccaneer Cov
Frisco

List Price: $189,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

2012 Phoebus Street
Avalon Beach
KILL DEVIL HILLS

List Price: $249,000
Beds-2
Baths-2

53211 Robin Lane
High Tor Sands
Frisco

List Price: $160,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

1705 Wyandotte Street
High View
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $225,000
Beds-2
Baths-1

4423 Lindbergh Avenue
Kitty Hawk Bch
KITTY HAWK

List Price: $385,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

906 W Avalon Street
Avalon Beach
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $249,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

111 Harbour View Drive
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $175,900
Beds-2
Baths-1

54212 Shoresurf Lane
Shoresurf
Frisco

List Price: $224,745
Beds-4
Baths-2

318 Harbour View Drive
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $149,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

211 E Atlas Street
Nags Head Shore
Nags Head

List Price: $339,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

2019 Phoebus Street
Avalon Beach
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $209,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

119 Ocean Bay Boulevard
Sound-Sea Vill
Duck

List Price: $413,900
Beds-4
Baths-2

1309 Percy Street
Kill Devil Bch
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $274,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

206 Huron Court
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $219,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

54215 Shoresurf Lane
Shoresurf
Frisco

List Price: $259,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

101 S Snow Geese Drive
Snow Geese So
Duck

List Price: $319,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

40221 Dune Way
Kinnakeet Dunes
Avon

List Price: $243,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

111 W Sir Richard
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $299,500
Beds-3
Baths-2

183 Duck Road
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

List Price: $299,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

302 Shiloh Street
Moor Shores
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $199,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

4713 S Cobia Way
Old Ngs Hd Cove
Nags Head

List Price: $379,900
Beds-4
Baths-3

107 Wilson Street
Avalon Beach
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $375,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

907 Fox Street
Kdh Realty Corp
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $194,000
Beds-2
Baths-1

108 Carlow Avenue
Kitty Hawk Shrs
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $305,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

314 Remele Place
First Flt Vill
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $254,900
Beds-3
Baths-1

23210 E Corbina Drive
Corbina Shores
Rodanthe

List Price: $235,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

140 W Windjammer Road
North Ridge Est
Nags Head

List Price: $344,900
Beds-4
Baths-3

307 W Arch Street
Orville Beach W
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $347,500
Beds-4
Baths-3

922 W Kitty Hawk Road
W R Beacham
Kitty HAwk

List Price: $299,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

3101 Columbia Avenue
Moor Shores
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $229,900
Beds-2
Baths-1

400 W Sportsman Drive
Avalon Beach
kill devil hills

List Price: $285,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

1237 A S Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills Sec 1
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $385,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

50147 Freebooter Court
Brigands Bay
Frisco

List Price: $285,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

2912 S Pamlico Avenue
Vista Colony Pl
Nags Head

List Price: $269,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

3117 N Virginia Dare Trail
Sea Village
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $449,900
Beds-4
Baths-2

236 W Palmetto Street
Va Dare Shores
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $276,000
Beds-3
Baths-3

2021 Wrightsville Boulevard
Mosier Shores
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $264,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

57121 Lighthouse Road
Hatteras Colony
Hatteras

List Price: $599,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

922 W Kitty Hawk Road
W R Beacham
Kitty HAwk

List Price: $299,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

39163 N Albacore Lane
Hatteras Colony
Avon

List Price: $295,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

110 Camellia Drive
W R Deaton
kill devil hills

List Price: $214,900
Beds-3
Baths-1

1108 W Fifth Street
Wright's Shores
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $259,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

105 Pinehurst Avenue
Kitty Hawk Shrs
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $322,500
Beds-3
Baths-2

2045 Edenton Street
Avalon Beach
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $227,500
Beds-3
Baths-2

58224 Gray Eagle Road
Hatteras Dunes
Hatteras

List Price: $255,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

4700 S Roanoke Way
Old Ngs Hd Cove
Nags Head

List Price: $445,000
Beds-5
Baths-2

134 W Windjammer Road
North Ridge Est
Nags Head

List Price: $328,900
Beds-4
Baths-3

312 Truxton Street
Moor Shores
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $249,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

48177 Caskey Lane
Edward Quidley
Buxton

List Price: $189,000
Beds-2
Baths-2

217 Outrigger Drive
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $240,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

4217 W Breeze Way
Southridge
Nags Head

List Price: $314,900
Beds-4
Baths-3

3643 Goosander Street
Kitty Dunes E
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $340,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

400 Wallace Street
Orville Beach W
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $299,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

113 Cove Court
The Landing
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $299,999
Beds-4
Baths-2

26218 Jolly Roger Road
Hatteras Colony
Salvo

List Price: $295,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

106 Baker Avenue
Kitty Hawk Shrs
KILL DEVIL HILLS

List Price: $293,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

4242 N Virginia Dare Trail
Kitty Hawk Bch
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $389,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

5220 Lunar Drive
Sea Scape
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $329,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

201 E Atlas Street
Nags Head Shore
Nags Head

List Price: $351,500
Beds-3
Baths-2

4233 Seascape Drive
Sea Scape
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $315,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

4908 Ride Lane
Kitty Hawk Bch
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $335,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

9325B E Olympic Street
Stanmar Homs Es
Nags Head

List Price: $375,000
Beds-2
Baths-1

Elevators

Home with elevators are becoming popular on properties where the water view will be substantially improved from the 3rd floor and the kitchen and family are located on the 3rd floor to take advantage of the views. It is hard to retrofit a house with an elevator with the strict lot coverage regulations across the Outer Banks.


The houses displayed above were chosen because they are good candidates to be able to accommodate senior living. However, the only true way to see if a house has what you are looking for is to make a visit. If you are exploring a number of areas besides the Outer Banks you might want to take some time to learn what the OBX has to offer. A simple way to do this is ask us for a list of all the homes in your price range that might fulfill your requirements. Then you take this list and spend a couple of days driving around exploring different residential neighborhoods and see what you money will get you and in what neighborhoods that is. It is a great way to take a crash course in real estate. If you find something that interests you we can set up a showing. Call us at 800-647-1868 and let's get started.

 

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