Sanford & Lee County

Sanford & Lee County


The area offers retirement living at its best, preserving the beauty and charm of its days as a small Southern railway town, and blending it with a thoroughly modern and diverse economic base and a friendly, progressive populace.

Whether you want safe, quiet neighborhoods or the hustle-and-bustle of a city, Sanford/Lee County will exceed your expectations. The area boasts an active, energized downtown with custom boutiques and cafes, as well as plenty of community events and festivals to keep you busy.

But it’s easy to find peace and quiet, too. From day spas and golf courses to winding country roads, you’re never more than 10 minutes away from relaxation. You can have breakfast with friends in downtown, hit the links, and then go for a swim without ever leaving the county.

The Sanford/Lee County area is also ideally situated in the state. In less than an hour, you can be at any of the four world-class medical centers in central North Carolina. There are also two international airports less than an hour away, as well as premier shopping, arts, entertainment and dining destinations.

Sanford/Lee County isn’t just for retirees – your entire family will enjoy the area. There are well-maintained parks outfitted with the newest play features, award-winning schools with innovative curricula, and seasonal community activities that give everyone the chance to know their neighbors.

Indulge your interests with a plethora of community college courses, or jumpstart a new business under the free guidance of the Small Business Center. Participate in one of many active civic groups, or spend your time volunteering. There’s something for everyone in Sanford/Lee County.

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Latitude: 35° 28' 45.4326" / Longitude: -79° 10' 39.381"

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