Oak Island Living

A Great Place To Call Home

Home is where your heart is. Make OKI yours.

People who end up on our beautiful island usually come from one of two groups; those that have vacationed here before (multiple times) and are looking for the perfect, quaint next place to call home, or those who have heard of our paradise and have come down and bought property straight away. Which one are you?

What it’s Like to Live in Oak Island

Oak Island, North Carolina, is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Brunswick County, about 30 miles south of Wilmington. Our seaside town is situated mostly on the barrier island, which also is home to the town of Caswell Beach, and extends onto the mainland. Our town has a population of close to 7,000, but with its miles of beaches, fishing docks, and boating, the population grows to about 40,000 during the summer months.

Oak Island is very popular with families and retirees alike and has an average age of 54, It is a very family-friendly beach community and summer vacation destination. A new four lane bridge was opened in 2011, which makes getting to Oak Island easier, and will promote more development.

What is so Special about living in Oak Island?

Oak Island is a small, quiet beach community that is popular with folks who live here year-round or as a second home. It has boat docks, fishing piers, restaurants and shops, and outdoor activities.

Climate and environment

January’s average temperature is 50 degrees, with July’s average at 88. Oak Island has experienced hurricanes, with the most recent in 2018 with Hurricane Florence where the island fared very well. Because we are in a hurricane area, you can rest assured that Ken Kiser pays special attention to reinforcing joists, beams and foundations for maximum stability.

Things to do

The small town boasts beautiful beaches, fishing, boating, and access to the Intracoastal Waterway. It has many restaurants, ice cream shops, galleries and stores, and also offers parks, and golf courses, and a library. The Ocean Education Center displays exhibits about local marine life and provides programs for children, and the Oak Island Lighthouse offers tours. Southport is nearby with more shops and dining, but Wilmington, about 30 miles away, is a college town and offers more of a cultural scene, with performing arts and many events. In addition, Oak Island and Caswell Beach have more public beach access points than other barrier islands around us. We were also voted as the “Most Dog Friendly” beach in Brunswick County!

We are confident we measure up and we want to earn your family’s trust. This is how Homes by Ken Kiser builds. Different.

A Sample Of Our Work

At Homes by Ken Kiser, our focus is in creating custom, luxury beach homes on Oak Island. Our homes feature the finest in craftsmanship and quality, and we use only the finest materials to ensure the home we create for you is built to last. Each home is meticulously and methodically constructed with a quality of care unprecedented in the industry. Whether you are looking for a home right on the beach or set back on the waterway, our experience in building on Oak Island will ensure that the job is done right.

Here are some examples of the homes that we have built from tip to tip on Oak Island. We invite you to view the various portfolio galleries that we have online and find the home size that fits your needs.

Words From Our Valued Clients

“We have been in our home, built by Ken Kiser Custom Island Homes, since March 2017. We could not be more pleased with the entire experience…”

“The home was beautiful. And the workmanship was high quality. I highly recommend his company as your builder of choice. You will not be disappointed …”

It is clear why their moto; “we build homes as if we were going to live in them” is so true! The strongest confirmation of our satisfaction is the fact that we are considering building an additional home on OKI with Ken Kiser. Without hesitation we strongly endorse Ken Kiser Homes …”

My wife and I are thankful that we had the opportunity to partner with Ken and his team on this journey. They were an absolute pleasure to work with and we highly recommend them to anyone looking to build their home …”

I can’t begin to say what a delightful process this was. Ken and Eric were in constant communication with us about what was happening and every decision that needed to be made …”

I can’t begin to say what a delightful process this was. Ken and Eric were in constant communication with us about what was happening and every decision that needed to be made …”

Quality of work, good taste, fair and reasonable pricing, honesty, integrity – Ken Kiser has it all. Our friends and relatives are tired of hearing us brag about him – until they see the results…”

My husband and I had a great experience working with Ken to build our home. He is an exceptionally qualified builder whose years of experience enabled him to accurately…”

Are You Ready?

If you have any questions or needs that we can help with, please contact us today to setup a consultation date and time convenient to you. We appreciate you visiting our website and look forward to seeing you on the island!