Every year, people from all over the world move to North Carolina’s capital city. It’s home to North Carolina State University and is part of the Research Triangle area—a big draw for students and professionals alike. But what if you want access to Raleigh without living amidst the hustle and bustle? Moving to the suburbs might be the right choice for you and your wallet. Garner, NC is on the list of the 5 most affordable Raleigh suburbs in terms of cost of living, median home value, percentage of income spent on rent, and home affordability.
- Cost of living: 98, compared to the Raleigh average of 103
- Affordability ratio: 2.7
Garner is that perfect combination of old and new. The historic downtown district traces its origins back to 1878 and still has many of the same beautiful buildings and yet all of the modern amenities you’ll need. The homes are just as varied, from traditional homes set on vast lawns to more modern townhomes and condos. There’s even the Garner Senior Center, if you’re looking for fun in retirement. Garner has festivals and events throughout the year, from the holiday Christmas Tree Lighting to the Music Off Main festival during the summer. In fact, Garner is a haven for arts and entertainment, with its large performing arts center and the Avery Street Recreation Center. There are eight public elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school.
Living Near Raleigh
Living near Raleigh may not be quite as thrilling as living smack dab in the middle of the capital city, but it’s certainly a lot more affordable. If you’re ready to start apartment hunting, contact Abberly Place for more information on apartments in Garner, NC.