Hatteras Real Estate

Hatteras Real Estate

At one time, relentless northward currents paralyzed ships north of Cape Point for weeks on end. Lying nearly dead in the water, they were susceptible to suddenly unfavorable winds slamming them into the shore. Then, in 1846, a violent storm struck the Outer Banks and created the Hatteras Inlet. A new passage connected the Pamlico Sound to the Atlantic Ocean. With the struggle against the currents eased, the fishing industry grew, and so did the village nearby. In 1858, a post office defined Hatteras Village.

The Village faced many challenges over the years. It was the first Confederate fort to fall to the Union. After the end of the Civil War, there were better times as the Durants lifesaving station and a US weather station came to occupy Hatteras Village.

In the 1930s, the Army Corps of Engineers dredged the channel deeper to allow better access to the Hatteras Inlet. Although the area experienced heavy losses during World War II, with the help of a private ferry connecting Hatteras to Ocracoke, the village recovered. In the 1950s, North Carolina-12 connected Hatteras real estate to the amenities in the northern reaches of the Outer Banks.


Hatteras Shopping and Dining


Shopping in Hatteras Village is an adventure with great shops carrying unique items. Beautiful, handmade glass beads add sparkle to the bracelets and necklaces you will find at the Family Jewels. Parrot Bay Trading Company carries gorgeous sterling silver beads and more. For casual clothing and beach-inspired jewelry, Farmer's Daughter is the place to go. Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, but carries toys, casual apparel and more.

Seafood is always king in Hatteras real estate with outstanding restaurants such as Dinky's Waterfront Restaurant and the Wreck Tiki Bar. Oven ready food from Harbor House Seafood is always a hit. As on much of the Outer Banks, you can enjoy fine dining while wearing casual attire.


Hatteras Parks and Recreation


The Hatteras Ocean Center provides plenty of interesting activities for old and young alike. You can explore the wetlands via kayak or stand up paddleboard, catch a bucket of blue crabs, or watch a video about the ecology and history of your surroundings. The Center displays items on loan from many of the nearby museums.

Charter a boat from one of the fine marinas in Hatteras Village. Hatteras Harbor Marina has a fleet of 24 boats for your pleasure. Hatteras Landing Marina has boats to rent or slip rental space for boats up to 90 feet in length. Miss Hatters is a 75-foot head boat that allows individuals to fish from her decks paying a per-person fee that covers equipment and bait.

For some of the best sport fishing in the country, Outer Banks charter fishing boats carry a healthy price tag of $1500 and up, but you will have the opportunity to fish for the huge species that lurk offshore like billfish and tuna. The Albatross Fleet  will take you the 20 miles offshore to seek the big game fish.


Hatteras Real Estate


Approximately 2,600 people call Hatteras their home year round. The median household income is about $44,450, compared to $43,674 statewide. Of all residents, 95 percent speak English at home. The mean value of that home, according to City-Data, is $360,119, compared to $155,500 for all of North Carolina. You can buy homes for sale in Hatteras for as little as $312,500 for a three-bedroom to more than $1,400,000 for a six-bedroom with 7 baths and 5,523 square feet of living space.  


Hatteras Schools, Health, and Transportation


Cape Hatteras Elementary School and Cape Hatteras Secondary School serve the students in Hatteras real estate. Both schools are located in Buxton, about 10 miles north of Hatteras Village. These OBX schools are part of the Dare Country School District. About 300 students from around Hatteras Island attend the elementary school and about 283 attend the secondary. According the North Carolina report card, students are performing slightly higher than the state average.

Emergency medical services are available through the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head. This is about 61 miles from Hatteras. Primary care services are available closer in Avon. Owners of Hatteras real estate can obtain primary care services at either the Health East Family Care facility or Vidant Family Medicine. Vidant provides minor emergency care and air transport for critical care.

Elderly residents often use the Dare County Transportation System to reach medical services. The DCTS is a non-profit service program financed through grants.

The North Carolina-12 links Hatteras Village to the rest of the Outer Banks and ultimately, to the mainland. To the south, the only access to Ocracoke Island is via the North Carolina Ferry System.

The Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo is the closest local airport. For international flight, travelers must use either Wilmington International or Raleigh-Durham International Airport, several hours from Hatteras Village.

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