Although The Village of Pinehurst and The Town of Southern Pines are the more populous areas of Moore County, Whispering Pines, West End, Seven Lakes and Aberdeen are other areas that also entice homebuyers and visitors alike. Cameron, another hamlet, is known as the antique capital of the Sandhills while areas north of Pinehurst and Southern Pines (Seagrove and Robbins) are nationally renowned for their pottery and their clusters of pottery artisans.
Pinehurst is the Home of American Golf and offers more than 40 courses within a 15 mile radius. The village is home to the world-famous Pinehurst Resort and its Carolina Hotel and eight courses (including the famed Pinehurst #2.) Pinehurst hosted the PGA's US Open in 1999, 2005, and 2014. (Pine Needles in Southern Pines has hosted the Women's US Open in 1996, 2001, and 2007.)
Pinehurst and Southern Pines are centrally located in North Carolina -- about 75 miles south of Raleigh, the state's capital city, and 90 miles east of Charlotte, the nation's banking center. Both localities are a close drive from Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base. Pinehurst and Southern Pines are easily accessible via interstate highways and major airports in Raleigh and Charlotte. The area is also serviced by smaller airports in Fayetteville and in Southern Pines.