Kill Devil Hills is a bustling community in the heart of the Outer Banks and is popular with both residents and vacationers. It is chock full of restaurants, commercial activity and "fun in the sun" activities which is a major attraction for owning Kill Devil Hills real estate. If being in the center of activity is what you’re looking for, then Kill Devil Hills might be right for you.
Because of the size of the community, there is always an abundance of available real estate in Kill Devil Hills. Don’t want the headache of a single-family residence? Check out the oceanfront condominium communities of First Flight and Croatan Surf Club--some of the newest communities on the OBX. Want a condo away from the crowds? Don’t miss Oyster Pointe, offering attractive price points in a peaceful setting. If boating is your passion, make sure to check out Colington Harbour, known for its deep wide canals--deep enough even for sailboats! And of course views abound on Bay Drive, offering some of the best sunsets over the Albemarle Sound.
While there are many stories and rumors about how Kill Devil Hills got its name, the most commonly accepted story revolves around Rum! The Outer Banks, known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, has one of the highest densities of shipwrecks anyplace in the world. Well rumor has it that one of these ships was transporting barrels of rum so bad it was said to be able to Kill the Devil!
Kill Devil Hills is best known for being "First in flight"--Orville and Wilbur Wright that is--whose flight on December 17, 1903 changed history. It is home to the Wright Brothers National Monument and museum and features models, tools and machines used by the Wright brothers during their flight experiments. There is also a full-scale model of their glider!
See the most recent listings of homes for sale in Kill Devil Hills below.