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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.


40036 North End Road
None
Avon

List Price: $179,000
Beds-2
Baths-1

400 W First Street
First Flt Vill
Kill Devil Hills

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

106 Sandy Trail
Baum Bay Est
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $259,999
Beds-3
Baths-2

943 Second Street
Roanoke Prk Ext
Manteo

List Price: $249,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

712/714 Frances Drake Street
Roanoke Prk Amn
Manteo

List Price: $140,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

110 Webb Court
Van Buren Est
Manteo

List Price: $399,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

318 W Danube Street
Roanoke Snd Shr
Nags Head

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

504 Croatan Avenue
None
Manteo

List Price: $379,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

40191 Avlona Drive
Avon Shores
Avon

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

2012 Creek Road
Martin's Point
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $449,995
Beds-4
Baths-3

161 Duck Road
So/Sh Amended
Southern Shores

List Price: $399,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

200 W Durham Street
Avalon Beach
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $169,900
Beds-2
Baths-1

134 Ocean Boulevard
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

List Price: $1,199,900
Beds-3
Baths-3

85 Hollow Beech Court
Chicahauk
Southern Shores

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

4820 Lunar Drive
Sea Scape
Kitty Hawk

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

134 W Holly Trail
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

List Price: $364,500
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.


1634 N Virginia Dare Trail
Croatan Shores
Kill Devil Hills

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

3941 Tarkle Ridge Drive
Kitty Hawk Lndg
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $355,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

5241 Barlow Lane
Kitty Hawk Wood
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $364,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

400 W First Street
First Flt Vill
Kill Devil Hills

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

201 Devon Street
Minnie L Etheridge Est
Manteo

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

52245 Henry Drive
None
Frisco

List Price: $125,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

151 Yaupon Trail
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

List Price: $699,000
Beds-3
Baths-3

2517 S Compass Lane
Nags Head Acres
Nags Head

List Price: $435,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

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

88 Poteskeet Trail
Chicahauk
Southern Shores

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

804 Back Bay Road
Cypress Cove
Manteo

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

521 W Chowan Street
Va Dare Shores
Kill Devil Hills

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

122 Weir Point Drive
Heritage Point
Manteo

List Price: $499,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

6000 Currituck Road
Martin's Point
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $819,000
Beds-4
Baths-4

255 N Dogwood Trail
So/Sh Amended
Southern Shores

List Price: $1,119,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

1040 Martins Point Road
Martin's Point
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $945,000
Beds-5
Baths-5

6084 Currituck Road
Martin's Point
KITTY HAWK

List Price: $1,459,900
Beds-5
Baths-5

712/714 Frances Drake Street
Roanoke Prk Amn
Manteo

List Price: $140,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

305 John Borden Street
None
Manteo

List Price: $425,000
Beds-5
Baths-4

57638 NC Highway 12
None
Hatteras

List Price: $429,000
Beds-4
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: $1,485,000
Beds-4
Baths-4

328 Oak Run
Oak Run 2
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $548,750
Beds-4
Baths-2

16 Fifth Avenue
Sea Crest Villg
Southern Shores

List Price: $450,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

139 Sunrise Lane
Swan View Shores
Kill Devil Hills

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

52210 Poyner-Fulcher Cart Road
None
Frisco

List Price: $110,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

400&404 Uppowoc Avenue
None
Manteo

List Price: $875,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

2012 Creek Road
Martin's Point
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $449,995
Beds-4
Baths-3

135 Algonkian Drive
Beckonridge Es
Manteo

List Price: $545,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

235 N Dogwood Trail
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

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

8 Sweetgum Lane
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

List Price: $599,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

100 W Sportsman Drive
Avalon Beach
Kill Devil Hills

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

46079 Cape Point Way
Diamond Pt Est
Buxton

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

40137 North End Road
None
AVON

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

19635 Dell-Lee Road
None
East Lake

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

1657 Colington Road
None
Kill Devil Hills

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

5004 Martins Point Road
Martin's Point
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $1,195,900
Beds-4
Baths-3

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

108 Weir Point Drive
Heritage Point
Manteo

List Price: $529,900
Beds-4
Baths-3

57187 Saxon Cut Drive
None
Hatteras

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

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.


6113 Highway 64/264
Raymond Bennett
Manns Harbor

List Price: $395,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

156 Sunnyside Drive
Duke Woods
manteo

List Price: $379,900
Beds-5
Baths-3

50023 Treacher Lane
Buccaneer Cov
Frisco

List Price: $208,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

36 Ocean Boulevard
So/Sh Amended
Southern Shores

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

161 Lovers Lane
Colington Glen
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $475,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

1057 B Twiford Street
None
Kitty Hawk

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

3130 Bay Drive
Moor Shores
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $649,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

1603 Ketch Lane
First Flt Vill
Kill Devil Hills

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

50196 Paradise Drive
None
Frisco

List Price: $397,500
Beds-4
Baths-3

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

24256 Atlantic Drive
Pamlico Beaches
Rodanthe

List Price: $349,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

1103 Clam Shell Drive
Croatan Shores
Kill Devil Hills

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

1523 Sir Walter Road
Delray Beach
Kill Devil Hills

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

115 Broadbay Drive
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

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

40190 Leslie Lane
Cape Channel
Avon

List Price: $177,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

9224 S Old Oregon Inlet Road
Hollywood Beach
Nags Head

List Price: $417,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

105 Greensboro Street
Avalon Beach
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $275,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

53211 Robin Lane
High Tor Sands
Frisco

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

1404 Virginia Dare Trail
None
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $249,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

27224 Dory Road
Sea Oats
Salvo

List Price: $239,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

31 Dolphin Run
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

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

54212 Shoresurf Lane
Shoresurf
Frisco

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

4602 Roanoke Way
Old Ngs Hd Cove
Nags Head

List Price: $489,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

318 Harbour View Drive
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

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

73 Trinitie Trail
Chicahauk
Southern Shores

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

113 Old Squaw Drive
Carolina Dunes
DUCK

List Price: $309,900
Beds-4
Baths-2

151 Sound Sea Avenue
Sound-Sea Vill
Duck

List Price: $434,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

216 Harbour Road
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

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

135 Carrol Drive
Caffey's Inlet Hamlet
Duck

List Price: $390,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

2019 Phoebus Street
Avalon Beach
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $220,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

119 Ocean Bay Boulevard
Sound-Sea Vill
Duck

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

110 W Barnes Street
Vista Colony W
Nags Head

List Price: $265,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

26209 Monitor Lane
Hatteras Colony
Salvo

List Price: $214,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

54215 Shoresurf Lane
Shoresurf
Frisco

List Price: $269,000
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: $254,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

303 W Walker Street
Va Dare Shores
KILL DEVIL HILLS

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

1620 S Memorial Boulevard
Ocean Acres Inc
Kill Devil Hills

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

302 Shiloh Street
Moor Shores
Kill Devil Hills

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

106 Old Squaw Drive
Carolina Dunes
Duck

List Price: $274,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

107 Wilson Street
Avalon Beach
KILL DEVIL HILLS

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

23176 Wimble Shoals Drive
Wimble Shoals
Rodanthe

List Price: $229,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

204 Sandpiper Terrace
Old Ngs Hd Cove
Nags Head

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

140 W Windjammer Road
North Ridge Est
Nags Head

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

40291 Dolphin Lane
Hatteras Colony
Avon

List Price: $199,900
Beds-2
Baths-1

110 Knight Court
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

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

922 W Kitty Hawk Road
W R Beacham
Kitty HAwk

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

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

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

1006 Indian Drive
Croatan Shores
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $239,000
Beds-3
Baths-3

23210 E Corbina Drive
Corbina Shores
Rodanthe

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

2208 S Memorial Avenue
Nags Head Shore
Nags Head

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

104 Pinehurst Avenue
Kitty Hawk Shrs
Kill Devil Hills

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

2021 Wrightsville Boulevard
Mosier Shores
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $292,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

57121 Lighthouse Road
Hatteras Colony
Hatteras

List Price: $675,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

707 Fox Street
None
Kill Devil Hills

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

219 Broadbay Drive
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

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

110 Camellia Drive
W R Deaton
kill devil hills

List Price: $239,900
Beds-3
Baths-1

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

2026 Portsmouth Street
Avalon Beach
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $197,000
Beds-2
Baths-1

307 W Arch Street
Orville Beach W
Kill Devil Hills

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

211 W Carolinian Circle
Carolinian Col
Nags Head

List Price: $365,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

58224 Gray Eagle Road
Hatteras Dunes
Hatteras

List Price: $275,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

2041 Phoebus Street
Avalon Beach
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $224,900
Beds-4
Baths-2

4700 S Roanoke Way
Old Ngs Hd Cove
Nags Head

List Price: $479,900
Beds-5
Baths-2

908 W Fifth Street
Wright's Shores
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $339,725
Beds-3
Baths-3

134 W Windjammer Road
North Ridge Est
Nags Head

List Price: $339,900
Beds-4
Baths-3

217 Outrigger Drive
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

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

119 Bergen Court
Vista Colony So
Nags Head

List Price: $235,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

4718 S Pompano Court
Old Ngs Hd Cove
Nags Head

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

23009 G.A. Kohler Court
Rodanthe By Sea
Rodanthe

List Price: $285,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

108 W Third Street
Hedricks Addtn
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $185,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

50287 Spencer Lane
Spencers Wood
Frisco

List Price: $212,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

4217 W Breeze Way
Southridge
Nags Head

List Price: $324,900
Beds-4
Baths-3

10412 S Colony South Drive
Bodie Island
Nags Head

List Price: $369,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

242 E Sir Richard
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $215,000
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: $299,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

25205 Mac Oca Drive
Mac-Oca Reef
Waves

List Price: $439,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

48177 Caskey Lane
Edward Quidley
Buxton

List Price: $199,000
Beds-2
Baths-2

106 Baker Avenue
Kitty Hawk Shrs
KILL DEVIL HILLS

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

2026 Bay Drive
Avalon Beach
KILL DEVIL HILLS

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

4242 N Virginia Dare Trail
Kitty Hawk Bch
Kitty Hawk

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

25025 Mac Oca Court
Mac-Oca Reef
Waves

List Price: $495,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

1415 Percy Street
Kill Devil Bch
Kill Devil Hills

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

704 W Avalon Drive
Avalon Beach
Kill Devil Hills

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

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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