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What You’ll Love About Sanford

The Amenities

Shopping, dining, libraries, parks, trails... Sanford has a little bit of everything just within its town limits.

The Employment

Sanford is home to several top companies and has a very low unemployment rate of just 5.3%.

The Weather

Sunny summer days, mild winters, and early springs are just three more reasons to love Sanford!

Sanford Homes for Sale

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Come Explore Life in Sanford

Quiet and peaceful, Sanford is a quintessential small town. Neighbors here are friendly and proud of the community they live in. Though small, Sanford has a lot to offer in terms of local business, outdoor recreation, and community programs. If you've been searching for the perfect peaceful small town, with plenty of fun to be had outdoors and a vibrant local economy, look no further than Sanford. 

Spotlights of Sanford

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Parks & Rec

Sanford is home to a number of well-maintained parks that promote fitness and outdoor recreation. Head over to San Lee Park to spend the afternoon hiking, biking, paddle-boating, or simply observing nature with friends and family.

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Tobacco Road Golf Club

Known for its challenging and one-of-a-kind holes, Tobacco Road Golf Club features 18 signature holes built into the tall Pines of Sanford. If you're looking for a challenge, and really want to improve your golf swing with friends or family, head over to the Tobacco Road Golf Club.



Unemployment throughout Sanford is generally low at about 5.3%. A number of major employers and big companies are just minutes away in neighboring Chatham and Wake Counties.



Public schools in Sanford are served by Lee County Public Schools, which is known for their in-depth curriculums and highly skilled teachers. A number of public elementary, middle, and high schools are situated throughout the area, and private schools are also available for additional education opportunities. 

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Local Culture and Entertainment

There's no shortage of fun to be had in Sanford! Head on over to the Temple Theatre to catch a live show or musical performance. The Sanford Antique Mall is a great place to pick up novelty gifts and truly interesting finds. 

local attractions and events

Community Events

From holiday celebrations to athletic leagues and community programs, the City of Sanford regularly hosts a number of different events designed to promote inclusivity and foster a proud community spirit.

Sanford Attractions

Sanfordat a Glance

quick facts

Quick Facts

Population (2013): 29,128
County: Lee
Mean Home Price (2013): $135,200


Travel & Commute

Raleigh: 45 min
Durham: 50 min
Research Triangle Park: 40 minutes
Airport: Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Major Highways: Highway 421, Highway 1

Sanford Real Estate

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