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Avon - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Avon: $514,500 / County Avg $555,600
Avg Taxes in Avon: $2,800 / County Avg $3,300
Avg Sq. Ft. in Avon: 2,442 / County Avg 2,359
Avg Price per/ft2 in Avon: $211 / County Avg $236
Avg Walkscore in Avon: 20 / County Avg 20
Avg Year Built in Avon: 1991 / County Avg 1993
Avg Days on Website in Avon: 264 / County Avg 186
Avon Real Estate Market Health
Avon was historically known as Kinnakeet, a name that is still often used to refer to the older part of town. Kinnakeet got its first post office in 1873, but 10 years later the postal service renamed it Avon, NC. In 1850 there were 318 residents of Kinnakeet, and around the turn of the century there were about 500, all of them living on the west side of the island. The area of Hatteras Island on which Avon sits was known until modern times as Kinnakeet Banks. Two life-saving stations anchored Kinnakeet Banks – Big Kinnakeet Station south of the village (about where Hatteras Realty is now) and Little Kinnakeet Station north of the village. The early Kinnakeeters, in the early 1800s, cut down large quantities of live oak and cedar trees and used them for building boats or exported them for use in building ships elsewhere. They basically stripped the island clean of trees. Kinnakeet was known for building small schooners, and in the years following the Civil War it was known for its locally built oystering fleet.