Garner, NC

Area Information

Garner: A Hometown with Something for Everyone

It’s not hard to see why so many residents love Garner, NC—it’s got something for everyone! Though it’s just a short drive from Downtown Raleigh and the greater Triangle area, Garner is a charming home-town filled with fun in the form of beautiful parks, plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities, bustling shopping and commercial centers, and tons of activities and events for all ages. Come explore Garner. Discover its beautiful neighborhoods. And find your perfect place to call home.

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Why Do Residents Choose Garner, NC?

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Parks & Recreation

Get outside and explore or get active with Garner Parks and Recreation! Hundreds of acres of beautiful parkland offers something for everyone—sports fields and courts, playgrounds and picnic areas, dog parks, lakes and boat rentals, walking trails, and even a nature center. Lake Benson Park is a favorite for fishing and boating, while White Deer Park features its own educational Nature Center. There are sports, fitness programs, and classes for all ages, and there’s even a new Recreation Center coming soon!

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Arts & Culture

Downtown Raleigh is just a short drive away, but there’s plenty of fun to be had right here in Garner. Visit the Downtown Historic District to catch a show at the Garner Performing Arts Center, home to the Towne Players of Garner, the Showcase of Talent, and the Broadway Voices series. There are also plenty of local restaurants, cafes, taverns, and even a local brewery.

Plus, the town offers fantastic events for all ages, like the Groundhog Day celebration at White Deer Park, the Spring Eggstravaganza, an Independence Day celebration, Carnaval Latino, Trick-or-Treat the Trails, and Light Up Main Street.

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Top-Notch Employment

Though Garner is just a short drive from Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park, the town is home to many of its own major businesses and employers, like Wake County Public School System, Food Lion, Walmart, Pergo, Cabela’s, Golden State Foods, F&D Huebner, Target, and Strategic Behavioral Health.

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Outstanding Education

Garner residents are served by the highly-acclaimed Wake County Public School System. Students are zoned to outstanding elementary, middle, and high schools, including North Garner Middle, East Garner Middle, Garner Magnet High, and South Garner High. Some parts of Garner may be zoned to the nearby Johnston County Public Schools, which are also known for their outstanding academics and extracurricular programs.

Garner, NC at a Glance

Travel and Commute

Downtown Raleigh: 15 min

RDU Airport: 25 min

RTP: 30 min

Major Roads: I-40, US-70, US-401

Quick Facts

Population: 27,625

County: Wake

Zip Code: 27529

Median Home Value: $164,800

Garner, NC Home Buying Resources

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