Defining the Lines

Defining the Lines

Colington vs. Kill Devil Hills Westside

Just like knowing the elusive school lines, trying to figure out what area some listings are in can be just as tricky. The area doesn’t always match the city and it is the REALTOR’S® responsibility of due diligence to make sure that everything is correct when inputting a listing.

According to our listing audits, the most commonly mislabeled area is Colington. This probably does not come as a surprise to many of you. We know that Watersedge is definitely in the Colington area (143). We also know that anything on the other side of the bypass is definitely in the Kill Devil Hills Westside area (130). We even know that Colington Harbour is Colington Harbour (141). But what about those few neighborhoods in the middle? What about Devonshire Place or Baum Bay Harbor? What about First Street? While some areas are obvious, there are more neighborhoods than you think that are NOT in the area you may have assumed.

Where is that imaginary line that determines an area as Colington (143) or Kill Devil Hills Westside (130)? You may think that the answer should be obvious on the Dare County Property Tax Search page; unfortunately, it is not. The good news is that we have gone property by property to determine exactly which locations are Colington (143), which are KDH Westside (130), and which are Colington Harbour (141). CLICK HERE for a presentation on how to determine the area. This presentation includes information on the Dare County Property Tax Search page and aerials of each area. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Leah at or 441-4036.

KDH vs Colington Area Presentation

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