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What You’ll Love About Lee County

The Amenities

Gorgeous parks, a delicious variety of dining, and fun community events are why so many residents love Lee County.

The Employment

Lee County is home to several top companies and has a low unemployment rate of just 5.0%. It's also a quick drive from major employers in the state.

The Weather

North Carolina is known for its gorgeous weather, and Lee County does not disappoint with short winters and early springs.

Lee County Homes for Sale

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Come Explore Life in Lee County

For quiet residential life and a peaceful environment filled with ample opportunities for recreation, discover beautiful Lee County. Partially in the Piedmont, with its Southernmost communities residing in the sand hills, Lee County is a quintessential American place. Friendship is a key value of Lee County's townships, and it's easy to feel at home in the close-knit communities here. Neighborhoods are available in a variety of styles, with a wide range of different homes for sale. With its quaint, tranquil atmosphere and wonderfully diverse community, Lee County is an unbeatable North Carolina area.

Spotlights of Lee County

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Parks & Rec

Lee County Parks & Recreation offers a fun variety of recreational opportunities for residents. From aquatics, to athletic leagues, beautifully maintained park lands, and educational community courses, there's a little something for everyone throughout the county.

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Entertainment & Culture

Lee County is a community rich with history and fun things to do. Head over to the Temple Theatre to catch a play, concert, or musical performance. The Heart of Carolina Jazz Society puts on shows regularly, creating toe-tapping tunes for residents throughout the area.



Unemployment throughout Lee County is generally low at about 5.0%. Lee County's local economy is strong with thriving businesses and industries, and major companies throughout Chatham County and Wake County are just a drive away. 



Education is an important part of life in Lee County. Students residing within county limits may attend public schools in Lee County, which are well-known for their highly trained education professionals and wide range of extracurricular activities. There are also two low-enrollment private schools in the area.

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A Golfer's Paradise

Golf lovers will enjoy living in a community that has so many well-maintained golf courses. It's easy to practice your upswing on these verdant green courses and well-maintained facilities, just minutes away from many of the homes throughout Lee County. 

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Community Events

From events at the State Historic Site to the Sanford Arts and Vine Festival, there's something fun to do for residents of all ages in this part of North Carolina. Lee County maintains its reputation as a close-knit small town area by regularly hosting fun community events, holiday celebrations, and the largest pottery festival in the Southeast. 

Lee County Attractions

Lee County at a Glance

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Quick Facts

Population (2010): 57,866
Communities: Sanford, Broadway, Colon, Cumnock, Lemon Springs, Tramway
County: Lee
Mean Home Price (2013): $183,412


Travel & Commute

Raleigh: 1 hour
Durham: 50 min
Research Triangle Park: 45 minutes
Airport: Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Major Highways: US-1, US-15, US-421, NC-87

Lee County Real Estate

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