Garner : North carolina

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What it's Like to Retire in Garner

Situated in the middle of North Carolina is the rapidly growing town of Garner, about 8 miles from Raleigh.  Garner is both a suburb and a small town with a population of over 27,000. Thanks to  its close proximity to Raleigh, Garner is a place that has a small town feel with uptown access to everything Raleigh, the Research Triangle Park, and other areas have to offer. There are plenty of recreational activities with its nearby lake.  Picture of Water Tower over Main St. courtesy of Wikipedia and Melizabethi123.


Where to Retire in Garner and Home Prices

According to Zillow, the medain home value in Garner was $184,000 in mid-2017.  There are active adult communities in the area (see link at top right).


What is special about Garner

The Raleigh area is fast growing and stable.  It has diversity and there is plenty to do.

What is not special about Garner

Garner is chilly in the winter with an average January temperature of only about 40 degrees. It is not considered a walkable community.


Who will like retirement in Garner

Those who want the small town feel while living close to a large city (Raleigh) and all it has to offer, may enjoy retiring in here.  Garner's crime rate and cost of living are both below the national average.


Local economy is driven by

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services


Climate and Physical Environment

Garner is near Raleigh in north central North Carolina. The average July high temperature is 89 and the average January low is 32. The wettest month is July (over 4").

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Garner has several parks, recreational facilities and a Performing Arts Center.  Nearby Raleigh offers an array of restaurants and cultural activities.



The crime rate in Garner is lower than the national average.


Medical facilities

The Research Triangle offers top-notch medical services. 



Raleigh/Durham International Airport is about 20 miles away.  Amtrak is just 6 miles away in Raleigh.


Valuable Links

North Carolina retirement guide
Garner Chamber of Commerce


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Facts about GARNER
  • State: NC
  • Environment: Suburban,Lake,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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