School data provided by GreatSchools for your convenience. Please contact schools directly for enrollment eligibility.
NC Nags Head

The town of Nags Head is located in Dare County, North Carolina and is a part of the Outer Banks, a popular vacation destination. The town rests on Jockey's Ridge, the largest sand dune along the East Coast. The shifting of the dune has enveloped a mini golf course and the Old Nags Head hotel along the way. Highway 12 is the main road in and out of the town much like several neighboring communities. The town has two fishing piers and 11 miles worth of municipal ocean front areas ensuring plenty of public beach area for all.

According to the 2010 United States Census, Nags head is home to approximately 2,757 residents. Given the population and the fact that the town spans 6.6 miles it then has a population density of 413.2 people per square mile. Like most towns in the Outer Banks their population swells sometimes to double during the tourist season. Much of the local economy is based on the tourism trade and the median household income for residents of Nags Head is $53,095, while the median family income is $61,302.

Nags Head has a beautifully mild climate well suited for outdoor pursuits that encourages visitors and residents to pursue a healthy outdoor life style. Local attractions include The Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, but it is perhaps best know for its beach front where visitors enjoy beach combing, surfing, sunning and sand and water sports such as volley ball and swimming. Other options include several historic landmarks, as well as small amusement centers that offer good family fun like go-karts, bumper cars and mini golf. The sound at Jockey's Ridge offers calm waters for swimming and canoeing.

Houses for sale in the area are predominantly of the middle class and luxury styles, however smaller properties and fixer uppers are available. Other real estate options include apartments for rent, and town house and condominiums for lease. During the winter months Nags Head becomes more peaceful, but during the tourists months the town is alive with hustle and bustle of happy vacationers. Whether you are searching for a summer home, a condo for the weekends or a permanent home Nags Head awaits to welcome you. Local real estate agents work daily to find the match of places to people. Come enjoy the sand and surf of traditional Eastern Seaboard life and find the home of your dreams.

Talk with Local Agent

Dan Lester

Featured ListingsMORE LISTINGS

Recently Sold Listings

Sold Date
Property Type
Sold Price


Commute Score


Life Index

Each index is a number where a value of 100 represents the national average.

Likewise a value of 50 crime index represents a crime rate that is half the national average.


Crime Index

Our Crime Index values are based primarily on current and historical FBI Uniform Crime Statistics.


Cost Index



Annual Income




Dan Lester

Dan Lester

Please let me know how I can help you.