The town of Southern Shores is in Dare County, North Carolina. The community is part of the well-known vacation destination area known as the Outer Banks. Like much of the Outer Banks, Southern Shores is primarily oriented to serve the tourism trade, the population swells every year during the tourism season. The beauty of the natural landscape and vegetation, as well as the proximity of beaches and the waters of the Atlantic bring visitors from around the globe.
According to the 2010 United States Census, Southern Shores is home to approximately 2,714 residents. The city spans 4.2 miles, of which 4.1 square miles is dry land and .01 square miles of which is water covered. Given its size and population the city has a population density of 2,201 people. Southern Shores has a stable economic base thanks to the steady market of the tourism trade. The median household income is approximately $61,676 yearly and the median household income is $68,250. Men tend to make more per year than their female counterparts.
Like much of the Outer Banks, Southern Shores is primarily oriented to serve the tourism trade, the population swells every year during the tourism season.
Though Southern Shores is a tourist town it does have more permanent residents than the neighboring town of Duck. Homes for sale range from small cottages up through middle class single family residences and luxury beach homes. Other real estate options include apartments and cottages for rent seasonally and year round, as well as condominiums near the beach for lease. The town also features small marketplaces, two major shopping centers, private beaches and golf and so much more.
Beyond the beaches and golf courses Southern Shores is surrounded by nature, history and culture. Nearby attractions include art galleries such as Home Port Gallery&Gifts, historic sites such as The Freedmen's Colony of Roanoke Island and the U.S. Weather Bureau Station Hatteras and Welcome Center and living history locations like Island Farm. Explore nature, exercise with countless options of water and land activities and learn of the unique maritime history of the area. Southern Shores welcomes visitors and residents with open arms and embraces them with old world charm. With sunny beaches and boardwalks, unique shopping and dining opportunities and a mild climate that encourages a healthy outdoor lifestyle. Whether you are looking for a new home or just a summer vacation spot local real estate agents await to assist you in finding the home of your dreams. Come explore the sun, sand and the relaxed atmosphere of Southern Shore.
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