50 Things to Love about Living on the Outer Banks

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Locals and visitors can all agree that the Outer Banks is truly a piece of paradise. If you are a nature lover, waterman or watersports enthusiast, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable place to call home. The coastal views never get old and the annual events and attractions ensure you’re never left with nothing to do. However, if you prefer your peace and solitude, there is space to do that too. Off the top of our head, here are just a FEW of the perks of living on the Outer Banks.

1. Pristine beaches to play and explore
2. Peaceful sound and marsh views
3. Sunrises over the ocean
4. Sunsets over the sound
5. Incredible fishing off-shore and in-shore
6. It's the birthplace of aviation and home to the Wright Brothers National Memorial
7. Some of the best and freshest seafood and southern cuisine around
8. Friendly, tight-knit community
9. Plenty of bike trails to trek for exercise or recreation
10. Active and welcoming surfing community
11. Philanthropic business owners who give back to the community
12. Wonderful schools and educators
13. Unique shops and boutiques
14. Thriving and talented local artists
15. Close proximity to stores, restaurants and the water
16. Environmentally conscious businesses and locals
17. Climb any one of the Outer Banks lighthouses at your leisure
18. Visiting the sea creatures at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
19. Beautiful Outer Banks homes and architecture
20. Live local music throughout the year
21. Climbing Jockey’s Ridge
22. The scenic boardwalks and shops in downtown Duck
23. Being able to take in the history and sites at the Whalehead Club
24. Pet-friendly businesses and neighborhoods
25. Hiking trails at Nags Head Woods
26. Fishing opportunities at the numerous Outer Banks fishing piers
27. Multiple, challenging courses for golfers
28. Wild roaming horses in Corolla
29. Annual marathons and races
30. Fun nightlife venues
31. Paddleboarding or kayaking on the sound at sunset
32. Delicious donuts from Duck Donuts
33. Cozy coffee shops to relax or work
34. Annual holiday parades and events
35. The annual music festivals and concerts
36. Fishing tournaments throughout the year
37. Clean and safe community parks
38. Local theatre and performing arts groups
39. Plenty of relaxing and highly recommended spas and salons
40. Active retirement community and senior centers for retirees
41. The historic museums and attractions
42. Free fitness classes in the summer
43. Ongoing family friendly events
44. Bird watching at the Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve
45. Beachcombing
46. Annual surfing competitions
47. Local breweries, wineries and distilleries
48. Rich Coast Guard history and home to Coast Guard legends, Captain Richard Etheridge and Lt. Herbert Collins
49. Numerous non-profits and faithful volunteers
50. Laid-back lifestyle

If you want to call the Outer Banks home, feel free to contact us. We can help you transition to life on the OBX and find the perfect home for you!

Mike & Stacy Siers
Siers Real Estate Group