Broadway, North Carolina, referred to as “Mayberry Incarnate”, offers its Lee County residents an exclusively timeless atmosphere. Broadway lies just south of the county seat of Sanford, along the Lee County and Harnett County lines.
Broadway began in the late 1800’s and immediately took advantage of the abundance of pine trees by distilling turpentine. As Broadway prospered, farming became the leading industry and continues to play a significant role today. A diverse mix of small and medium sized locally owned and operated businesses make up the majority of Broadway’s steady economy. Broadway acts as a bedroom community to Sanford and the entire Triangle region, while taking great pride in its local business opportunities.
According to the 2000 Census, Lee County, NC has more than 49,000 residents with more than half of that total residing in Sanford. Broadway is the only other town in Lee County and has just over 1,000 residents. The remainder of Lee County citizens live on small farms situated throughout the countryside.
Broadway’s living accommodations range from modern style houses to regal historical homes. The historic homes stay in high demand with price tags varying anywhere from $50,000 to $135,000, depending on the current market. Newer homes typically sell from near $100,000 to $170,000 each. Farmhouses, townhomes and moderately priced single-family residences are also available.
Broadway offers residents one elementary school, two middle schools and a high school. Nearby, in Sanford, are two private parochial schools from which to choose. Also in Sanford is the main campus of Central Carolina Community College, where area residents can pursue degrees as well as partake of the interesting extra curricular course offerings. In addition, prospective students are within an hour’s drive of such fine facilities as Duke University, Fayetteville State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Broadway residents experience a superb quality of life, unparalleled in the region. Excellent healthcare includes two dentists, a psychologist and a primary care physician, with Central Carolina Hospital a mere 8 miles away. Residents have a number of civic groups to choose from and a variety of recreational activities, such as the opportunities that Optimist Ballpark has to offer. Quiet streets afford the ideal setting for biking, jogging, roller-blading and walking, while a ten-minute drive to Raven Rock Park affords a wealth of activities sure to please the outdoor enthusiast. Golfing at Pinehurst, San-Lee Park and Jordan Lake is also nearby.
Broadway, North Carolina is a friendly rural community that enjoys a slower paced way of life. Tranquility is in store for those who choose to make this picturesque town their home.