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Kill Devil Hills

North Carolina

4Listings$510K-$650K$2.3MTotal Value
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

Located in North Carolina, Kill Devil Hills real estate is a beautiful, but lesser known, market in the state for beach homes and beach lots.

About Kill Devil Hills

 Charming Hills 

 Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, despite its name, is a charming coastal town situated in the famous Outer Banks region. Known for its pristine beaches and rich history, Kill Devil Hills offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural attractions, making it an appealing place to call home. 

 Beaches of the Outer Banks  

 The highlight of Kill Devil Hills is undoubtedly its stunning beach. With miles of soft, sandy shores and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean stretching out before you, it's a paradise for beach lovers and water enthusiasts. Whether you're seeking relaxation under the sun, indulging in thrilling water sports like surfing or kayaking, or simply taking a leisurely stroll along the shore, the beach in Kill Devil Hills offers endless opportunities for outdoor enjoyment. 

 Located on the Outer Banks, a chain of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina, Kill Devil Hills benefits from its proximity to a diverse range of natural wonders. Residents can explore the vast maritime forests, witness breathtaking sunsets over the sound, or go birdwatching in the nearby nature preserves. The Outer Banks also boasts a vibrant ecosystem, home to unique wildlife species and protected habitats, providing ample opportunities for outdoor exploration and environmental appreciation. 

 The Name 

 The origin of the name "Kill Devil Hills" is a topic of debate and speculation. There are several theories surrounding the naming of this coastal town in North Carolina. 

 One prevailing theory suggests that the name "Kill Devil Hills" originated from the rum-running era during the Prohibition period in the early 20th century. It is believed that smugglers would hide and bury their illegal cargo in the sand dunes of the area. The name "Kill Devil Hills" may have been used to describe the treacherous and secretive nature of the rum-running activities that took place in the region. 

 Another theory suggests that the name could have been derived from the Native American Algonquian language. The Algonquian term "killykinick" was used to describe a type of tobacco, and it is speculated that the name "Kill Devil Hills" may have been a corrupted version of this word. Tobacco was an important crop in the region during the early colonial period, and the name could have been a nod to the cultivation or trade of this crop. 


 The local hospital is Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head, which is 15 minutes away. The nearest airport is Norfolk International Airport in Virginia, an hour and a half away.  

 Lots To Love  

 Despite the uncertainty surrounding the exact origin of the name, "Kill Devil Hills" has become deeply ingrained in the history and identity of the region. Today, it is embraced as a unique and memorable name that adds to the character of the coastal town. Whether it's the opportunity for beachfront activities, the chance to explore the diverse ecosystems of the Outer Banks or the appeal of a tight-knit community, there are plenty of reasons why someone would want to call Kill Devil Hills home.