Foxfire, NC 5 miles W of Pinehurst________Questions welcomed:


Meldrum Ridge Mini Ranch


Why Moore County?

Work in progress, last updated 01/12/2018. Questions or comments may be addressed to Expect up to 7 days to reply.

The journey to this point was in the making for about two years.

Question: What were the alternatives?

Answer #1 Open acreage in Chatham County

This was the first look with these pluses: lower taxes, relatively convenient to all of our current healthcare, shopping and friends. The continual expansion of the Triangle area can too easily engulf a place that is initially "out of the traffic flow".

Answer #2 Open acreage in one of the coastal counties

This has an appeal for the subtropical climate in areas, but it too has a less than predictable growth pattern.

Answer #3 Horse related communities

These can be a bit on the exclusive side and not necessarily cater to first time mini-ranchers.

Question: What about distance to supplies and groceries?

In the distance, time, traffic algorithm of life this location is probably easier.

Answer #1 Groceries for example

In Pinehurst is Lowes Foods, Harris Teeter 4 miles

In Aberdeen is Aldi, Walmart Supercenter

In Southern Pines is Fresh Market

In West End there is a Food Lion.

Answer #2 Home improvement stores for example

Home Depot with a veteran discount of 10% is in Fayetteville

Lowes Home Improvement with a veteran discount of 10% is on 15-501 in Southern Pines

Seven Lakes Hardware and Building Supply in West End - 4.5 Facebook Stars

Burney True Value Hardware in Aberdeen

Answer #3 Nearly everything else under the sun

Amazon Prime delivers Free Two Day in this area. Here are the Amazon Prime Shipping Benefits - Eligible Items & Addresses

Answer #4 Horse and ranch supplies

Carthage Farm Supply is a Southern States franchise in Carthage on Hwy 15-501 .

Answer #5 Moving truck rental

U-Haul dealer: Seven Lakes Hardware and Building Supply (Uhaul link ). * recent reviews: 4 stars average. Very positive impression of staff.

Question: What about healthcare?

Answer #1 Topnotch healthcare system

Moore County website specifically addresses healthcare with very positive information. Within 30 minutes from virtually anywhere is FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital 155 Memorial Drive, P.O. Box 3000, Pinehurst, NC 28374

We reached out to FirstHealth and received a wonderful email which we share to help others making choices to relocate:

Thank you for contacting us regarding resources for new and potential residents. The link below will provide new movers with additional information about the area and FirstHealth of the Carolinas. The links on that page will help those new to the area navigate our website, request a welcome kit and sign up for programs offered through FirstHealth.

In addition to our website, we also use Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites to keep our followers up to date on the latest happenings at FirstHealth.

We are glad you and your wife decided to relocate to Moore County.

Thank you again for contacting us.

Gretchen Kelly
Administrative Director, Government & Public Relations
FirstHealth of the Carolinas

Answer #2 FirstHealth Fitness center

About 5 miles away from Autumn Acres in Pinehurst is this medical fitness center "With more than 63,000 square feet, our flagship facility in Pinehurst offers the region's largest free-weight area, innovative group exercise, aquatic center, swimming lessons, children's programs, nutrition services and massage therapy."

Question: What about golf?

Answer #1 Pinehurst is the Home of Golf

"Twenty-three of the golf courses in the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area were rated 4-stars or better by Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play". That's 76% of the total area courses that were rated." That about says it all... more information.

Answer #2 With 30 minutes of virtually anywhere in Moore County is 7 Lakes Golf Club

Designed in 1976 by golf architect Peter Tufts, this course was purchased by Advance Golf (Jon Whittmore and Larry Galloway psrtners) and the gneral manager is Jay Iskow. The course was rated #14 by Golf Advisors Top 50 golf courses in the country from reviews from 125,000 daily fee golfers in 2014. In the last 12 months they have received a 100% recommended. They have a great business model for local residents in their Player's Club. Player's Club is like a Health Club for your golf game. Practice at the range with unlimited balls, participate in free clinics, and then play at a discounted rate. Monthly membership $19. 5 minutes away.

Question: Where to stay while you hunt for a place to live?

Answer #1 Obvious choice: stay in a "huntbox".

It is a nearly new 2 BR apartment over a beautiful barn. This served us well for all kinds of reasons and really allows you to get a feel for the area and a chance to discuss it over a quiet glass of wine. Diamond Creek Huntbox

The Legacy Begins


The Meldrum Ridge Mini Ranch legacy will begin on this ridge in Mclendon Hills Lake & Equestrian Community.

We celebrate Scottish heritage where ancestors lived in the area around Meldrum House 20 miles NNW of Aberdeen, UK. Meldrum Ridge is to be 20 miles NNW of Aberdeen, NC.

Dogs, Horses & Sun-salutes

CLF Horses & Sofi

English springer spaniel SofiHana learning to tend horses. While the mini ranch will have its own acreage, it will be linked to the Mclendon Hills Equestrian Center by direct access to over 8 miles of bridle trails.

Comfortable & Economical Solar Living

CLF Flowers Herbs eggs

Sun Plans™ French Cowgirl Series are designed to be simple to build and take advantage of passive solar principles. Frequently used rooms, such as living room, kitchen and dining area, are on the southern side for the sun-rays in the winter and relief from the sun in the summer. The garage, laundry room and other areas that are less frequently used are to the northern part of the house, where they will act as winter cold buffers.