So you’re ready for a change. Congratulations on the decision. Whether you’re moving to Moore County to be closer to family (or further from family!), for new business opportunities, or to access to a better climate, you won’t be the first to make the move. And that means you can rely on others to help you with the transition. We hope you’ll find some of the following tips helpful.

>> To request a relocation packet, contact the Moore County Chamber of Commerce at

Why Others Made the Move to Moore County

"It was an easy decision [to move to Moore County] with a great environment to raise a family, wonderful people, an active community and great golf courses. [Southern Pines] is a growing town with lots of opportunity.”  -- Jack McClelland

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“I really love the diversity. I meet a lot of new people from all over the world who have come here through military, vacationing or retirement. I also meet a lot of people who have just moved here because they have friends who told them how cool this area is.  It’s a great place for all ages and I love that my age group is doing more and more to meet and socialize here.”-- Fallon Brewington

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“We [Micah & business partner Jason Ginos] both chose to live in Southern Pines and Moore County for the incredible quality of life and because it is a great place to raise a family. The area is truly is unique, and it is largely because of the diverse group of people who have a high degree of social and human capital. Whether it is a golf pro, medical professional, special operations personnel, or someone into equestrian sports, the people who call Moore County home are exceptional at what they do and value the close-knit, community atmosphere that exists here.  That's why we both chose to settle here and make this home after military service.”  -- Micah Niebauer

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“We wanted to be close enough to family but not too close.  We also wanted access to good commercial air service, decent shopping and cultural experiences, also a place that had some charm and good healthcare. Our many decisions about relocating here have been very fortunate, and we're pleased in all aspects, especially with our many new, close friends who have chosen to live here too."  -- Jim Fisher

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>> Read the stories of other residents and why they call Moore County home.

Choosing a Real Estate Agent

One of the first items on your agenda will likely be to find a real estate agent—and rightfully so. Real estate professionals, including Realtors®, know the area better than most and have their fingers on the pulse of the housing market. They also tend to have great materials to familiarize you with the area, and can provide windshield tours of communities. A perfect place to get started is the Mid Carolina Regional Association of Realtors. And don’t let the name fool you, these pros will easily cover all of Moore County.

Moore County Homebuilders Association

For many, building a home is a once in a lifetime opportunity, which means you'll have to rely on someone other than yourself to do the heavy lifting. Since you want to be sure the job is done right the first time, be sure to trust local, licensed builders. To learn more about building a dream home in Moore County, or to find a homebuilder and start your project, visit the Moore County Homebuilders Association website.

General Information

People living in a community often take for granted how nice it is to “be in the know.” Fortunately, for our newcomer friends, there are a number of great resources in place. Check out the Moore County Chamber of Commerce's LifeStyles publication that provides an excellent overview of life in Moore County. You can also request a relocation packet from the Chamber. Another thorough source of information is The Pilot Newspaper. This team of top-notch reporters does an excellent job of keeping everyone up to speed on all the latest happenings. In addition to the newspaper, they’ve also created a high-end monthly publication called PineStraw. This is definitely a must read, and if you’re like most of us, you’ll find yourself a subscriber after just a couple of issues. 

Moving to the Moore County area? Learn more on our Relocating to Moore County landing page. 

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