Wave NC


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Waves, North Carolina is an unincorporated community of Dare County. The community is on Hatteras Island and is part of the well-known Outer Banks region, a well established vacation destination. The community like many small communities in the area is governed by the Dare County Board of Commissioners. Wave is part of District 4 along with its neighboring communities of Buxton, Frisco, Avon, Hatteras, Salvo and Rodanthe.

In the past, each little community had their own post office but today a single post office serves the communities of Waves, Rodanthe and Salvo. All three communities were part of a single larger settlement known as Chicamacomico. For those unfamiliar with the area it is hard to tell where the borders of the communities of Waves and Rodandthe lie. Later Waves became known as South Rodanthe, in 1939 the community received its current name. The towns economic base is set in the tourism trade and much of the land space in Waves is dominated by campgrounds and numerous rental houses.

The area in and around Waves is a perfect mix of sand, sun and surf offering visitors the opportunity to indulge in windsurfing, kite boarding, swimming, fishing and more. For those visitors that wish to explore on the island there is hiking, bird watching, and camping. The community of Waves, as well as the surrounding communities offer a nice mix of historic sites and museums, art galleries, unique shopping opportunities and fine dining.

Real estate opportunities in the community are predominantly of the seasonal rental variety. However, there are homes for sale in the area that are predominantly of the middle class variety. The communities permanent population is rather low but during the tourist season the streets of this village bustle with life as population peaks and the beaches come alive.

Waves has a laid back beach community feel that is wrapped in old world charm. The community is surrounded by gorgeous ocean views, breathtaking natural beauty and is blessed with culture and history. Whether you are on the hunt for a summer home, or a permanent residence this community will welcome you in and make you feel at home. Residents live a sunny outdoor lifestyle that encourages a healthy seafood diet and plenty of exercise. Local real estate agents are warm and friendly and ready to help you find just the right space to call home, so come for the summer stay and stay for a lifetime in Waves, North Carolina.

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      Number of households 12
      Household Avg. Income 70,336
      Avg. year dwelling build 1984
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      Population 27
      Population Density 49
      Median Age 47
      Average value of the dwelling in which household lives $488,202
      Avg. years a household has lived in dwelling. 15 years
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