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Knightdale: The Triangle's Fastest Growing Suburb

Don't let the stats fool you—although Knightdale grew by more than 10% over the last eight years, this picturesque community has maintained its reputation as a quiet, comfortable suburb. Wondering why so many buyers are planting roots here? Just take a stroll through Knightdale Station Park or hang out with some locals at the Oak City Brewing Company...this up-and-coming town is brimming with optimism, energy, and Southern charm. 

Are you thinking about making a move to Knightdale? Here's what you should know as you begin your search.

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Live, Work & Play in Knightdale!

Live

Knightdale is a top-notch choice for Triangle buyers that want both an ideal location and a more affordable home. In fact, this community has some pretty amazing neighborhoods to choose from, such as Knightdale Station...and a lot of them are just a 20 minute drive from Raleigh!

A typical home in Knightdale sells for just $214,200, which is significantly less than what you'll pay in the Triangle's other suburbs. However, a nicer price tag doesn't mean you'll have to sacrifice on convenience—it's just one of the many reasons why buyers are falling in love! 

Work

Ready to advance your career and open the door to countless new opportunities? Many Knightdale residents work in the Raleigh area, and they don't have to deal with a long commute. However, some are also choosing to stay local and contribute to Knightdale's growing economy.

Popular companies within the area include Wake County Public Schools, IBM, and Duke University & Health System. Residents also benefit from an unemployment rate of just 3.3%, and the top fields in the area include stocking, finance, and pharmaceuticals. 

Play

Knightdale might be a small town, but that doesn't mean there's a shortage of fun things to do! You'll always find something exciting going on nearby, and the community loves to get out and celebrate all year round. For all the latest updates, be sure to explore Knightdale's official calendar of events.

Want to know what's going on? The annual Cupid's Run, Easter Egg Hunt, Fall on First Fest, Trunk or Treat Fest, and Food Truck Thursdays are just a few popular activities that take place across town—be sure to check them out!

Knightdale at a Glance

Getting Around

Major Roads: I-40, US 64, US 264 
Airport: Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Public Transit: Knightdale-Raleigh Express
Distance to Raleigh: 22 minutes, 15 miles
Distance to Garner: 24 minutes, 17 miles

Demographics

Population: 17,423
County: Wake
Zip Codes: 27545
Median Home Value: $222,359
Median Rent: $1,202

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There's Even More to Love!

Want to learn more about Knightdale? Here are a few of our favorite things about this rapidly growing suburb.

Delicious Dining

If you're feeling a little peckish, Knightdale has plenty of eateries for you to explore. No matter what kind of cuisine you love, you'll surely find somewhere to enjoy a great meal. Looking for recommendations? We have a few spots you won't want to miss.

Willie Mae's Country Kitchen is an amazing spot for some no-fuss Southern dishes, and Scoozi Pizza & Grill features some of the best Italian bites in town. After you've enjoyed your meal, head on over to Oak City Brewing to sample their featured pints and check out some live music.

Unbeatable Shopping Destinations

Ready to uncover all of Knightdale's best retail spots? This little town has a surprising number of both family owned stores and larger shopping centers, so it's easy to find just what you're looking for without wandering far from home.

The Shoppes at Midway Plantation is one of Knightdale's most popular destinations, and it offers more than 425,000 square feet of retail space. Other shopping options include Knightdale Commons and the Knightdale Crossing Shopping Center.

Plenty of Parks

Imagine taking a deep breath and unwinding in the serenity of nature—when you live in Knightdale, you can make this dream a reality! Here, you'll find plenty of amazing parks, trails, and more to choose from, and the town has plans to add even more green space in the coming years.

Knightdale Station Park is one of the largest parks in Wake County, and this brand-new project features its own YMCA and Aquatics Center, walking trails, a dog park, and even a railroad-themed playground. Don't forget to check out the Knightdale Community Park and the Mingo Creek Trail, too! 

Top-Rated Schools

If schools are a top priority during your home search, you've come to the right place. Knightdale's younger residents attend Wake County Public Schools, which is the largest district in the state. Although WCPSS serves over 160,000 students in the Raleigh area, your child will still receive a one-of-a-kind education and plenty of hands-on learning experiences.

Potential schools include Knightdale Elementary, Lake Myra Elementary, Lockhart Elementary, Carnage Middle School, East Wake Middle School, Wendell Middle School, and Knightdale High School.

Ready to Make a Move?

Is it time to start your home search? Let the Reeves Team help you navigate the entire buying process! We're here to put our decades of experience to work for you, and we can't wait to help you find your next dream home. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions—we'll reach out to you as soon as we can.

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