Hometown atmosphere on the edge of convenience
County: Wake County
The Town of Garner claims it is “The Best Place to Be!” and a growing pool of residents certainly agrees. Located only eight miles south of Raleigh’s downtown, closer than some of the capital city’s own citizens are to its center, Garner is a community of great convenience with a special hometown atmosphere.
Known for its neighborly spirit, Garner is a draw for homeowners due to its affordable homes, low cost of living and commitment to area amenities and cultural offerings. The town’s ample parks and recreational facilities provide places to play, exercise and escape into nature. Garner’s White Deer and Lake Benson Parks are two of its most popular with a combined 160-acres of green space. Both have picnic shelters, playgrounds and paved walking trails for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. Lake Benson Park also offers fishing and boat rentals throughout the year.
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The Garner Performing Arts Center was built in the former Garner High School and now boasts an intimate, 471-seat auditorium. The Center is a favorite among residents who enjoy watching musical guests like American Idol winner Scott McCreery and performances by the acclaimed Towne Players of Garner, Broadway Voices and Downtown Sounds series.
Downtown Garner offers a unique streetscape with local shops and boutiques and restaurants sprinkled along area streets. And, with revitalization plans on the horizon, the downtown area will soon shine more brightly as the business landscape continues to grow and draw more small businesses and retailers to the town’s heart.
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Garner Performing Arts Center
A recently renovated 12,000+ sq. ft. auditorium offers 465 comfortable seats for all of the many plays and performances presented each year.
Lake Benson Park
Located off Buffalo Rd, This 64-acre park has large open spaces, 1.8 miles of paved and unpaved trails, and two playgrounds to keep the family busy on a sunny Saturday.
A vibrant business and residential center, downtown Garner is currently undergoing a revitalization and historic preservation for future generations.
Other Triangle metro areas and the Research Triangle Park technology hub are also only a short drive from town thanks to its close proximity to major roads and highways that lead commuters quickly into other urban areas.
With all of the growth throughout the Raleigh and the entire Triangle metro, suburbs like Garner will continue to attract people of all ages seeking a home close to, but out of, the bustle of big city life.