County, North Carolina rests in the beautiful Sandhills
Region, characterized by hills and majestic pine forests
thriving in the local sandy soil. This sports and recreation mecca
offers spectacular golfing opportunities, horse racing, a training
home for Olympic
bicycle teams, tennis and NASCAR
racing at the North
Carolina Speedway in Rockingham.
The Census 2000 information reported nearly 75,000
residents throughout the eleven towns and villages in Moore County.
is Moore County's largest city, while Aberdeen,
with its 3,400
residents is the second largest. Robbins and Carthage
have nearly 2,000 residents each. Vass
each have less than 1,000 citizens. Moore County's centralized
location situates residents within an hour's drive of the capital
city of Raleigh
and the prestigious Research
Triangle Park. The bustling metropolis cities of Charlotte,
are an easy two-hour drive away, positioning Moore County within a
100-mile radius of nearly six million people.
Aberdeen is a delightful railroad town tucked away amidst golf
courses and a historic shopping district listed on the National
Register for Historic Places. The district specializes in
antiques, collectibles and extraordinary gift shops. The Aberdeen
and Pinehurst areas boast 43 of the nation's most popular golf
courses within a fifteen-mile radius.
is a popular destination for golf and tennis vacations, where
residents enjoy beautiful homes resting amidst the towering pines.
Home of the 2005
U.S. Open, Pinehurst proudly proclaims its role as host to more
championships than any other of the nation's golf courses. Visitors
also enjoy the captivating beauty of the Sandhills
Horticultural Gardens and the artistic ambiance of the local pottery
houses. Numerous fine hotels, bed
& breakfast inns and upscale dining opportunities are
available. Taylor town is a close-knit community that's founding
purpose was to provide housing for the employees of the Pinehurst
Carthage, Robbins and Vass are sleepy little towns where one can
enjoy the slower paced life without sacrificing the conveniences of
urban amenities. Carthage serves as the county seat and center of
commerce. Robbins is primarily a textile town, with a fascinating
pottery industry stemming from the local clay soil. Robbins is also
the hometown of Senator
John Edwards. Vass had its beginnings as a railroad town where
bricks and tar were the primary industry. Today, Vass continues to
thrive and residents take pride in their great sense of community.
Tourism and agriculture are the mainstays in Moore County's
thriving economy. To the west of Moore County are mountains that
provide significant protection from any potentially harsh weather.
As a result, the region experiences a milder, drier climate,
creating an ideal environment for successful growth of local crops
such as beans, corn, peaches, peppers, tomatoes and various summer
berries. The booming tourist industry also benefits from the mild
year round weather. The area's most popular tourist attraction is
Resorts and the surrounding golf courses
Moore County residents have access to an excellent public
school system and a small selection of private and parochial
Community College in Pinehurst provides students with
opportunities for higher learning and has off-campus locations to
better serve the community. Other fine facilities for higher
education are within a short distance of Moore County. These include
University of North
Carolina at Greensboro and the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
County, North Carolina is a well-rounded community for residents
and visitors alike. Known as a spectacular golf vacation spot and
for its antiques, horse farms and unique pottery creations, Moore
County has become a home-away-from-home for many repeat travelers.
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