Monday, January 11, 2010

Garner - A "Fabulous" Location

A mere 8 miles south of downtown Raleigh, Garner is a town with all the conveniences afforded to Raleigh residents, and then some! In fact the 26,000 residents of Garner live closer to downtown Raleigh than the majority of Raleigh residents! And with over 350 acres of park land, plenty of shopping, and tons of local events and activities, Garner has no shortgage of "stuff to do".

The list of Garner's parks is quite long. That 350 acres of park land is taken up with 11 parks in total. One of the most popular on that list is Lake Benson Park. Lake Benson Park has 4 picnic shelters (all of which can be reserved for private functions by calling 919.772.4688), a 1.8 mile walking trail, and a children's play area. During the summer months, you can also fish and rent boats at the Lake Benson Boathouse located at 975 Buffaloe Rd. We'll discuss other parks in Garner in the posts to come.
Not only is Garner close to all the shopping in Raleigh, but if you're looking for something close to home - Garner has no shortage of shopping establishments. White Oak Crossing is probably Garner's most well-known shopping center. There you'll find it all - with popular stores like TJ Maxx, Target, Staples, Ross, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Kohl's. Great restaurants are featured too with a Chili's, Logan's Roadhouse, TGI Fridays and more!

Garner residents have a passion for togetherness and their diverse community calendar is proof. It's loaded with activities the entire family can enjoy with their friends and neighbors. From the Fireman's Day Celebration to the "Music on Main" after-work concert series, there are tons of great events happening throughout the year in Garner.

So check out this great town! If you're looking for a great place to live, and "fabulous location" tops your list of necessary housing characteristics, look no further - Garner is your new town!

1 comment:

  1. I've lived in Garner before and it is a good place to live.