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Old 03-05-2007, 08:45 PM
 
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We are planning to move to North Carolina in Spring, but we still cannot decide if to look for a house in Southern Pines or Pinehurst.
We have middle school children.
I just would like to know if the school are good, and which one is more appropriate for a lifestyle with kids.
Thanks a lot.
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:15 AM
 
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My husband is from Carthage (between Southern Pines and Pinehurst). Judging from what I've seen while visiting his parents there I'd say Southern Pines is more family oriented. Pinehurst is more of a retirement, golf community for the wealthy. If you'd like a referral to a good realtor send me a pm with your name and contact info. I'll have someone get in touch with you. Good luck with your move.
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:08 PM
 
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We are planning to move to North Carolina in Spring, but we still cannot decide if to look for a house in Southern Pines or Pinehurst.
We have middle school children.
I just would like to know if the school are good, and which one is more appropriate for a lifestyle with kids.
Thanks a lot.
Southern Pines and Pinehurst have both experienced considerable growth in the past few years with younger families moving into both areas. This also holds true for Whispering Pines, which neighbors So.Pines. Pinehurst is the wealthiest town of the three, but all have nice areas. We also know several younger families that live in Seven Lakes, which is a large lake development that has tons of activities for kids. It's located about 5 miles or so northwest of Pinehurst.
As far as schools, the Farm Life District, which includes the New Century Middle School is well regarded. We've heard only good things about the middle school and Union Pines High School in that district, and have friends with kids in those schools. A portion of Southern Pines (close to Airport Road) and Whispering Pines are in that district. The rest of So.Pines and Pinehurst are in a different school district which includes So. Middle and PineCrest High School. These don't seem to get talked up as much as the former schools mentioned, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are "bad".
The O'Neal School in So. Pines, is another option. It's private K-12, and has a very good reputation.
Southern Pines has excellent soccer fields and a new indoor soccer/sports facility. All in all a great area with plenty to offer.
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