People love North Carolina because of its variety: city life and country living are easily within reach! With its location right between two urban centers, Sanford is ideal for getting the best of both worlds. Whether you’re coming from out of state or just down the road, here are five great reasons that your next move should be to Sanford, North Carolina!
Sanford’s just-rural-enough location grants you access to some of the best nature preserves and parks in the state. We’re very close to the White Pine Nature Preserve, a 275-acre area with walking trails and wildlife unique to the region.
For outdoor fun that’s more low-key, Sanford’s Depot Park – remodeled from an old train station – offers family movie nights and a charming place to relax and enjoy the sunshine.
As a former railroad stop and brick manufacturing town in the old South, Sanford’s downtown area has been mostly preserved. New restaurants, breweries, and shops occupy these old buildings, merging the best of old-fashioned and modern life.
Local Arts Scene
Sanford is host to the Temple Theatre, a beautiful, restored theater originally built in 1925 for Vaudeville shows. After shutting down for around fifteen years, the theatre reopened in 1984 and now hosts regular productions of musicals, plays, and other stage shows.
Sanford is also right down the road from Seagrove, a little town famed for its pottery. Over 100 individual shops showcase pottery from local and international artists.
Convenience to Major Cities
Sanford’s location between the Triad and the Triangle means you can easily access both! You’re around an hour from Winston-Salem and Greensboro and only 45 minutes from the Raleigh-Durham area. The restaurants, attractions, and airports of both cities are at your fingertips.
New Homes Available
The secret is out about Sanford, and new custom homes are now available! With beautiful custom homes starting at $300,000, Autumnwood is Sanford’s best new neighborhood. Our homes blend contemporary floor plans with classic Southern touches like wraparound porches and large, wooded lots.