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Living a Golf Lifestyle in Sanford, North_Carolina

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Where to Retire in Sanford and Home Prices

You can live in town or in Carolina Trace, a very large active community in Sanford (see link at left for Sanford Active Communities). Zillow reports the median home value to be $155,647 in early 2020, and calls it a "Very Hot" market.

What Is Special about Sanford

It is a very quiet part of the state and is growing rapidly. Active adult communities are available in the region, including in the area closer to Pinehurst (less than 30 miles). Outdoor recreation is popular with several parks, and nearby Deep River and Jordan Lake offer canoeing and kayaking. Sanford also has a municipal golf course.

What Is Not Special about Sanford

Sanford is far away from good sized towns in the center of NC.

Climate and Physical Environment

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The town is home to the 177 acre San-Lee Park for hiking and biking, a jazz orchestra and theater; the Maine-to-Florida U.S. Bicycle Route 1 passes through downtown Sanford and Lee County; Sanford hosts an annual Arts and Vine Festival and Street Fest; the campus of Central Carolina Community College offers continuing education courses.


The crime rate in Sanford is lower than the national average.

Medical Facilities

Central Carolina Hospital serves the area.


The County of Lee Transit System (COLTS) provides transportation services in Sanford and Lee County. The nearest airport is Raleigh Exec Jetport (formerly known as the Sanford Lee County airport used for recreational and corporate services. There is a regional airport in Fayetteville about 40 miles away, with the Raleigh-Durham International Airport 45 miles from Sanford.

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