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Ask residents what makes Moore County special, and you’re likely to get a wide range of answers. We’re “The Home of American Golf”, “Horse Country”, a popular retirement location, a great place to raise a family, and so much more:
“My husband and I moved to Moore County from my hometown near Dayton, Ohio, in 1998 just a year after getting married. His brother was working in Southern Pines for Ingersoll-Rand, and he said the town was amazing. We planned to stay just a couple of years and then return to Ohio to start a family, but it only took a few weeks of the beautiful spring weather and new pace of life for us to decide that they would have to drag us out of here kicking and screaming. We convinced our extended family to make the move, and now are happy to have two sets of grandparents nearby." -- Amie Fraley
“Looking back, we both attribute this inner desire to move to a place like Pinehurst as a way to look for a lifestyle that would be a complete change from the hectic, work-overloaded, disconnected, traffic-hassle life we had in the suburbs of Washington DC. We were yearning for a future where we could raise our family in a peaceful, connected community - and we found it in the Sandhills.” -- Helena Wallin-Miller
“In the short time that we have been here, we have met so many incredible military families as well as other military spouse entrepreneurs! Moore County has so much to offer – and the military community here is subtle but it’s a strong one. . . . if you are looking for an active and healthy community to call home, Moore County is an amazing place to live, eat and play!” -- Cameron Cruse
“Young families thinking about moving to Moore County will be surprised at how cosmopolitan and sophisticated our community is. Along with young families, we have working professionals, retirees and high-level special forces. From the affordability of housing and the array of restaurants in all the towns, to the amenities and the long list of private and public golf courses, the community offers a lot more than people outside looking in might realize. I’m excited about the growth of the area and the trend of younger people continuing to discover the great way of life this area affords.” -- Eric Kuester
Moving to Moore County Guide
Situated in the Sandhills region of North Carolina, Moore County is made up of 11 towns and villages that have an incredible amount to offer. Searching for a job? Moore County has a number of thriving industries, including healthcare, tourism, technology, and advanced manufacturing. Moore County provides its residents with an incredibly high quality of life. From fantastic restaurants and local microbreweries to museums and countless shopping options, this community really has it all. Learn More »
Many know Moore County as “The Home of American Golf” thanks to Pinehurst’s world-renowned No. 2 course and the dozens of other premier golf courses throughout the county. Moore County is also nationally recognized as a major hub of equestrian activity thanks to our “Horse Country”, a large cluster of expansive, picturesque horse farms around Southern Pines. Golf and horses are ways of life for some of the people here, but Moore County boasts a broad spectrum of recreational and cultural opportunities to enjoy. Opportunities for new and expanding businesses are plentiful here as well.
Moore County’s central location in North Carolina puts us halfway between the mountains and the coast, and we are just a one-hour’s drive from Research Triangle Park, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and Fayetteville. We can conveniently access resources in the Research Triangle Park, Raleigh-Durham area and the Piedmont-Triad region, but still enjoy a more rural and less hectic way of life. Residents appreciate Moore County’s mix of small town living and big city amenities — the best of both worlds.
Moore County's quality of life speaks for itself:
- Affordable living options in safe communities;
- An award-winning, state-of-the-art healthcare system;
- Many educational options, including an impressive public school system that consistently exceeds national and state performance measures and an exceptional community college;
- A huge variety of recreational and cultural offerings easily rivaling those found in more metropolitan locations;
- Golf and more golf. Pinehurst golf.
As a neighbor to the Fort Bragg Army installation, Moore County actively supports our troops and their families.
We invite you to take a closer look.
|2020 Population:||102,950 estimate|
|2021 Tax Rate:||
$.51 per $100 valuation + $.04 for Emergency Services
|Town Contacts:||Wayne Vest, County Manager
Janet Parris, Assistant County Manager
|Address:||PO Box 905
1 Courthouse Square
Carthage, NC 28327