Chicahauk is a subdivision within the town of Southern Shores. It’s one of the favorites of Scott Team Realty agents and locals. This article will share some of the history of the subdivision and reasons why it is a favorite.
The property currently known as the town of Southern Shores was acquired by the Stick family to develop into a beach community. Close to four miles of land from the Atlantic Ocean to the Currituck Sound was developed by the Sticks over about a fifty-year period starting shortly after World War II.
Before the Stick’s purchased the property some of Chicahauk was used as a bombing range during World War II. In fact, Hal Denny, a former Southern Shores Mayor used to tell stories of shooting targets in Chicahauk from his fighter airplane during the war.
Chicahauk is one of the later sections of Southern Shores to be developed. This property was first subdivided in the 1970’s. Unlike many other subdivisions in Dare County, a careful subdivision based on the topography of the land was created. This thoughtful way to develop allows for meandering roads and many large homesites. Over 100 acres of common area and nature trails connect interior lots to the beach. Covenants and Restrictions also for this subdivision to insure that homes built here would provide a specific beachy feel.
The topography in this subdivision has ecosystems that are just about as diverse as the Outer Banks. Live oak groves influenced by the salt mist are common to the ocean side of the dune that runs north to south through Chicahauk. On the sound side of that vegetated dune, you’ll find hickory and other hard wood tress as well as large pine trees along the canals. There are also some marshy areas of this subdivision in some of the common areas.
Water front property is also common in Chicahauk. From the may private lots and the community park on Trinitie Trail there is access to the canals leading to Ginguite Creek and the Currituck Sound. It’s possible to get to both the Atlantic Ocean and Virginia from the Currituck Sound. The sound is a perfect place to watch the sunset, among other places on the OBX.
This subdivision is extremely popular for many reasons. From here you have quick and easy access to shopping, the beach and restaurants. Residents walk or ride a bike to just about everything needed for great beach living. There’s a stop light to get to the beach and sidewalks along the main thoroughfares. It’s also just a couple minutes to get off the island from here. Norfolk International Airport is as little as 75 minutes by car. This subdivision also has some amenities. They include a park, a picnic area, playground, park, basketball court, and tennis courts. These amenities add to many of the other desirable features of this subdivision.
For all these reasons and more local professionals prefer this for year round living. For your next home or vacation rental property, contact our team about finding your next property in Chicahauk. You can also view all Chicahauk homes currently for sale in this link. For undeveloped lots for sale in Chicahauk then click on this link. Another plus of this location, your Scott Team Realty office is very close by so we can easily help you with property here.