Guide to Moving to Sanford, NC

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Young families, retirees, and professionals in industries like biotech and manufacturing are moving to Sanford, NC, for its wonderful schools and rich opportunities.

The team at Block & Associates has been helping new renters and homeowners find their next home in the Triangle area and surrounding suburbs for over two decades. We’re thrilled to see interest in the quiet, walkable city of Sanford soar in the last few years.

In this guide, we’ll take a look at why so many residents are drawn to Sanford so you can decide if moving there is the right decision for you.

Schools, City Growth & Crime

The highly praised public schools in Sanford are part of the Lee County School District and are one reason many families move here. There are also several private schools to choose from, and adults can find continuing education, certificate, and degree programs in town at Central Carolina Community College.

The quality of the school system and Sanford’s proximity to cities like Raleigh and Greensboro has helped make it one of the fastest-growing areas in the state.

The crime rate is currently higher than the national average, but the area is full of beautiful and comfortable homes to rent, and Block & Associates can help you find homes that fit your needs and budget.

Why Residents Love Sanford, NC

People love Sanford for its small-town feel and walkable areas. Residents continue to say that it’s a place where everyone knows each other, even as Sanford’s education and career opportunities expand with its population.

There’s always something to do outdoors. Adults can enjoy golf, tennis, and swimming at the Tobacco Road Golf Club or Carolina Trace Country Club. In addition to playgrounds and picnic areas, Sanford’s public parks offer walking, boating, and fishing.

Top Neighborhoods in Sanford

From larger estates to apartments, there are neighborhoods that fit every need in Sanford. Popular neighborhoods include:

  • Jonesboro Heights
  • Carbonton
  • Spout Springs
  • Cumnock
  • Barbecue
  • Swann
  • Blacknel
  • Lemon Springs
  • Cool Springs

Major Industries & Companies in Sanford, NC

Sanford is home to large clay brick manufacturing companies like Lee Brick and Tile, mining and construction equipment company Caterpillar, and biotech company Pfizer. But those aren’t the only employment opportunities available nearby.

Central Carolina Hospital employs healthcare providers and other professionals to provide quality care to Sanford and surrounding Lee County residents. Plus, with Raleigh and other large cities nearby, Sanford residents can commute to work for opportunities in other major industries.

Find Your New Sanford Home With Block & Associates

Whether you’re still browsing Sanford housing options or ready to move to the area right away, the Block & Associates team can help you find your new home.

Our knowledge of the area and over 25 years of experience guarantees a simple and stress-free rental process so you can adjust quickly and start enjoying your new home as soon as possible.

Search available rental homes now or contact us online to get started.

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