Quality of Life

Our Area & History


The Outer Banks is located along the coast of northeaster North Carolina and is home to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and the Bodie Island Lighthouse on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Roanoke Island Marshes Lighthouse which is located on the Manteo Waterfront as well as the Currituck Lighthouse in Corolla.   A monument to the successful First Flight of the Wright Brothers in 1903 is located in Kill Devil Hills and the Icarus Monument to Flight is in Kitty Hawk.  The 16th Century Ship Replica at Roanoke Island Festival Park, Fort Raleigh Historic Site, The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama and The Elizabethan Gardens are a tribute to the early English settlements in the New World. Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head is home to the World’s Largest Hang Gliding School and other attractions such as the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island and Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head are popular with families. Beautiful wild Spanish Mustang horses roam the beach and dunes in the 4-wheel drive area of Currituck County.

The area’s number one draw is the ocean and over 120 miles of beautiful beaches.  Sports such as fishing, running, bicycling, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, parasailing, and skydiving are also popular. The steady and consistent winds, temperate weather, shallow sound waters and rolling ocean waves – all provide great opportunities for both novices and extreme sport enthusiasts alike. 


Annual Rainfall                                              54

Annual Snowfall                                              1

Average Annual Temperature                                   63

Average Annual High Temperature              87

Average Annual Low Temperature               42


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