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Old 05-02-2006, 04:51 PM
 
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anyone know anything? schools, housing, taxes, etc....
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Old 05-03-2006, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Salisbury moved from Long Island, NY
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You could try here: http://www.sanfordnc.net/

I couldn't find much more on the net. I have been there once before, it was a nice small town. There wasn't too much new development
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Old 07-29-2017, 05:34 AM
 
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Behaven elementary school in harnett county
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Old 07-29-2017, 06:18 AM
 
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what do you want to know exactly its just small town NC living

there are schools houses and taxes

tell us what drew you there and particulars you are looking for. If you're rural minded you may like it. If you're urban/suburban amenities you may not

walmart yes target no
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Old 07-29-2017, 06:59 AM
 
Location: NC High Country
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Folks, this thread was posted 11 years ago!
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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The thread may be over a decade old, but IIRC C-D encourages contributing to old threads. Does that apply to 10+ years? Who knows lol. Here my contribution.

Sanford is okay. I talked mad junk about it about 4 years ago when I was in my "I hate Fayetteville and everything close to or associated with Fayetteville" stage...wguch still hasn't gone away btw.

Sanford is okay. A small town of about 30k in central NC 45 mins from Raleigh and Fayetteville. A few chain restaurants (Applebees, Ruby Tuesday, Cracker Barrel, Golden Corral, etc) with a few good local joints (Brass Kettle, Hawkins Pizza, downtown steakhouses) and the big box stores you will need (walmart, Lowe's, big lots, Ross). No Home Depot, no Best Buy, no Target, no Dennys IHOP Panera. Safe, extremely affordable if you're fine with having nothing to do.

I lived there for 4 months recently abd looked for jobs there just because of the affordability. Nothing outaude manufacturing/factory and mechanic and mcjob walmart type stuff.

I wouldn't really recommend.
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Old 08-01-2017, 06:17 AM
 
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It seems like the best thing about Sanford is its location. You can get to Greensboro, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Southern Pines, all within a ~45 minute (or less) drive. If you had a (tech) job which was mostly working remotely and wanted a low COL, Sanford would seem great for that.
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Old 11-08-2017, 09:25 AM
 
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It seems like the best thing about Sanford is its location. You can get to Greensboro, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Southern Pines, all within a ~45 minute (or less) drive. If you had a (tech) job which was mostly working remotely and wanted a low COL, Sanford would seem great for that.
This ^. I lived in Fayetteville for 11+ years and now live in Sanford, and I would have a hard time wanting to move back to Fayetteville because of the convienience of being able to drive to any one of these cities quickly. Also, there is no traffic in Sanford to speak of compared to the bigger cities. I don't know if you're anything like me, but I don't need to go to Best Buy or other places that aren't here every day; that being said, Best Buy is only a less than 30 minute drive from my place anyway. There isn't a lot to do in Sanford itself it seems, though take my opinion on this with a grain of salt because I haven't had too much of a chance to get out there and see yet. There is a Lowe's, Wal-Mart, and the chain restaurants someone else mentioned. I work in Manufacturing here, and it pays pretty good. For what it's worth, I'm having an easier time than some of my friends in Fayetteville, because Fayetteville is pretty much a retail dominant sector, which doesn't pay that well.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:33 AM
 
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I'd just add that 15-501-1 and 87 in Sanford are two of the best--maybe the best--non-interstate highways we have in North Carolina, with well-marked and well-designed exits and great driving conditions. They're pretty scenic too, with curves and hills that keep your attention without being too challenging to test your abilities as a driver. Coming from Durham, I often prefer using these roads as an alternative to boring I-40 and I-95 when heading to Myrtle Beach or the like. And it's also a good place to stop to shop, get gas and eat as others have mentioned too.
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:39 PM
 
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Folks, this thread was posted 11 years ago!
I love when no one looks at the date. Their kids are probably out of college by now!
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