About Manteo & Roanoke Island, NC

If you love quaint, small town living, Roanoke Island is the destination for you. This charming town is brimming with southern hospitality and rich history. Famously known as the first English settlement in America, Roanoke Island remains as a peaceful, coastal community with surrounding marshes and soundfront areas. Located just minutes from the beach, this 8-mile-long and 2-mile-wide island is a wonderful place to live and visit.

History of Roanoke Island, NC

The town of Manteo was officially incorporated in 1899, however, its history dates back much further to the 16th century. The first English settlement in America began here. Although the colonies were unsuccessful, their discoveries and insight helped lead to thriving colonies, such as Jamestown, VA. This area is also well known for the Freedmen’s Colony, a safe haven and thriving community of freed slaves on Roanoke Island during the Civil War. Coast Guard heroes, Richard Etheridge and Herbert Collins, also lived and grew up in this area. Today, Manteo is well known for its historic attractions, charming downtown area and lively arts scene.

Landmarks & Attractions in Kill Devil Hills

• The NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
• Roanoke Island Festival Park
• Marshes Lighthouse
• Elizabethan Gardens
• Island Farms
• Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Popular Neighborhoods in Kill Devil Hills

• Pirates Cove
• Mother Vineyard
• Beckonridge Estates
• Shallow Bag Bay
• Marshes Light

Homes for Sale in Manteo and Roanoke Island

Outer Banks listings last updated Jul 20, 2024 4:20:pm.