July 4th celebration at Knightdale Station

Continuing to build what is sure to become one of the most anticipated traditions in the town of Knightdale, live entertainment, great food and fun, and of course fireworks are all part of the schedule for the Second Annual July 4th Celebration at Knightdale Station.

Following last year’s rousing success at the then-newly opened Knightdale Station Park, the town of Knightdale has been hard at work to make this years’ July 4th celebration at Knightdale Station even bigger and better than the inaugural event. With activities beginning at 5:00 p.m. and ending with the spectacular fireworks in the park at 9:15 on Saturday, July 4, there will be more food, more shuttles, more facilities, and more fireworks on tap to make the whole family experience that much better at the event’s second annual installment.

There will be food to satisfy any and all tastes at the July 4th celebration at Knightdale Station as there are a wide  number of options in  food vendors offering any type of food, desserts, and beverages. The food vendors will be located at various spots throughout Knightdale Station at the celebration. Local businesses and stores from throughout the community will also be partaking, as these type vendors will be located both at the Amphitheatre Shelter and at the Playground at Knightdale Station Park. There will be many activities provided by several of these vendors that the kids can enjoy as well as the adults.

The featured events of the evening will begin as local favorite, The Embers take the Knightdale Station stage to get the crowd up off their seats and dancing to some of their favorite familiar tunes at the July 4th celebration at Knightdale Station. Later in the evening, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the bigger and better fireworks show will cap off the festivities of the evening.

There will be more shuttles this year to make transportation to and from Knightdale Station Park more convenient this year, and they will run in a timely manner to and from the event, starting at both Knightdale Community Park (Knightdale High School) and East Pointe (formerly Square D). For a full list of all the vendors that will be on hand for the July 4th celebration at Knightdale Station and for further details, visit the Town of Knightdale website at www.knightdalenc.gov and for all updates on the ongoing development and new homes available at Knightdale Station, visit www.knightdalestation.com.

YMCA at Knightdale Station

With the swimming pool set to open early next month and several programs available throughout the summer and heading into the fall that all children can enjoy, the YMCA at Knightdale Station will keep your kids active just up the block from your new home at Knightdale Station.

imagesLocated at 494 Knightdale Station Run, the YMCA at Knightdale Station is currently offering a weekly day camp, “Camp Knightdale Station,” that will keep your children active for the entire five-day sessions. Throughout each day, the campers take part in field games, sports, arts and crafts, devotions, assemblies, and once the pool opens, swimming as well. The full day summer camps run for children grades K-5 each Monday-Friday and through the week of August 21.

Tentatively set to open on the weekend of July 4, the outdoor swimming pool at the YMCA at Knightdale Station will be the perfect spot to have a “splashing” good time and also for the youngsters to get some lessons in how to be safe around the water. In addition to being able to enjoy the water slide and all the fun of spending time in the water with their friends, there is also swimming lessons for children ages 6-12 at all skill levels to soon be offered at the YMCA at Knightdale Station. Beginners will learn to become comfortable in the pool and be shown basic stroke movement, while advanced swimmers are shown more advanced stroke technique, safety skills, and how to build endurance. Anyone taking the lessons will be evaluated on day one to ensure they are put in the class that best suits their needs.

Also, just announced for the Fall 2015 season at the YMCA at Knightdale Station was a recreational preschool youth soccer program. Living by the Y’s credo that “everyone plays,” three and four year old can sign up to develop basic skills of the game, learn to be a good teammate and sportsmanship, and most importantly have fun. The leagues will start on September 17 and will play on Thursday evenings from 6-7 p.m.

YMCA at Knightdale Station memberships are already available, and both members and non-members can attend each of these programs. For more information on pricing and membership to the YMCA at Knightdale Station visit their website at www.ymcatriangle.org . For information on the new homes and lots available at Knightdale Station, visit www.knightdalestation.com .

Most Affordable Places to Live in North Carolina

With the continued growth in the area, adding to the allure of you and your family opting to build or buy your new dream home in the town’s most desirable new home community Knightdale Station is a new study released by movoto.com, which ranked Knightdale as number three in their list of the top ten Most Affordable Places to Live in North Carolina.

In analyzing 83 different municipalities which had a population of 10,000 people or greater, the popular real estate blog look at six different criteria items in compiling their final top ten list of Most Affordable Places to Live in North Carolina. The categories looked at were median home price, adjusted median income, unemployment rank, food costs, utility costs, and other miscellaneous costs.

To calculate the adjusted median income, the median household income was first divided by overall cost of living. Then to accurately reflect the actual earned income of each household that number was multiplied by one hundred. In the area of miscellaneous costs, movoto factored in the area’s costs of restaurants, entertainment, clothing, and entertainment.

Expounding on the reasoning behind giving the town of Knightdale the number three position in the list of Most Affordable Places to Live in North Carolina, the article penned by Movoto staff writer by Natalie Grigson spoke not only of these items, but also gave accolades to Knightdale for being a young and “hip” town, saying, “With a median age of 30, Knightdale is one of the youngest, and arguably hippest towns in the Raleigh metro area (as residents will surely tell you.) But underneath it all, and perhaps what makes this possible, is the town’s affordability.”

Grigson went on to say in explaining the town’s ranking, “Knightdale has one of the lowest unemployment rates in our top 10, just 7.5 percent, and better still, those employees make a median household income of $74,707, adjusted for the town’s overall cost of living of 104.” She concluded, “And the cherry on top? This town ranked among the best for its miscellaneous costs; things like restaurants, clothes, and entertainment—great news for young families.”