The Village of Pinehurst takes first place in SmartTravel.Tips’ ranking of the 12 Best Places to Live in North Carolina.  SmartTravel.Tips, a website offering insider tips and recommendations for travel, provides the following description of Pinehurst:

Known for its small population and lush golf courses, Pinehurst offers the perfect setting for a family home. The city’s small population of just thirteen thousand ensures absolute tranquility–one
that you can expect to find only in a golf course setting, but without standing in one.Pinehurst Clubhouse

It’s not too congested as traffic is light (and surprisingly organized!). However, it’s not the serenity of the city that makes it one of the best in the country; it’s the fact that it’s serene without being lifeless. You’ll find almost everything in Pinehurst — from day schools to community colleges, from Pinehurst Resort to Mystic Cottage, from well maintained roads to Moore County Airport.

And the list doesn’t end here. Pinehurst also enjoys the reputation of being one of the safest cities in the US. Last year, the violent crime rate here was just 0.52 per one thousand residents. 

The largest municipality in Moore County, Pinehurst was named “#1 Safest Community in North Carolina” for 2014 and the “#2 Safest Community in NC” for 2015 by SafeWise, and the “Safest Place to Live in North Carolina” in 2014 by Movoto Real Estate.

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