As you come across the Wright Memorial Bridge into the Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk is the first community you reach. Whether you are looking for a full-time residence, second home or vacation property, there is something for you in Kitty Hawk. If you are a boater, Kitty Hawk has some wonderful communities, including Kitty Hawk Landing, with deep water canals for your boats. Second home owners might seek high ground with ocean views on Sea Scape Golf Course, and of course vacationers seeking proximity to the ocean have plenty to choose from between the highways, which will have more protection once the upcoming beach nourishment project begins. Kitty Hawk is also home to some of the biggest retailers on the Outer Banks, including Walmart and Home Depot, and thus has all the conveniences you could want.
Kitty Hawk became famous after it was mistakenly credited as the site of Orville and Wilbur Wrights flight that changed history. The actual site of the flights was in Kill Devil Hills, about four miles south of Kitty Hawk! That said, the Wrights did walk back to Kitty Hawk where they sent a telegram from the Weather Bureau office to their father informing him of their success.
It remains a debate how the town of Kitty Hawk actually got its name. The common belief is that Kitty Hawk derived its name from native Indians, who donned the name Chickhauk, or "goose hunting grounds". However other says that the name Kitty Hawk was derived from friendly creatures, known as "skeeter hawks" (aka dragon flies).
Kitty Hawk is home to the Aycock Brown Visitors Center at MP 1 on the 158 Bypass. It is also home to the Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve, an 1800 acre protected area administered by the North Carolina Coastal Research Reserve Program.
See the most recent listings of homes for sale in Kitty Hawk listed below.