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The name Whispering Pines aptly describes the serenity and natural beauty of this highly desirable community. The quality of life in Whispering Pines is greatly enhanced by the design of the community itself. There are 54 golf fairways and miles of shoreline on six crystal lakes. The residents consist of over 1000 custom designed homes, most of which are lakefront or golf course properties
With a total population of just over 2,000, Whispering Pines is characterized by quiet, tree lined streets and minimal commercial development coupled with close proximity to both Pinehurst and Southern Pines. Both towns are within a ten minute drive, offering excellent restaurants, modern shopping plazas, and small quaint specialty shops.
Within the Village of Whispering Pines is a country club which boasts two championship golf courses, a beautiful new clubhouse with dining rooms, bar and pro shops, tennis courts and swimming pool. Membership is optional for property owners. Another golf club with an 18-hole course is also available for membership.
The towns of Pinehurst and Southern Pines are within ten minutes drive, offering excellent restaurants, modern shopping plazas, and small quaint specialty shops. Nearby Sandhills Community College offers a wide variety of lectures, concerts and exhibits, including one of the most popular horticultural gardens in the state. It also has an expansive continuing educations program for those of all ages.
Only seven miles from the Village is Moore Regional Hospital , a member of the First Health network. Moore Regional is a modern, full service facility that is rated in the top 100 cardiac care centers nation-wide. A recently completed oncology wing has opened and is affiliated with Duke University Hospital . Offices and clinics of a variety of board-certified medical specialists are part of the broad spectrum of medical care within the Moore Regional area.
The village continues to be a community for both retirees and younger families. Parents are particularly attracted by the quality of the Farm Life School System. This ideal community is surrounded by rural land, and yet easily accessible to fine shopping and fine restaurants.
The nearby community airport, featuring daily flights to and from Atlanta provided by Delta Airlines, as well as private flights, makes the rest of the country quickly accessible.
Lakefront real estate starts at $300K, with off lake homes starting at $200. There still are some vacant lots available on the lake.
History of Whispering Pines Real Estate
The history of Thagards Lake in Whispering Pines goes back to the colonial days. Many Moore County towns can trace their history to land grants, including Whispering Pines. Charles Hurd received a land grant from the king of England for 100 acres, in 1759, on the south side of the lake. And ten years later, Nicholas Smith had a grant for 50 acres of land on the north side of the lake. Smith built a dam and mill on the lake that was located on his property. The lake was the distinctive part of this parcel of land. John Ray eventually bought the land on the north and south side of the lake. In 1865 William C. Thagard bought the lake and the surrounding property.
A. B. Hardee bought the lake and more then 400 surrounding acres in 1959, knowing that water has a great appeal. As a Real Estate agent, Hardee decided he would develop this land into a private golf course and residential area. In only ten years Whispering Pines was incorporated. This made the residents very proud of their town. This charter made Whispering Pines the first municipality in the state to be officially designated as a village.
By the time development was finished, Whispering Pines covered over 2,000 acres with six lakes and sixteen miles of paved roads. Today you can enjoy the picturesque lakes or just listen to the wind whisper through the pines. There are six lakes surrounded by residences and two semi-private golf courses. Whispering Woods and Whispering Winds are part of Whispering Pines. The village continues to be a community to both the young and retirees.
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