establishes a serene community in the heart of Moore
County. Located in the Southern
Pines metro area, Carthage residents have access to all the
urban conveniences a bustling metropolis city has to offer. Carthage
is home to 1,871
residents (Census 2000 information).
Carthage serves as the seat of Moore
County, where majestic pine forests and gently rolling hills
characterize this portion of the beautiful Sandhills
Region. Moore County, NC
boasts a sports and recreation paradise where choices include
opportunities, horseracing and playing tennis. In addition to
golf, Moore County is known for its unique pottery
houses and its equestrian events. The North Carolina Speedway in nearby Rockingham
also draws visitors to the area.
Carthage teems with a wealth of natural acreage suitable for
outdoor recreation. Scenic walking trails are a highlight of Lake
Luke Marion, while Heritage
Camping and Recreation center offers fishing facilities stocked
with bass, birm, catfish and crappie. Other local activities include
hunting at Moore County Gamelands and golfing at courses, such as
River Golf Club and the nearby Pinehurst
Area businesses have the distinct advantage of its proximity to
Triangle Park (RTP). RTP is among the country's largest and most
prestigious research parks and employs 45,000 with renowned tenants
such as Cisco
Systems and IBM.
The RTP works in concert with three nationally respected research
universities, providing a network of extensive research and
technology. The unique resources available through the RTP position
Carthage and all of Moore County in a highly favorable environment
for development. Agriculture and tourism lead local industries in
supporting Carthage's thriving economy.
Historic sites of interest include the Bryant
House and McLendon Cabin and the Carthage
Historical Museum. The Museum covers nearly 200 years of local
history, including a quaint buggy factory leftover from earlier
times when carriage making was a leading industry in Carthage. Each
year, Carthage residents gather together to celebrate their heritage
at the Buggy
Carthage offers its residents an affordable range of housing and
crime rates that fall below the national average. Carthage citizens
experience four distinct seasons and a delightfully moderate climate.
Temperatures average 45 degrees in winter and an inviting 77 degrees
in summer. Pleasing year round weather benefits the local tourist
industry as well as the residents. Additionally, Carthage boasts
schools for the primary and secondary levels and Sandhills
Community College is in nearby Pinehurst.
Several opportunities for higher learning are within a short driving
distance, just outside Moore
is an appealing rural community teeming with possibilities for
everyone. With its superior quality of life and its balance of
recreational and business opportunities, Carthage is an exemplary
environment in which to live and work.
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