Welcome to Garner!

Located just 10 minutes down the road from downtown Raleigh, Garner is an idyllic hometown within close reach of big-city conveniences. When you invest in real estate here, you buy in on a package deal of award winning schools, beautiful neighborhoods, and a historic downtown area that's rich in suburban amenities. 

Here's the Gist of Garner

When you look at Garner from a bird's-eye view, you'll see that US-70 is the town's main thoroughfare, and I-40 intersects the eastern part of the area. You won't be able to miss Lake Benson at the southern tip of the town, where locals try their luck fishing in the lake's twinkling water. And if there's one thing that you're sure to notice throughout Garner, it's the town's miles and miles of green spaces. From community parks to nature centers, Garner has plenty of public places to explore—and we haven't even gotten to the homes here yet!  

Ready to embark on your Garner adventure? Let’s take a look at everything this sweet town has to offer!

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Live, Work, and Play in Garner

Gorgeous homes 

With its prime location right outside of Raleigh and its ongoing reputation as one of the fastest-growing towns in the region, Garner is widely regarded as one of the best places to live in the state! Thanks to its rapid growth over the years, Garner is now home to many new construction neighborhoods. Do you dream of a home with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and the customized features you crave? There are an abundance of new builds in Garner for you to check out, plus plenty of move-in ready properties, too! 

Job opportunities

While many Garner residents pursue job opportunities in the capital city, just as many professionals have their nine-to-fives right here in Garner. The Wake County Public School System serves as one of Garner's prime employers, with more than 1,200 residents working within the school district. Just recently, Amazon chose Garner as the destination for one of its largest distribution warehouses in the country. The facility spanning 640,000 square feet has quickly become Garner's top employer, with thousands of workers hired to operate the center.  

A+ schools

Even if you don't have children, living near top-rated school districts can help increase your property values over time. Luckily, Garner is primarily served by Wake County Public Schools and partially by Johnston County Public Schools.

Garner is located just 15 minutes from North Carolina State University, which is the largest university in the Carolinas. On NCSU’s campus, you'll find a nationally recognized agriculture program, sweet scoops of Howling Cow ice cream, and the university's mainstay Memorial Belltower.

Local events

No matter what time of year it is, Garner's event calendar is sure to be packed with special events. Starting in the spring, Garner hosts a Groundhog Day event with Mortimer the groundhog as its main character. And when Easter rolls around, you can always count on the Easter Bunny to head up the town's annual Eggstravaganza at Lake Benson Park. This small town adds some spark to its Independence Day celebration, with live music by the North Carolina Symphony and an awe-inspiring fireworks show. You can explore Garner's nature trails while indulging in delicious candy at the town's Trick-or-Treat the Trails event. And to bring the entire community together, Garner hosts Light Up Main and the Christmas Parade in the streets of downtown during the holiday season. 

Wondering What's Around?

Our Favorite Local Picks

Big Ed's 

Come to Big Ed's all day long to savor down home, Southern-style classics—believe us, you have to taste their hot cakes!

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Lake Benson Park

Locals love to explore this lakeside park, especially in the summertime when fishing and boat rentals are available. 

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Lorraine's Coffee House & Music 

Stop by Lorraine's in the morning for a strong cup of joe, and then come back at night for live bluegrass and acoustic music performances. 

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White Oak Crossing

This sprawling retail center is conveniently located at the intersection of I-40 and US-70. Here, you'll find everything from department stores like Kohl's to big names such as Best Buy and Target. 

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