Garner at a Glance

With 350 acres of parkland, plenty of town festivals and a charming Main Street, it's easy to mistake Garner for a modern-day Mayberry.

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Get to Know Garner, NC

Garner, like many cities and towns in the Triangle, grew up around the railroad.

Originally called Garner's Station, this area was a bustling town by the 1880s and by the 1920s was home to US-70, the first paved road in the entire state. Garner continued to grow during the mid-to-late 20th century with the development of Research Triangle Park and major highways around the area. Today, more than 28,000 people now call Garner home.

Despite Garner's rapid development, town planners keep residents connected through annual festivals, recreation programs and well-maintained parks. The historic downtown district along Main Street (where you can still see the railroad that started it all) continues to be a destination for local shopping and town-sponsored events.

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Must-Visit Garner Attractions

If you can't get enough of hometown history, spend time in Garner's downtown district. You can say hello to the local business owners who have set up shop in the brick storefronts, take a picture with the old caboose or attend events like pop-up markets and food truck rodeos. Across the train tracks is Garner Recreational Park, home to the Garner Senior Center and one of the town's dog parks.

Garner's Restaurant Scene

There's something for every taste in Garner. Take your pick of comfort food at restaurants like Carolina Barbecue and Angie's, coffee at Lorraine's Coffee House & Music and Aversboro Coffee, or international fare at Alexander's Mediterranean Cuisine.

Other Local Hot Spots

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Quick Facts

Population (2016): 28,776
Growth Since 2010: +11.7%
Mean Home Price (2012-2016): $164,800
Government:  Town of Garner, Wake County

Travel & Commute

Raleigh: 7 miles (15 min.)
 25 miles (30 min.)
RDU Airport: 21 miles (25 min.)
Major Highways: I-40, US-401, US-70

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