Kill Devil Hills
Kill Devil Hills Offers Buyers Affordable Homes, Incredible Views
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina is located in the middle of the Northern Outer Banks beaches. The town has the largest population in Dare County, with almost 7000 people. Some of the most affordable year around communities lie in Kill Devil Hills, along with well loved beach cottages and expansive oceanfront homes. There are a number of larger motels and many places to eat, ranging from some of the favorite locally owned restaurants to the standard fast food chains. Most of the fast food restaurants are located in the heart of Kill Devil Hills and the locals often refer to the area as "French Fry Alley". Kill Devil Hills beaches have lifeguards during the summer months and are easily accessible to the public with numerous access points and parking areas. Along Bay Drive, there are several public sound access points and a wonderful multi-use path where bicyclists, walkers and runners can enjoy the beautiful views of Kitty Hawk Bay.
The town is home, First Flight Elementary School and First Flight High School and Middle School, which serves the northern area of the county. There are also county recreation facilities, that include sports fields, a skate park, playgrounds, picnic areas and a Youth Center for indoor sports and activities. There is a library and a senior center in the town, as well.
A Storied Past at Kill Devil Hills
Kill Devil Hills received its municipal charter in 1953, but the area is full of interesting history. One of the questions many people ask about is the origin of the name. There are several versions of the story. One version states that in the 1700's William Byrd of Virginia, apparently no admirer of the Carolinas, wrote that "most of the rum they get in the country comes from New England, and is so bad and unwholesome that it is not improperly called "Kill Devil." Another version states that there may have been a brand of rum called Kill Devil, washed ashore from a ship wreck. Still another tale, is that the name came from scavengers that would loot stranded shipwrecks during the Colonial era and hide there stolen rum or "Kill Devil" in the sand dunes common in the area.
A highlight of the area is the Wright Brothers National Memorial, a National park dedicated to honoring the Wright Brothers and their historical experiments leading to the world's first man-powered flight. The Monument sits on top a sand dune that was stabilized and was near the original location where the the first flight took place.
Real Estate In Kill Devil Hills
With its central Outer Banks location, wide variety of amenities and many sizes and styles of homes to choose from, Kill Devil Hills is and ideal location to own a primary residence, second home or vacation rental investment home.
If you're interested in learning more about what makes Kill Devil Hills such a desirable community for Outer Banks home buyers, then please contact me, Denice Tappero, your dedicated real estate expert. I can answer all of your remaining questions and also tell you about available listings for sale.