• Population: 9706 in Pinehurst, 74,769 in Moor County
  • Cost of Living: Average
  • Rain: 51 inches
  • Snow: 6 inches
  • January High: 55 – January Low: 44
  • July High: 91 – July Low: 68

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Pinehurst, North Carolina Details

Pinehurst has more than 41 golf courses, all playable virtually year round in this mild climate, and a overabundance of golfing communities, gated and otherwise. Yet unlike faster growing golf neighbors such as Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, Pinehurst retains a true small-town atmosphere. The local newspaper is published only three times a week, and the airport has an honor system for it’s parking.

Pinehurst is in southern Moore County, about 68 miles or 92 minutes by car, southwest of Raleigh. With other towns in the area, including southern pines and Aberdeen, Pinehurst is part of the sand hills region of North Carolina. The sand hills take their name from the regions sandy soil, which results from a pre-historic seashore.

About 35 miles northwest of Pinehurst is Seagrove, renowned for its pottery. In Colonial times, potters from England were attracted to this area because of its deposits of fine potting clay. Now, nearly 95 pottery studios are scattered along U.S. Highway 220, and the North Carolina Pottery Center has exhibits of pottery from around the state.

At an elevation of around 500 feet, Pinehurst has some low rolling hilts, but the nearest mountains are three to four hours away in the western part of the state. Normally Pinehurst gets little snow, and it usually disappears by the next day, residents say.

Golf is undeniably big here, but if you like equestrian and dogs, you’ll also feel at home.. Each fall owners from the north and Midwest bring their jumpers, hunters, and dressage horses to the area to take advantage of the mild climate and soft sand footing.

Pinehurst is located in the sandhills region of south-central North Carolina, about 70 miles southwest of Raleigh.

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Sales Tax

6.5%. Prescription medicine, eyeglasses, some medical supplies and most services are exempt.

Income Tax

For married couples filing jointly, the rate is graduated from 6% of taxable income up to $21,250 to 8.25% (plus $14,537.50) on amounts over $200,000. For single filers, it is graduated from 6% of income up to $12,750 to 8.25% (plus $8,722.50) on amounts over $120,000.

Income Exemptions

Social Security and railroad retirement benefits are exempt. Up to $2,000 of distributions from private retirement benefits and IRAs (up to the amount reported in federal income taxes), or up to $4,000 of government pensions may be exempt. Total deductions may not exceed $4,000 per person.



Estate Tax

Applicable to taxable estates above $2 million.

Homestead Exemption

Homeowners age 65 and older or disabled, living in home and earning $19,700 or less year qualify for an exemption of 520.0 or 50% of the value of the h whichever is greater.


The area is home to dozen churches and synagogues representing most religions and denominations.


Over 10,000 students courses through the Division for Continuing Education at the two-year Community College, located on acre campus near Pinehurst two-hour drive are four top-rated al universities: Duke University Durham, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State Raleigh and Wake Forest Linty Winston-Salem.


Moore Regional Hospital is a 400 bed, acute care not for profit facility serving a 15 county region. With a medical staff of 190 physicians, a professional staff of more than 3700 and more than 750 volunteers, the hospital has a reputation for excellence in cardiology, cancer care and other specialties.