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Southern Shores: A Charming Outer Banks Community to Call Home

Southern Shores is located in Dare County and is a comfortable place to reside for permanent residents, as well vacationers looking for a little less hustle and bustle than towns to the north and south. Southern Shores is made up primarily of single family homes with stunning beaches easily accessible. There are numerous private beach access points and several parking areas designated for resident and visitors of Southern Shores homes. use only. The beaches are generally less crowded than other areas due to the limited public access. With an active homeowner’s association, the neighborhoods and beaches are kept in flawless condition.  Beyond the pristine private beaches, bike paths take adventurers through scenic neighborhoods. Many homes are situated on canals or the sound front making Southern Shores a favorite residential area for boaters or those wishing to enjoy the sunset over the Currituck Sound. Property owners can join the Southern Shores Civic Association  for access to three sound side marinas one with a boat launching area. The Southern Shores Civic Association also has a sound side wading beach off of N. Dogwood Trail that is very good for little children. At Sea Oats Park there is a picnic area, a children's play area and parking.

Southern Shores: Making A Name for Itself as a Great OBX Community

Southern Shores was originally part of the Kitty Hawk community. It was founded as a resort in 1946 and then incorporated as a town in 1979. The area was the historical site of the Paul Gamiels Hill Lifesaving Station, which was manned by the U.S. Coast Guard throughout World War II. Southern Shores is also home to the historical Southern Shores Flat Tops.  These homes were designed and built by developer Frank Stick from the 1940's to the early 1960's. They were a unique blend of the Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style blended with a comfortable island style. Indigenous materials were used to build the homes with block being manufactured locally with sand mined from the nearby beaches and wood cabinets and trim from locally harvested juniper. Only a handful of these historic cottages remain today. 

Why Do People Love Living in Southern Shores?

Southern Shores is ideally located with easy access to the mainland and to the surrounding Outer Banks areas.  Southern Shores takes good care of its citizens. The extensive government administration includes a police department, a volunteer fire department, and a surf rescue organization. There are a few charming restaurants, an ice cream store, a bagel and sandwich shop, the area's first Starbucks, a grocery store, drug store, medical facilities, and more, all within this charming town. 

If you're ready to take that next step toward owning your own Southern Shores home, make sure to contact me, Denice Tappero, your dedicated real estate expert.  I would love the opportunity to assist you with all of your home buying needs!


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