Avon NC Real Estate & Information

Avon NC Real Estate & Information

North Carolina's Outer Banks consist of a string of islands east of the mainland along the Atlantic Coast. The number of shipping lanes, massive storms and treacherous shoals earned the area the unhappy title of "The Graveyard of the Atlantic. Early community leaders sought to make the region safer by installing lifesaving stations along the east coast, but the voluntary system was sorely insufficient.

In 1874, the United States Lifesaving Service constructed seven federally funded stations on the Outer Banks, one of the first being Little Kinnakeet. In 1883, the U.S. Post Office changed the name to Avon Village. Some speculation indicates that the post office named Avon after the English River, but no one knows the details of the change.

Today, the village is a popular tourist destination with Avon NC real estate offering a serene view of the Atlantic between Salvo and Buxton on Hatteras Island. As a census-designated place, as opposed to an incorporated city, Avon falls under the prevue of the Dare Country Board of Commissioners, elected management officials.


Avon NC Shopping and Dining


Souvenir shops abound in Avon starting with the Askins Creek Store. For an eclectic mix of casual clothing, loungewear, rugs, throws and home fragrances, many residents enjoy This Little Cottage. Surfside Casuals offers an enormous selection of swimsuits, beach accessories and more for men, women and children.

You can find everything you need to indulge your creative side at the Glass Bead and Java Junction, where you can enjoy a great cup of coffee while creating personalized beaded jewelry. Spa services are available at Spa Koru, including yoga, salon services and fitness center. Department store shoppers living in Avon real estate can generally find what they need at Super Wings.

Seafood is king at many of the Avon restaurants such as Oceana's Bistro, the Open Water Grill, Ketch 55 Seafood Grill and the Mad Crabber. The delicious coffee at Uglie Mugs Coffee House complements the scrumptious baked goods.


Avon NC Parks and Recreation


Since opening in 1962, the Avon Fishing Pier welcomes fisherman from the week before Easter until the week after Thanksgiving. Although Hurricane Sandy did manage to create some damage to the pier, repairs are complete. The 600-foot pier is home to some of the best fishing in the OBX region, including the PBR Classic Red and Blue Fishing Tournament. Fisherman can find all of the bait, tackle and snacks they need for the perfect day of fishing and can even bring home the perfect souvenirs from the gift shop. The Pangea Tavern is a new addition that serves lunch, dinner and excellent drinks.

For romantic sunset cruises and gorgeous views of Pamlico Sound, Avon Harbor Sailing is the perfect choice. Whether you want to learn to navigate the waters yourself or relax and place yourself in the hands of a seasoned captain, Avon Harbor Sailing can accommodate your needs.

In a more artistic vein, Studio 12 offers classes in mosaics, glass fusion and pottery painting. Even young people get in on the act in sea glass wrapping classes, showing children from age 8 and up how to create beautiful jewelry from glass shards worn smooth by the pounding of the surf.


Avon NC Real Estate


Avon real estate is comprised of homes ranging from $300,000 for a four-bedroom resort-style cottage to approximately $1.5 million for a 12-bedroom luxury home. Spectacular ocean views are visible through windows wrapping around great rooms. Designed with vacations in mind, many of these spacious homes for sale in Avon include special features such as game rooms, media rooms, wet bars and oceanfront balconies. Hardwood floors and walls accent huge rooms with dramatic high ceilings.

The population of Avon is approximately 500. The estimated median house value in 2011 was $249,700, compared to the state of North Carolina median of $153,700, according to City Data reports. The median age of 53.3 years is higher than the state median of 37.7 years. The estimated median income was $61,527, significantly higher than the state figure of $43,916.


Avon NC Schools, Health, and Transportation


The school district that serves Avon real estate is the Dare County Schools, headquartered in Nags Head. Avon students normally attend Cape Hatteras Elementary, serving children from Pre-kindergarten through grade five or Cape Hatteras Secondary, serving students from grades six through 12. Both are located in Buxton, four to six miles from Avon.

The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head is the full service medical facility closest to Avon. The corporation also maintains the Outer Banks Hospital Urgent Care Center located in the Marketplace Shopping Center of Southern Shores. HealthEast Family Care in Avon offers primary care services at both adult and pediatric levels. Vidant Family Medicine Avon also provides non-emergency medical care.

The Dare County Transportation System consists of vans, which provide transportation to medical facilities and other critical services. Operating on grants, the services are limited but provide safe, effective means of transportation within the county confines.

Major highways serving the area are US-64, US-158, US-264 and NC-12. The North Carolina-12 links the islands to the mainland. The Herbert C. Bonner Bridge allows residents of Avon real estate to drive to the mainland, but many prefer to use the scenic North Carolina Ferry System.

Dare County Regional Airport is located in nearby Manteo. Once a Naval Auxiliary Air Station, the facility returned to county ownership in 1947. Since 1983, the Dare County Airport Authority has managed the operations. International flight is available from Wilmington International or Raleigh-Durham International, both located several hours away.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in Avon NC, give us a call at 252.207.1617 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

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Holleay Parcker
Spinnaker Realty LLC
4012 Creek Road
Kitty Hawk NC 27949