Sanford : North carolina

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What it's Like to Retire in Sanford

Sanford is a rapidly growing town of 29,000 in the sand hills of central North Carolina.  The town is located in the central part of the State.  Photo courtesy of Wikipedia and Bigbird78.

Where to Retire in Sanford and Home Prices

You can live in town or in Carolina Trace, a very large active community in Sanford (see link at right for Sanford Active Communities). reported median sales price to be just under $180,000 in late 2013.


What is special about Sanford

It is a very quiet part of the state and is growing rapidly. Active adult communities are available in the region, including in the area closer to Pinehurst (less than 30 miles).

What is not special about Sanford

Sanford is far away from good sized towns in the center of NC. There doesn't appear to be much happening in this town.

Who will like retirement in Sanford

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The crime rate in Sanford is lower than the national average.


Medical facilities

Central Carolina Hospital serves the area.


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Valuable Links

Sanford Chamber of Commerce

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Facts about SANFORD
  • State: NC
  • Environment: Urban,Rural,College Town,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: jb

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