Scottish Highlanders established the community of Blue's Crossing in the 1850s. Blue has nothing to do with a sour mood -- it is reference to Malcolm Blue, a farm owner, whose farmhouse remains a major landmark in what is the town of Aberdeen.
Aberdeen is a historic town in the Sandhills of North Carolina in Moore County with a population of 6,350 at the 2010 census. Finding something to brag about isn't hard in this small town, which is located on the western edge of Fort Bragg Army Base and Fayetteville, roughly 80 miles from both Charlotte and Raleigh. The Aberdeen area is a golf-lover's haven, with 43 top golf courses -- including Pinehurst approximately 10 miles to the northwest -- to swing the day away.
Moving to Aberdeen
The majority of homes in Aberdeen are owner-occupied, which can make finding a rental home or rental apartment challenging. As a result, moving to Aberdeen could require months rather than weeks due to rental availability. A knowledgeable real estate agent may be able to take some of the pain out of the potential headache in locating rental houses, as well as assist movers in learning about the best times to move to town when the professional golfers aren't running amuck in the area. To successfully complete the process for rental apts, prospective renters need to have good credit and proof of income, such as W2s or recent tax returns.
Neighborhoods in Aberdeen
Being a smaller-sized town, Aberdeen has one major neighborhood and few apartment communities within the city limits, but the town offers a variety of older home rentals that reflect the town's Southern charm. Old Bethesda is the historic community made up of single-family homes within Aberdeen.
Old Bethesda: This neighborhood is older, established, and more rural than other areas in and around Aberdeen with businesses and restaurants located along US 1. Known more for cows than suburbia, the Old Bethesda neighborhood surrounds the Malcolm Blue farmhouse and museum which sits on 7.5 acres east of US Hwy 1 on Bethesda Road. It is comprised of single-family homes rather than multiple-unit properties.
Apartment Complexes in Aberdeen, NC
Blue's Crossing Apartments: These apartments are located east of U.S. 1 and west of the Southern Pines Golf Course near Powells Pond, offering one- and two-bedroom apartments, but no studios. Two-bedroom apartment options include one or two bathrooms.
Park at Clearwater: The Park at Clearwater is in the same general area as Blue's Crossing, but is closer to the golf course. Floor plans include one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments. Three-bedroom apartments have options for one or two bathrooms.
Living in Aberdeen
Historically, Aberdeen has been agriculturally based, but today's Aberdeen has pushed the livestock and rows of corn aside to focus on tourism, healthcare, and education. If golf is a favorite pastime, Aberdeen is a perfect place to put down roots because there are dozens of golf courses in the immediate area. Aberdeen and the surrounding area can get busy and crowded when the PGA rolls into Pinehurst, just a few minutes to the northwest of town. Also, Aberdeen is situated at the western edge of Fort Bragg Army base, so there a military influence in town and the surrounding area from those who live off base.
Life in Aberdeen -- aside from the Sandhills Cinema -- revolves around golfing, shopping, and dining. To get your simple pleasures addressed, it's all about Southern-styled sweets. Granny's Old Fashioned Donuts on Johnson Street is a place to get an area favorite, the cream-cheese-filled donuts. Warm summer days are made pleasant with a visit to Rita's Italian Ice and Old Fashioned Frozen Custard on US 15 to cool off. Unique gift shops and antiquing opportunities can be found throughout Aberdeen and the surrounding areas.
Aberdeen has a small town feel with rural ties, but it isn't stuck in an Antebellum mindset either. While you may feel like you are walking into the past, free WiFi throughout the entire downtown area keeps everyone returning back to the future.