The Outer Banks offers you a complete family vacation like no other. Located within a nine hour drive of nearly half the population of the United States, The Outer Banks pristine beaches are becoming a very popular family reunion destination. This makes the Outer Banks a hot spot to invest money in real estate. Most Houses on the Island are Investment Properties or Second Homes. The Outer Banks boast some of the finest unspoiled beaches in the country with limitless outdoor activities at your fingertips. Popular activities include golf, tennis, world-class sport fishing, hang gliding, parasailing, kayak tours and the best surfing on the east coast. With over 200 restaurants to choose from and a myriad of shopping centers and quaint shops, the Outer Banks has something for just about everyone.