Aberdeen, North Carolina is an enchanting railroad town nestled among golf courses in the Southern Pines metro area. With its 3,400 residents, Aberdeen is the second largest city in Moore County, (Census 2000 data).
Moore County and its patchwork of communities are conveniently located within an hour’s drive of the capital city of Raleigh and within a two-hour’s drive of Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro and Winston-Salem. Its proximity to major metropolis cities provides Moore County residents and businesses access to nearly six million NC residents, all within a 100-miles radius.
While lumbering and turpentine were Aberdeen’s earliest industries, agriculture and tourism make up the current base of the local economy. Nearby mountains provide substantial protection from harsh weather, creating an idyllic climate for successful crops. Area agricultural crops include an array of berries, peaches, peppers and tomatoes. Aberdeen’s most popular tourist destinations include Aberdeen’s Historic Downtown and numerous golf resorts such as the nearby Pinehurst Resorts. Between the towns of Aberdeen and Pinehurst, there are 43 of the country’s most renowned golf courses.
Aberdeen’s Historic Downtown features delightful antique shops, collectibles and a wide array of gift shops. In addition to the Downtown district, Aberdeen has several other sites listed on the National Register for Historic Places, such as the Bethesda Church and Cemetery and Malcolm Blue Farm.
Residents and visitors enjoy the recreational opportunities that Aberdeen Lake has to offer. Features of the stocked lake include a playground, picnic areas, walking trails and lighted facilities for tennis and volleyball. Other area parks include the Carolina Horse Park at Five Points in nearby Hoke County. Several hundred acres of protected land encompass this equestrian park, found between Aberdeen and Raeford. The Horse Park hosts the traditional Stoneybrook Steeplechase race here each April.
Residents are privy to affordable real estate, low rates of crime and a refreshingly moderate climate. Temperatures average 45 degrees in winter, while summer temperatures average 77 degrees. Opportunities for education abound. Excellent public schools pave the way to the area’s top-notch higher learning facilities, such as the Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst. Other nearby facilities include Elon University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Aberdeen, North Carolina stakes its claim to some of America’s leading golf courses. Aberdeen’s hospitable residents take great pride in this vibrant community that rests in the midst of the delicate long leaf pines.