Formerly a southern railway town, Sanford retains the charm of its past. Today the town is known for its amazing golf courses, friendly atmosphere, and unique dining. The historic downtown contains many small shops and family-owned restaurants and bistros. With its quiet, rural atmosphere, Sanford is a great location a short drive from the larger cities of Fayetteville, Raleigh, and Durham.
Often referred to as the “Brick Capital of the USA,” Sanford is an important provider of building materials. Lee Brick & Tile and General Shale call Sanford home. Other major employers include Tyson Foods, Wyeth Vaccines, and 3M.
Sanford’s outdoor activities include the greenway walking trail, several parks, and green spaces. The Sanford Municipal Golf Course is a challenging 18-hole course designed in 1934 by Donald Ross. It features a club house, pro shop, putting green, and a practice bunker.
The famous Temple Theater is located in downtown Sanford. This 81-year-old theater features nine shows a year. Other attractions in downtown include Depot Park, a gorgeous urban park with a bandstand and a splash fountain. Go antiquing — there are several unique stores to choose from. Or enjoy one of the downtown cafes. With so many options, you can’t go wrong with an apartment in Sanford.