You have been coming to the Outer Banks for years and dreaming of the day you could buy your own beach house. Well, there is no time like the present for owning a home on these beloved sands! Whether you’re purchasing a primary residence, second home, vacation rental investment, or retirement property; Southern Shores has something for everyone making it the perfect location to fit every possible need. Plus, if you buy now you will have the lion’s share of 2016 to play on the beach yourself or an entire season of rentals to begin a return on your investment.
The Southern Shores beaches are private, just like their neighbor to the north in Duck. They are considerably less crowded than the rest of the Outer Banks yet still beautiful and pristine. There is also plenty of history with the famous flat roof cottages nearby showing what life was like on the Outer Banks in its infancy as a vacation destination. On the sound side of the community, is a unique maritime forest; allowing residents to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Perhaps the best facet of Southern Shores is the location and versatility. Located just to the north of the eastern end of the Wright Memorial Bridge, Southern Shores is much more accessible than other Outer Banks towns. It also provides easy access to the Currituck and Albemarle Sounds with its marinas, private sound side docks, and canal system. Where else can you be so centrally located to the beach and yet have immediate sound access as well for boating, kayaking, and other watersports?
Many Outer Banks year round residents call Southern Shores home as well. Kitty Hawk Elementary School is very highly rated and is within walking distance of many Southern Shores neighborhoods. Southern Shores has an active volunteer network that improves the quality of life for all residents. It is one of the first neighborhoods to implement curb side recycling and regular mulching of branches and limbs; services available for free to all homeowners. The Hazard Mitigation Plan shows its leaders are proactive and through proper planning have reduced the flooding risks for the neighborhood and the corresponding insurance premium paid by homeowners.
If you are looking for an investment property that will attract renters for years to come, then Southern Shores is an ideal choice for your needs too. Many Outer Banks attractions are just a short drive away including: Hatteras Island, Roanoke Island, the famous Corolla Wild Horses, Jockey’s Ridge State Park and most of the Outer Banks Lighthouses.
All of these features make Southern Shores an ideal location for the next exciting step in real estate for you and your family. There are still plenty of existing homes and undeveloped lots located within the town limits. Check out our easy to read guide for all the necessary data on the Southern Shores Real Estate market this year. You will see why it is a perfect place to make an investment for your future.
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