Welcome to
Sanford, N.C.

Where Opportunity Meets Convenience

Sanford, North Carolina

A Community Well-Centered

Sanford and Lee County are centrally located in the heart of North Carolina. Just minutes from I-540 and the globally renowned Research Triangle, with the world-class golf resorts and cultural amenities of Pinehurst a similar short drive to our south, Sanford, N.C. puts big-city amenities at your fingertips within a tight-knit and welcoming community.

Photo of a butterfly on a flower in Sanford, NC. Child hoola hoops at street fair. Credit: Cooperative Extension

Area Highlights

North Carolina's Sweet Spot

Located just 37 miles from Raleigh and 39 miles from Durham, Sanford is a center for economic innovation with a welcoming, small-town feel.

Sanford's Soul

Check out the local highlights that prove there's more in North Carolina's core.

Tools & Resources

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance provides the tools and resources needed to start, grow, expand, or relocate your business. Start here.

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Sites & Properties

Browse Sanford’s diverse and convenient sites, properties and industrial parks today.

Rows of freshly potted plants. Credit: Cooperative Extension

Key Industries

From agriculture to life sciences to advanced manufacturing, Sanford’s key industries are continuously growing and innovating.

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Business Resources

Discover everything you need to know to start and grow a business in Sanford and Lee County, N.C.