Southern Shores Real Estate

Southern Shores Real Estate

The United States Lifesaving Service commissioned the Garniels Hill Lifesaving Station in 1878. The U.S. Coast Guard re-built it and manned it throughout World War II, but it was part of the Kitty Hawk Community until 1946, when it became a resort. Incorporation took place in 1979. A couple of sand roads provided access to the maritime forest area at the time. In the 1960s, the original lifesaving station burned down, erasing the key to its origins.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of the once rural forest area had grown to 2,714. Today, the area is predominantly residential with few businesses cluttering Southern Shores real estate. Since there are plenty of stores and services minutes away in other towns along the Northern Beaches, residents can enjoy the peace and quiet without sacrificing the conveniences found in larger communities.  

Southern Shores Shopping and Dining


When it is time to shop for wardrobes for school and work, most residents drive south about 11 miles to Nags Head and the Tanger Outlet Center. There they can shop for their favorite brands and enjoy discount prices. For casual wear, North Beach Outfitters in Duck carries both men's and women's clothing. Islands by Amity is a charming boutique filled with women's clothing and accessories. Carolina Keiki carries clothing for boys and girls. You can find a number of great places to shop at the Waterfront Shops in Duck.

You can also find some wonderful places to eat at the Waterfront Shops like lunch overlooking the Sound at the Blue Point or Coastal Cantina. The Pizza Stop in Southern Shores serves hand-tossed pizza with all of your favorite toppings. 

Southern Shores Parks and Recreation


Runners enjoy some of the great races held in Southern Shores, like the annual OBXMAS 10K, benefiting local charities and National Running Day in June. Another great way to get into and stay in shape is to ride on the many bike trails in and around the community.

Inshore fishing in Currituck Sound is one of the most popular things to do. North Carolina does require you to get a fishing license to go after the many species close to the Island. If you are more interested in big game fish, you will want to charter a boat to reach the Gulf Stream waters.

All of the water sport opportunities that await you in other parts of the Outer Banks are yours to enjoy at Southern Shores as well. Residents of Southern Shores real estate often enjoy kayaking, sailing, and relaxing on the beach.


Southern Shores Real Estate


Residents of Southern Shores enjoy a higher annual median income than most of the Outer banks and the rest of North Carolina. In 2012, the estimated median household income was $77,618 in Southern Shores compared to $45,150 statewide. The estimated median home value for the same period was $475,610.

Southern Shores real estate prices begin at approximately $305,000 for a three-bedroom home and rise to $3,250,000 for a luxury home on a large parcel of land. The elevated beach homes offer extraordinary views of the ocean and feature wrap-around wooden porches from which to enjoy them. Expect plenty of extras such as spacious great rooms for entertaining, cherry wood floors and granite counters in these lavish, luxurious Southern Shores homes for sale.


Southern Shores Schools, Health, and Transportation


Schools supporting the students from Southern Shores real estate districts include Kitty Hawk Elementary, First Flight Middle School and First Flight High School. Each enjoys a rating from Great Schools of eight or nine on a scale of one to 10. All three schools are part of the Dare County Schools.

Seaside Wellness offers chiropractic care and massage in Southern Shores. The Outer Banks Urgent Care facility on Croatan Highway treats non-emergency medical conditions. Emergencies and complex medical conditions call for the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head.

Visitors can reach Southern Shores via the US-158 and Wright Memorial Bridge and the NC-12, running the length the Outer Banks and always the scenic route. Outer Banks Air Charters, Coastal Helicopters and Barrier Island Aviation offer charter flights. Norfolk International Airport is the closest facility offering international flight.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in Southern Shores 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