Sanford, NC - At the Center of it All
Located in the geographic center of North Carolina is the City of Sanford. A municipality of roughly 30,000 residents, its citizens enjoy its centralized location, which gives them access to big city amenities coupled with small-town charm.
Its quaint downtown, affordable cost of living and the presence of big-name companies like Pfizer prove that this city is more than just the former "Brick Capital of the USA," but now the "Gene Therapy Capital of the World."
Sanford’s economic development leadership, abounding outdoor activities, and arts and culture scene make it a place for families, young adults, professionals and retirees alike.
Sanford truly is at the center of it all.
New residential developments to nearly double Sanford's available housing inventory
With new developments in northern and southern Sanford recently announced, the city will soon be almost doubling its housing inventory, signaling that Sanford may be next up for a major population boom.
Local entrepreneurs promote specialty healthcare in Sanford
Theraplay and Sanford Pharmacy provide Sanford-area residents with specialty healthcare that other towns Sanford's size don't typically have access to. In doing so, the entrepreneurs behind both companies are addressing community needs that may otherwise have gone unaided.
Sanford 'STEAM' school builds on the old to create something new
The historic W.B. Wicker Elementary School in Sanford reopened its doors for the first time in decades. Through consultations with alumni, the school board has taken care to incorporate the old with the new -- both in the physical structure and in the innovative curriculum.
Sanford's historic Temple Theatre run by director with NYC Broadway ties
The Temple Theatre has been an institution in Sanford since 1925. Since reopening several decades ago, the Temple worked to find its footing in a new era. Now, under the direction of Broadway alum Peggy Taphorn, the theater is flourishing more than ever before.
A Sanford local's guide to spending an afternoon in the great outdoors
From San-Lee Park to the Deep River, every corner of Sanford is filled with recreational opportunities. For those looking to enjoy the sights and sounds and flora and fauna of the area, local outdoor enthusiasts offer a few suggestions.
Sanford's unique outdoor environment provides a platform for successful local entrepreneurship
With a central location near a handful of major lakes, parks and outdoor areas, Sanford's unique environment lends itself to the success of local entrepreneurs.
Affordable and accessible, Sanford a draw for young professionals
Whether it's for work or recreation, major metropolitan areas are just a short drive away since U.S. 1 and Highway 421 runs directly through Sanford.
Sanford revels in small-town charm close to metropolitan amenities
As more people flock to North Carolina, many are discovering the high quality of life isn't limited to just the major metropolitan areas.
Sanford's economic development plan was a 'Prelude to Progress'
Since 2013, Sanford has seen reinvestment in the downtown area through a robust bond project, making it a destination for all residents and visitors alike.
Pfizer to build a $500M gene-therapy facility in Sanford
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced plans for a state-of-the-art gene therapy manufacturing facility in Sanford as part of the company's ongoing investment in the area.
Family a top priority for Sanford leaders in developing city plan
Sanford's community and leaders have come together to ensure that their plan to reinvigorate the town includes families as a top priority.
Sanford boasts rich history of 'making' and manufacturing that continues today
Sanford's history will always be rooted in "making" and manufacturing, although it looks a bit different today than it did decades ago.