Knollwood Drive, Southern Pines, North Carolina 28387
Established, Wooded All Ages Community of Knollwood Village in South Central North Carolina Has a Variety of Homes Styles, a Nine Hole Golf Course and a Comfortable Ambiance
Tucked in rolling hills and amid tall trees, Southern Pines is in south central North Carolina. Along with its neighbors Pinehurst and Aberdeen, it is a golf destination. In fact, eight of the top 20 golf courses in North Carolina are here. Southern Pines is also home to Knollwood Village, a golf community popular with baby boomers and retirees.
Built from 1959 to 2000, Knollwood has an established, comfortable feeling, with heavily wooded lots and quiet, shaded lanes. The 240 residences include condominiums, town homes and single family homes, all featuring single level living. The condos are in two story, red brick buildings with white front columns and range from 560 square feet to a little more than 1,000 square feet. Studios, one bedroom and two bedrooms units are available. The town homes and single family homes have brick and tan wood exteriors, an attached carport or garage and from 1,400 square feet to about 2,000 squre feet.
Prices start in the mid-to high-$100,000s. Please verify this price with a Realtor as it is bound to change. A $4,000 golf membership transfer fee is required at closing. Golf dues range from about $125 to $150 per month, and the HOA fee is approximately $80 per year.
Many properties sits along Knollwood Fairways, the community's nine-hole golf course, and have pretty views. Midland Country Club is two miles down the road and offers membership to Knollwood homeowners. It has a clubhouse, a swimming pool, a restaurant and its own nine hole golf course.
Southern Pines does not have a hospital but Moore Regional Hospital is in Pinehurst, about three miles away. It is not accredited but has been named as a Top 100 Hospital by Truven Health Analytics and as one of America's top 100 community hosptials by Becker's Hospital Review.
Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 30s and 40s. On average, the area receives 49 inches of rain and a dusting of snow each year.
Knollwood Village does not have a website of its own. Go to tinyurl.com/zylxj5n for listings.
Sir Walter Raleigh sent English colonists to North Carolina in 1585 and 1587 to settle Roanoke Island. Permanent settlements were established in 1653, and early conflicts included pirate raids, the Quaker-led Cary Rebellion and the Tuscarora Indian War.
North Carolina didn't see much fighting during the American Revolution, but many residents went out of state to fight. A lot of locals were pro-Union and anti-slavery, but the state joined the Confederacy during the Civil War.
The state is the nation's largest tobacco producer, furniture maker and brick and textile manufacturer. Papermaking, chemicals, and metalworking are important to the state economy, too. Most lithium and mica come from here.
Tourists spend more than $1 billion in North Carolina annually. Sporting options include skiing, golfing and fishing. Major attractions include the Great Smoky Mountains, Cape Hatteras, the Blue Ridge National Parkway, the Wright Brothers memorial, Carl Sandburg's home, and an Old Salem re-creation in Winston-Salem. North Carolina's climate is warm and tropical most of the time, but it can be subject to fierce storms part of the
Population - 10,146,788
Persons 65 years old and over - 16%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 28%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 9%
White persons, not Hispanic - 65%
Median household income - $46,848
Median home value - $154,500
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Newer Communities vs. Older Communities
Retirement communities come in a variety of shapes and sizes. These days new communities have a lot of bells and whistles, often including a large clubhouse with a state of the art fitness center, a resort-style swimming pool, an 18 hole championship golf course (or two or three), concierge services, transportation services, a rental program and much more. Something to keep in mind with newer communities is how the development will look when it is completely built out. And who will the residents be? Older communities often cannot match the amenities of newer ones, but they make up for that by having an established group of residents. You have a better idea what you are getting when you buy into an older development.
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