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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Southern Pines is a town in North Carolina with a population of 13,426. Southern Pines is in Moore County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Southern Pines offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Southern Pines there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Southern Pines and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Southern Pines are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$283,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$824
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    140.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    28
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    63.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    434.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,702.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    31%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Southern Pines

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,511
National
$55,322
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Southern Pines Reviews

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Southern Pines is an adoring small town. I enjoy downtown Southern Pines the most, it is filled with family businesses, and mom and pop shops and the train station in the center of it all. The community comes together for parades or first Friday events. Naturally, the spring is when the parks are crowded with little ones, and cyclists share the roads.
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Southern Pines is a safe and friendly town. It is a close knit community with a variety of people including military families and retired citizens. A small town atmosphere with limited nightlife, but an abundance of daytime activity opportunities. Southern Pines is a great place to raise a family!
A nice town, but the small town atmosphere can be stifling. Everyone knows everyone, and the old families can be racist and prejudice against newcomers.