"When I first moved here I was writing to my cousin in Philly and I was always put the return address as "Heaven". After 27 years I still consider it heaven and I am very blessed to live here. NC is a great place, the people are great and the Trace people are even more wonderful!"
"My wife and I have vacationed on the Carolina shores for years and we always wanted to escape the long cold winters of western PA to live in the mild four season climate of NC. We also wanted to be within driving distance of friends and family and a stopping point for their Carolina shore vacations. The easy access to the Raleigh airport is ideal for my job, while being in the center of the state, makes for easy drives to Pinehurst, the beach, and some beautiful natural parks for hiking and biking. With four seasons of golf, tennis, gardening, and a perfect lake for fishing, kayaking, and a pontoon, Carolina Trace has everything we were looking for. Riding my own golf cart to two wonderful golf courses and the beautiful Carolina Trace Country Club is awesome. Living here is like being on permanent vacation!"
Paul & Carina Perrone
"Quite simply, we chose to live at Carolina Trace because of the community atmosphere. Originally, when we started looking for a place to retire to, we went online concentrating on places that offered championship golf. Once we drove into the entrance to Trace we knew that this was it! We liked the diversity of the homes, an established twenty-four hour gated community, the secluded feeling of the individual neighborhoods, the activities offered, the golf courses, of course, and the overall friendliness of everyone we talked to. It was a hard decision to leave our family and new grandson, so we were very selective in finding exactly what we thought would make us happy. A major benefit for us was that Scottie's parents, also found Trace to accommodate their next steps in life, and are just as happy as we are. There is so much offered to satisfy everyone's needs with a great blending of all age groups! As it turns out, our family comes down to visit more than we go back up north."
Carolyn & Scott Schaeffer
"We looked at numerous places in the Carolinas but we knew Trace was where we wanted to be the first time we visited. The central location along with the variety of homes and small neighborhoods among the wooded lots and the lake was what we were looking for. However, the biggest factors were the welcoming members and assortment of activities the Club has to offer. Initially as Non-Resident Members, we made many friends and attended numerous social events even before we moved to Carolina Trace and became Resident Members. The active lifestyle, diversity of things to do and exceptionally friendly people are what makes Carolina Trace a great place to live."
Lalia & Ray Nuzzolo
"We chose Carolina Trace because we met a number of couples through our friends already residing at Carolina Trace, and felt we had a whole bunch of new friends before we had even found a house and moved to Trace. We joined the Club as Equity Family Golfers for the obvious reason that we both play and wanted to have unlimited access to both of the Robert Trent Jones, Sr. courses. But in addition, we chose an Equity Family Golf membership because we wanted to have a say in how the Club is operated, and Equity membership allows us to get involved in key committees that influence Club policy and future growth and stability. Rightly so, folks say that Trace is a friendly place to live, and we have made more genuine friends at Trace than anywhere else we have lived combined!"
Marsha & Red Davis
"We were looking for an active golf community when we happened upon Carolina Trace on the Internet. We planned to look at several golf communities before deciding where we wanted to live next. Carolina Trace was the first community in the Sandhills of North Carolina that we visited, and the lovely entrance accented by Lake Trace immediately attracted us. In real estate, they say that it's all about location; well Carolina Trace had this for us with its proximity to Fort Bragg and Raleigh Airport. As a retired Air Force officer, having access to a military facility was especially important. Once we had found Trace, the things that tipped the balance for us were: two superior Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf courses, a Clubhouse restaurant always open to members six days a week regardless of any special events, the ability to own your own golf cart and the numerous choices of established activities available. We're home; we just love it here!"
Mike & Debbie Crenshaw