Carolina Trace

Sanford, NC 27332

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Welcome Home to Carolina Trace

An idyllic gated golf community layered with amenities that few homeowners could pass up, Carolina Trace is a popular neighborhood in Sanford, NC. Carolina Trace is made up of 19 smaller communities, each one speckled with spacious single-family homes flanked by foliage and many in view of the on-site 315-acre lake. Carolina Trace is more than just a place to live. It’s a self-contained paradise that encourages homeowners to stick around and take advantage of the many amenities and stunning natural features.

Key Features of Carolina Trace


Traditional-styled homes boast ample square footage to provide residents with plenty of space to spread out across. The community features single and two-story homes sitting on up to half of an acre of property. Each home is a unique style, but open concepts are common and great for entertaining. Many available homes have been updated with contemporary fixtures and a sleek style that includes hardwood floors, cozy primary suites, upgraded countertops, and inviting living areas.


When you live in Carolina Trace, you’re never far from one of the community’s many amenities. The Sanford community provides residents with an Olympic-sized swimming pool, four state-of-the-art tennis courts, access to walking trails, and a member-owned country club complete with a dining room and a full-sized pro shop. Love a little year-round golf? The focal points of Carolina Trace are the two Robert Trent Jones golf courses and an on-site practice facility. For those that want to connect to the outdoors, the community is set within over 2,500 acres of forestry worth exploring.

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The Details on Carolina Trace

Shopping & Dining

You won’t have to go far to grab a bite to eat thanks to the on-site country club and its pair of restaurants. The Heartstone is an elegant eatery that provides residents with a lake-side view for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Jones Pub is a little more casual but still features a full dinner menu. Outside of the community, quaint shopping centers and various businesses provide residents with all of the bare necessities.

Attractions & Parks

Sitting on over 2,000 acres of forestry, Carolina Trace can feel like one big park, especially when you consider the boating to be had on the included lake. Walking trails give you the chance to explore the surrounding wilds without straying too far from home. Venture beyond Carolina Trace and you can explore a bit of Sanford’s history at Ole Gilliam Mill Park or check out White Pines Nature Preserve, San-Lee Park, or the live entertainment of Temple Theater.

Top-Quality Education

Young residents of Carolina Trace will attend Lee County Schools, from elementary through high school. After graduation, they won’t have to go far with options like Meredith College, North Carolina State University, or North Carolina Central University. Other options like the University of North Carolina or Durham’s selection of universities are up to an hour away from Carolina Trace.

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