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Old 06-28-2015, 06:52 PM
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We may be relocating to Pinehurst for my husband's job. We currently live in South Charlotte in a very active, family filled neighborhood. I would love to hear input on Pinehurst Elementary, kid friendly neighborhoods (would love to fund one with a pool and swim team), and also a great preschool for my three year old. I know we are way past registration for next year, but I am hoping to find a church preschool that is play based. Finally, we have a wonderful YMCA system here and would like to find a similar style gym with loads of group exercise classes, childcare, and a pool. Thanks!
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:48 AM
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Look into the pool at the Moore County Hospital and Health System. Since Pinehurst is so much known for retirement, I am not surprised there are few people with kids participating in this forum.
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Old 06-29-2015, 04:45 PM
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Thanks. Will do. We have visited the resort frequently, but finding a young family population in the area is a concern of mine. I am hoping to find some input!
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Old 06-29-2015, 04:52 PM
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I know of a few young military families in Pinehurst, but more are in Southern Pines, which is a very charming town, with an active quaint downtown, full of shops and restaurants, and a farmer's market every weekend. I think they are very close together so you might look there too.
My son and GF live there, they don't have children, but I've noticed many young families pushing strollers and walking their dogs every weekend. It's quite festive.
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:19 PM
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Thanks! I do like Southern Pines, but the schools there do not seem to rate as highly as Pinehurst. With two elementary age children, schools are a top priority. Anyone on here have any input on Southern Pines schools vs Pinehurst?
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:52 AM
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My kids attend Westpine middle and Westpine elementary in Pinehurst and we have been very happy with both of them. They are some of the best schools in the more County school District. We moved here six months ago and have liked it very much. The neighborhoods with the most kids we have found are national, Pinehurst #6, Claredon Gardens, village acres, Pinewild which is getting more kids, seven Lakes, and probably some others that I forgot to mention. There's a new neighborhood which is possibly going to be built soon called Linden close off Linden Road which should have new homes and hopefully some young families moving in there. A lot of families I know are buying some of the older homes and fixing them up. Pinehurst is a great place to raise kids as it's very safe and there's a lot of activities for kids to do. If you join the Pinehurst club they have a brand-new pool which kids love :-) my kids are also in sports and there's plenty of that too. However we do do most of our shopping in Southern Pines.
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:03 PM
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Thanks for the reply! We have definitely narrowed our search to Pinehurst. We have narrowed our neighborhood search to several of the ones you mentioned. In fact, buying an older home with a PCC membership is what we are hoping to do.
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:11 PM
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Don't be fooled. There are a TON of young families in the area. And So. Pines, Seven Lakes, Pinehurst are all so close that you'll and your kids will have friends in all three towns. Lots of families in Pinehurst #6. Join the FirstHealth Center for Health & Fitness - Pinehurst. While they don't have a swim team, they do have lots of kids programming and it is a world class fitness center. Google Sandhills Sandsharks (hope I got that right) for a swim team. Pinehurst is a lovely little town. A little sleepy for my taste (left a few years back), but I did really enjoy my time there.
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