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Discover Life in Garner

A few years ago, Garner was a hidden gem with just 10,000 people. Today, it's experienced an unprecedented population boom—and now is a fantastic time to make your move. One visit is all it takes to fall in love with Garner, and you'll uncover some of the Triangle's best shopping destinations, new neighborhoods, and total convenience right at your doorstep. However, despite all this innovation, Garner still hasn't forgotten its roots. It truly is a growing Southern town...and an excellent place to call home.

Ready to explore the magic of Garner? Here's what you should know before you make your move.

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Garner is one of the best places in the Triangle to buy a home, especially if you're looking for total convenience without a hefty price tag. The town's proximity to major highways, such as US-70 and I-40, make commuting a breeze—and you don't have to pay much for a gorgeous home.

The average home in Garner sells for around $235,200—that's almost $10,000 lower than the national average! As if that isn't enough, homes in the Garner area are expected to increase in value every year by as much as 5%. That means if you're on the fence about buying, now is the time to make your move.


Do you work in the Research Triangle or Downtown Raleigh? If so, Garner could be the perfect place for you to settle down. This growing town is less than 15 minutes away from the center of Raleigh, and it's also under 40 minutes away from both Durham and Cary.

If you choose to work in Raleigh, you'll have the opportunity to work with international corporations like SAS, IBM, or BB&T. However, Garner has plenty of local employment opportunities, too. Many residents have found positions with PC Construction, Butterball, or CRTS. 


Looking for something fun to do during your free time? Just head to Garner to experience some of the Triangle's most exciting events! Here, you'll uncover a plethora of things to do—just head to the Downtown Garner Historic District to see what all the fuss is about.

Want to learn how to live like a local? The Strawberry Festival, St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Trick-or-Treat the Trails, and Light Up Main are just a few of the awesome activities going on around town. Be sure to check out the community's 4th of July Celebration at Lake Benson, too!

Garner at a Glance

Getting Around

Major Roads: US-70 and I-40 
Airport: Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Public Transit: GoTriangle
Distance to Raleigh: 13 minutes, 6.2 miles
Distance to Cary: 21 minutes, 15 miles


Population: 30,502
County: Wake
Zip Codes: 27529
Median Home Value: $236,373
Median Rent: $1,110

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Here are some of our favorite spots around Garner—it's time to start planning your visit!

Unbelievable Eateries

Have you worked up an appetite? You'll find a variety of yummy restaurants scattered all across Garner—and there's something to suit everyone's palate! Whether you're on the hunt for some hometown favorites or different takes on classic cuisine, Garner has just what you're looking for.

La Cocina is one of the most popular restaurants in town, and it's easy to see why. This casual spot has everything from tacos and enchiladas to margaritas and tequila. Angie's is another down-home favorite, and you won't want to miss out on their breakfast specials.

Top Retail Spots

You'll find Triangle residents from near and far shopping at Garner's top-notch retail destinations. You wouldn't guess that some of the best locally-owned shops and larger retailers are right here in Garner, but this is truly a town that's filled with surprises.

White Oak Crossing is the area's premiere shopping experience. Whether you're just running errands, want to check out the latest flicks, or looking to shop the day away, you'll find just what you need at one of White Oak's dozens of stores. Best Buy, Target, Ulta, Regal White Oak, Party City, and Kohl's are just a few major retailers in the area!

Amazing Parks & Recreation

North Carolina is known for its mild climate, and Garner has plenty of spots for you to get out and enjoy those stunning blue skies and sunny days. It doesn't matter if you love hitting the links, relaxing by the lake, or just walking on some trails—Garner has something for you.

Garner's largest and most popular green space has to be Lake Benson Park, which features over 64-acres of parkland and nearly two miles of paved trails. If golfing is more your speed, feel free to check out the Eagle Ridge Golf Club's par 71, 6,904-yard track course, which was designed by championship golfer Tom Kite.

A+ Education

Living in a town with highly-rated public schools comes with some pretty spectacular benefits—and you can come experience them for yourself here in Garner. The area's younger residents are served primarily by Wake County Public Schools, which is the largest district in the state. However, some students are zoned for Johnston County Public Schools.

Potential schools in the Garner area include Creech Road Elementary, East Garner Middle, South Garner High, or Garner Magnet High. Oak City Academy and Wake Christian Academy are just a few of Garner's private and charter school options.

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Thinking about moving to Garner? Let Reeves Realty handle all the details! We have over a decade of real estate experience, so just give us a call with any questions or concerns. We can't wait to find your perfect place!

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