Pope AFB (Pope Field), NC - Nearby Cities

    Fayetteville, NC
    Fayetteville's population totals 203,000 people and is the largest municipality in Cumberland County. Located just 13 miles from the Pope Air Force Base, Fayetteville is home to many active-duty military personnel and their families. The military installations serve as the backbone of the city's economy. The city is the hub for shops, restaurants, lodging, healthcare and entertainment in the local area.

    Homes for sale in the area average a listing price of $188,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Rentals in the neighborhood run approximately $775 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1000 square foot home which includes a refrigerator, dishwasher and washer/dryer hookup. There are over 60 hotels in the Cumberland County area for those seeking temporary lodging. Rooms range from $80-$100 a night dependent on the room amenities.

    Fayetteville is home to the 13,500- seat Crown Coliseum which is the hub of entertainment, sporting events and theater productions in the area. The city also offers the Cross Creek Mall and the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum. Within an hour's drive of the city, 20 different golf courses are also available.

    Pinehurst, NC
    Pinehurst is home to many of the U.S. Golf Championships including the U.S. Open and the PGA Championships. It is also home to the famous Pinehurst Harness Track where standard bred horses are in training for future races. Due to its rolling landscapes, Pinehurst's many rental properties incorporate golf course fees into their monthly rate to allow residents unlimited access to the greens. Monthly condo rentals run from $775 to $2000 a month depending on the amenities and include utilities and cable TV as well.

    Homes for sale in the area range from $250,000 to over $500,000 depending on location, such as lake access or golf course proximity. Condos range in the $60,000 to $400,000 range some including country club memberships in their purchase prices.

    Pinehurst is located only 40 miles from the Pope Air Force Base and offers many fun and relaxing activities for families. The town of Pinehurst also offers old-world charm in their lodging resorts. With stately columns and superior service, the Pinehurst area provides three award-winning hotels: the Holly, the Carolina, and the Manor. Vacation villas and condominiums are also available at the resorts.

    Spring Lake, NC
    Spring Lake is named in 1923 by Arthur Priddy for its proximity to Spring Lake Pond that ran beside the rail line. Spring Lake had a growth spurt in World War II due to the Pope Air Force Base setting up operations about 4 miles away. Spring Lake is an ideal community for military personnel and their families.

    Homes for sale in the area have an average value of $126,000, while rental homes run about $425 a month for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath house and up to $1250 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Temporary lodging can be found at many hotels in the area including the Sleep Inn and the Holiday Inn and Suites. Average rental rates run from $64 to $152 a night, and some include a free breakfast.

    Spring Lake's close proximity to Fort Bragg offers an easy commute to work for military personnel. The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum offers history buffs the opportunity to explore the traditions of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Psychological Operations, and Special Operations Aviation units. The museum provides a look into the past for those active-duty military who are about to continue their military heritage.

    Hope Mills, NC
    Hope Mills started as a lunch camp, saw mill, and grist mill. In 1839, a cotton mill was constructed, and that has driven the economy of the town for many years. Although the town is small with a population of 11,000 people, it is a laid-back community in which to raise a family. Located just 17 miles from Pope Air Force Base, the town offers a full range of services. From walking trails to tennis courts, Hope Mills has recreational opportunities for all members of the family.

    Homes for sale in the area have a median listing price of $174,900 with rental units coming in at an average of $825 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Temporary lodging opportunities include hotels such as the Holiday Inn Express which offers free internet access, refrigerators and microwaves in each room, and swimming pools on-site.

    Hope Mills is near the Clark Park Nature Center which is the second largest regional park in the area and offers natural woodland dedicated to preserving the environment and educating the public on North Carolina plants and wildlife.

    Southern Pines, NC
    Southern Pines is located in Moore County about 17 miles from the Pope Air Force Base. The town has a current population of 11,586 and is home to art galleries, numerous parks and gardens, and the nearby Pinehurst Harness Track. The track is a great draw for those who enjoy watching horses in training for upcoming races.

    Homes for sale in Pinehurst range from $189,000 to $289,000 and some offer golf course access. Rental properties run about $950 to about $1450 a month depending on number of bedroom/bathrooms needed. Hotels in the area offer temporary lodging in the Jefferson Inn and the Residence Inn for an average price of $180 a night. Weekly rates may be discussed depending on length of stay.

    Southern Pines offers many recreational opportunities with its proximity to Pinehurst and the many luxury accommodations available in the area. Its rolling hills also make golf a major sport in the area for those wanting unlimited access to courses throughout the year.

    Raeford, NC
    Raeford began as a town settled by a number of Gaelic families. During the 18th and 19th century, the area had the highest population of Highland Scots in North America. With the arrival of Pope Air Force Base, just 16 miles away, the populations have come to include a more diverse base of inhabitants with active-duty military and their families moving in.

    Homes for sale in the area average a listing price of $173,500 with about 300 properties up for sale at any one time. The rental properties in the area range in price from $875 to $1100 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. There are many hotels available for those seeking temporary lodging including the Doubletree, Days Inn, and the Raeford Inn. Most hotels offer free internet access, microwave/refrigerators in the room, and on-site swimming pools.

    In the nearby community of Randleman, you will find the Richard Petty museum which includes racing car memorabilia, trophies, collectibles, and 14 cars. The museum is open Monday through Saturday.