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Sanford, North Carolina


Sanford QUALITY: The potter feels it in the graceful shape taking form on the wheel. The vintner tastes it in the bouquet and body of a perfect wine. Manufacturing teams recognize it in the excellence of well-made goods coming off the production floor. Crafting quality is what Sanford does best; quality is central to all our efforts in creating a uniquely attractive and livable community. Situated in the geographic center of the Tar Heel State, on the fall line dividing the Piedmont and the Coastal Plain, the City of Sanford is named after railroad engineer Col. Charles Ogburn Sanford and serves as the county seat for Lee County. Sanford has a rich history of moving forward while still maintaining its identity of small-town charm. Sanford features well-sought after amenities as well as unique arts, recreation, antiques and dining facilities. As a Certified Retirement Community, Sanford is eager to host you to visit for the day, spend the night, or to stay a lifetime! Sanford is attractive small-town living within the Research Triangle Region, home to about 2.1 million people. With close proximity to urban centers including Raleigh, the state capital, Lee County offers a wide range of living options and an attractive quality of life. With approximately 30,000 residents, Sanford is Lee County’s largest community and the seat of government. The Town of Broadway is around the corner with 1,300 residents. Lee County is home to 60,000 residents.


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Recreation V I S I T F O R T H E D AY

Relax, refresh, reload. Recharge in Sanford-Lee. Lake and river fun - Perfect for paddlers, the 76-mile trek on the Deep River is the ideal adventure for all ages. And the nearby Jordan Lake spreads out over 1,400 acres of crystalline waters, and offers nine recreation areas, where camping, fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking are popular. Bald eagle-watching is also a favorite here. Greenway/Trails - Endor Iron Furnace Greenway runs along Big Buffalo Creek on the west side of Sanford. The paved trail begins at Kiwanis Family Park, then meanders north for a little over a mile to end near Douglas Drive. Within easy reach of the trail, you’ll find shopping, restaurants, and entertainment.

Golf - When it comes to the perfect setting for superb year-round golfing excellence, it’s hard to beat Sanford-Lee County. Tobacco Road Golf Club was named the nation’s 4th best public course by Golf Digest. Sanford’s Municipal Course, a Donald Ross Design, is a gem as well, as are the Robert Trent Jones Carolina Trace Country Club and the Golf Club at Quail Ridge. The Sandhills of North Carolina are known worldwide as a great golf destination.


San-Lee Park Nature Center - See your wild neighbors up close and learn more about them. The San-Lee Park Nature Center houses live native, non-releasable wildlife in the forms of mammals, reptiles, fish, and birds of prey. Biking/Hiking - The trails are varied in length and terrain, but the scenery is uniformly beautiful at the 177-acre San-Lee Park and Biking Trail. Hit the trails or stop and enjoy picnic areas and playgrounds; inseason paddle boating and kayaking are also popular. Motocross - The tracks are tough, the riders tougher at the Devil’s Ridge Motocross, home of the North Carolina State championships.

Deep River Sporting Clays Explore a venerated shooting art at its best on a complex course set amidst lush natural scenery at Deep River Sporting Clays, home of the Southern Side by Side Spring Classic.

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Arts and Culture

Play it by ear: Rest & Relaxation is the rhythm of life. Temple Theatre - Cue the audiences in this restored 1920’s vaudeville venue. A designated national landmark that draws more than 30,000 theatre goers annually with a star-studded schedule of musical and theatrical performances. Lee County Arts Council - Founded in May 1978, the Lee County Arts Council (LCAC) is a non-profit subsidiary of the North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC), committed to fostering art appreciation and artistic expression in Lee County through public events, educational classes, and grant opportunities.

Mural Arts Program - To showcase Sanford’s rich and interesting history, the City of Sanford’s Appearance Commission has guided the creation of several historical murals in Downtown Sanford and Jonesboro. The vibrant scenes create a pride in our community that gives everyone a sense a belonging.


Lee County Community Orchestra - An enthusiastic ensemble that comprises of forty plus volunteer musicians of all ages (high school and up). Musicians come from the community and consist of high school and college students, music teachers, community professionals, music professionals, and seniors.

Miller Art GalleryLocated in the Mann Center of NC, this eyepleasing art gallery offers work of all mediums from talented local artists. Broadway Our Way - From the funnel cakes to the fantastic music by favorite local bands, this annual celebration is just the way families like it: Friendly and fun. The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra - Few cities could support a musical endeavor of this magnitude; Sanford has nurtured the Orchestra from its inception over 25 years ago. Today, the orchestra is a dynamic musical force delighting and enlightening thousands across the state.

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More to Explore




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11. Libations 139 139 Chatham St 5. Coopers Restaurant & Wine Room 139 Chatham St 112 Hawkins Ave


226 Carthage St


Brannon Schlitz BBQ 147 Rand St

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Family Fun

Black Belt Leadership Academy 1716 Westover Drive Sanford, NC 27330 919-777-6913 Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Carolina 1414 Bragg Street Sanford, NC 27330 919-776-3525 Brick City Martial Arts 221 Chatham Street Sanford, NC 27330 919-776-5425 Cheer Extreme 3492 Cameron Drive Sanford, NC 27330 919-777-7190 Circle M City 74 Cowboy Lane Sanford, NC 27330 919-776-1863 Dancers Workshop 1221 N Horner Blvd # B, Sanford, NC 27330 919-774-6288 Deep River Sporting Clays 284 Cletus Hall Road Sanford, NC 27330 919-774-7080


Elks Club 910 Carthage Street Sanford NC 27330 919-776-3660 Girl Scouts 507 North Steele Street Sanford, NC 27330 919-774-6519 Gymnastics & Cheer LLC 2731 Lee Avenue Sanford, NC 27332 919-776-1496 Ingram Family YMCA 1907 K M Wicker Drive Sanford, NC 27330 919-774-4532 Kendale Bowling 139 Rand Street Sanford NC 27330 919-776-0729 Kendale Family Bingo 2857 Lee Ave Sanford, NC 27330 919-774-9528 Kelly’s School of Dance 114 N Steele St Sanford, NC 27330 919-774-6917

Lee County Parks & Recreation 2303 Tramway Road Sanford, NC 27330 919-775-2107 Music School 109 Wicker Street Sanford, NC 27330 919-774-6996 Parks San Lee Park Raven Rock Kiwanis Park Sanford Area Soccer League 919-708-6886 Sanford School of Classical Ballet 138 South Steele Street Sanford, NC 27330 919-775-1423 Scott’s Outback Driving Range 2204 Hickory House Rd Sanford, NC 27330 919-776-4600 Special Olympics 800-843-6276

Agriculture Our community’s history in agriculture is as rich as the soil it is planted in. Dig in and indulge all of your senses. Barry’s Strawberry Farm 4193 Cox Mill Road Sanford NC 27332 919-258-3606

Douglas Strawberry Patch 4162 Hwy 87 Sanford NC 27330 919-353-2399

Logan’s Greenhouse 110 Logan Farm Lane Sanford NC 27330 919-776-1898

Big Bloomers Flower Farm 275 Pressly Foushee Road Sanford NC 27330 919-776-6597

Gary Thomas Farms 443 Thomas Road Sanford NC 27330 919-258-3262

McNeill Farms 5948 Lemon Springs Road Sanford NC 27332 919-774-1085

Griffin’s Evergreens 250 Avents Ferry Road Sanford NC 27330

The Christmas Tree Patch 1747 Henley Road Sanford, NC 27330 919-770-0124

Blueberry Hill U-Pick 1921 Steel Bridge Road Sanford NC 27330 919-498-4282 Broken Plow Farm 1851 Avents Ferry Road Sanford NC 27330 919-770-6223 Dale’s Greenhouse 2814 Old Jefferson Davis Hwy Sanford NC 27332 919-776-9013

Gross Farms 1606 Pickett Road Sanford NC 27332 919-498-6727 Harrington & Sons Farms 1412 San Lee Drive Sanford NC 27330 919-776-2353 JJ’s Place 39 Old Wagon Lane & 675 Seminole Road

Watson’s Nursery 230 Wastons Nursery Lane Sanford NC 27330 919-776-3590 White Hill Farm 5030 S Plank Road Cameron NC 28326 919-783-8552

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Restaurants & Lodging

Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken 813 S. Horner Blvd Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 777-0226 Aye! Toro 3064 S. Horner Blvd Sanford, NC 27332 (919) 777-0280 Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant 1385 N. Horner Blvd Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 708-6911 Bojangles 149 Market Place Dr. & 733 S. Horner Blvd Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 776-5168 (919) 776-7613 Brannon Schlitz BBQ 147 Rand St Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 292-2711 Buffalo Wild Wings 3098 S. Horner Blvd. Sanford, NC 27331 (919) 718-6846


Cafe 121 121 Chatham St. Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 774-1888

Fairview Dairy Bar 109 Carbonton Rd. B Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 775-5721

Chick-fil-A of Sanford 3224 NC Hwy 87 South Sanford, NC 27332 (919) 777-0707

Fresh Choice Cafe, Inc. 805 Wicker St. Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 775-6008

Cracker Barrel 3212 Hwy 87 South Sanford, NC 27331 (919) 718-0033

Golden Corral 2618 S. Horner Blvd Sanford, NC 27332 (919) 775-3295

Davison’s Steaks 1724 Westover Dr. Sanford, NC 27331 (919) 718-1103

Kathy’s Java Express 120 S. Moore St. Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 777-5282

Dunkin’ Donuts 3108 S. Horner Blvd Sanford, NC 27330 (910) 295-4900

Marco’s Pizza 3058 S. Horner Blvd Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 777-0350

Elizabeth’s Pizza 1009 Spring Ln Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 774-6539

Mrs. Lacy’s Magnolia House 405 Carthage St. Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 777-6787

Quick Bites 1907 Bragg Blvd Sanford, NC 27331 (919) 292-1690

Smoke and Barrel 120 S. Steele St. Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 292-1374

Tramway Diner 2278 Jefferson Davis Hwy Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 775-5770

San Felipe

The Flame Steakhouse 109 Carbonton Rd. A Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 776-7111

Yarborough’s Ice Cream 132 McIver St. Sanford, NC 27330

The Old Place Catering & Events 491 Elmer Moore Road Bear Creek, NC 27207 (919) 837-5131

Zaxby’s 3220 Hwy 87 South Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 776-6266

Econo Lodge (Quality Inn) 1403 N. Horner Blvd Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 774-6411

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 2110 Dalrymple St. Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 776-6600

Hampton Inn 1904 S. Horner Blvd Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 775-2000

Study Hall Airbnb 506 N. Steele St. Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 478-6999

Mexican Restaurant 1706 S. Horner Blvd & 2234 Jefferson Davis Hwy Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 777-2741 (919) 718-0086 Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q 2640 S. Horner Blvd. Sanford, NC 27331 (919) 777-0202

(919) 776-6266

Lodging Comfort Suites 1891 Bragg St. Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 842-5600 Days Inn 1217 N. Horner Blvd Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 776-3150 Dogwood Alley Airbnb 320 N. Vance St. Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 478-6999

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Residential S TA Y A L I F E T I M E

Whether you’re looking for your dream home, interested in relocating or investing money into rental property, Sanford-Lee County has a housing market with a broad range of style and prices. Our responsive real estate community is ready to help. An investment in Sanford-Lee County housing is one that’s solid now, and strategic for the future, with value supported by critical factors.

8 Great Reasons You Should Purchase a Home in Lee County, NC • • • • • • • •

NC Low Property Taxes All of Lee County is Eligible for 100% Financing Employment Opportunities Culture and Recreation Proximity to Fort Bragg Places to Eat and Lots of Outdoor Activities Retirement Living Great Mortgage Options to Fit Lee County



One necessary step to relocating is getting all of the correct utilities set up. We want to make sure this process is as painless as possible. Therefore, we have listed all of the different contacts that you should need to make your reloation to Sanford as easy as possible when it comes to utilities. If there is one that you have a need for that is not on our list, feel free to give us a call. Electricity Duke Energy 1-800-452-2777 Central Electric Membership Corp. (919)-774-4900 Water and Sewage City of Sanford (919) 777-1118

Telephone, Internet and Cable Randolph Telephone Telecommunications, Inc. 919-897-2377 Spectrum 1-833-694-9256 Windstream Communications (704) 849-5304

Natural Gas Dominion Energy 1-877-776-2427

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115 Chatham St • Sanford, NC • 27330 919.775.7341

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Relocation Packet 2019  

Relocation Packet 2019