Originally known as "Vineland," Southern Pines sprung up on an elevated patch of pine woods near the burgeoning town of Aberdeen. The area’s sandy, largely infertile soil flummoxed early farmers, but the rich stands of pitch pine that covered the surrounding landscape proved to be a powerful economic engine. Along with neighboring towns, Southern Pines soon developed into a center for the manufacture of pitch, turpentine and other pine byproducts. Thanks to its mild climate and convenient geographical location, the town also gained favor as a four-seasons resort for wealthy Charlotte and Fayetteville residents. These days, local destinations like the Southern Pines Golf Club attract thousands of tourists per year.
Southern Pines sits near the geographical center of Moore County. As part of a cluster of towns in the Sandhills region, Southern Pines has many "big-city" amenities that aren’t often found in smaller towns. Thanks to thoroughfares like U.S. Highway 1 and North Carolina Highway 211, the jurisdiction enjoys robust transportation connections with nearby communities. In fact, Southern Pines is just under 70 miles from Raleigh and barely over 100 miles from Charlotte. It should be noted that the land on which Southern Pines sits is ecologically unique. While the area isn’t technically known as a pine barren, it shares many characteristics with similar areas of woodland in the northern United States and contains a number of vulnerable species that thrive in sandy soils.
As of the official 2010 Census count, Southern Pines had a population of just under 13,000 people. This marks a significant uptick from previous Census counts and suggests that newcomers are continuing to set up shop in town. Although Southern Pines isn’t located near a major city, many local residents work in high-paying service positions or contribute to the area’s manufacturing economy. Others perform seasonal work in the tourist industry or engage in resource extraction activities. With so many economic opportunities in town, relatively few locals brave the 45-minute commute to Fayetteville.
Southern Pine is a family-friendly community that does plenty to welcome tourists. In addition to the Southern Pines Golf Club, world-class golfing opportunities in the area include the Mid-Pines Golf Club and the Arnold Palmer-designed Talamore Golf Resort at Mid-South Club. Locals and tourists who crave high-end shopping and dining opportunities can jaunt over to Town and Country Shopping Center, an attractive collection of shops and stores for virtually every price range. Those who prefer the solitude of the deep woods can’t miss the privately managed Walthour-Moss Foundation Preserve. This collection of pristine woodlands houses some rare and endangered species of plants and animals.
Southern Pines is known for its four-season subtropical climate. Thanks to the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean and the region’s relatively low elevation, major snowstorms are exceedingly rare here. However, it’s possible for snow flurries to occur on especially chilly winter days. From March until October, frequent rain showers serve to reduce local temperatures and humidity readings while replenishing the sandy soil with much-needed moisture. In late fall, crisp nights and shortening days create the perfect conditions for outdoor activity and ensure that the local golfing season continues until well after Thanksgiving.
The Southern Pines community trusts its indoor comfort to the hard-working air conditioning service technicians of Comfort Services. For years, the company has sold, serviced and repaired dependable Carrier products like dehumidifiers, split systems, central air conditioning units, refrigeration units, heat pumps and more. In addition to its coveted status as a factory-authorized Carrier dealer, Comfort Services is proud to offer cutting-edge insulation products as well as health-enhancing Puron indoor air quality equipment.
Comfort Services backs up its impressive product lineup with the best service guarantee in the business. The company’s NATE-certified technicians receive up-to-date training and powerful tools to ensure that they perform every air conditioning repair job to the highest standards. In fact, they’re capable of tough tasks like retrofits and condenser replacements as well as routine maintenance jobs like thermostat troubleshooting and duct cleanings. What’s more, Comfort Services is committed to keeping its customers’ HVAC-related costs to a minimum. Its annual maintenance plans have been shown to reduce costly equipment breakdowns and lengthen the lifespans of its already-tough products. Simply put, Comfort Services is Southern Pines’s top choice for air conditioning service.