Salvo Real Estate

Salvo Real Estate

Just south of Rodanthe and Waves on the Outer Banks, the village of Salvo relaxes in the white sands of Hatteras Island. Nearly incessant winds carry kites above sparkling blue waters. During the summer months, kite boards, wind surfers and canoes fill the Sound. 

However, the peace Salvo knows today has not always been the case. During the Civil War, Union ships spied the community, but could not find it on the map. The captain ordered a salvo be fired into the area and the spotter dubbed it "Salvo" on his map. The post office made the nickname official in 1901. Today, although summer visitors swell the numbers, 229 people call Salvo their home throughout the year.


Salvo Shopping and Dining


For clothing and furnishings, most residents of Salvo real estate will drive to Tanger Outlets in Nags Head. However, Salvo does have a few specialty shops close to home. For home décor and beautiful works of art, The Pea Island Art Gallery displays an amazing collection of pottery, glass, paintings, etchings and much more, created by local artists. The Fishin' Hole caries sporting goods, souvenirs, firewood and even beer to make your day of fishing complete.

Hatteras Watersports will rent you the jet skis, sailboats, kayaks or any other equipment you may need to bring excitement to your vacation. For boat rentals, surfing lessons or bike rentals, you can't beat Duck Village Outfitters. The Blue Whale is a corner grocery and gas station. They know what you need and they carry it for your convenience!

Salvo is missing a few popular restaurants. Fortunately, the food in Waves is less than two miles north and Rodanthe is less than four miles north. Diners in Waves can enjoy Watermen's Bar and Grill and the Atlantic Coast Café. For fine dining, Good Winds Seafood and Wine Bar in Rodanthe serves outstanding seafood prepared Southern style. For cold beer and fried shrimp, Stingwrays Bar and Grill is the place to go.


Salvo Parks and Recreation


Tourist traps and flashy attractions do not clutter Salvo real estate. The community's greatest assets are its quiet beaches and natural beauty. It is a place where you can slow down the pace from city life and enjoy the ocean. Visitors enjoy kayaking in the Sound, flying kites along the beach and catching Atlantic Blue Crabs for dinner.


All it takes to catch a delicious dinner of blue crabs is a long string, some smelly meat like fish heads or chicken necks, and a dip net. Bring a bucket with ice in which to put your catch. Tie one end of the string to the meat and toss it into the water. Gently tug the other end periodically to see if a crab is nibbling at the meat. Slowly bring it to the surface when you feel one and dip the net below the crab, meat and all. If your catch is more than 5 inches from claw tip to claw tip, toss it in your bucket. If smaller, toss it back. Docks, piers and boat ramps are the easiest places from which to catch crabs.


Salvo Real Estate


The median age of people living in Salvo is 48.2 compared to the state median of 45.5. Salvo real estate falls under the jurisdiction of the Dare County Board of Commissioners, seven elected officials responsible for the management of the county. Homes for sale in Salvo range in price from around $390,000 to more than $2.4 million.

The homes in Salvo follow the distinguished beach cottage styling with long wooden decks circling bedrooms lifted high out of the water by graceful pilings. Traditional interiors include wainscoting, custom cabinetry and ceramic tiles. Gas fireplaces are a common heating amenity. Storm shutters help protect the vast number of windows that open up to the gorgeous views of the ocean and sound.


Salvo Schools, Health, and Transportation


Schools serving Salvo are Cape Hatteras Elementary, Cape Hatteras Secondary and Manteo Middle Schools. They are all part of the Dare County School District.

The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head is the closest full-service medical facility to Salvo. Other options include Chesapeake General Hospital in Nags Head. In nearby Kitty Hawk, Chesapeake Medical Specialists and Regional Medical Center, provide medical care.

North Carolina-12 connects Salvo real estate to the rest of the Outer Banks and ultimately to the mainland. North Carolina Department of Transportation is considering an additional bridge over the Oregon Inlet to replace the aging Herbert C. Bonner Bridge.

Small airports in the vicinity of Salvo are the Billy Mitchell Airport, approximately 26 miles south and Dare County Regional Airport, about 36 miles north. Norfolk International is the closest major airport in the area, approximately 2.25 hours north.

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