Though a well-known golf resort, will Pinehurst be affordable
for my frequent play?
A. Yes!... Even though Pinehurst is considered
to be a premier luxury golf resort... and in fact the September 2000
issue of Golf Digest rated Pinehurst as one of the three best golf
locations in the world of the "50 Greatest Golf Destinations." Just
because we have a great tradition for golf doesn't mean we also have
unreasonable prices. Actually most of the courses here have
comparatively low initiation and transfer fees. Also, most courses
have a variety of options on their monthly fees, based on how
frequently you plan to play. And even if you do not want to join a
specific club, there are many golf packages that make playing golf
Q. In a resort
community, won't real estate prices be really high?
A. Actually, most people coming here for the
first time are astonished at just how affordable the housing is. They
simply can't believe they can purchase a great home at a much lower
price than they would expect to pay in their own hometown, especially
in a resort community like Pinehurst and the surrounding areas!
Q. What about real
A. We think you'll be quite surprised if you're
considering moving to the Pinehurst area. Our real estate taxes (.56
per thousand of appraised value in the county) are so low compared to
other areas of the country that many times they are less than half the
amount people are currently paying!
Q. Does the area have
A. The healthcare is exceptional! In the year
2000, the 400-bed FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital was recognized
as a "TOP 100" Hospital for its cardiovascular, orthopedic and stroke
care - one of only seven hospitals in the United States and the only
one in North Carolina to be so honored. The hospital also offers a
broad range of behavioral services, including inpatient and outpatient
care; women's and children's services, including a state-of-the-art
neonatal intensive care unit; and comprehensive surgical, internal
medicine, emergency and rehabilitative care. A recently opened $60
million Comprehensive Cancer Center that consolidated all the
hospitals cancer care in one convenient location has enabled
FirstHealth to lead the fight against cancer in the mid-Carolinas.
The Health and Fitness Center is also an important amenity to the
community, not to mention, a popular gathering place that combines
fitness and fun. Please feel free to visit the website for First
Health of the Carolinas.
Q. How’s the weather?
A. Many people move to the Sandhills NC area for
the mild year-round temperate climate and although there are four
distinct and enjoyable seasons, the weather is mild enough, even in
the winter months, to play golf or be outdoors. Pinehurst was
originally founded as a health resort because of the mild climate and
Q. If I don't play
golf, what else is there to do?
A. In addition to golfing facilities, there are
over 100 tennis courts in Moore County with frequent tournaments that
are fun for participants and spectators. This area is also a draw for
horse people who bring their horses here for winter training and give
us the opportunity for many equestrian events that run the gamut from
dressage to Steeplechases. There's an active cycling community with
official races, the Horticultural Gardens at Sandhills Community
College to explore, and over 100 civic clubs and community groups that
welcome your participation. In addition to such well-known groups as
Newcomers Club, there are bridge clubs, quilting clubs, dance clubs,
garden clubs, arts groups, historical societies, and many others to
cover almost any activity.
Q. What about shopping
and area restaurants?
A. There are numerous wonderful shopping
opportunities throughout the county. Many of our small specialty
shops have wonderful selections of local crafts and pottery that this
area is famous for. There’s also a great selection of women's and
men's stores that feature wonderful clothes for any budget-and of
course that includes extensive selections of golf apparel. If you
really want to shop till you drop, it's an easy 1.5 hours to the major
metropolitan areas of Raleigh and Greensboro. As for restaurants, we
have a number of truly outstanding establishments that offer
tremendous variety, firs class service and fabulous food. From
classic French cuisine to down home Southern cooking, you won't be
disappointed in your dining choices in Moore County
Q. How are the
A. With more and younger families
migrating into the area, the school system is an important
consideration. Moore County offers well regarded public and private
schools, as well as Sandhills Community College, one of our area's
finest assets. The Community College offers extensive continuing
education opportunities for people of all ages on subjects from
computers to gardening. If you would like to learn more about our
schools please visit our school information page which has links to
Q. There are other
communities very close to Pinehurst... Should we consider those areas
A. There are several other communities in Moore
County that could very well be great choices for many potential
homeowners, depending on what you're looking for. Southern Pines is
the community closest to Pinehurst. And many newcomers find it
difficult to tell where one town ends and the other one starts. While
the Village of Pinehurst surprises and delights with its unexpected
charm of a small New England town in a Southern setting, the village
of Southern Pines is a vibrant center for shops and businesses with
vintage Southern feel. In Southern Pines, you'll find a variety of
housing choices, from the breathtakingly beautiful farms of Horse
Country to pleasant family subdivisions. The growing area of Seven
Lakes has also attracted many new residents in the past few years.
Next to Pinehurst, this is the fastest growing community in Moore
County. If you're a "water person", this is certainly an area you'll
want to consider. Seven Lakes consists of three separate gated
neighborhoods, two golf courses and many beautiful spring-fed lakes.
The largest of the lakes, Lake Auman, is 1100 acres of pristine water
and pure fun for boating, fishing and swimming!
Whispering Pines offers many beautiful lakes and
several golf courses. The Whispering Pines Country Club has just gone
through a complete renovation, much to the delight and enjoyment of
it's members! Although primarily a retirement area, new and younger
subdivisions are springing up on the perimeters of this established
Moore County community.
summary there are a number of wonderful communities available and
depending on your interests and life style you will surely find your
slice of heaven in the Pinehurst North Carolina area.
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