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Welcome to Garner

Located just south of Downtown Raleigh, Garner feels a world away from the busy action of the city. Although you'll find the heart of Raleigh just five miles away, the streets of town are filled with locally owned cafes, patches of green space, and charming boutiques. Even if you've never been to Garner before, there's something about the town that makes you feel at home right away. 

In addition to the local businesses and scenic spaces, the town is also home to a passionate community. Here, you'll find an event happening for pretty much every occasion, whether it's a major holiday like Christmas or an obscure celebration like Groundhog Day.

Take some time to explore what it's like to live in this Raleigh suburb, and learn for yourself what makes life in Garner so one-of-a-kind.

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Live, Work & Play in Garner

Live

Whether you're looking for the small-town comforts of a warm cup of coffee and live music at the local cafe or a day of shopping at big name stores in a major plaza, you'll find it all in Garner. Plus, homes here are incredibly affordable while still offering easy access to Raleigh!

Work

Since Downtown Raleigh is just ten minutes up the road, residents of Garner enjoy a fairly active job market. The largest employers in the Garner area include Duke University and Health System, the State of North Carolina, and the Wake County Public School District.

Play

What are your hobbies? Golfing? Fishing? Theatre? Music? You'll find plenty of opportunities to do it all around town, whether it's teeing off at the Garner Country Club, enjoying the natural beauty at Lake Benson Park, or auditioning for a show at the Garner Performing Arts Center.

Garner at a Glance

Getting Around

Major Roads: I-40, US-70
Airport: RDU International Airport
Public Transit: GoTriangle
Distance to Durham: 31.1 miles, 34 minutes
Distance to Raleigh: 5.5 miles, 11 minutes

Demographics

Population: 28,858
County: Wake
Zip Codes: 27529, 27603
Median Home Value: $212,900
Median Household Income: $60,797

Garner Attractions

What You'll Really Love in Garner

Tons of Events

Every season of the year brings a number of highly anticipated events to Garner. In the spring, it's the giant Eggstravaganza at Lake Benson Park. In summertime, it's the Fourth of July celebration in Lake Benson Park, complete with food, inflatables, games, and fireworks. Fall brings Carnaval Latino and Trick-or-Treat the Trails, while winter features Light Up Main and the Christmas Parade. In between the big highlights, you can also expect things like movie nights, live music, and food truck fairs! 

Stunning Outdoor Recreation

With Lake Benson bordering the community to the south, Garner is full of scenic spaces and outdoor recreation. Around Lake Benson Park, you'll find a few miles of trails, picnic shelters, boat rentals, and fishing spots. Just above Lake Benson Park,White Deer Park Nature Center has a short and scenic greenway loop.The town also offers a number of smaller community parks, plus golf courses like the Garner Country Club and Meadowbrook Country Club.

Local Shopping & Dining

For Garner residents, a lot of their shopping is done at bigger name stores in the shopping plazas, but there are a number of locally owned shops you should check out, too, including the Beerded Lady Bottle Shop, Thrifty Threads, and Event Horizon Games. When it comes to local flavors, Garner really shines. Be sure to try the incredible breakfasts at Angie's, see what's on tap at Brice's Brewing Company, and grab a cup of coffee at Lorraine's Coffee House and Music.

Top-Ranked Public Schools

Moving to the area with kids? Garner is served by the Wake County Public School System, which is home to some of the best schools in the state, as well as the highest number of National Board Certified Teachers in the entire country. The public schools in Garner offer a rich academic atmosphere, as well as a wide variety of extracurricular options,. There are also a number of private school options in town for those who are interested. 

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