… offers convenient access to the area. One way to take a trip to the Sandhills is by hopping on the Amtrak which makes two stops daily at the Southern Pines Train Station in the heart of downtown Southern Pines. Another way is by booking a flight. The airport located conveniently just a few miles from Pinehurst and Southern Pines also provides a full range of service for private aircrafts, passengers and pilots. For a wider variety of domestic and international flights, Raleigh-Durham International Airport is is just a short hour drive north of Moore County.
… to the area can enjoy strolling the streets of historic downtown Aberdeen, Southern Pines and Pinehurst. Each town features its own historic district with unique shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. They can also take a step back in time and explore several historical houses still standing in the area, such as Aberdeen’s Malcolm Blue Farm and Southern Pines’ Shaw House.
In addition to being a family oriented community
… with events and parks designed specifically for the little ones and numerous primary schools ranked as some of the best in the state, the area also offers a community college. For those looking to further their education, Sandhills Community College has what they are looking for. The college in located in Pinehurst and offers college transfer courses, college classes for high school students and a wide variety of majors from golf course management to nursing.
… offers a state of the hospital with emergency care. First Health Moore Regional Hospital was ranked in the top 100 hospitals in the country for highly integrated healthcare networks in 2008. First Health was only one of three hospitals in the state to make this list. Adjacent to the facility is Reid Heart Center, the FirstHealth Cardiac and Vascular Institute at Moore Regional Hospital. This facility features the next generation of cardiac and vascular care. The Center is comprised of cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons and cardiologists working together to treat heart patients with the latest in technology, clinical methods and clinical trials.
… also features over 40 golf courses for golfers of all budgets and abilities. This resort destination offers Pinehurst #2, home of the Men’s US Open Championship in 1999 and 2005 and the 2014 Men’s and Women’s US Open Championships.
Also popular in the area are equine sports
Along with several annual equine events, the area has a prominent equine community, from the area in Southern Pines referred to as Horse Country to McLendon Hills, a subdivision built around pastures and stables for the residents’ horses to the Pinehurst Harness Track offering boarding and over a hundred acres for riding in the heart of Pinehurst.