Southern Pines, along with its neighbors Pinehurst and Aberdeen, is renowned as the “Home of the US Open” and the “Home of American Golf” in North Carolina’s famed Sandhills region. Iconic major championship sites dot the landscape, with legends and stories abounding about the game’s best players gracing our area’s courses for years.
About Southern Pines
Indeed, life under the shadow of the world-famous Pinehurst Resort is steeped in golfing tradition, but Southern Pines is also a fantastic spot for nature, history, and architectural fans, as well as foodies and art lovers.
Senior-Friendly Recreational Parks in Southern Pines
The town’s many parks, notably the famed Reservoir Park with its 18-hole disc golf course and a 95-acre lake, allow outdoor lovers to experience the natural beauty of the Sandhills. Campbell House Park, with its gorgeous green spaces and unique amenities like a gaga ball pit and a golf practice area, is another community favorite.
Elizabeth High Rounds Park and Sandhurst Park are two smaller neighborhood parks with facilities such as playgrounds and picnic spots. The 50-acre off-leash Martin Dog Park provides a safe haven for Southern Pines’ four-legged residents.
Over 11 miles of paths connect several of the parks to adjacent homes via the town’s large greenway system. The public will have access to another 157 acres of protected land on Pee Dee Road thanks to the Town’s recent acquisition of the Whitehall plot.
Popular Senior-Friendly Arts & Entertainment in Southern Pines
In 1941, author James Boyd purchased and named his estate Weymouth, and soon after opened it to the public as a natural park for all to enjoy. This cultural center’s 26-acre estate, which includes a longleaf pine forest and gardens, is now dedicated to preservation. The Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities is also a writer’s residency and hosts recitals and concerts every day.
The Creation Museum in Southern Pines offers a unique experience, allowing visitors to roam among a collection of stuffed animals and construction equipment while learning about the area’s rich history. There’s also a Christian bookstore, a Taxidermy Hall of Fame, and an Antique Tool Museum. The fudge and gift shop on the second level, while not everyone’s cup of tea, can be a treat for both young and not-so-young visitors.
Recommended Dining and Shopping Outlets for Seniors in Southern Pines
Broad Street has an innate charm to it. Locals and visitors alike flock to the downtown Southern Pines shopping and dining district.
Customers can also visit the Lavender Hogwild workshop at 314 S. Pine Street in Aberdeen on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In downtown Southern Pines, the Lavender shop is located at 135 NE Broad Street.
Why Choose TerraBella Southern Pines’s Retirement Community?
Our historic downtown area is known for locally-owned shops and restaurants, and our many parks and quaint, tree-lined streets impart a small-town atmosphere craved by millions but enjoyed only by the fortunate few who call Southern Pines home.
To learn more about living in TerraBella Southern Pines, contact us today or schedule a tour to see what we have to offer.