On the south side of Roatan heading east, you’ll come across a scenic fishing village, often referred to as “The Venice of Roatan.’ Boat transportation is still common with many people using little boats or dories to run errands, drop in on neighbors or visit a local restaurant.
Vibrantly colored houses perched on stilts along the ocean shore against a backdrop of lush jungle hills not only provide a postcard-perfect view, but a community still unspoiled by mass tourism. It can be like taking a step back a few decades into what the whole island of Roatan was like before it became a popular destination.
If you are looking for old-fashioned Caribbean charm with breathtaking scenic views, Oak Ridge real estate may be a perfect choice. Still close enough to French Harbour to visit the mall, do banking and get groceries, Oak Ridge is a great location for a slower pace of life but closely located to all major amenities.
For those that love seafood, a fresh daily catch is always nearby. Oak Ridge is home to a number of shrimp, lobster and fishing boats as well as a large seafood processing plant. There are a number of local island-style restaurants that serve mouth-watering dishes, like BJ’s Backyard and their famous pulled pork sandwiches or wahoo steaks.
Love live music? There is plenty playing throughout the evenings and weekends at the little bars perched over the sea.
The Town Hall for the municipality of Santos Guardiola is located in this quiet community. Oak Ridge is also home to plenty of mangroves tunnels and a jagged coast. A few hundred years ago, it was a hot spot for pirates hiding their treasure in the Caribbean. Now, these mangroves are home to plenty of wildlife and help protect the shoreline from erosion.
As Oak Ridge is not populated with many tourist resorts and rentals, real estate in this community is still offered at a great value. For those looking for a long-term investment, the east end of the island is continuing to grow and develop but at a slower pace suited to those that like living slightly off the beaten path.
Oak Ridge, Roatan Real Estate Statistics
As of March 2020, there are currently 6 listings available in the village of Oak Ridge. The highest priced listing for a 4 bedroom/3 bathroom residential home listed at $350,000 and the lowest priced listing is an affordable ocean view lot listed at $36,900. Recently the average market time for this area has been 263 days.
Oak Ridge, Roatan Real Estate for Sale:
Here are the latest homes for sale in Oak Ridge, land and commercial listings.