Sanford, NC – Around The Research Triangle Best Places To Live In NC
Last week we learned about Best Place to relocate or retire Around The Research Triangle of Pittsboro, North Carolina.
Today, driving a little less than 18 miles southeast on Route 15, you run right into our next stop the Best Places to relocate or retire Around The Research Triangle in Piedmont North Carolina, known as the “Brick Capital of the USA."
Welcome to Sanford, NC, population 23,220.
And yes, you did read that correctly…
At one time Sanford, North Carolina produced roughly 10% of all the bricks used in the United States although now its known for its growing biotechnology industry and Wyeth Vaccines production facility courtesy of its proximity to the Research Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill)in Piedmont North Carolina.
Sanford is a long time member of the NC Main Street program (read more below) which means a classic downtown with some wonderful historic buildings. One of my historic buildings in Sanford is the Temple Theater which is home to the local community theater group.
A lot of work has gone in to bringing people downtown and fostering good strong community ties.
Sanford now offers a Greenway that goes out to Little Buffalo Creek (approx 10 miles) and to the weekly Farmers market. Additionally, the Greenway goes to all the community plays and the wonderful little diners and shops.
All I can say is Sanford, North Carolina has something for everyone and if you were wondering about real estate, the median home value in Sanford, NC is a little above $88,000.
I hope you enjoyed our look at Sanford, North Carolina and what makes it one of the Best Places to relocate or retire around the Research Triangle in North Carolina.
"N.C. Main Street
The N.C. Main Street Center works to stimulate economic development within the context of historic preservation, using a comprehensive approach to downtown revitalization developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and utilized by the National Trust Main Street Center to assist communities across the country.
In 1980, the National Trust created the National Trust Main Street Center to share lessons learned in a pilot program based on their downtown revitalization process: the Main Street Four Point Approach. For the next three years, the National Trust Main Street Center conducted a national demonstration in six states, including North Carolina, encouraging the creative use of business and government resources to support local revitalization initiatives.
Since completing the demonstration, the National Trust Main Street Center has seen the Main Street network grow to include 46 states and more than 1,400 active communities nationally. Having “graduated” from the demonstration program, North Carolina has continued to offer the Main Street program to cities and towns throughout the state and now provides direct assistance to 61 Main Street communities and indirect assistance to countless others.
To expand services to more North Carolina towns, a Small Town Main Street program was initiated in 2003. This program targets towns with populations of less than 7,500, which are unlikely to pursue North Carolina Main Street designation."
For more information about the NC Main Street Program visit http://www.nccommerce.com/cd/urban-development/main-street-program
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