Quality Of Life
Moore County is a thriving and attractive community with something to offer for everyone. From world-class golf courses and exceptional healthcare to vibrant downtowns with boutique shops, farm-to-table restaurants and lively breweries, Moore County offers a quality of life that is second to none. We invite you to explore the many reasons why we’re a wonderful place to call home.
Just an hour south of Raleigh-Durham, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country, we offer the best of both urban access and rural living. With three international airports within a 2-hour drive, you can easily reach domestic and international destinations. On top of that, we’re halfway between the beautiful NC mountains and coast and a short 45-minute drive from Fayetteville, home of the world’s largest military installation by population.
Moore County is home to 11 incorporated municipalities. 40% of our residents live in Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen (the Tri-Cities), each with amenities often seen in larger metropolitan areas. Other incorporated towns in Moore County that offer small-town living and a real sense of community in a peaceful setting include:
Here you’ll find quality healthcare that rivals medical systems at research institutions like UNC and Duke. Home to exceptional regional healthcare systems, including FirstHealth of the Carolinas, we have one of the highest physicians-to-resident ratios in the state and convenient access to high quality care typically found in larger metropolitan areas.
Some of FirstHealth’s top-notch medical facilities with state-of-the-art technology include the award-winning Moore Regional Hospital, the Reid Heart Hospital and their Comprehensive Cancer Center. We invite you to learn more about our excellent medical providers and see for yourself.
Golf & Recreation
Moore County is home to nearly 40 golf courses within a 15-mile radius which draw over 1 million visitors each year, including the famed Pinehurst No. 2. The USGA named this course as the first ever anchor site for the U.S. Open Championship, with five championships scheduled between 2024 and 2047.
While we’re known around the world as the Home of American Golf ®, we also have an active equestrian community. The Pinehurst Harness Track, nestled in the heart of Pinehurst, is the oldest continuously operating equine sports facility in the state. The 111-acre facility has been a winter training center for Standardbred horses since 1915, including 10 champions. Riders can also enjoy horseback riding in the Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve and there are plenty of sprawling horse farms throughout the county.
In addition, we have lots of lakes for water sports and plenty of parks, playgrounds, and trails for outdoor recreation activities, including the Southern Pines Reservoir Park, Rassie Wicker Park, Cannon Park, Aberdeen Lake Park and Hillcrest Park.
Arts & Entertainment
In Moore County, you’ll find year-round festivals, concerts, parades, art exhibits, performances and much more. The active Arts Council of Moore County inspires and strengthens our community through visual and performing arts. We’re even home to a leading NC orchestra, the Carolina Philharmonic.
Residents can experience the arts at a number of local facilities, including the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center, the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities and the Campbell House.
Over 80 potters, the largest concentration in the US, live and work nearby in Seagrove and surrounding areas. You can also visit the NC Zoo in a short 45 minute drive.
Moore County is equipped with a broad range of public, private and charter schools for students of all ages to obtain a high-quality education.
Moore County Schools offers a comprehensive curriculum for grades pre-K through 12 that includes workforce development, programs for special needs and gifted students and arts education at 22 facilities dispersed throughout the county. All three high schools offer a variety of Advanced Placement courses, and the district’s students have consistently met or exceeded growth expectations in the state’s “ABCs” accountability program.
Sandhills Community College (SCC), named one of the most beautiful community college campuses in the US, is a place where students can learn a trade, earn credentials or certificates, or acquire an associate degree. With one of the largest endowments in the country, SCC provides financial assistance to students through its Sandhills Promise.
The best top ranked private schools in Moore County include The O’Neal School, Sandhills Classical Christian School and Episcopal Day School.
Rating agencies often refer to places and organizations in Moore County as the top, the best, the most charming, the most beautiful and the safest. The State of NC also racks up the awards and is consistently named one of top states for business. Read more about the accolades Moore County and NC have recently received.
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