To the outside world, Moore County — and Pinehurst in particular — is typically associated with golf. And while that's great, golf is just one facet of our community. Home to 11 unique communities, Moore County offers a place that's perfect for raising a family without sacrificing your career aspirations.

  • Centrally located in the Sandhills of North Carolina, an easy one hour drive from Raleigh, 2 hours from the beach and 3 hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Classified as a Micropolitan*, Moore County boasts both an urban core and sprawling residential areas.
  • Major industries include Healthcare, Advanced Technologies, Manufacturing and Hospitality.
  • Outstanding quality of life and proximity to Fort Bragg, the nation's largest US Army base, combine to make the area a magnet for military families.

*Micropolitan statistical areas are defined as communities with an urbanized area and a population greater than 10,000 but less than 50,000. Moore County, NC is in the top 10% of all micropolitans in the United States based on economic strength. Learn more here!

Resident Profiles

Meet Lauren Craig, Pinehurst returnee

July 7, 2014

Even after Lauren Craig moved away from Moore County after High School to go to North Carolina State University, and then relocated to Winston-Salem after graduation, she always wondered if one day she would come back to the area to settle down. “There’s just something special about this place that drew us back,” Lauren says. Lauren grew up in Southern Pines and graduated from Pinecrest Hi… Read More +

Meet David Woronoff

March 31, 2014

Just six years out of college, David Woronoff was well into a promising magazine career in Charlotte when an opportunity arose at The Pilot in Southern Pines. It was the mid-1990s and the storied newspaper was searching for new leadership. Woronoff was so unfamiliar with Moore County that he had to consult a map to be able to find his way there. “I had been to Pinehurst for a couple of business meeting… Read More +

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