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BEACH LIFESTYLE MYTHS

One of the top vacation picks for many Americans is the beach. Whether you’re looking into a day trip or a lengthy getaway, the beach is the essence of rest and relaxation. The ultimate way to fully enjoy a beach vacation is to own a home right along the sandy shores. Turn that vacation into a lifestyle. Let’s debunk 3 common misconceptions about OBX beach-life, right now!

MYTH #1: YOU NEED AN EXTRAVAGANT HOME

There are many types of homes and price points in the Outer Banks area. If you want extravagant you can certainly find it however, moderately priced homes are readily available, so you don’t have to break the bank. A cute bungalow could be just the beach home you need for your lifestyle. Compared to other beach towns on the east coast, the Outer Banks is a highly sought-after and relatively affordable place to live. For example, Dare County in the Outer Banks is more economical than living in New York City and slightly above the national average.

MYTH #2: THERE ARE NO GREAT PLACES TO SURF ON THE EAST COAST

On the east coast, the best place for surfing is on the Outer Banks, this region is distinguished as one of the premier surfing destinations. Kitty Hawk is always ranked in the top 5 places to surf on the East Coast. Surfers from all over the world flock to the Outer Banks for the annual ESA tournament.

MYTH #3: YOU CAN’T LIVE AT THE BEACH YEAR ROUND

Yes, you can! Over 35k people call the Outer Banks home year-round. Local areas where you will find year-round residents include, Kill Devil Hills, Colington Harbor, Southern Shores, Nags Head, and the west side of the bypass in Kitty Hawk. The OBX infrastructure operates 12-months out of the year, keeping the entire area “open for business”.

Matt Myatt & Team have been Selling Outer Banks Real Estate from Corolla to Nags Head, NC for over 15 years. We are local real estate professionals committed to selling some of the most desired homes on the Outer Banks.