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Garner and Its Close Community

Garner feels like your quintessential American small town: the residents are a tight-knit community, Main Street is lined with old-fashioned shops, and Garner's heritage is on display at the town's historic sites and museum. The town is becoming a popular place to live, and in recent years has topped the lists of best places to live in North Carolina for its affordable homes and proximity to Raleigh. 

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Recognized for Its Great Way of Life

Residents take pride in their hometown, and Garner has entered the spotlight with its recent accolades.

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SmartAsset Names Garner One of NC’s Most Affordable Towns 
Garner Named One of Five Best Cities or Towns in North Carolina 
Garner Named One of Top Small Cities in NC 
Garner Sixth Most Affordable Place in North Carolina 
Learn More About Garner's Great Schools 

The Spirit of Community: Garner's Festivals, Performances, and Community Events

With over 30,000 residents, Garner still retains that neighborly feel, in part because of the variety of community programs and festivals that bring everyone together throughout the year. 

To celebrate the holidays, you can join other Garner residents at the town's annual Spring Eggstravaganza egg hunt at Lake Benson Park, or watch local marching bands and floats parade down Main Street during the Garner Christmas Parade.

Or, if you adore the performing arts like many residents in town, you can visit the Garner Performing Arts Center downtown to catch riveting performances by the community theater group or listen to a magical concert during one of Garner's showcase events.  

Shopping for Leisure or Daily Errands

Garner has several shopping centers where you can spend time with friends or taking care of the dry cleaning and grocery shopping. 

For grocery store locations and household services, Garner offers smaller shopping areas like Timber Crossings Shopping Center, Aversboro Square, and Timber Landing. Larger shopping destinations include Forest Hills Shopping Center, White Oak Shopping Center, and Garner Towne Square, to name a few.

Other Local Garner Experiences

Looking for something fun to do? Want to explore the town's history? Here are some of the local experiences and points of interest worth checking out: 

  • visit White Deer Park on Groundhog Day
  • watch Downtown Garner transform into a winter wonderland in December
  • catch a movie at Lake Benson Park during Friday Family Flicks & Camping
  • challenge your golfing skills at Eagle Ridge Golf Club
  • chat with friends over coffee at Garner's local coffee shops
  • go ice skating at the Garner Ice House
  • and more!

Find Your Dream Home in Garner with Sharon & The TriangleExperts Team

If you're eager to find your home amid friendly residents and small-town culture, then Garner is the place to be. View All of the Listings in Garner and let us know if you see a home you like — call us at 919-271-3399 or email and we can set up a showing time that works best for you. 

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