1 Mockingbird Way, Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374
Charming Pinehurst, North Carolina is Home to Pinehurst Trace, a Wooded, Established 55+ Community with Low Maintenance Brick Homes
Located in the lush Sandhills region of south central North Carolina, charming Pinehurst is designed to resemble an English village, and it is a well known golf destination. It is also the location of Pinehurst Trace, a 55+ community with construction that began in the mid-1980s and completed in 2007, although a few open home sites remain.
This community has 190 single story, single family homes that range in size from approximately 1,300 square feet to nearly 2,500 square feet. Nine floor plans are available, and each one has from two to three bedrooms and two baths. Every residence has an attached, one or two car garage and a nicely landscaped lawn (thanks to a full time grounds crew that also power washes homes on a rotating yearly basis). Exteriors are red brick with vinyl trim. Home sites are heavily wooded with tall pine trees, giving each homeowner a sense of privacy. Lanes wind quietly through the community.
Prices start in the low- to mid-$200,000s. Please verify this with a Realtor as prices may change.
The clubhouse has 7,000 square feet and is where residents gather to partake in social events that include potlucks, holiday parties, card games, coffees and more. A swimming pool, a beauty parlor, a barber shop, a library, an exercise center and a great room are here, too. A full time activity director (who is also the community manager) ensures that the event calendar is always full.
Outside of Pinehurst Trace, 18 lakes are a short drive away. The Pinehurst farmers' market happens on Saturday and Wednesday. Sandhills Community College has classes for all ages. The storied Pinehurst Resort has 8 beautifully manicured golf courses, and another 34 courses are within a short drive.
Pinehurst's Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a Primary Stroke Center.
This area has hot, humid summers with temperatures in 80s and 90s and mild winters with temperatures in 40s, 50s and 60s. On average, it receives 56 inches of rain per year.
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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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