Whether you’re on an entertaining browsing adventure, or want a quick, easy way to purchase the merchandise you need, you’re certain to find what you’re looking for in Sanford and Lee County.  We have several hundred businesses of all types, close by and ready to serve you.  You can see a comprehensive list in the Shopping & Retail section of the Shop Local Sanford Business Directory.

Our historic downtown area has been providing affordable commerce and making memories for decades.  It has a wide selection of locally owned and operated stores, all doing business in a friendly and inviting environment, from early in the morning, well into the night. Downtown also boasts several service providers such as attorneys, accountants and auto repair shops and is close to many medical offices and Central Carolina Hospital.

The downtown area is in the midst of a well-planned ongoing revitalization, supported by state and federal programs, along with hundreds of citizens and over 350 local businesses.  With six specific business sectors, dozens of historic buildings, colorful painted murals, the vibrant Depot Park, a regular schedule of events and plenty of places to park, it’s no surprise that local residents and visitors love coming to Downtown Sanford.