Livability Score

65
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (0) F
Entertainment (0) F
Food and Drink (0) F
Fitness (1) F
Oak Island Recreation Center
Community Centre
Groceries (2) F
Publix
Grocery Store
Parks (19) F
Unknown Name
Park
Veterans Park
Park
Robin Schusta Park
Park
40th Street Inlet Park
Park
Heron Lookout
Park
Hannon A. Templeton Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Middleton Park
Park
Malcolm Register Park
Park
57th Place West Access Park
Park
Shops (1) F
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.7% take public transportation in Oak Island.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.7%
F
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cost of living C

The cost of living in Oak Island is 110/100 - which is 17% higher than North Carolina.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
D-
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
B+
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crime A

Oak Island crime rates are 1,060 per 100k, which is 57% lower than North Carolina
Property Crime
886 crimes per 100k
A
Violent Crime
174 crimes per 100k
A
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employment A

The median income in Oak Island is $71,193 - which is 48% higher than North Carolina.
Med. Household Income
$71,193
B-
Unemployment Rate
1.5%
A+
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health D

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (2)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
F
Oak Island Police Department
Police
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A+
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housing A+

Oak Island home prices are $259,500 - which is 65% higher than North Carolina
Home Price
$259,500
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
2%
C+
Home Affordability
3.6x (home price to income ratio)
C+
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schools D-

The Oak Island graduation rate is 88% - which is 8% higher than North Carolina
School Test Scores
N/A
High School Grad. Rates
88%
B
Elementary Schools (0) F
High Schools (0) F
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ratings B

Oak Island has an overall rating of 73% from 10 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
B-
User Surveys (8)
From AreaVibes
A-
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Oak Island Area Facts

  • Oak Island has a Livability Score of 65/100, which is considered good
  • Oak Island crime rates are 57% lower than the North Carolina average
  • Cost of living in Oak Island is 17% higher than the North Carolina average
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A Week is Great. 2 rating By IslandGull ( 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. Read Less
Safe Haven to Live 5 rating By Ava ( 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. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Oak Island? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Veterans Park
Robin Schusta Park
40th Street Inlet Park
Heron Lookout
Hannon A. Templeton Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Food & Drink

F Commute

Is public transit available in Oak Island? Of all people who commute, 0.7% take public transportation in Oak Island.
Drive to Work
77%

1% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
1%

4% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
0%

3% lower than the US average

F Health & Safety

Is Oak Island a healthy and safe place to live? No, there are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,

Hospitals

Pharmacies

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