The City of Sanford pairs an ideal location with an attractive suburban lifestyle. Located in the heart of Lee County only a short drive from the Triangle area, Pinehurst and Fort Bragg, Sanford is a growing community rich in culture and convenience.
The city’s thriving downtown boasts family-owned businesses and local restaurants, some established more than 30 years ago, and plays hosts to many special events. Residents delight in the opportunity to select from fresh local produce at the Sanford Farmers Market, enjoy an outdoor concert and picnic at Depot Park, take part in gallery art walks and wine tastings, and catch a show at The Temple Theatre historic performance center. Area antique stores have earned rave reviews from shoppers as some of the best around. Avid golfers appreciate a short drive to the world-renowned Tobacco Road Golf Club.
Recognized by Safewise as one the “50 Safest Cities in North Carolina,” Sanford has earned the good reputation of being a great place to start and raise a family and live out retirement. Locals enjoy access to numerous recreational assets including area parks and greenways, top-notch golf courses, and nearby Deep River and Jordan Lake State Park.
A well-centered city where people come first, Sanford is committed to creating a quality place to live, work and play. The historic city offers a vibrant, affordable landscape with plentiful amenities and a unique charm that draws people near and far.