Temple Theatre is a designated national landmark attracting more than 30,000 annually. Sanford Arts & Vine Festival showcases some of North Carolina’s finest potters, artisans, brewers and vineyards. Broadway Our Way is an annual celebration with local entertainment for the whole family. Golf is a year-round with courses like Pinehurst and Tobacco Road Golf Course providing attractive challenges. San-Lee Park and Biking Trail contains 177 acres in and around town with paddle boating and kayaking also popular. The Deep River and Jordan Lake feature additional water recreation as well as bald eagle watching. The Haw and Deep Rivers form the head of the Cape Fear River. These rivers as well as Jordan Lake and Harris Lake feature additional water recreation and camping. Devil’s Ridge Motocross hosts the North Carolina state championships.
The world-renowned Research Triangle, home to more than 2 million people as well as cutting-edge technology, major universities and research companies, is just up the road. Lee County’s manufacturing sector includes corporations such as Pfizer, Moen, Coty and Caterpillar.
Central Carolina Hospital features more than 100 medical professionals providing an expertise on a wide range of specialties. CCH is a 137-bed facility serving patients throughout Lee County and the surrounding region.
The new Chatham Park development promises to attract world-class businesses and employment opportunities.
Lee County Schools serves K-12 students with 12 different campuses. Central Carolina Community College operates a facility in Sanford, NC. CCCC is an accredited institution awarding degrees, diplomas and certifications in a variety of studies.
The majority of North Carolina has a humid subtropical climate with higher elevations experiencing a subtropical highland climate. Weather in Sanford is mild year-round with four seasons. Rainfall averages 46 inches each year and there are 215 sunny days annually.
The city of Sanford was named after railroad engineer C.O. Sanford, who was instrumental in the building of rail lines in the area. This region was critical in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars as the site of the House in the Horseshoe and Endor Iron Furnace. Historically, Sanford has been a chief producer of coal, brownstone and brick for distribution throughout the country.