4 Resources for Families Moving to the Outer Banks

family-resources-obxThe Outer Banks offers a relaxing and scenic location to raise a family. While many think of the OBX as a vacation spot, more and more families are flocking to the Outer Banks to live full-time and enjoy the beautiful outdoors, acclaimed school system and community atmosphere. For those who have only visited the Outer Banks as vacationers, moving may seem like a daunting task. Don’t worry! Here are some great resources that you and your family can use to get acclimated to living on the Outer Banks and start enjoying your Outer Banks real estate!

Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce

One of the first things residents need and look for on the Outer Banks is employment. Luckily the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce offers a job employment portal where you can find the latest job openings on the Outer Banks. The Chamber of Commerce is very active in the community and includes many events where you are able to meet community members, other business partners and make new friends on the beach!

Children and Youth Partnership for Dare County

Adjusting your children to a new area is often a major priority for families. The Children and Youth Partnership for Dare County is an excellent resource for integrating your children into the community, finding family-friendly activities and assisting your child in making new friends. The Partnership has many in-house resources to point you in the right direction for sports, clubs and other activities your child has enjoyed in the past as well as a full list of upcoming events to attend.

Dare County Department of Public Health

Doctors, emergency services and special needs must be met for a family no matter where they live. The Outer Banks has many award-winning and recognized emergency services and physicians that can assist your family in their time of need. The Dare County Department of Public Health has resources and information available about the many health facilities on the Outer Banks as well as special assistance programs that your family has access to just for living in Dare County!

The Outer Banks Voice

Stay up-to-date with community news, events and happenings by reading the Outer Banks Voice. The Voice offers the latest news throughout Currituck and Dare County, including Hatteras Island. The newspaper includes arts, culture, food, opinion and a section devoted the events and meetings in the area. The Voice can help ensure you know what is happening in politics in your area and the policies being executed.

These are just some of the resources available to those considering OBX real estate. Currituck and Dare Counties have numerous resources available as well as each specific town. For town-related resources, be sure to call the Town Hall.

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