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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. Aberdeen, home to over 7,300 residents, has an active downtown and is known as a commercial, industrial and railroad hub in southern Moore County. Neighboring Southern Pines is a larger community; nearly 13,000 individuals call this town home, and residents and visitors alike enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere enhanced by local shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Moore County’s largest community is Pinehurst, which is renowned worldwide as a destination for golfers and for its nationally-acclaimed healthcare, while Carthage, the county seat, attracts visitors from all over for its annual Buggy Festival. And these are just a few of Moore County’s many communities! Together, these towns form an area that has something for everyone, from young military families to entrepreneurs to individuals looking for the perfect place to retire.

Find a Job

Searching for a job? Moore County has a number of thriving industries, including healthcare, tourism, technology, and advanced manufacturing. The healthcare industry provides high quality employment opportunities at state-of-the-art medical facilities, and the tourism industry is the second largest in the county. The technology sector is also growing rapidly, providing jobs in entrepreneurial settings. A variety of positions are available in the manufacturing sector, utilizing advanced technology in production. And for those that commute to work, Moore County’s central location makes it incredibly accessible to North Carolina’s largest cities.  The area is next door to Fort Bragg and is just an hour from Raleigh and Fayetteville, and the commute to Charlotte is only an hour and a half drive.

Buying a Home

For those looking to buy a home, Moore County offers high quality options and a healthy home market. Two of Moore County’s towns--Aberdeen and Pinehurst--have been listed in the top ten places for first-time homebuyers in the state. Median 2013 home values ranged from around $180,000 in Aberdeen to $280,000 in Pinehurst, with values growing 16.57% and 9.25%, respectively, from 2010-2013. Moore County also has a number of realtors that can help you find the perfect home, such Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Pinehurst Realty Group.  Other realtor contacts can be found through the local Mid-Carolina Regional Association of Realtors.

Renting a Home

There are also a number of resources for those looking to rent a home in Moore County. Renting is a popular option for military families stationed at Fort Bragg, which is conveniently located just 35 minutes from the area. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Sandhills Rentals both list houses and apartments for rent in the area. Moore County Living also provides rental listings along with resources for those who plan on relocating to Moore County.

Moving Companies

Once you are ready to move, there are a number of Moore County moving companies that can help make your transition to the community smooth and easy! Sandhill’s Moving & Storage provides both transportation and storage services, and Budget Truck offers moving truck rentals in the area. Movers Corp also provides listings of other movers for each town in Moore County.


Our community prides itself on the high quality education that it provides to its students. Moore County has emerged as a leader in education in North Carolina, and the area has 23 schools, including 3 public high schools, 2 charter schools, and 7 private schools. There are also exciting plans for an Advanced Career Center high school that would offer supplemental, career-focused educational opportunities. Sandhills Community College also provides community members with college-credit and continuing education opportunities. Moore County is home to over 13,000 students, and the community is dedicated to providing a fantastic education to each of them.

Living in Moore County

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. The area holds arts festivals, concerts, and independent film screenings, and is also known for its myriad of recreation opportunities, from world-famous golf courses to lakes and nature preserves. No matter your age or interests, Moore County has something for everyone.

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