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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Pinehurst is a town in North Carolina with a population of 15,580. Pinehurst is in Moore County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Pinehurst offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Pinehurst there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many retirees live in Pinehurst and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Pinehurst are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$289,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,633
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    92.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    203.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    474.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    6.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    2%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    41%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Pinehurst

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,724
National
$55,322
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Pinehurst Reviews

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Pinehurst is a very friendly, family oriented community that offers a golf resort, plenty of different restaurants and kid friendly activities. There are a lot of different golf courses in the area and it is actually a bucket list destination to play golf. This is also near a military base so there are a lot of military families that live here. There are lots of kids activities such as races, festivals and a huge splash pad they can enjoy in the warmer months. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else, I absolutely love living here! The weather is pretty good year round and it's affordable.
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Pinehurst is a friendly, safe neighborhood with a rich golfing history. The Village of Pinehurst is home to some of the most famous golf courses in America, and downtown Pinehurst features iconic shops, cafes, restaurants, and entertainment events. Like most of the region, Pinehurst brims with pine trees, making the town decisively green. While the town itself does not offer many job opportunities (and I cannot say much for nightlife other than a few restaurants), you will find everything essential within a short drive.
I am a native of the Pinehurst area, and as such can vouch for some positive aspects (good schools, relatively safe, well-kept area, excellent fine dining). However, the town is in flux—population has grown significantly in recent years and the towns seem befuddled as to how to adequately accommodate such growth. There is a definite conflict of interests happening between wanting to keep to small retirement/resort town feel while also endlessly building big houses for families with young children to buy. Small improvements are being made here and there but they are slow to come to fruition. Currently there is much debate on how to manage the increased traffic on the small town scenic roads and the landmark traffic circle. I personally am most frustrated with the lack of diversity, healthy fast-food eating options, and non-sport related extra curricular activities for young children.