About Buying Real Estate and Land for Sale in Harnett County NC: Harnett County NC, south of Raleigh in Wake County, is home to the towns of Angier, Buies Creek, Coats, Dunn, Erwin, Lillington, and parts of Lee County’s Sanford. Its county seat is Lillington while its largest town is Dunn. Campbell University , a liberal arts school with a well-respected Law School, is headquartered in Buies Creek in Harnett County NC.
Harnett County enjoys rich historic significance, beautiful parks and recreational areas, golfing, quaint downtown shopping, and plenty of working farms and open land. A few lucky couples each year marry at the idyllic Willow Pond Farmstead, a private 100+ acre farm dedicated to rare and endangered breeds of livestock. Recently, through a major rehabilitation project, the county-owned, public-use Harnett Regional Jetport serves on average 140 aircraft operations per day.
A well-respected higher education institution, Campbell University attracts bright talent from all over the nation and the world to its campus situated in Buies Creek within Harnett County NC borders. Many students come to Campbell for its renowned law school. The Campbell Camels, the university’s athletics mascot name, have well-developed programs in several sports including football and basketball. In 1992, the Camels took on Duke University’s Blue Devils losing 56-82 in their only NCAA playoff game so far.
Because of the local access to an educated work force, relatively short commutes to world-class employers and rich opportunities for real estate investment in land for sale in the area, Harnett County NC is a perfect place to call home. Here is a farm and land for sale in Harnett county NC.
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Angier’s proximity to Raleigh is a definite bonus for those who work in and/or enjoy the recreational and cultural benefits of the capital city but living here also provides residents with a highly desirable small-town feel. With a population of just over 5,000, affordable home prices, low crime rate and good local schools, this “Town of Crepe Myrtles” is in one of the Piedmont’s fastest-growing regions. Angier’s popular Christmas on the Square, holiday parade and springtime Crepe Myrtle Celebration are fun annual events, while the town’s 33-acre Jack Marley Park and surrounding Lanier Falls & Campbell Creek, Raven Rock State Park, Anderson Creek Park and Cape Fear River Trail Park all provide outstanding recreational opportunities.
Buies Creek –
Campbell University’s main Buies Creek campus has designated the town a true college community, where most residents fall within the 18-24 year age category and most businesses and housing options cater to this college-age crowd. School and community life closely intersect here, where the town’s proximity to the Cape Fear River makes the region a prime one for kayaking, canoeing, tubing and whitewater rafting, and the beautiful, highly rated Keith Hills Golf Club offers courses and tournaments attracting some of the best golfers in the Piedmont. Campbell’s Lundy-Fetterman Museum & Exhibit Hall showcases specimens of exotic animal and ocean life, while the Aquatics Center offers activities in the form of swimming and water safety programs.
Unincorporated Bunnlevel, with a population of around 500, sits in an ideal location just 50 miles south of Raleigh and 30 to the north of Fayetteville. The community’s founder, Joseph Bunn, established the first post office here in 1846, but since that time the area has gone from being incorporated in the 1920’s back to non-incorporation as a municipality just a few years later. Over the decades Bunnlevel has remained a safe community that is ideal for farmers and retired folks, for the most part; it is still a quaint, very small town. The Neoclassical Revival-style home known as the Byrd house and several other homes including the Smith and Hobbs farms, built here in the early 1900’s by successful local tobacco farmers, add some interesting historical background to the area.
Peaceful, family-friendly Coats, NC hosts “Coats Farmers’ Day” each fall – a fun local celebration involving a tractor show, golf tournament, military exhibits and pig cook-off – as well as Chamber Bluegrass in the Park, both events that bring thousands of visitors to the charming town. Coats’ strong sense of community, low crime rate, miles of nearby walking and biking trails and outstanding hunting and fishing opportunities make it ideal for families, while commuters appreciate its prime location more or less halfway between Fayetteville and Raleigh.
Dunn’s stirring Averasboro Battlefield and Museum are a testament to one of the most significant battles of the Civil War in North Carolina; it was shortly after this event, in 1887, that the city of Dunn was incorporated. The largest of Harnett County’s cities is also one of the most diverse, with an impressive historic district, several local – and outstanding – golf courses, and a thriving recreational program. Dunn’s annual NC Cotton Festival showcases the area’s agricultural products, while dynamic downtown Dunn shows off an impressive array of dining, retail, and entertainment venues and outdoor spaces.
Eastern Harnett County’s small town of Erwin was once nicknamed the “bluest” town around, as it was known as the denim capital of the world until the Erwin Cotton Mill closed in 2000. For over 50 years denim production was one of the driving forces of the local economy, and although it has been postponed for 2020, the town celebrates this unique heritage during its annual Denim Days in early October. Residents here enjoy two thriving recreational parks; kayaking, canoeing and fishing in the Cape Fear River; and miles of beautiful hiking and biking trails including the popular Dunn-Erwin Rail Trail along the old Erwin Mill railroad spur. The area’s peaceful natural setting, strong sense of faith and community, and business-friendly policies make this town ideal for residents of all ages.
Lillington, Harnett County’s picturesque, thriving county seat, is blessed with some of the most spectacular parks and other outdoor recreational areas in the state. Raven Rock State Park offers a variety of hiking terrains, camping areas, magnificent outlooks and the impressive Raven Rock itself, while rafting, boating and tubing along the Cape Fear River entertain residents and visitors alike in this pretty town. Annual Easter, 4th of July, Halloween and Christmas festivities provide lots of family-friendly, yearlong activities and small, quiet neighborhoods provide a perfect environment for families with kids. Although a slower pace of life is the norm here, Lillington’s population and economy continue to steadily grow as they have over the past couple of decades; the future of this community is very bright indeed.
View this Harnett County farm with open fields, timber and river frontage!