Garner is a suburb in Wake County, NC, just 10 minutes away from downtown Raleigh. It’s an All-America City with unique amenities and a genuine, hometown authenticity. It has retained its small-town charm while boasting an exceptional quality of life thanks to hundreds of acres of award-winning parkland, an abundance of recreational and cultural arts opportunities and a broad array of shopping and dining options.
The median home value in Garner is $189,800. Garner home values have gone up 8.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Garner is $112, which is lower than the Raleigh Metro average of $132. The median price of homes currently listed in Garner is $264,128 and the median rent price in Garner is $1,495, which is about the same as the Raleigh Metro.
At the Garner Performing Arts Center (GPAC), located in the downtown historic district, take in a production by the Towne Players of Garner (named “Best Community Theater in the Triangle”) or a concert by a world-renowned performer making a special appearance as part of the acclaimed Broadway Voices series.
The town’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department has a full slate of special events throughout the year. On Groundhog Day, White Deer Park hosts an event featuring a furry prognosticator named Mortimer. In the spring, the department puts on the Spring Eggstravaganza festival featuring the town’s annual egg hunt at Lake Benson Park. In early December, Garner’s downtown is transformed into a holiday wonderland during the annual Light Up Main festival, featuring the annual tree lighting ceremony, and the Garner Christmas Parade.