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History

Southern Pines, North Carolina was founded around 1820 as a stopover point on the only north and south railroad on the eastern seaboard. Currently rated as the #1 MSA in North Carolina, this charming mid-south town has evolved into not only a resort community with horses and golf as the main attractions, but is an area with a strong family environment at its core. Southern Pines, with just over 16,000 residents, is a unique community that exemplifies small, hometown southern living, but it’s far from a sleepy rural town. Southern Pines is alive with activity—from community-organized festivals, parades to nightlife that consists of great food and opportunities for live entertainment. Combining rich history with a modern flair Southern Pines is a one-of-a-kind place to live.

Explore

There is so much to see and do in the Southern Pines area. Head east through Sandhills Hunt Country to see for yourself why the elite of the horse world call this home. The Walthour-Moss Foundation preserves 4,000 acres of spectacular longleaf pine ecosystem surrounding our local horse farms. Don’t miss the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Zelda Fitzgerald at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, home of The North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. The Carolina Horse Park is an equestrian “field of dreams. This 250-acre nationally recognized premiere equine competition venue was founded in 1998. Today, CHP is the only equestrian facility in the mid-Atlantic region with multi-disciplined capabilities suitable for championship level competitions. The heart of Southern Pines, NC is the downtown shopping district known for its many vibrant shops, restaurants, and entertainment.

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Stay and Play

Welcoming guests since 1895, the Pinehurst Resort is a classic and timeless place to stay or play a round of legendary golf. This majestic century-old hotel with its signature copper cupola and sweeping verandas makes you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to an era when elegance defined grand hotels and resorts. Since 1898, Pinehurst has hosted more championships than any other club in the country and will be the site of the 2024 U.S. Open Championship.