Johnston/So. Wake County

VOL16ISS1 2017

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE—JOHNSTON/SOUTHERN WAKE COUNTIES NC | VOLUME 16—ISSUE 1 14 JOHNSTON/ SOUTHERN WAKE Garner is a mere 10 minutes from downtown Raleigh. It is a place where outdoor recreation is a calling card for the "All-America City." The award is the nation's oldest community recognition program. Garner values its open space like few other communities. Green spaces, parks and trails are used daily by residents who value nature and the outdoors. White Deer Park and neighboring Lake Benson Park comprise 160 acres of open space and several miles of paved and unpaved trails. Visitors take advantage of boating and fishing on weekends on the 364-acre Lake Benson. A town-operated boathouse rents canoes, kayaks and Jon boats. Garner enjoys a stellar reputation as a performing arts hub. Whether it's the award-winning and highly acclaimed Broadway Voices series, or the latest production by the Towne Players of Garner, there's something for everyone at Garner Performing Arts Center. Foodies have a field day in the town that loves to eat well. Hometown favorites are Angie's, Carolina Barbecue, and Aversboro Restaurant and Sports Bar. To take a mini-vacation to Mexico, head to Taqueria El Toro, considered one of the most authentic Mexican restaurants in the Triangle. Spring and fall food truck rodeos come to downtown Garner in the spring and fall. "Holly Springers" knew they had a jewel when the North Main Athletic Park was built. And a recent nod from Tennis Industry magazine gave the town cause to celebrate when it named NMAP as the "Public Park of the Year" in January. The magazine noted that what had been a "borrow pit" for soil was now the site of one of the state's premier sporting facilities. The 42-acre park's 1,800-seat stadium is home to the Holly Springs Salamanders, members of the Coastal Plain League, a summer league for college baseball players. Wake Technical Community College's baseball team also goes to bat at NMAP. The athletic complex is a boost to the local economy. It drew 275,000 participants and spectators for a variety of sports and other events during its first year of operation. The economic impact from the upcoming All Star Baseball Game (July 9-10) is estimated between $2 million and $3 million. Mayor Dick Sears, known as "an open door mayor," never misses an opportunity to promote his town. "Living in Holly Springs means living in a big, 'small' town," said Sears. "We are the safest town to live in the state of North Carolina; the best place to raise kids in North Carolina; the best place for young families, and one of the most affordable places to live in our state (top 20)." >> Angier MILLSTONE RIDGE 919-283-8038 From the $180s Benson THE COLONADE 919-205-9104 From the $180s JOHNSON PLACE 919-205-9104 From the $240s THE PRESERVES 919-214-9811 From the $190s Franklinton OLDE LIBERTY 919-514-1211 From the low $200s Garner GLENS AT BETHEL 919-759-6767 From the upper $200s Lillington FALLS OF THE CAPE 919-214-9811 From the $190s Willow Springs BRYERSTONE 919-759-6767 From the $240s Zebulon SHEPARD'S POINT 919-514-1211 From the $215s Benson Price... The Ultimate Amenity! All Brick Available! · Award-Winning Ranch and 2-Story Homes · 1500-3800 sq. Ft · Most Plans Have First Floor Masters · Large Lots up to 2 acres · 2 Car Garage and 3rd Car Available · Full Gutters · Closing Cost Assistance With Preferred Lender · 10 Year Bonded Builder Warranty · 9' Ceilings with Vaults and Trays (per plan) · Energy Efficient Appliances · Energy Efficient Designs · Engineered designed per lot Home office 149 US HWY 70W Garner, NC 27529 | 919.233.6747

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