Key findings

  • Garner has a Livability Score of 73/100, which is considered excellent
  • Garner crime rates are 25% higher than the North Carolina average
  • Cost of living in Garner is equal to the North Carolina average
  • Garner real estate prices are 5% higher than the North Carolina average
  • Rental prices in Garner are 17% higher than the North Carolina average

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      Top Rated Schools in Garner

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Bryan Road Elementary SchoolM - Mn/a52%
      Cleveland Middle6 - 899747%
      West View Elementary SchoolPK - 51,03242%
      Garner High9 - 122,74842%
      Rand Road Elementary SchoolPK - 554439%
      Timber Drive Elementary SchoolPK - 557738%
      North Garner Middle6 - 879537%
      Polenta Elementary SchoolPK - 51,07934%
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      Garner Reviews

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      Garner, NC
      Attractions8/10
      Community6/10
      Nightlife5/10
      Dining5/10
      Shopping8/10
      After living in Raleigh for several years, I decided to move to Garner, NC. about 30 minutes outside the capital. The small town life has an appeal for me. The weather is moderate most of the year, but it can be humid in the summer. The cost of living is lower than Raleigh and the crime rate is only slightly lower. Education could use some improvement, as I am near retirement that does not affect me directly. Good shopping is available in the area, as well as being very convenient.

      I enjoy cycling and love the Neuse River Trail. On good weather days, I will bike up to 10 miles. We have family picnic outings at White Deer Park Nature Center, as the grandkids like the nature center. I also enjoy doing a little fishing at Lake Benson Park and occasionally do some boating. When I want a bite out, Angie's Restaurant features good home cooking at a reasonable price. I plan on retiring here.
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      Source: The Garner, NC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).