Kill Devil Hills

About Kill Devil Hills, NC

Located in the middle of the Outer Banks northern and southern beaches, Kill Devil Hills has a vibe all its own. This area is home to the Wright Brothers Memorial, family friendly neighborhoods and must-see attractions. Whether you’re on the oceanside or soundside, Kill Devil Hills is packed with beautiful scenery. This area allows more commercial development than its neighboring towns, so you can still visit your favorite stores and dining locations while you’re on the Outer Banks. Kill Devil Hills is where the locals live, offering many year-round living opportunities. The area features affordable properties, along with impressive soundside and oceanfront estates.

History of Kill Devil Hills, NC

Many tales have been told about the origin of the town’s name. Many believe its namesake came from a shipwrecked boat off of the coast that was filled with strong rum that could “kill the devil.” The name stuck and started to appear on maps in the early 1800s. In 1900, the Wright Brothers began testing their gliders in Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk. 3 years later, the brothers accomplished their goal and Kill Devil Hills became the home of the Wright Brothers Memorial in 1930. The town remained relatively small until the establishment of Avalon Pier in the 1958 and hotel and motel development in the 1960s. Over the years, the town as grow into a popular vacation destination and now host over 6,000 residents.

Landmarks & Attractions in Kill Devil Hills

Avalon Pier
Wright Brothers Memorial
Bay Drive Bike Path
Outer Banks Arboretum and Teaching Garden

Popular Neighborhoods in Kill Devil Hills

• First Flight Village

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Outer Banks listings last updated May 23, 2024 3:38:am.