Hatteras Real Estate
and charted the islands later, and a 1585 English map refers to the island as Croatan Island.
John White’s map of 1585 first names the cape as “Hattorask.” The name “Hatteras” is an
English translation of a Native American word that meant area of sparse vegetation"
Hatteras Island’s allure is one of seclusion and wild beauty and it is preserved through the
NC National Park systems. Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Pea Island National Wildlife
Refuge Hatteras Island encompasses about 75% of Hatteras Island. The undeveloped
pristine Hatteras Island beach wilderness is worth the trip to explore the island’s seven
village communities, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Buxton, Frisco and Avon and Hatteras.
.Hatteras Beaches are regularly found on the Top Ten lists for the Best Beaches in America.
There are two lighthouses in the area shining their light into the waters of the “Graveyard of
the Atlantic”. The Hatteras Lighthouse also known as “America’s Lighthouse” with its black
and white swirled stripes it the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States. It stands
vigilant over the dangerous Diamond Shoals area, where the cool Labrador Current meets the
warm Gulf Stream creating sea swells and shifting sandbars.
The lesser known black and white striped Bodie Island lighthouse is found among the pine trees
and marshes is fabled to be so named because of the many bodies that were found along its
shores washed up from shipwrecks.
The Buxton Woods is a 3,000 acre maritime forest with 7 miles of a rustic nature path winding
through canopy of live oaks. A stable nearby offers horseback rides on the beach or through the
Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center. Native American artifacts are
commonly found on Hatteras Island today, especially in Buxton and Frisco the Native
American culture is preserved and displayed in the form of artifacts and exhibits. Galleries are
filled with art, sculpture, jewelry, pottery and there is a gift shop.
Hatteras is a water lover’s paradise. Surfing, Kitesurfing, kiteboarding, windsurfing,
kayakers, standup paddle boarders, scuba diving and snorkeling are among the most
favorite things to do. The area between the towns of Buxton and Avon, known as
Canadian Hole provides perfect conditions for windsurfing, kitesurfing and kiteboarding.
In the spring and fall windsurfers from upstate New York and Canada frequent the area
and giving the area the nickname. Waters in the Pamlico Sound are shallow in this area
and warm and perfect for families.
Fishing in Hatteras
The best fishing on the east coast can be found in Hatteras. Fishing on Hatteras Island can be done from
the surf, piers, on offshore charters, and inshore charters. A variety boats in all sizes are available at half
or full day rates. Pier fishing from Hatteras Island Fishing Pier in Rodanthe and Avon Fishing Pier can be
done from 6am to 12am. Popular fishing spots such as Cape Point in Buxton attract fisherman from
all over North Carolina and is known as one of the best fishing beaches on the East Coast. Teach’s
Lair is a full service Hatteras marina on the southernmost point of Hatteras Village and is the closest point
to the Gulf Stream. Tuna, dolphin, wahoo, blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, flounder, trout, sea mullet,
pompano, bluefish and drum and striped bass are caught at various times of the year on Hatteras Island.
Anglers flock to Hatteras Island in the fall, particularly in the peak weeks of October. Local Hatteras tackle
shops can be very helpful to visitors needing information.
Real Estate in Hatteras
In Hatteras Island Real Estate homes range from the simple summer cottage homes on Hatteras to the
luxurious ten bedroom Hatteras oceanfront mansion. From the Hatteras oceanfront to the Hatteras sound
front the views are amazing in the quaint village communities of Hatteras Island. The real estate in the Tri
Villages of Rodanthe , Waves and Salvo offer a remote island retreat in a laid back ecofriendly
environment. Rodanthe homes, Wave homes and Salvo homes in a rental program can be sold fully
furnished and provide great rental income. Frisco homes have canal front locations as well as locations
on the oceanfront and sound front. Avon Condos have 2 bedroom units with oceanfront views in all levels
of the building and some have Avon oceanfront pools and tennis courts. There are sound front and canal
front view options in Avon home real estate as well. Buxton real estate is mostly residential and a mix of
resort destination amenities and small town appeal. Hatteras real estate is located at the southernmost
part of the island. There are some planned communities in Hatteras located across from Hatteras
Landing. Hatteras Landing homes and the Hatteras oceanfront homes share luxury amenities and
upscale interior finishes and are usually sold fully furnished.
Hatteras Listings Summary
Hatteras - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Hatteras: $994,800 / County Avg $929,500
Avg Taxes in Hatteras: $3,200 / County Avg $3,400
Avg Sq. Ft. in Hatteras: 2,337 / County Avg 2,222
Avg Price per/sqft in Hatteras:$426 / County Avg $418
Avg Walkscore in Hatteras: 33 / County Avg 26
Avg Year Built in Hatteras: 1997 / County Avg 1997
Avg Days on Website in Hatteras: 153 / County Avg 111