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A Week is Great.
Dec 02, 2019)
Great area for a beach week. In summer it's a wonderful place to be except for the ramped up traffic from tourists. In winter it can be depressing, grey and pretty lifeless. Friendship is often based on what church you attend and the first question you might get asked is what's y ...Read More
our church "home." Things to consider before making the move permanent are the level of medical care and distance to amenities. There's no law on Oak Island against aggressive dogs so walking or biking in neighborhoods requires caution. Take a test run before moving in is my advice.
Safe Haven to Live
Mar 11, 2015)
Area vibes had Oak Island, NC rated A+ for crime and then recently changed it to C. I was shocked, because Oak Island is so safe! I contacted the sheriff and he said nothing has changed to cause the rating to be dropped to a C. He was also surprised about the rating. The neigh ...Read More
boring Southport, that is so close it shares same chamber of commerce with Oak Island, is still at A+.
The town doesn't have shopping malls or wild nightlife. It is just a sleepy little town that happens to be by the Atlantic Ocean. The beaches are the prettiest I have ever seen and there are no large high rises to interfere with the hometown feeling. There are 50 access points with parking that makes it so convenient for beach lovers. I personally like the fact that I have to go to nearby Southport or to Wilmington to shop for extensive things. I would rather be on the quiet little island with not much to do but enjoy the beauty. There are very good restaurants and grocery stores nearby. There's also plenty of places to catch your own fish for dinner. I could not ask for more.
In the summer when the tourists visit, it can get louder on the east side where most non-locals stay, but then they leave and the island returns to normal.
Family friendlyPublic transit is accessibleWalkable to grocery storesYards are well-keptLots of parksWalkable to restaurantsFriendly neighbors Safe at night Pet friendly Streets have sidewalksA quiet areaSense of community
Are there many local amenities in
Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.
Robin Schusta Park
40th Street Inlet Park
Hannon A. Templeton Park
Food & Drink
Is public transit available in Oak Island?
Of all people who commute,
0.7% take public transportation in