Quaint Pinehurst is home to several world-class golf courses.

The state of North Carolina has a lot to offer its residents with beautiful mountain ranges, expansive valleys, and thousands of miles of beautiful sandy beaches. The charming village of Pinehurst is one of the state’s many gems and is a golf lover’s dream known for having more than 40 top-rated golf courses that are all located within 15 miles.

Beyond the award-winning golf, there’s plenty to do in the area with a variety of restaurants, local boutiques, attractions and historic sites to explore. Other attractions in the area include Black Rock Winery, Carolina Horse Park, Airborne & Special Operations Museum, Carthage Museum, and the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. The area’s popular Pinehurst Resort is a highly sought-after destination that offers guests upscale amenities, an award-winning golf course, and tranquil spa that’s perfect for entertaining out-of-town guests.

Pinehurst’s year-round mild-climate is another big draw to the area. The town is also within a few hour’s drive of larger cities, including Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Durham, plus, all they have to offer.

The vibrant Pinehurst and Southern Pines areas have a number of 55+ communities to choose from that have a lot to offer homeowners.

Knollwood Village — Southern Pines

 Low $100s - Low $200s

Southern Pine’s Knollwood Village is an established community with quality resale homes available at affordable prices starting in the low-$100s. Originally built in 1959, the property boasts 240 condos and townhomes that vary in size and design. Condos range from studios to two bedroom units, while the townhomes are attached, single-story ranches with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and come with the option between either a carport or garage. The respected Knollwood homeowners’ association (HOA) makes life especially easy for residents by taking care of any home maintenance issues.  

Staying active in Knollwood Village is a breeze for residents with an outdoor pool, plus, wooded walking and biking trails spread throughout the property. The community also boasts Knollwood Fairways Golf Course a nine-hole course which features a 22-acre practice facility, driving range, and chipping area. Knollwood Fairway’s sister course, Midland Country Club, is also nearby with nine holes, a pro shop, 12,000 square-foot clubhouse, and on-site restaurant.

Pinehurst Trace — Pinehurst

 Low $100s - Low $300s

This 225-home, age-restricted community located in Pinehurst offers potential homebuyers single-family resale homes. Pinehurst Trace homes are all single-level and offer floor plans with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached one-car garage. They range in size from 1,300 square feet to over 2,400 square feet. The community’s HOA is a big draw for residents who want to enjoy low-maintenance living. Monthly fees cover things like mowing, landscaping, and exterior painting.

Pinehurst Trace’s expansive 7,000 square-foot clubhouse features an exercise room, game room, library, beauty parlor, and billiards. It’s also a gathering place for many of the community’s organized clubs and social events that include monthly potlucks, volunteering opportunities, and picnics. Outdoors amenities include an outdoor pool, tennis court, horseshoe pits, and shuffleboard.