Urban Amenities With Small Town Living

Moore County is located in the heart of North Carolina. We are home to U.S. Open Golf Championships and major equestrian events. Our county is rich in history, full of vibrancy, and awaits your next adventure. We offer a quality of life that has made this one of the most desirable places to live on the entire East Coast. From a burgeoning dining scene, to eclectic shopping, family-friendly activities, and outdoor escapes around every bend; our paradise in the pines remains true to the roots planted over a century ago. Visit and you'll see what a treasure we have in Moore County.

A Quick Trip To All That North Carolina Offers!

With Raleigh only an hour north, and Charlotte two hours west, you are never too far from bustling city life and grand activities. Moore County is halfway between the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains to the west, and the pristine shorelines of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Hiking, mountain biking, and snowboarding are just as easy as surfing, sailing, or deep-sea fishing. However, travel back to Moore County and you’re right back to that small town feeling. It’s home to outdoorsmen, artists, writers, and people who pursue their dreams. It’s also home to friendly people, with plenty of room for you.

Moore County attracts foodies and food lovers alike, with a wide variety of high-end local restaurants. Many restaurants in the area are known for embodying the farm-to-table movement. With everything from first-class restaurants to local barbeque joints, to microbreweries, Moore County has something to delight everyone.

The natural, scenic beauty of our county lends itself to bicycling, hiking, and canoeing. There are over 20 parks, and over 15 miles of greenway trails. The Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve is 900 acres of natural Sandhills terrain with walking trails and an interactive exhibit hall. The Sandhills Horticultural Gardens at Sandhills Community College is a 27 acre educational adventure for all ages.

A very active Arts Council in Moore County supports a diversity of visual, performing, and literary arts in Moore County.  Theater performances, art exhibits, and concerts are plentiful year-round, and enjoyed by all ages. The Arts Council also supports the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities in Southern Pines, home to the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame.

Towns and Villages

Multiple townships and communities makeup our area, all boasting their own unique personality. Every day is different in the Sandhills. Teaching in small towns like this gives teachers an opportunity to truly connect with each student, in order to make lasting impressions on their lives. 

Almost every town and village in Moore County hosts some kind of unique fair, festival, or event annually; whether it’s to celebrate heritage, enjoy outdoor concerts, or just an excuse to bring people together. In addition, numerous civic organizations encourage residents to get involved in the community, and children’s programs, including athletics, appeal to a variety of interests.

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Moore County Schools offers a comprehensive curriculum K-12 that includes workforce development, programs for special needs and gifted students and arts education. All three high schools offer a variety of Advanced Placement course, as well as other academically challenging opportunities for all students.

Moore County Schools

Anita Alpenfels
Executive Officer for Human Resources
5277 Hwy. 15-501 South
Carthage, NC 28327

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