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Currituck County land and farms are growing in popularity with business investors, sportsmen and those seeking homesites. Although 527 square miles, land in Currituck County draws many who use it for access to its vast aquatic natural resources. The county has more water than land with the 30-mile-long Currituck Sound slicing between the mainland and the oceanside beaches. It is a favorite destination for waterfowl hunters and fishermen. The sound’s unique water ecosystem accommodates both fresh and saltwater species. The oceanside portion of the county includes three wildlife preserves including the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge. Roaming the shores of the Atlantic Ocean is the largest population of wild Banker ponies. The unincorporated town of Moyock on the county’s western edge is growing with developments and businesses and is a bedroom community for Hampton Roads in Virginia. The county-created economic development package for that area includes space for homes, businesses and light manufacturing. Although sparsely populated in the winter, during the summer, the Outer Banks portion of the county draws thousands of visitors each week to the vacation rental homes found along the NC Highway 12 and extending into Corolla where the popular Currituck Beach Lighthouse stands. There are few large businesses in the county, but farming is a large year-round income sector. All of the agriculture sales from the 45,000 acres of farmland is attributed to crops. With the ever-growing interest in waterfowl hunting, many farmers create impoundments to lure hunters. Currituck County Schools provides K-12 public education, and College of the Albemarle offers the next step in education. Elizabeth City State University is a short drive away.