Friday, July 17, 2015

Christmas in July

The Christmas Countdown has begun.  At the time of this posting it is just 160 days.  While it may be 90 degrees and summer here in the Sandhills it is the perfect time to get a start on your shopping and help local children!

Caring Hearts of Kids of Moore is having their Christmas in July sale at the National Guard Armory, 500 West Morganton Road in Southern Pines.  The event will be Saturday, July 25th between the hours of 10 and 4.

Admission is free.  Come and visit the 30+ local crafters and help a great cause!  Food and music will also round out the day.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Summer Classic Films

Towering Pines Real EstateYou may have noticed from previous blogs that I do enjoy The Sunrise Theater.  There is another group of classic films being featured on Thursday evenings during the summer.  While some have already passed the remaining films are:

  • July 16th         Sleepless in Seattle
  • July 23rd         From Russia with Love
  • July 30th         The African Queen
  • August 6th      Singing in the Rain
  • August 13th    Field of Dreams
  • August 20th    Nine to Five
  • August 27th    Dirty Dancing

All shows begin at 7:30.  Arrive a bit early to be sure to get your glass of wine, beer or soda along with your favorite movie snack!

You can find The Sunrise Theater at 250 NW Broad Street in the Historic District of Southern Pines.

The Sunrise Theater is just one more thing we love about living here.  Let Towering Pines Real Estate find you the perfect home to enjoy these fun events every day!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Tuesday Trivia at Sandhills Winery

Sandhills Winery in West End is one of our favorite places.  Leslie and Bob make everyone that comes through the door feel like family.

Join them for Tuesday Trivia at 6 p.m. on May 19th.  Teams are 3 to 5 people.  Put together a team or join one!  What could be better than wine, fun and friends?  

Find Sandhills Winery at 1057 Seven Lakes Drive in West End.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

6th Annual Festival of Beers

Isn't it interesting how the perfect cold beer and can make the best summer day even better!

The Moore County Chamber of Commerce is holding its Sixth Annual Festival of Beers on May 16th at the Southern Pines Elks Club.  Rain or shine this event will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   Tickets are now $30 for participants and $10 for Designated Driver. 

Come and enjoy some of the best brewers in North Carolina!  There are expected to be 20 breweries present including:  Southern Pines Brewery, Lagunitas, Gizmo, Bomb Shell Breweing, Brew Point, Red Oak, German Ghuistof, Shocktop, Goose Island, White Street and more.

Not a beer drinker but don’t to miss the fun?  Biltmore Winery will also be part of the festival!
Tickets are available at the Chamber or online at  .  The Elks Club is located at 280 Country Club Circle in Southern Pines.

All who attend the event must be 21 or older.  No children, no exceptions.

Monday, March 30, 2015

55+ Activities in Southern Pines

The April schedule is out for the Douglass Community Center at 1185 West Pennsylvania Avenue.

Chess Club meets Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Bring your chess set and enjoy the fun.

Don't forget the Fitness Room is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Available equipment includes exercise balls, stretch bands, free weights, weight machine, elliptical machine, stationary bikes and treadmills.  Cost is $10 for residents and $20 for non residents for a 6 month cycle.

The group will see Temple Theatre perform "Hairspray".  11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Travel will be to Sanford.  Cost is $26 for residents and $52 for non residents.  There is a minimum of 9 required and a maximum number of 14 for attendance.

For more information on 55+ activities at the Douglass Community Center be sure to call Emma Griffin at 910-692-7376.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Foray for Frogs at Weymouth Woods

North Carolina State Parks is celebrating the "Year of the Amphibian".

Weymouth Woods celebrates this Friday evening at 7 p.m. with a Foray for Frogs.

Be sure to wear closed toed shoes and bug spray, also bring a flash light for a hike down to the creek to listen for the call of toads and frogs.

This program is free and open to the public.  But please leave your four legged friends at home.

You will find this event at 1024 Fort Bragg Road in Southern Pines.

Easter Eggstravaganza

The Town of Aberdeen will be holding an Easter Eggstravaganza for children ages 9 and younger on Saturday, March 28th at the Aberdeen Lake Park.

The fun begins with face painting at 10:30 and the Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m.

The egg hunt will be broken into age categories of 3 and under, 4 - 6 years, and 7 - 9 years of age.  Each group will have their own area and all hunts will begin at the same time.

Be sure to keep your eyes open for the Easter Bunny who will also be joining you at the event.

For more information call 910-944-7275.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Stoneybrook Steeplechase 2015

We are so excited that the 64th running of the Stoneybrook Steeplechase is just weeks away.  This event marks the start of spring here in the Sandhills.

Saturday, April 4th is a day filled with friends and festivities! Gates open at 9:30 and there is a full race day schedule of fun.

If you are one of the "hat enthusiasts" you can register for the competition between 9:30 and 11. Judging is at 11:30.

10 a.m. opens the Vendor Village and Kid Zone and the kids can register for the Stick Horse Races which will begin at 11:30 as well.

Please know that you can purchase a general admission ticket online prior to the event for $25 or $30 at the gate.  There are also tailgating options available.  For those competitive and enthusiastic tailgaters you will be judged at 11:30 also!

Please note that after speaking with the horse park today children are no longer free and must purchase a ticket to attend the event.

The event takes place at the Carolina Horse Park at 2814 Montrose Road, in Raeford, North Carolina.

We look forward to hosting our 2nd Annual Towering Pines Real Estate event for agents, friends and clients!

A Special Thanks to Nancy Hudson of Shutterbug Graphix for this great picture from last years event!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Sandhills Community College Creative Living Classes

Do you love to learn?  Enjoy a learning atmosphere?  Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, North Carolina offers a great array of classes to keep you engaged.  Here is what is currently offered in their Creative Living Series for March and April.

Follow the Rhoades Scholar Lecture Series
Learn Finance
Enjoy the North Carolina Symphony Lecture Series
Attend the Parenting Workshops
Interested in Dance, Film & Music
How about Hobbies and Crafts
Would you like to learn a New Language
Learn to paint or draw in their Art series
Is Personal Enrichment your thing
Or possibly you have another Special Interest

Sandhills Community College is conveniently located at 3395 Airport Road in Pinehurst, North Carolina.  You can contact them at 910-692-6185.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Wine, Chocolate and Valentines in Pinehurst and Southern Pines, NC

Chocolate and Wine Lovers Unite this Saturday for the Chocolate Love Affair.  Wind your way through 18 different stops in the Village of Pinehurst to enjoy the decadent samples available.  Tickets are available online for $35.  The event is rain or shine an begins at 4 p.m.!

Triangle Wine also has an event on Saturday, February 7th.  From 2 to 5 p.m. they will be having a tasting of "Perfect Wines for Date Night."  On February 14th, Valentines Day, they also will have a tasting of "Wines to Pair with Chocolate" from 2 to 5 p.m..  Triangle Wine can be found in the Southern Pines Village Shopping Center across from Kohl's.

Valentine's evening you can bring your sweetheart to The Wine Cellar at 241A NE Broad Street in Southern Pines for music.  Enjoy trying some of their recommended romantic wines.

Enjoy your time while you are here and should one of these excite you to move to our area please give Allan and Terry of Towering Pines Real Estate a call at 910-528-2078.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Compare Moore County SAT Scores

Schools have a large impact on home purchases.  Quality of a school district is almost always on the top of the list of concerns for buyers.  Whether you have children in school or not being in the right district can give a home strong resale advantages.  The North Carolina SAT Report for 2014 has been released.

We are very proud of our teachers and their dedication to the students of Moore County Schools here in North Carolina.  For a full understanding of a school district be sure to research testing scores, excellence awards and teacher student ratios. is a great spot to start.

When you are ready to start your search please give Allan and Terry at Towering Pines Real Estate a call 910-528-1181.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

School's Out? Southern Pines has Great Things for the Kids to Do!

Southern Pines has your kids covered during the school year.  Unfortunately these events can fill up quickly and have a current wait list.  You can check the availability on the Southern Pines Camps page.

The available fun includes:

Year Round Day Camp for Kindergarten - 13 years.  Games, sports, arts and crafts, trips and activities make breaks from school one the kids will never forget.  There is a one time non refundable registration fee of $10 for residents and $20 for non residents.  There is also a $20 resident and $40 resident non refundable fee to hold your spot.

Crafty Kids Creation Camp  is available for ages 7 and above.  The next scheduled event is March 30th - April 3rd Bunnies, Chicks, Flowers and Homemade Goodies.  $80 for residents and $160 non residents.

Clay Camp for 5 year old through teens keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming spring catalog.

Full Day Activities for kindergarten through 12 year old currently has a waiting list.  The upcoming events are the Greensboro Science Center on January 26th, Defy Gravity on February 16th, Museum of Life and Science Trip on March 9th and Maple View Farm on April 13th.

Crafty Creations with Ms. Karen for ages 7 and above is held at the downtown train station.  January 26th will be Valentine's Day with fun to enchant you sweetheart.  February 16th is Friendship Bracelets, March 9th is 3D Art Canvas Painting and finishing up with the Spring Into Crafts event on April 13th.  These events are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are $25 for residents and $50 for non residents at the train station.  One time registration fee is required for each child of $10 for residents and $20 for non residents.  Be sure to bring your lunch and a drink!

You can view all Southern Pines Children's Camp 2014-2015 Events here!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Seven Lakes in Pinehurst NC Area | Homes for Sale | Market Report 2014

There are three lovely gated neighborhoods in West End, North Carolina called Seven Lakes.  This is a short 10 mile drive from Pinehurst, North Carolina giving you gated lake homes in the Pinehurst, North Carolina area.

Seven Lakes has convenient access with great amenities such as boating, sailing, swimming, in both the pool and lake, golf, tennis, basketball, play grounds, picnic areas, work out facilities and even equestrian facilities.

Homes for Sale in Seven Lakes North

Children who live in Seven Lakes Gated Communities attend West End Elementary, West Pine Middle, and Pinecrest High.  In reports from NCReportCard you will find that West End Elementary performs well above state percentiles, as does West Pine Middle.  Pinecrest High is also above state averages.  Of course you will also find a wide range of available private schools in the area as well.

Homes for Sale in Seven Lakes North Carolina

In the Seven Lakes South Community you have the Seven Lakes Country Club.  Joining the Seven Lakes Country Club is an exceptional value.  The golf course was designed by Peter Tufts III and rated 4 Stars by Golf Digest.  The course opened for play in 1976 and has been fine tuned several times.  Members also have use of the 6 Har-Tru tennis courts, the clubhouse and dining facilities.

There is also the Beacon Ridge Country Club in the Seven Lakes West Community.  This is an 18 hole course designed by Gene Hamm.  You will find 4 Har-Tru courts and a very lovely clubhouse.

Seven Lakes North Carolina

Homes in Seven Lakes include both townhomes and single family homes.  Home prices vary from $90,000 to over $1,000,000 depending on square footage, location and overall condition.  Many lakefront homes are available.  Feel free to Search for 7 Lakes Homes Here.  

For homes for sale in Seven Lakes the HOA fees are very affordable too.  When you come to view the homes in Seven Lakes be sure to check out all of the available amenities.

Towering Pines Real Estate

These picturesque gated golf communities in Seven Lakes are overflowing with amazing deals.  With reasonably priced homes and warm character, Seven Lakes in North Carolina is a great find for anyone who's looking to live in the Pinehurst, NC area.

Towering Pines Real Estate

Market Report for January 2015

  • There are currently 94 homes for sale in the 3 communities - Average List Price $282,401
  • 1 Home - Current Foreclosure Available - List Price $173,000
  • 126 Sales in 2014 with Average Sale Price of $243,686. 
  • Lowest 2014 Sale Price $80,000 and Highest $920,000
  • Average Days on Market 148
For more information on homes for sale in Seven Lakes, North Carolina please call us, Allan Nanney and Terry Rainer at 910-528-1181.  Allow us to provide all the tools and information you need to satisfy your real estate needs in the Pinehurst, North Carolina area.