Scott Midgette, Outer Banks Realtor is proud to help people make their new home in the Outer Banks area. If you have lived or visited the Outer Banks, we don’t need to tell you what makes it such a great place to live. But for all of you who haven’t been, you really should visit at least once. For those of you who catch the bug, we offer realty services in the Outer Banks. For those of you who just haven’t caught it yet, here is a little information about the Outer Banks.
The Outer Banks is essentially just a string of peninsulas between the Atlantic Ocean and the mainland of North Carolina. Mainly, there are three capes in the Outer Banks (Cape Hatteras, Cape Lookout, and Cape Fear) and five islands (Bodie Island, Hatteras Island, Ocracoke Island, Portsmoth Island, and Core Banks), although there are more small capes and islands. One fun fact about the islands’ geography is that they are home to many herds of feral horses, known colloquially in the Outer Banks as “banker ponies”. Rumors say that these horses are descendants of Spanish Mustangs that survived ship wrecks back when colonists started bringing horses over.
Every location is prone to at least one type of natural disaster. For the Outer Banks, it is hurricanes. But you will be able to appreciate these natural disasters a little more when you see the beautiful landscapes they have created. Winters are milder in the Outer Banks than they are inland, usually averaging between the 30 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Summer is a balmy 70 degree to 80 degree average. Snow is possible, but rare, and it is common for the Outer Banks to go years between snowfalls.
The original European settlers of the land were English colonists. In fact, many of the people still living there are their descendants. Until the 1930s, when bridges were built in connecting the area, the isolated islands kept the maritime culture and language intact, and you can hear it in the Outer Banks accent, known as brogue.
Because of the islands’ rich maritime history, there is lots to learn and explore about the Outer Banks. Fans of Treasure Island will be happy to find out that Ocracoke was actually one of the last refuges of the famous pirate Edward Teach, who you may know as Blackbeard. He was also killed at this location in November 22, in the year 1718 in a battle with Virginia troops.
Besides all this, there is plenty of fishing, hiking, camping, and other rural recreation activities for you to enjoy in the Outer Banks. If you are looking for realty services in the Outer Banks, give Scott Midgette, Outer Banks Realtor a call. He will walk you through all of your options until you are satisfied taking the next step in home ownership. Please feel free to reach out to one of our representatives at your earliest convenience. They will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.