The county seat and leading town in Hoke County is almost synonymous with the county name. Raeford is centrally located in the county, with convenient highways radiating from it like spokes from a wheel. Medical offices, schools, churches, a county library, a fine museum, local businesses and industry, parks and recreational facilities, and tranquil neighborhoods are all part of this small but highly balanced community. Because Raeford serves as the hub for the surrounding rural and agricultural areas, newcomers will find a lively community spirit and a progressive attitude toward quality growth and development. Recreational opportunities close to home include world-class golfing at Pinehurst, regional lakes, and North Carolina's white-sand beaches.