Ocean Sands, North Carolina
Ocean Sands is an oceanside and oceanfront planned unit development, considered to be a model of coastal development by land-use planners, government officials, and environmentalists alike. The concept is centered around clusters of homes that form small colonies buffered by open space. This design eliminates drive-through traffic while increasing privacy and open vistas. Clusters are devoted to single-family dwellings, multi-family dwellings, and appropriate commercial usage. Many of the approximately 600 residences are placed in rental programs. Amenities include tennis courts, nature trails, and a fishing lake stocked with bass. The development has guarded private roads. Tucked within this small town is Ocean Lake, a little neighborhood with a 3-acre lake, tennis courts, and a large swimming pool. Ocean Sands is a family-oriented community buffered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the exclusive Currituck Club community. Site lots are approximately 6,000 square feet.