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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.


113 First Colony Court, Manteo
List Price: $275,500
Beds-3
Baths-2

205 Old Holly Lane, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $549,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

1613 Sir Walter Road, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $420,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

705 Frances Drake Street, Manteo
List Price: $185,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

138 Partridge Trail, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $229,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

134 Ocean Boulevard, Southern Shores
List Price: $999,900
Beds-3
Baths-3

2033 Franklin Street, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $199,850
Beds-2
Baths-1

85 Hollow Beech Court, Southern Shores
List Price: $530,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

134 W Holly Trail, Southern Shores
List Price: $352,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

316 W Ocean Acres Drive, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $194,900
Beds-2
Baths-2

40191 Avlona Drive, Avon
List Price: $164,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

109 Joclar Lane, Manteo
List Price: $279,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

165 Dr. Newbern Road, Powells Point
List Price: $564,900
Beds-4
Baths-5

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.


50497 NC 12 Highway, Frisco
List Price: $189,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

318 Harbour View Drive, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $149,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

1613 Sir Walter Road, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $420,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

47311 Dippin Vat Road, Buxton
List Price: $135,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

1057 Creek Road, Kitty Hawk
List Price: $1,295,000
Beds-4
Baths-5

1370 N Highway 64/264, Manteo
List Price: $259,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

107 Ananias Dare Street, Manteo
List Price: $587,300
Beds-3
Baths-2

19635 Dell-Lee Road, East Lake
List Price: $315,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

705 Frances Drake Street, Manteo
List Price: $185,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

57638 NC Highway 12, Hatteras
List Price: $549,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

610 Wingina Avenue, Manteo
List Price: $350,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

139 Sunrise Lane, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $825,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

138 Partridge Trail, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $229,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

47791 NC Highway 12, Buxton
List Price: $269,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

204 E Driftwood Street, Nags Head
List Price: $319,900
Beds-3
Baths-1

235 N Dogwood Trail, Southern Shores
List Price: $699,850
Beds-5
Baths-3

215 Dare Avenue, Manteo
List Price: $485,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

2033 Franklin Street, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $199,850
Beds-2
Baths-1

46079 Cape Point Way, Buxton
List Price: $229,500
Beds-3
Baths-1

57213 Waltham Lane, Hatteras
List Price: $144,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

163 Yaupon Trail, Southern Shores
List Price: $599,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

16 Fifth Avenue, Southern Shores
List Price: $399,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

302 W Walker Street, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $234,900
Beds-2
Baths-1

1657 Colington Road, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $129,000
Beds-2
Baths-1

39 Fairway Drive, Southern Shores
List Price: $1,299,000
Beds-5
Baths-3

50775 Timber Trail, Frisco
List Price: $285,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

53152 Sunset Strip, Frisco
List Price: $168,500
Beds-3
Baths-1

104 Seatone Lane, Manteo
List Price: $849,000
Beds-3
Baths-3

120 Weir Point Drive, Manteo
List Price: $519,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

2008 Martins Point Road, Kitty Hawk
List Price: $434,500
Beds-4
Baths-2

316 W Ocean Acres Drive, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $194,900
Beds-2
Baths-2

804 Back Bay Road, Manteo
List Price: $355,000
Beds-3
Baths-3

285 N Dogwood Trail, Southern Shores
List Price: $799,900
Beds-4
Baths-4

109 Joclar Lane, Manteo
List Price: $279,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

201 Devon Street, Manteo
List Price: $359,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

530 Anchor Court, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $307,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

3033 Creek Road, Kitty Hawk
List Price: $769,000
Beds-4
Baths-4

328 Oak Run, Kitty Hawk
List Price: $449,800
Beds-4
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, Kitty Hawk
List Price: $549,000
Beds-1
Baths-1

1370 N Highway 64/264, Manteo
List Price: $259,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

6505 Highway 64/264, Manns Harbor
List Price: $235,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

201 Uppowoc Avenue, Manteo
List Price: $385,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

47791 NC Highway 12, Buxton
List Price: $269,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

36 Ocean Boulevard, Southern Shores
List Price: $1,250,000
Beds-5
Baths-4

50196 Paradise Drive, Frisco
List Price: $375,000
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.


4907 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk
List Price: $430,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

39311 Angelfish Road, Avon
List Price: $499,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

10412 S Colony South Drive, Nags Head
List Price: $354,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

40030 Watson Lane, Avon
List Price: $184,900
Beds-3
Baths-1

707 Fox Street, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $299,100
Beds-4
Baths-2

115 Broadbay Drive, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $249,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

50497 NC 12 Highway, Frisco
List Price: $189,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

53211 Robin Lane, Frisco
List Price: $160,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

39288 Nova Drive, Avon
List Price: $517,500
Beds-4
Baths-2

102 Sunset Drive, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $249,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

6322 S Kingfisher Street, Nags Head
List Price: $245,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

10308 S Colony South Drive, Nags Head
List Price: $305,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

318 Harbour View Drive, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $149,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

207 E Albatross Street, Nags Head
List Price: $339,000
Beds-2
Baths-1

3101 Columbia Avenue, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $224,900
Beds-2
Baths-1

301 Fresh Pond Drive, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $349,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

217 Outrigger Drive, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $240,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

114 Eagle Drive, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $110,000
Beds-2
Baths-1

2019 Phoebus Street, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $199,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

1309 Percy Street, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $274,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

1103 Indian Drive, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $279,500
Beds-3
Baths-2

40221 Dune Way, Avon
List Price: $243,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

111 W Sir Richard, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $299,500
Beds-3
Baths-2

40440 North End Road, Avon
List Price: $199,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

305 Truxton Street, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $309,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

4713 S Cobia Way, Nags Head
List Price: $379,900
Beds-4
Baths-3

3117 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $439,900
Beds-4
Baths-2

314 Remele Place, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $254,900
Beds-3
Baths-1

23210 E Corbina Drive, Rodanthe
List Price: $235,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

41185 Starboard Drive, Avon
List Price: $319,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

307 W Arch Street, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $347,500
Beds-4
Baths-3

182 Sawyer Road, Wanchese
List Price: $284,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

400 W Sportsman Drive, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $270,750
Beds-4
Baths-3

1237 A S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $380,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

119 Ocean Bay Boulevard, Duck
List Price: $413,900
Beds-4
Baths-2

57121 Lighthouse Road, Hatteras
List Price: $599,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

9327 Olympic Street, Nags Head
List Price: $280,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

3643 Goosander Street, Kitty Hawk
List Price: $340,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

1006 W Avalon Drive, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $244,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

39163 N Albacore Lane, Avon
List Price: $295,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

1108 W Fifth Street, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $239,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

105 Pinehurst Avenue, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $322,500
Beds-3
Baths-2

2041 Phoebus Street, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $224,900
Beds-4
Baths-2

2045 Edenton Street, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $179,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

58224 Gray Eagle Road, Hatteras
List Price: $255,000
Beds-3
Baths-1

906 W Avalon Street, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $249,890
Beds-3
Baths-2

106 Lancer Court, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $199,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

46202 Tower Circle Road, Buxton
List Price: $249,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

101 S Snow Geese Drive, Duck
List Price: $309,000
Beds-4
Baths-2

400 Wallace Street, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $299,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

54212 Shoresurf Lane, Frisco
List Price: $224,745
Beds-4
Baths-2

26218 Jolly Roger Road, Salvo
List Price: $289,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

54215 Shoresurf Lane, Frisco
List Price: $249,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

3814 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk
List Price: $495,000
Beds-6
Baths-4

4242 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk
List Price: $389,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

2116 S Memorial Avenue, Nags Head
List Price: $364,900
Beds-4
Baths-2

5220 Lunar Drive, Kitty Hawk
List Price: $329,900
Beds-3
Baths-2

501 Canal Drive, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $247,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

4606 Pompano Court, Nags Head
List Price: $280,000
Beds-4
Baths-3

109 Cove Court, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $449,000
Beds-5
Baths-3

9325B E Olympic Street, Nags Head
List Price: $375,000
Beds-2
Baths-1

121 Baum Bay Drive, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $243,000
Beds-3
Baths-2

106 E Wright Avenue, Kill Devil Hills
List Price: $334,900
Beds-4
Baths-2

26299 Galleon Drive, Salvo
List Price: $245,000
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.


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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