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There’s more to Pinehurst than Golf! Check out these unique communities in Pinehurst.

Pinehurst North Carolina is synonymous with golf, but many people are unaware that the greater Pinehurst area in Moore County is actually a thriving micropolitan area with 11 unique communities from which to choose. In addition, there are plenty of restaurants, lots of entertainment options (including golf!), a thriving business community, and was named the #1 Safest Community in North Carolina for the second year in a row by SafeWise.

What is a micropolitan area?

A micropolitan area must have an urban area of at least 10,000 people, but less than 50,000. It is typically a smaller economic hub that draws people from surrounding areas and offers excellent economic development opportunities to create a thriving community. Pinehurst is ranked in the top three micropolitan areas in North Carolina.

If you are considering moving to Pinehurst, NC, we’ve compiled the following list of great communities for you to explore.

  1. Village of Pinehurst: Rated among the top 12 Best Places to Live in North Carolina by SmartTravel.Tips, this community with a small population and gorgeous golf courses offers upscale living in a serene setting.
  2. Town of Aberdeen: Settled by Scottish emigrants in the 1700s, Aberdeen became a central hub for industry and manufacturing due to its rail line. Today, Aberdeen remains a commercial, industrial and railroad hub to the region, and is home to many major industries. The bustling downtown is a National Register Historic District with many historic attractions, as well as the Jailhouse Brewery, Moore County’s first craft microbrewery.
  3. Town of Cameron: Originally know for cultivation, today Cameron is the antiques capital of the Sandhills. Two antique festivals are held annually in May and October, bringing hundreds of antique dealers and thousands of shoppers to the area. In fact, Southern Living has featured Cameron for antiquing, and the town was voted “Best Antique Shopping” by the readers of Our State magazine.
  4. Town of Carthage: The county seat of Moore County, it is centrally located for convenience to all surrounding communities. The annual Buggy Festival held in May, gives a nod to the buggy manufacturing heritage of yesteryear. History abounds here in the Carthage Historical Museum and in the multiple historic sites such as the 1760 McClendon Cabin, Moore County’s oldest structure.
  5. Foxfire Village: Located 4 miles west of Pinehurst, this relaxing and idyllic community is surrounded by horse farms and agriculture, while offering convenience to modern amenities. Foxfire Golf Club and Resort features two 18-hole championship golf courses.
  6. Town of Pinebluff: Originally intended as a resort community for Northerners, this tranquil town has maintained much of its original charm. The tree-lined streets and walkways, original churches, ecologically diverse lake, and variety of historic and new homes make this the ideal community for families and retirees alike.
  7. Town of Robbins: Home to the annual Farmer’s Day celebration featuring what may be the largest horse parade on the East Coast, this scenic town is redefining itself as a great place to work and do business in the new global economy. NC Highway 705 runs though the town, which is known as the “Pottery Highway” due to its close proximity to Seagrove, a major center of handcrafted pottery.
  8. Seven Lakes: This private, self-contained community is situated around 7 main lakes and consists of 3 private, gated communities: Seven Lakes North, Seven Lakes South and Seven Lakes West (also know as Beacon Ridge). There are many water activities available, 2 country clubs with golf courses, riding stables, tennis courts, fitness center and an olympic-sized pool. In addition, there are conveniences including a major grocery store, healthcare services, restaurants, and a variety of retail and commercial businesses.
  9. Town of Taylortown: Originally founded as a home for employees of Pinehurst’s hotels and golf courses, this small residential community is located on the outskirts of Pinehurst. PineCroft Shopping Center features the country’s largest Harris Teeter grocery store at a staggering 78,200 square feet — 25% larger than other Harris Teeter stores!
  10. Town of Vass: This charming small town began as a center of commerce, agriculture and railroad center back in 1907. You will enjoy the warmth and hospitality of this town that appreciates its roots. The town is convenient to Fort Bragg Army Reservation and offers Woodlake Resort and Country Club with a 1,200 acre lake and 2 championship golf courses.
  11. Village of Whispering Pines: Young families and retirees will appreciate this peaceful residential community peppered with 8 beautiful lakes for recreational activities offers 2 golf clubs: the Country Club of Whispering Pines, and Whispering Woods Golf Club. This community is convenient to Moore County Airport, adjacent to the Whispering Pines corporate limits.

If you are interested in moving to Moore County or any of the aforementioned communities in the Pinehurst area, don’t hesitate to contact Pinehurst Homes. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be happy to meet with you to discuss new construction, site selection, or renovation of an existing home.


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