As one of the larger communities in Moore County, Southern Pines offers residents and visitors alike access to locally-owned boutique shopping, name-brand retailers, historical sites and landmarks, a wide variety of dining options, and exciting outdoor activities and sports. It’s an easy-to-access community with something for everyone, which keeps residents active and happy and keeps visitors coming back.
Here are five things that make Southern Pines the perfect place to buy a home:
1. There’s always something to do.
There are always interesting community events happening in Southern Pines or the surrounding towns. These events are fun and easy ways to meet neighbors and explore the community. The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen CVB website frequently updates their event calendars, and The PinesTimes.com has events for every town in Moore County.
2. It’s in a great location.
Located in central North Carolina, Southern Pines is 69 miles from Raleigh, 97 miles from Charlotte, and 80 miles from Greensboro. It’s close to Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, and Pinehurst and Aberdeen are neighboring towns. While Southern Pines is a bustling community on its own, it’s a quick drive to other towns and cities that have additional amenities and entertainment options.
3. The housing market is strong.
In Moore County overall, 2016 ended strong with December sales more than 37% up from December 2015 sales. Yearend, we were more than 10% over 2015 in overall sales, which officially means that the market was stronger than it was in 2007 (pre-crash), which was the highest ever in our MLS. It’s estimated that growth in 2017 will continue with a 7?0% increase in sales, making it a good market whether you’re a buyer or a seller.
4. There are plenty of outdoor recreation options.
The weather in Southern Pines is superb, and there are several popular parks and outdoor recreational areas in the town that let you take advantage of it. Reservoir Park (300 Reservoir Park Road, Southern Pines) is a local favorite as it has a 95-acre lake, nature trails, hiking trails, fishing, two covered picnic shelters with grills, picnic tables, and a disc golf course. There are many Greenways (open portions of land and trails) that run through Southern Pines and Pinehurst as well. The Southern Pines Recreation & Parks Department also offers youth events, camps, and activities. There’s something for everyone to do outdoors in Southern Pines.
5. You’ll never run out of restaurants to try.
Moore County is home to many independent shops, mom-and-pop restaurants, and nationwide dining chains. New ones are opening in the community on a regular basis, which gives residents the opportunity to expand their palates by trying different cuisines. MooreEats.com is a great resource for the food community in the county, but the best way to learn about food at new spots is to try it out for yourself!
If you’re looking to buy a home in Southern Pines, contact us today. We’d love to help you with your home search!