Duck Real Estate

Duck Real Estate


Although Duck is proud of the region's history, it marches willingly into the future. Initially established as a North Carolina Beautification District in 1984, the residents agreed to a Duck real estate tax to provide for underground power lines. This prevented the installation of 30-foot concrete poles along Duck Road.  The results were three-fold. The beautiful skyline remained uncluttered, major storms no longer interrupted power, and evacuation due to storms was safer since there were no downed poles and wires.

Later the community invested further into the region by constructing a seven-mile multiple use trail. In 1987, residents created the Duck Civic Association to represent their interests with regard to land use and public safety. By 1994, the commission adopted a resolution to preserve the coastal village atmosphere through land use management.

In 2000, the Board initiated discussion with regard to incorporating. On May 1, 2002, Duck became the sixth incorporated town in Dare County. That same year, the Travel Channel ranked Duck among the top 10 beaches in America. US News ranked Duck in the top 10 Family Beach Vacation areas in the country. Both of these actions served to increase the popularity of Duck real estate.

Duck Shopping and Dining


Much of Duck Road is dedicated to shopping opportunities at the Scarborough Lane Shoppes, the Waterfront Shops, Scarborough Fair Shopping Village and Soundside Shops. At Scarborough Lane, you will find OBX favorites like Birthday Suits, Confetti Clothing and Nags Head Shop.

Scarborough Fair Shopping Village houses Gray's, Luxury Lingerie and Mango's Boutique. Soundside Shoppes include Farmer's Daughter, Surfside Casuals and more. At the Waterfront Shops, you will find Untucked, Islands by Amity and Life's a Beach.

Each of these centers offers dining options as well, such as Duck's Cottage at the Waterfront Shops, Sooey's BBQ at Scarborough Fair Shopping Village. For fine dining, the Blue Point is a Duck favorite, serving exquisite Southern cuisine in a quiet dining room overlooking the Currituck Sound.

Duck Parks and Recreation


Residents of Duck are very proud of Duck Town Park, a community recreational facility encompassing 11 acres of trails and amenities for everyone. The park features a boardwalk along the Sound, a kayak/canoe launch, a gazebo, water fountains, playground and more. An annual Jazz Festival over Columbus Day weekend takes place in the amphitheater. Walking trails through the Maritime Forest provide amazing views of the Sound and join the boardwalk.

Water sports are as popular on the Duck beaches as on the rest of the Outer Banks. Thanks to businesses like Duck Village Outfitters, you can rent surfing equipment, kayaks, bikes, and even beach chairs and umbrellas. The nearly constant wind makes for outstanding windsurfing.

Duck Real Estate


The permanent residents of this small coastal town number just 374, but many other people own vacation properties here. You can purchase a townhouse or Duck condominiums for sale for as low as $315,000, or indulge in luxury oceanfront homes in Duck for $4.5 million. Such a home would boast seven to eight bedrooms, each with its own private bath, granite counters, and expansive great rooms. You could expect unobstructed ocean views, a private pool, hot tub, wet bar and many exciting features.

According to City Data, the estimated median household income for the Town of Duck was $54, 219 in 2012, compared to $45,150 statewide. Per capita, it is $29,686. Residents of Duck real estate are well educated, with 58.4 percent holding a Bachelor's degree or higher.

​Duck Schools, Health, and Transportation


Duck real estate lies in the Currituck County School District. Three schools, Knotts Island Elementary, Currituck County Middle and Currituck County High, serve the students living in the area. The transportation department is dedicated to safe travels to and from schools for more than 2200 students each day, due to the significant distances between schools. North Carolina adopted Common Core Standards and implemented the program in the 2012-2013 school year.

The Health East Outer Banks Medical Center provides 24-hour urgent and emergency care to the residents of Duck real estate. It is located about 17 miles away in the community of Nags Head. Other options for medical care include the Eastern Carolina Women's Center and the Outer Banks Hospital, also in Nags Head. The Chesapeake Health Medical Office and the Chesapeake Pediatrics facility in Southern Shores provide non-emergency medical care, welcoming vacationers as well as year-round residents.

The NC Highway-12 running north-south along the Outer Banks, crosses the Oregon Inlet via the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge. Until additional bridges are built, this is Duck's access to the mainland. Travel to Ocracoke Island is limited to the ferry system. When time is of the essence, air charters are available through Outer Banks Air Charters, Coastal Helicopters and Barrier Island Aviation.  

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in Duck 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