Kitty Hawk Real Estate

Kitty Hawk
About
The town of Kitty Hawk was incorporated in 1981 and is comprised of a beach community
with shops grocery stores, restaurants and a maritime forest.
The origin of the of the town name of Kitty Hawk is a subject of debate. Some think it was a
variation of the Algonquian word “Chickehauk”, or “Chickahawk” which was the name of the
native settlement. The name means time or place to hunt geese. Another theory was that
the derivation came from an early English pronunciation of “mosquito hawk” or “skeeter
hawk” after the large mosquitos. In either scenario by the late 1700’s local residents
spelled the town name on the deeds as it is today.

Kitty Hawk Attractions
The Kitty Hawk Woods is one of the 5 maritime forests on the east coast and encompasses
a total of 1877.2 acres of which 461.6 acres is owned by the town of Kitty Hawk. The woods
are comprised of deciduous swamp, forest and marsh. There is a great diversity of wildlife,
fish and rare plants.
Kitty Hawk Recreation
On the Oceanside there are 7 public beach accesses. Activities offered are numerous such
as surfing, sailing parasailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, skim boarding, boogie boarding,
jet skiing and much more. Kitty Hawk Kayak and Surf School offers specialty tours across
the Outer Banks, including tours in Kitty Hawk Woods, night paddling on Roanoke Island,
Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges and in Corolla. Kitty Hawk is also an
excellent town for biking. The Pruitt Multi-Use Trail, a paved path that is separate from the
roadway is perfect for biking and walking. The Surf School offers daily lessons and three-
day surf camps throughout the summer.
Seascape is one of the premiere golf courses in the Outer Banks and it’s located in Kitty
Hawk. This Scottish links-style golf course is open year round. They offer club rentals and a
pro shop. There is Bar and Grill serving breakfast and lunch.
Kitty Hawk Fishing
Hurricane Isabel caused a great deal of damage to the newly renovated Kitty Hawk Pier. The
Hilton Garden Inn purchased the pier in 2006 and reopened it in 2008. Weekly fishing
passes are $30 and yearly passes run $125.

Kitty Hawk - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Kitty Hawk: $989,100 / County Avg $965,100

102%

Avg Taxes in Kitty Hawk: $3,100 / County Avg $4,300

71%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Kitty Hawk: 1,244 / County Avg 1,866

67%

Avg Price per/sqft in Kitty Hawk:$795 / County Avg $517

154%

Avg Walkscore in Kitty Hawk: 30 / County Avg 24

122%

Avg Year Built in Kitty Hawk: 1987 / County Avg 1996

100%

Avg Days on Website in Kitty Hawk: 63 / County Avg 91

69%

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