People typically don’t realize how much land there is west of US 158 in Kitty Hawk. There are literally thousands of acres of marsh lands and maritime forest in Kitty Hawk. Much of this land is protected as coastal wetlands or is owned by the state or a conservation group. However there are still acres and acres that still can be developed and will be over time. The majority of Kitty Hawk residents call the sound side home. Permanent residents enjoy the shade trees and the protection from cold winter winds in this area.
Today’s Kitty Hawk also offers the modern services Americans count on. Despite its small town feel, it is one of the busiest areas of the beach with numerous national chains including Home Depot, Wal-Mart and Hilton. Kitty Hawk also has a medical center and a cardiac care center and is second only to Nags Head for its health facilities.
Kitty Hawk is an outdoorsman’s paradise. It is blessed with miles of canals available for kayakers to discover and boaters to use to get to the sound. It also has its own Maritime Forest Preservation area and a few public parks. These parks enhance the number of Kitty Hawk activities for both visitors and locals.
Property in Kitty Hawk is as different as the ocean is from the sound. There is everything from mansions hidden away on the water to small two bedroom condominium projects sprinkled throughout the town. A favorite of many locals are the homes along the Seascape Golf Course. Here an owner can get both golf course and ocean views at reasonable prices.
The rental season here runs mainly from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Every year Kitty Hawk sees more off season weeks rented by fishermen, golfers and empty nesters. Also, weekends in the off season can be very busy in Kitty Hawk with visitors who live within a three or four hour drive.
Kitty Hawk has a bright future ahead as this small town grows and develops into one of the nicer beach towns along the east coast.