Outer Banks Retirement and Community Information
An Outer Banks Overview
The Outer Banks (also known as OBX) is a 200-mile (320-km) long string of narrow barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina and a small portion of Virginia, beginning in the southeastern corner of Virginia Beach on the east coast of the United States. They cover most of the North Carolina coastline, separating the Currituck Sound, Albemarle Sound, and Pamlico Sound from the Atlantic Ocean.
20o miles of Outer Banks retirement await you!
Historical Perspective of the Outer Banks
The Wright brothers’ first flight in a powered, heavier-than-air vehicle took place on the Outer Banks on December 17, 1903, at Kill Devil Hills near the seafront town of Kitty Hawk. The Wright Brothers National Monument commemorates the historic flights, and First Flight Airport is a small, general-aviation airfield located there.
The English Roanoke Colony—where the first person of English descent, Virginia Dare, was born on American soil—vanished from Roanoke Island in 1587. The Lost Colony, written and performed to commemorate the original colonists, is the longest running outdoor drama in the United States and its theater acts as a cultural focal point for much of the Outer Banks.
The treacherous seas off the Outer Banks and the large number of shipwrecks that have occurred there have given these seas the nickname Graveyard of the Atlantic. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is located in Hatteras Village near the United States Coast Guard facility and Hatteras ferry.
An Outer Banks life in Retirement
The Outer Banks is a major tourist destination and is known for its temperate climate and wide expanse of open beachfront. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore has four campgrounds where visitors may camp. In the off-season the Outer Banks quiets down considerably, providing ample time for relaxation and enjoying your retirement.
In addition to these remarkable and historical monuments unique to the Outer Banks, the sandbar is abundant with happenings throughout the seasons of retirement. There are numerous golf courses for the pro golf retiree, delicious restaurants, quaint shops and more to explore. A perk of being a retiree on the Outer Banks is that you have all day, every day to enjoy the scenic beauty. Take a relaxed shoreside walk on the obx beaches, or perhaps a boat out on the water! Take a break from the beach scene and retreat for a casual walk through Nags Head Woods. The Outer Banks retirement community will be yours to explore and enjoy.
Healthcare on the Outer Banks
Numerous trusted healthcare providers and establishments have settled on the Outer Banks over the past several years. Rest easy knowing that there are high-quality healthcare providers available near your new retirement home. Be sure to browse the links below to familiarize yourself with some of the senior care options on the Outer Banks.
Health Care Services
The Outer Banks Hospital
The Outer Banks Hospital Urgent Care Center & Family Medicine
The Outer Banks Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy
The Outer Banks Hospital Radiation Therapy Center
Albemarle Eye Center
Spring Arbor Outer Banks (Assisted Senior Living)
Peak Resources of the Outer Banks (Nursing & Rehabilitation Community)
Visiting Angels (In-home care)
The Outer Banks Hospital Urgent Care Center – Kitty Hawk
The Outer Banks Hospital Urgent Care Center – Nags Head
Helpful Outer Banks Links
Parks & Preserves
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Jockey’s Ridge State Park
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Nags Head Woods
Currituck Banks NC Estuarine Research Reserve
Kitty Hawk NC Coastal Reserve
Buxton Woods NC Coastal Reserve
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Roanoke Island Festival Park
Currituck Beach Lighthouse
North Carolina Aquarium
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge