10 Best Neighborhoods in Garner, NC

November 16th, 2023

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10 Best Neighborhoods in Garner, NC

Best Places to Live in Garner

Are you searching for the best neighborhoods in Garner, NC? Check out these ten great places to live in Garner! 

What are the best neighborhoods in Garner, North Carolina? With so many great ones popping up all the time, it's hard to keep track of all the top hoods, thanks to all the growth the town is experiencing. Garner is a great place to call home, that's part of the reason so many folks are moving to Garner, NC!

Looking for some more information about the great town of Garner in North Carolina. Here are some of the best neighborhoods in Garner. The town, like most of the Triangle, is growing and adding new subdivisions and homes all the time. Click here to view homes for sale in Garner, NC.

Homes in Garner

Garner is a small town directly next to Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina. The town has a mix of neighborhoods ranging from subdivisions of older split-level homes that, in some cases, are being completely renovated and updated to brand-new subdivisions with large single-family modern homes.

Neighborhoods such as Heather Hills in the heart of Garner are becoming increasingly popular as fixer-uppers or bought completely renovated. For buyers who would rather not be in a larger new subdivision, these older neighborhoods in Garner offer homes with character and often at a much lower price than new construction. Garner is a mix of rural and suburban neighborhoods, with many of the newer subdivisions being built on older farmland and woods out of the city.

Growth in Garner

Garner is one of the towns in the Triangle that will be most affected by the completion of 540, the outer loop, which is expected to be completed in the coming years. The completed highway will connect Garner to Cary, Apex, and Holly Springs to the west and Knightdale and Wendell to the east. It should allow for shorter commute times to Research Triangle Park, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Chapel Hill, and Durham. As more and more homes get built, the town has added lots of restaurants and retail outlets for the new residents of Garner.

The White Oak Crossing Shopping Center is home to many of the newest arrivals, and more are coming. Recent restaurant openings in Garner include Carolina Ale House, Longhorn, Red Robin, Panera, and Chipotle. National retailers in the area are Best Buy, BJ's, TJ Maxx, Cabela's, Kohl's and Michaels. The new WakeMed Garner Healthplex has a 24-hour emergency department is located on HWY 70 and joins the established Rex Wellness Center of Garner.

While the Town of Garner does have several neighborhoods in the town limits, many have a Garner mailing address but are outside the town limits. Homes with a Garner address may be in either Wake or Johnston County, which is important to know, especially if schools are an important factor in your home-buying decision.

With a growing number of neighborhoods in Garner and a high demand for homes, it is possible that many of the homes that get built still need to be listed as they are bought as soon as they are started. It is good to know what neighborhoods are getting started and where the new homes will be to take advantage of the best home for you.

Here are two newer subdivisions in Garner:

Annandale, homes from the $ 300,000's on large homesites with planned amenities to include clubhouse and pool, playground, and sports fields. This community is being built by Shenandoah Homes of Raleigh.

Grey Wolf Creek, homes from the $ 260,000's with ranch plans and two-story homes, three-car garage options on large wooded homesites. This community is being built by Grey Wolf Homes.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Garner

Adams Point

Adams Point is a very popular neighborhood in Garner with a combination of new and resale homes for sale. The neighborhood is located on Old Drug Store Road, just minutes from the 40/42 Interchange and HWY 50.

With home prices starting in the high $200,000 range and going up to close to $400,000, there are multiple floor plans and options to choose from. Most of the homes for sale in Adams Point are four bedrooms, but there is the option of three and five-bedroom homes available.

Some floor plans offer first-floor master bedrooms, while others offer a guest bedroom on the first floor. There are homes for sale with a three car garage. The neighborhood features a community pool and clubhouse for residents.

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Chadbourne is a neighborhood of custom-built homes from the mid $300,000s to the mid $500,000s. Most of the homes are all brick or stone and are on large lots of at least half an acre.

Located just off the intersection of highways 50 and 42, Chadbourne is centrally located for commuters traveling to Raleigh, Garner, and Clayton, as well as points east such as Smithfield and I95.

The neighborhood amenities include a swimming pool and tennis court. Chadbourne is minutes from numerous supermarkets and shopping centers and is a short drive to the new Johnston Health Clayton.

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Cleveland Bluffs

Cleveland Bluffs is a new neighborhood in Garner, started in 2016, and is expected to have 350 homes when completed. The neighborhood currently offers homes by three different builders, with prices starting at around $250,000. There are several floor plans to choose from with different elevations and options.

Most of the homes for sale are two-story single-family homes with some ranch plans available. First-floor master bedrooms, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood floors are some of the features you are likely to find in the homes for sale in Cleveland Bluffs.

The neighborhood amenities planned are a swimming pool, clubhouse, and fitness center. Sidewalks connect the neighborhood to Cleveland Elementary School, and the subdivision is just across Cornwallis Road from Cleveland Middle, both well-regarded Johnston County Schools.

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Creekside in Wake County is another new neighborhood in Garner, with homes built from 2016 on. Located off Rand Road, the neighborhood is minutes from Lake Benson and Downtown Garner. It is also a short drive to Downtown Raleigh and the shops, restaurants, and cinemas at White Oak Crossing.

The homes for sale in Creekside range in price from the mid $ 260,000 to the mid $300,000’s and are sized from around 2200 square feet to over 3400 square feet. With about seven different floor plans to choose from in three, four, and five-bedroom models. Both ranch plans with master down bedrooms, and two-story floor plans are available.

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Island Creek

Island Creek is a neighborhood in Garner that has a combination of a few remaining new homes and resales available. Located off Josephine Road in the Cleveland area of Garner. The new homes in Island Creek are being built by several local builders, including Shenandoah Homes.

The original phase of homes in Island Creek were built in the early 2000s. Since Island Creek is centrally located, it is a short commute to Clayton and Smithfield.

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Another fairly new neighborhood in Garner is the Kyndal Subdivision, with homes priced from around the $250,000’s to $270,000’s. The homes in Kyndal are usually not on the market long as they offer a lot of homes for the price.

Homes are both three and four bedrooms and range in size from around 2500 square feet to almost 3000 square feet. The residents of Kyndal have a community pool and playground, which is included in the HOA dues. First-floor master bedrooms are available, and kitchens that come with granite countertops, tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances can be found in some floor plans.

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Summerwind Plantation

Summerwind Plantation is a neighborhood in Garner, minutes from the 40/42 Interchange off Cleveland Road. Homes for sale in Summerwind Plantation start in the mid $200,000s.

Three and four-bedroom homes are available from 1800 square feet to almost 3,000 square feet. Summerwind Plantation is located close to all the shopping and convenience of the area and a short commute to Raleigh and Clayton.

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Turner Farms

Turner Farms is one of the more established and popular neighborhoods in Garner. There are homes for sale in Turner Farms that were built in the mid 80's all the way up to 2017. Many of the homes are on larger lots, some wooded.

There is a wide range in home prices in Turner Farms, with homes for sale from the $170,000’s up to the $350,000’s. Turner Farms has a pool and playground for residents. It's possible to find completely renovated older homes that come on the market occasionally.

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The Village at Aversboro

The Village at Aversboro is a 55+ active adult community in Garner that is located within walking distance of Lake Benson Park and nine miles from Downtown Raleigh. 

Offering a variety of single-family homes that vary in size, price, and style, as well as a 1,500-square-foot clubhouse, this is a sought-after neighborhood and tight-knit community. 

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Heather Woods 

Heather Woods is a beautiful neighborhood in Garner that is found just five minutes from some of the best amenities that Garner has to offer. Surrounded by mature trees, this established neighborhood features homes that were built between 1980-1990 and range from 1,700 square feet to 3,500 square feet. 

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Best Neighborhoods in Garner, NC - Final Thoughts 

Garner is an exciting and growing area just outside of Raleigh. Recognized as one of the best Raleigh suburbs, it is no wonder why so many families and businesses are moving to the area.  

If you are ready to find your dream home in Garner, contact the experts at Raleigh Realty. We are here to help and answer your questions about the home-buying process. 

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