The Outer Banks is well known for its beautiful beaches and its popularity as a beach vacation spot, but over 40,000 people call the Outer Banks home full time. Families enjoy not only the beaches, but the state-ranking school systems and local community parks and recreation areas as well. The Outer Banks offers many different types of parks from community, to state and federal parks. Considering purchasing Outer Banks real estate? Here is a list of all the great area parks available to your family and renters in your Outer Banks income property.
- Youth Center at Family Recreation Park: This center offers a wide variety of activities and programs for Dare County’s youth. Whether your child enjoys basketball, volleyball, soccer tennis or any other sport, the Youth Center located in Kill Devil Hills is a favorite. The Youth Center is centrally located near First Flight Middle & High Schools and is a popular after-school location for children to play and mingle with friends.
- Aviation Park & Skatepark: Does your child enjoy a little more extreme? Aviation Park & Skatepark may be a popular sport for them. The park includes a playground, baseball/softball fields, trails, a roller hockey rink and the county’s only skatepark. This is a very popular spot in the spring and summer time when the temperatures allow for lots of outdoor activity. Many sports and clubs meet at this park including skate clubs and roller derby clubs.
- Wright Brothers National Memorial: Celebrate and educate your family about the First Flight on the Outer Banks! The Wright Brothers National Memorial offers family outdoor activity and education all in one place. Visit the museum and learn about the actual first flight, aviation through history and the future of flight. When you finish with the museum, purchase a kite and use the Outer Banks’ steady wind to reach new heights! Lastly, be sure to walk to the top of the Wright Brothers Memorial and get a close up look of the monument and some breathtaking views of the Outer Banks!
- Jockey’s Ridge State Park: Home of the largest living sand dunes on the East Coast, Jockey’s Ridge State Park is a tradition among Outer Banks families. Many families enjoy climbing the sand dunes for the spectacular views, sand-sledding and other fun outdoor activities. If you are feeling really adventurous, Kitty Hawk Kites offers hang gliding lessons from the top of Jockey’s Ridge!
- Cape Hatteras National Seashore: All of these activities and places are fun, but the heart of the Outer Banks is its beaches. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore offers the perfect place to search for sea glass, build sandcastles or just relax seaside without the commotion of a busy beach.
These are just a few of the places where Outer Banks families enjoy activities and community fun! Contact our Outer Banks experts for more information about OBX real estate, community life and purchasing on the Outer Banks.