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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.


239 Outrigger Drive
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $324,900
Beds-4
Baths-2

128 Clipper Court
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $339,500
Beds-3
Baths-2

3200 Raymond Avenue
Orville Bch Amn
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $319,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

712/714 Frances Drake Street
Roanoke Prk Amn
Manteo

List Price: $160,000
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: $389,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

40191 Avlona Drive
Avon Shores
Avon

List Price: $169,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

104 Harbour View Drive
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $174,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

138 Langley Lane
North Woods
Manteo

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

161 Duck Road
So/Sh Amended
Southern Shores

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

5032 The Woods Road
Southern Woods
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $245,000
Beds-2
Baths-2

306 W Archdale Street
Va Dare Shores
Kill Devil Hills

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

807 Old Wharf Road
Winston Silver
Wanchese

List Price: $230,000
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.


152 Battlefield Court
Heritage Point
Manteo

List Price: $899,900
Beds-4
Baths-2

113 Soundshore Drive
Swan View Shores
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $399,999
Beds-5
Baths-6

151 Yaupon Trail
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

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

239 Brakewood Road
Brakewood
Manteo

List Price: $494,900
Beds-3
Baths-3

2504 S Pilot Lane
Nags Head Acres
Nags Head

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

235 Greens Drive
Wescott Estates
Manteo

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

504 Wingina Avenue
None
Manteo

List Price: $419,900
Beds-4
Baths-3

712/714 Frances Drake Street
Roanoke Prk Amn
Manteo

List Price: $160,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

401 W First Street
First Flt Vill
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $239,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

707 Frances Drake Street
Roanoke Park
manteo

List Price: $214,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

4040 Pineway Drive
Kitty Hawk Lndg
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $279,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

112 Stratton Lane
Van Buren Est
Manteo

List Price: $465,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

57638 NC Highway 12
None
Hatteras

List Price: $479,000
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: $1,595,000
Beds-4
Baths-4

93 Osprey Lane
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

List Price: $689,000
Beds-4
Baths-4

1057 Creek Road
Martin's Point
Martin's Point

List Price: $1,500,000
Beds-4
Baths-5

16 Fifth Avenue
Sea Crest Villg
Southern Shores

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

5321 W Captains Way
Vil-NH Captain's Watch
Nags Head

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

52210 Poyner-Fulcher Cart Road
None
Frisco

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

201 Devon Street
Minnie L Etheridge Est
Manteo

List Price: $379,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

400&404 Uppowoc Avenue
None
Manteo

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

182 Creefs Ridge Road
Creefs Ridge
Manteo

List Price: $388,500
Beds-4
Baths-2

132 E Holly Trail
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

List Price: $519,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

135 Algonkian Drive
Beckonridge Es
Manteo

List Price: $560,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

235 N Dogwood Trail
Southern Shores
Southern Shores

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

314 W Sturgeon Drive
Old Ngs Hd Cove
Nags Head

List Price: $392,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

57351 Eagle Pass Road
None
Hatteras

List Price: $179,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

305 John Borden Street
None
Manteo

List Price: $450,000
Beds-5
Baths-4

107 Ananias Dare Street
None
Manteo

List Price: $639,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

161 W The Dogwoods
Nottingham
Manteo

List Price: $350,000
Beds-3
Baths-3

40137 North End Road
None
AVON

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

7001 Martins Point Road
Martin's Point
KITTY HAWK

List Price: $1,199,900
Beds-5
Baths-4

148 Poteskeet Loop
Chicahauk
Southern Shores

List Price: $474,900
Beds-5
Baths-3

1040 Martins Point Road
Martin's Point
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $975,000
Beds-5
Baths-4

5004 Martins Point Road
Martin's Point
Kitty Hawk

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

46079 Cape Point Way
Diamond Pt Est
Buxton

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

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.


152 Battlefield Court
Heritage Point
Manteo

List Price: $899,900
Beds-4
Baths-2

510 Live Oak Lane
Cypress Cove
Manteo

List Price: $314,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

239 Brakewood Road
Brakewood
Manteo

List Price: $494,900
Beds-3
Baths-3

51193 A Lassiter Lane
Wind-Haven Shrs
Frisco

List Price: $252,000
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: $1,450,000
Beds-5
Baths-4

1057 B Twiford Street
None
Kitty Hawk

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

161 Lovers Lane
Colington Glen
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $425,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

3130 Bay Drive
Moor Shores
Kill Devil Hills

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

148 Poteskeet Loop
Chicahauk
Southern Shores

List Price: $474,900
Beds-5
Baths-3

50196 Paradise Drive
None
Frisco

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

109 W Lochridge Court
Vil-NH Ridges
Nags Head

List Price: $525,000
Beds-4
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.


1109 W Fourth Street
Wright's Shores
Kill Devil Hills

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

120 Broadbay Drive
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $173,500
Beds-2
Baths-1

1109 W Holly Street
Kill Devil Bch
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $299,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

58208 Gray Eagle Road
Hatteras Dunes
Hatteras

List Price: $232,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

3311 N Virginia Dare Trail
Orville Beach
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $439,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

53211 Robin Lane
High Tor Sands
Frisco

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

4217 W Breeze Way
Southridge
Nags Head

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

1404 Virginia Dare Trail
None
Kill Devil Hills

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

10107 S Colony South Drive
Ocean Col South
Nags Head

List Price: $324,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

3121 Bay Drive
Moor Shores
Kill Devil Hills

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

1396 Duck Road
Wild Duck Dunes
Duck

List Price: $411,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

58210 Dunes Drive
Hatteras Dunes
Hatteras

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

27224 Dory Road
Sea Oats
Salvo

List Price: $249,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

1101 W Durham Street
Avalon Beach
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $215,500
Beds-3
Baths-2

54212 Shoresurf Lane
Shoresurf
Frisco

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

4602 Roanoke Way
Old Ngs Hd Cove
Nags Head

List Price: $497,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

113 Old Squaw Drive
Carolina Dunes
DUCK

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

119 Sunset Drive
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

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

54215 Shoresurf Lane
Shoresurf
Frisco

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

40221 Dune Way
Kinnakeet Dunes
Avon

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

707 Frances Drake Street
Roanoke Park
manteo

List Price: $214,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

107 Wilson Street
Avalon Beach
KILL DEVIL HILLS

List Price: $379,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

1514 N Virginia Dare Trail
Croatan Shores
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $339,500
Beds-3
Baths-2

48177 Caskey Lane
Edward Quidley
Buxton

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

204 Sandpiper Terrace
Old Ngs Hd Cove
Nags Head

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

107 W Sportsman Drive
Avalon Beach
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $189,000
Beds-2
Baths-1

39836 NC 12 Highway
Hatteras Colony
Avon

List Price: $217,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

1379 Duck Road
Caffey's Inlet Hamlet
Duck

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

40291 Dolphin Lane
Hatteras Colony
Avon

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

106 W Forbes Street
Whalebone Bchs
Nags Head

List Price: $245,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

101 Tanya Drive
Memorial Overlk
Kill Devil Hillos

List Price: $287,500
Beds-4
Baths-2

118 Wilson Street
Avalon Beach
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $289,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

26202 Quay Court
Hatteras Colony
Salvo

List Price: $204,900
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: $394,900
Beds-4
Baths-2

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: $328,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

604 Harbour View Drive
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $164,900
Beds-2
Baths-1

58224 Gray Eagle Road
Hatteras Dunes
Hatteras

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

4242 N Virginia Dare Trail
Kitty Hawk Bch
Kitty Hawk

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

119 Camellia Drive
W R Deaton Dlry
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $259,900
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

2012 Phoebus Street
Avalon Beach
KILL DEVIL HILLS

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

922 W Kitty Hawk Road
W R Beacham
Kitty HAwk

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

39290 Sailfish Lane
Hatteras Colony
Avon

List Price: $243,500
Beds-3
Baths-1

407 Burns Drive
Ocean Acres Tract 3
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $295,000
Beds-4
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: $249,900
Beds-3
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

2041 Phoebus Street
Avalon Beach
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $229,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

110 E Avalon Drive
Avalon Beach
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $264,900
Beds-3
Baths-1

3109 S Wrightsville Avenue
Nags Head Shore
Nags Head

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

25043 Wimble Shores North
Wimble Shores N
Waves

List Price: $465,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

303 W Walker Street
Va Dare Shores
KILL DEVIL HILLS

List Price: $229,900
Beds-3
Baths-1

105 Greenville Street
Avalon Beach
Kill Devil Hills

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

151 Sound Sea Avenue
Sound-Sea Vill
DUCK

List Price: $445,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

1510 Dogwood Lane
First Flt Vill
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $272,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

39265 Angelfish Road
Hatteras Colony
Avon

List Price: $219,900
Beds-3
Baths-1

133 S West Shore Road
Pond Isl Marina
Nags Head

List Price: $349,900
Beds-2
Baths-2

107 E Finch Street
Whalebone Bchs
Nags Head

List Price: $485,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

39233 Wahoo Circle
Hatteras Colony
Avon

List Price: $215,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

23009 G.A. Kohler Court
Rodanthe By Sea
Rodanthe

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

113 E Saint Clair Street
Kitty Hawk Shrs
Kill Devil Hills

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

50287 Spencer Lane
Spencers Wood
Frisco

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

118 W Waterside Lane
Nags Head Pond
Nags Head

List Price: $319,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

10412 S Colony South Drive
Bodie Island
Nags Head

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

2807 S Pamlico Avenue
Vista Colony W
Nags Head

List Price: $230,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

3400 S Buccaneer Drive
North Ridge Est
Nag Head

List Price: $325,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

316 Eagle Drive
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

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

26218 Jolly Roger Road
Hatteras Colony
Salvo

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

114 S Colony Court
Vista Colony
Nags Head

List Price: $245,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

5606 S Sandbar Drive
Vil-NH Dolphin Run
Nags Head

List Price: $449,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

322 Colington Drive
Colington Hrbr
Kill Devil Hills

List Price: $169,000
Beds-2
Baths-1

39183 N Albacore Lane
Hatteras Colony
Avon

List Price: $319,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

2026 Bay Drive
Avalon Beach
KILL DEVIL HILLS

List Price: $350,000
Beds-2
Baths-2

4222 Ride Lane
Kitty Hawk Bch
Kitty Hawk

List Price: $355,000
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.


23000 Cross of Honor Way
Mirlo Beach
Rodanthe

List Price: $799,000
Beds-10
Baths-8

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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