Lee County is a place where traditional values are embraced. An easy drive from the Raleigh, Fayetteville, Southern Pines, and Chapel Hill areas, Lee County is an all-American community, dedicated to faith, family and country. New faces and new ideas are welcome. Here, new residents become friends in neighborhoods that include modest cottages on quiet, tree-lined streets; reasonably-priced homes with architectural grace in our historic district; and classy, high-end waterfront properties in gated communities. In Sanford, our small city center, restaurants reflect our ethnicity, offering everything from health-conscious chic to Latino, Caribbean, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Tex-Mex, basic Southern and finger-licking soul. Schools are a priority with a newly opened high school and new middle school under construction. Some parents and students may prefer one of the two K-12 low-enrollment private schools.
Jobs are available in our thriving businesses and industries. The local community college offers programs for those seeking associate degrees, or simply to enhance their lives through continuing education. Ideally situated within a short drive to metropolitan business, technical and medical areas like Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, and Greensboro, Lee County is also equi-distance to beaches and mountains. Enjoy boating, swimming and camping at a local lake. Recreation opportunities abound and the region is a golfer's paradise. Sanford believes in entertainment. There is a refurbished, vintage theater featuring top-quality guild actors; weekly free concerts (jazz, bluegrass, beach music, classical) in our town square park; an annual statewide high school battle of the bands; a community orchestra and chorus that welcome new members; and the largest annual pottery festival in the Southeast.
Visit our websites, but you're invited to come in person and discover the America we love in Lee County, North Carolina.
Sanford Chamber of Commerce
City of Sanford
Town of Broadway
Lee County Economic Development
Lee County Schools
Central Carolina Community College
Central Carolina Hospital
View Lee County Activity Map (3.9 MB PDF)
Special Thanks to Jan Rider and Central Carolina Community College for production of DVD.
Establishment of Lee County
Endor Iron Furnace
Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society
Ole Gilliam Mill Park
Railroad House Historical (Museum) Association
National Register of Historic Places - Lee County
National Register of Historic Disctricts - Lee County