Aberdeen NC is the perfect quaint little railroad town to relax in, raise a
family in and just enjoy life. Since the
settled Bethesda, the residents of this town have enjoyed their
peaceful, laid back surroundings, where warm greetings and neighbors helping
neighbors is common place. Aberdeen's history as a railroad town has been
preserved by it's residents and locals.
Aberdeen covers an area of roughly 10 square miles, and sits on the southern
tip of Moore County, just before
Pinebluff. With a
population of just over 5000 residents, Aberdeen is still the consummate small town.
The downtown historic district
houses boutiques, antique stores, a few local
and some local businesses that have been around for quite some time. Like
most of the small towns here, the downtown and market area is quite
comfortable. You can spend hours walking through the shops and talking with
the locals, getting all the gossip and "goings on" in the area.
The railroad tracks that helped
Aberdeen grow and
flourish still run right through the town. Life here is filled with civic
events, sports, industry, agriculture and plenty of recreational activities.
The town of Aberdeen's commercial business prescence has grown extensively
over the last 5 years or so, with a couple of new shopping complexes at the
major intersection of
15/501 and Hwy 1 and the addition of
Aberdeen Lake still holds the annual 4th of July fireworks and celebration
at the Aberdeen Lake Park,
as well as The Annual Sardine Festival, usually held around the 2nd week of
October. Donations are normally accepted at the festival to support youth
athletic programs in the community. The festival started years ago when
Randall Moss (now event chairman) wanted to eat his lunch of sardines and
crackers in his office.
His daughter promptly told him that "he needed to
take that smelly lunch somewhere else...Like the
Randall did just that and invited his friends to go with him. Thus, the Sardine
Festival was born. This is one of those events that you just have to check
out to say you've done it. Sardines, RC colas, moon pies, the crowning of
The Sardine Queen, and most of all, meeting your neighbors.
Aberdeen continues to grow, as the outlying areas have started to develop with new
homes and renovations of existing properties as well. Residents and local
businesses continue to reinvent some of the old historic buildings, but also
continue to maintain the integrity and exterior look of the old structures.
Here, as in many other areas of the Sandhills, local government has played
an integral role in controlled growth. Aberdeen's
prices are typically a little more affordable than
Like many years ago,
when Aberdeen was the core center of shipping naval
stores and goods to Fayetteville (the market town), Aberdeen is at the intersection of the major
highways of US 1, US 15/501, and Hwy 211.
So if you're coming from the
south, the east, or northeast, Aberdeen will be the gateway to Southern
Pines, Pinehurst and beyond to northern and western
Because of it's close proximity to Hwy 211 (gateway to
Ft Bragg) and Camp
McCall, many of our fine military men and women have chosen Aberdeen as
their home. We feel honored to have them live and thrive here amongst us as
our neighbors and our friends.
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