Uncover the Southern Charm of Sanford

Located just 40 minutes southwest of Raleigh in Lee County, Sanford is a growing city that's bursting with potential. Over the last two decades, this community has experienced an unprecedented 80% population boom. However, it still hasn't forgotten its roots as a cozy small-town with tons of Southern charm.

If you want a taste of what life is like in Sanford, try taking a stroll through downtown or attending one of the town's many year-round events. It won't take long for you to feel like a local—and we'd love to help you build your dream home in one of Sanford's spectacular new construction communities.

Spotlights of Sanford

Downtown Sanford

Sprawling for more than five blocks, Sanford's bustling downtown district represents the true heart of this community. Here, you'll uncover dozens of locally owned shops and eateries, as well as parks, theaters, museums, and so much more.

Depot Park

Though it may be small, Depot Park draws an average of 50,000 visitors per year. The park's brick bandstand is a popular spot for concerts and special events, but it also has an interactive splash fountain and plenty of benches, as well as an on-site museum dedicated to Sanford's railway history.

Sanford Events

There's never a shortage of exciting events in Sanford! If you're looking for something fun to do, downtown Sanford always has something happening! Sanford is also known for its elaborate 4th of July festivities and the spooky Boo & Brew Ghost Tour.

Sanford Attractions

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Shopping & dining

Sanford has an eclectic selection of local eateries and shops, but it's also home to plenty of larger retailers and chains, too. Both Riverbirch Shopping Center and Tramway Crossing feature all of your everyday conveniences, including Belk, CVS, and Food Lion. Looking for a bite to eat? You can't go wrong with the classic American cuisine from Tramway Diner or the Cajun-spiced delights from Bay Breeze Seafood.

Outdoor recreation

Whether you want to work on your swing, go on a hike, or just relax in nature, you'll find plenty of options for your next outdoor adventure in Sanford. San-Lee Park is one of the town's most popular green spaces, largely due to its stunning lake and walking trails. Kiwanis Family Park features everything from a gazebo to a playground that's great for kids. Sanford is also close to Raven Rock State Park and a variety of golf courses, including Carolina Trace Country Club.

Public schools

Buying a home in a good public school district doesn't just benefit your children—it can also help your home's value remain high over time. Luckily, Sanford's younger residents attend Lee County Schools, a smaller district that serves just over 10,000 students. Sanford has three high schools, three middle schools, and eight elementary schools. The town even has its own early college and various private institutions.

Build a New Home in Sanford

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