Community

A young, active, vibrant town, Knightdale is one of
fastest growing town’s in Eastern Wake County.

Knightdale has shown itself to be an excellent place to start a business, career or even a family.

A town with Southern History & Charm

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Structure A

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Water Tower Feature

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Thales Academy

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Future YMCA Aquatic Center

Phase one brought the railroad themed playground,  running and walking trails, a dog park, and athletic fields (known now as Knightdale Station Park.) Phase two is nearing completion including open-air structures, a water-misting tower, the beginning phase of the amphitheater, and additional parking.

Knightdale Station Overview, Eastern Wake County, NC New Home Community

Knightdale Station Construction Update February 2016, Eastern Wake County, NC New Home Community

With a tip of the hat to its farm and train themed history, the seeds of the Knightdale Station project were initially planted when the town purchased a tract of land formerly occupied by the towns ex-mayor, Billy Wilder in 2011.

True to the opportunistic and ambitious work ethic that has helped Knightdale to continuously grow and evolve since its inception, the town took the “fast track, ” hiring the highly accredited CLH Design of Cary who leant their creative vision to the project, jumping right into the planning and development of Knightdale Station Park. The town officially opened the 76-acre first phase of the project in September of 2013, just two years following the initial purchase of the land. With two miles of paved trails, the town’s first dog park, athletic fields, picnic shelters, and a fabulous new playground for the kids, the completed first phase is only the beginning of this spectacular project linking the town’s current generation to those who came before them and laid the ground work for projects such as Knightdale Station that have helped the town to continue as one of North Carolina’s fastest growing municipalities.

Giving a nod to the town’s past, the play area at Knightdale Station, developed by the skilled team at Asheville Playgrounds, once again links the future to a time gone by as it follows a farm and train themed pattern as a reminder of Knightdale’s railroad and agricultural past. Whether it’s the two story silo featuring a tube slide, the mock railroad crossing complete with the bell and whistle sounds of a locomotive, the “chicken coop” area, a bouncy horse “corral,” or the train tunnel and slide combo area, the playground is a constant reminder to today’s youth of the forefathers who blazed the trails and set the stage for the continued evolution of the town in a setting that will allow for current residents or prospective transplants of all ages to call home.

With town officials planning to use Knightdale Station Park as home base for community events, town celebrations, and sporting events and two more phases of development set to include an amphitheater, tennis courts, an arboretum, and space for a farmer’s market in addition to a 300 acre community to feature a mix of town homes and single family home sites developed by the Preston Development Company in accordance with some of the top home building teams in the area, its safe to say that the “runaway train” called Knightdale Station has only just begun spinning its wheels.

An excellent place to start a business, career or a family.

What Business Owners Say About Knightdale

At the center of Knightdale Station is Knightdale Station Park, a 76-acre park in Eastern Wake County. It includes two miles of paved trails, picnic shelters, the Ashley Wilder Dog Park, athletic fields, restrooms and a large playground. The playground is farm and train themed to serve as a reminder of Knightdale’s agriculture and railroad past.

A list of local information for your convenience

Local Area Information

13,072

Estimated Population

356

Number of Businesses

30.8 yrs

Median Age

$70,512

Median Household Income

40.2%

Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

Healthcare

WakeMed (6905 Knightdale Boulevard):

  • Ear, Nose & Throat; Head & Neck Surgery
  • Urology
  • Family Medicine

Duke Medicine (162 Legacy Oaks Drive):

  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Primary Care
  • Urgent Care

Rex Healthcare (6602 Knightdale Boulevard):

  • Family Practice
  • Urgent Care
  • Lab Services
  • Radiology
  • Wound Healing Center
  • Sleep Disorders Center

Independent Services:

  • Pediatrics
  • Express Care
  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Vein Care
  • Orthopaedics
  • Optometry
  • Physical Therapy

Parks

Knightdale Station
810 N. First Avenue

Knightdale, NC 27545

Harper Park
207 Main Street

Knightdale, NC 27545

Knightdale Community Park
101 Bryan Chalk Lane

Knightdale, NC 27545

Environmental Park
950 Steeple Square Court

Knightdale, NC 27545

Mingo Creek Park & Trail
100 Parkside Commons Dr.

Knightdale, NC 27545

Schools

Public Schools

Elementary

Forestville Road Elementary School
Hodge Road Elementary School (STEM participant)
Knightdale Elementary School
Lockhart Elementary School

Middle

East Wake Middle School

High Schools

Knightdale High School (STEM participant)
East Wake School of Engineering Systems
East Wake School of Health Science
East Wake School of Integrated Technology

Charter Schools

Cardinal Charter Academy of Knightdale (Anticipated Opening 2016)
East Wake Academy
(Zebulon)
Endeavor Charter School
(Wake Forest)
Exploris Middle School
(Downtown Raleigh)

Private and Religious Schools

North Raleigh Christian Academy
Ravenscroft School (North Raleigh)

Thales Academy of Knightdale (Anticipated Opening 2016)

Higher Ed

Knightdale is surrounded by excellent colleges and universities. The following lists include public and private campuses that are within an hour’s drive.

Public Colleges and Universities

North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Wake Technical Community College

Private Non-Profit Colleges and Universities

Campbell University
Duke University
Meredith College
Shaw University
St. Augustine’s University
William Peace University

Shopping

Target
Walmart
Kohl’s
T.J. Maxx
Petco
Home Depot
Bed Bath & Beyond
Ross
Michael’s
Office Max

Dining

Smithfield’s
McDonald’s
Bufallo Wild Wings
Rudino’s
Grand Street Pizza
Hardee’s
Lone Star Steakhouse
KFC
Bojangles
Wendy’s
Chili’s Grill & Bar
Chick-fil-a
Subway
CiCi’s Pizza
Andy’s Burger’s
China House
Arby’s
Fuji China
Mama Mia’s
Burger King
Qdoba Mexican Grill
IHOP
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Five Guys
Waffle House
Long John Silver’s
Applebee’s
Taco Bell
Zaxby’s

Banking

BB&T
Wells Fargo
Crescent State Bank
First Citizens Bank
Bank of America
State Employee’s Credit Union

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