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Nags Head, North Carolina, located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, has a rich history dating back to the early 18th century. Originally inhabited by the Croatan Native American tribe, European settlers began arriving in the area in the mid-1700s. The town got its name from the nautical term “nags head,” referring to the way the sand dunes in the area resembled the shape of a horse’s head. Nags Head quickly became known for its sandy beaches and picturesque dunes, attracting tourists looking for a peaceful seaside retreat. In the 19th century, Nags Head became a popular spot for shipwreck scavengers, as the dangerous waters off the coast often led to vessels running aground. The town’s economy boomed with the salvaging of valuable cargo from wrecked ships. Today, Nags Head is a popular vacation destination known for its beautiful beaches, outdoor activities, and historical sites, drawing visitors from across the country.

1- the top 10 industries that are hiring locally:

  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Finance
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Government

2- the top 10 recreational activities the area is known for:

  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Wine tasting
  • Sightseeing
  • Rafting

3- average low and high temperature for the month:

  • Average low temperature: 50°F
  • Average high temperature: 75°F

4- average precipitation for the month:

  • Average precipitation: 2 inches

5- elevation:

  • Elevation: 3,000 feet above sea level

6- average home price:

  • Average home price: $400,000

7- average household income:

  • Average household income: $60,000

8- the top 10 tourist points of interest:

  • National Park
  • Historic Downtown
  • Waterfront Pier
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Museum of Art
  • Zoo
  • Local Wineries
  • Scenic Overlook
  • Amusement Park
  • Historical Landmarks Tour

The top 10 restaurants:

Tale of the Whale

7575 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head

Care to dine right on the waterfront? Tale of the Whale is a popular local restaurant overlooking Roanoke Sound. Founded more than 40 years ago, this family-owned restaurant specializes in ultra-fresh OBX seafood, choice steaks, tender chicken, and more. It hosts live music in a scenic gazebo at the end of its private pier in the evenings.

Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant

6916 South Croatan Highway, Nags Head

Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant serves up stunning sound-side sunsets along with its fresh local fare. Owned and operated by the Miller family since 1982, this beloved local eatery offers a varied menu including peel-your-own shrimp, Wanchese scallops, rib-eye gorgonzola, and tender New York strip steak.

Basnight’s Lone Cedar

7623 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head

Lone Cedar Outer Banks Seafood Café serves fresh fish, clams, shrimp, crab, and oysters harvested from nearby NC waters. All its vegetables come from local farms, while herbs and greens come from the café’s own chemical-free gardens. The café also emphasizes cherished Outer Banks recipes handed down through generations.

Sam & Omie’s

7228 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head

Founded in 1937 by a pair of local fishermen, Sam & Omie’s serves up hearty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners daily except Wednesdays. The menu is amazingly varied, featuring succulent seafood, juicy steaks, prime rib, loaded burgers, and popular “Sam”miches.

Blue Moon Beach Grill

Milepost 13, Surfside Plaza, Nags Head

Blue Moon Beach Grill is known for its quirky vibe and serves classic Southern comfort food with a creative twist. It offers scrumptious lunches and dinners at reasonable prices, including mouthwatering appetizers and satisfying entrees such as bouillabaisse, shrimp & grits, chargrilled rib-eye, pan-fried pork loin, and chicken cordon bleu.

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