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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B-
Garner is a suburb of Raleigh with a population of 28,048. Garner is in Wake County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Garner offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Garner there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Garner and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Garner are highly rated.
About Garner...
Population
28,048

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,005
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Garner Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    215.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    109.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    740.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,806.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    146.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Garner

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,797
National
$55,322
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Garner Reviews

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I've loved living in Garner. It's a small town that has everything you need within a 15-minute drive. You can find grocery stores, churches, parks, convenience stores, movie theaters, shopping centers, and more! You tend to bump into the same people somewhat often, so it's easy to build relationships.
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Garner has many social opportunities for families to come together, such as attending seasonal athletic games and holiday events. One of the biggest celebrations in Garner is the Fourth of July celebration at Lake Benson Park. During the Independence day, families visit Lake Benson Park to eat, listen to music, enjoy activities and games for all ages, visit the memorial center to show appreciation and love for those who fought for this country, and watch the fireworks show late at night. Garner also has several shops and movie theaters for social gatherings. Though Garner has many major social gatherings, I hope that Garner will have more events related to more fields of interest in the future, such as the performing arts.
Its very quiet! Very respectful, nice and a well protected atmosphere. The communities are awesome and they have a lot to offer.