nestled in the rolling Sandhills
Region, holds a worldwide reputation for premier golfing
territory. Pinehurst was settled in 1895 by philanthropist James
Tuft, who was looking for an area to build a health resort where
northerners could escape the brutal winters. Pinehurst at first was
nothing but clear-cut rolling hills of sand. Tuft's resort grew and
flourished and he planted 222,000 trees throughout the region.
Today, Pinehurst is a lovely "village in the forest",
attracting many retirees to the area.
What started as a health resort soon became Golf Heaven. The Pinehurst
Resort still includes luxury spa facilities but its primary
focus today is golf. Legendary golfers such as Jack
Nicklaus and Payne
Stewart have enjoyed the elegant grounds of Pinehurst Resort.
Eight world-class golf courses as well as top-notch tennis courts
await sportsmen. Pinehurst Resort has hosted more championship
tournaments than any other golf course in America.
Pinehurst Resort was also the site of the 2005
The village of Pinehurst
is part of NC's
County, known as a 'sports and recreation sanctuary'. The
rolling sandy hills among towering stands of pine trees provide for
more than just golf enthusiasts. Moore County offers excellent
horseracing, a training home for Olympic bicycle teams,
tennis and NASCAR
racing at the North
Carolina Speedway in nearby Rockingham.
Close to six million people live within a 100-mile radius of Moore
County. The state capital of Raleigh
and the Research
Triangle Park are an hour's drive. The huge metropolitan areas
all lay within two hour's drive.
2000 recorded Moore County's population at nearly 75,000
residents. Pinehurst reported a population of 9,706 and is Moore
County's largest town. The 2000 Census showed that Pinehurst's
population doubled since 1990, and estimates show that it may double
again by 2020. The mild winter climate and year-round sports
activities draw people of all ages to the area. Careful city
planning by conscientious leaders are turning Pinehurst into an
elegant and gracious community. Man-made Lake Pinehurst shimmers
among forested woodland and provides fishing, swimming and boating
fun. Numerous parks
grace the village, many sports-oriented and others designed just to
Pinehurst Village sits amidst lovely antebellum and turn of the
century homes. The quaint downtown district offers wonderful shopping,
especially for the antique hunter. Modern boutiques and fine
dining establishments await visitors. Found throughout the
region are Revolutionary and Civil War sites, as well as numerous
notable museums that delight history buffs.
Pinehurst residents enjoy a strong economic foundation. The
median household income was almost $59,000 per year, while the
national average is close to $42,000. Over half of Pinehurst's
citizens earn a bachelor's degree or even higher education. The Sandhills
Community College awaits young students, while the proximity to
North Carolina's larger cities offers myriad choices for superior
North Carolina provides more than just golf. With a wonderfully
temperate climate, Southern charm and grace, Pinehurst is an
outstanding community, a "village in the forest".
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