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Knightdale named as Most Affordable Town in NC

Most Affordable Town in NC

The financial experts at Smart Asset have released their annual rankings both nationwide and across the state of North Carolina, adding even more allure to the prospect of relocating to the Knightdale Station new home community, naming the town of Knightdale as the Most Affordable Town in NC for the second consecutive year.

Rank City/Town Affordability Index
1. Knightdale 91.75
2. Stokesdale 91.02
3. Indian Trail 90.79
4. Lewisville 90.69
5. Trinity 90.65
6. Holly Springs 90.40
7. Harrisburg 90.25
8. Gibsonville 90.03
9. King 89.96
10 Cherryville 89.94

In compiling their top ten listings for the Most Affordable Town in NC, Smart Asset used five separate categories to arrive at a final “affordability index.” Each of these five areas were compared against the state average in deciphering which would be named the Most Affordable Town in NC, the first of which being the average closing costs on a new home, which in Knightdale is a more than reasonable, $3,172.

Where Knightdale began to separate itself from the pack, especially amongst towns and cities of comparable or larger size in earning its Most Affordable Town in NC title, were the next few categories starting with annual property tax. Knightdale’s low rate of $1,659 combined with a likewise low average Annual Homeowner’s Insurance of just $1,003 certainly aided in the town’s topping of this list.

Additionally, a low $7,842 average annual mortgage payment in the town of Knightdale ($653.50 per month) coupled with a median household income of $72, 591 heavily weighed into their listing as Most Affordable Town in NC. Edging out the number two and three towns in the listings ( Stokesdale and Indian Trail) by almost a full point in the affordability index, Knightdale’s 91.75 ranking made them the clear cut number one Most Affordable Town in NC.

Speaking to the town’s ranking in the Smart Asset survey, Knightdale mayor, James Roberson said , “This ranking is another indication that our community and its growth are managed well.” He added, “Many places can claim to be cheaper than Knightdale, but we believe we’ve found a middle ground where the quality of life is high and costs are competitive.”

To see the entire top ten rankings of Most Affordable Towns in NC, visit smartasset.com. For more information  on the Knightdale Station new home community, including lot and home prices, as well as available floor plans and upcoming events, visit knightdalestation.com.

Double your Family Fun with Knightdale NC Events this Weekend…at the Station

Knightdale NC Events

Continuing this Spring to bring the families and even the pets of the community together for a great time for all ages, this Saturday, March 19, Knightdale Station Park will play host to two fantastic Knightdale NC Events, Paws in the Park and Easter Eggstraordinaire.

Hosted by the great folks at the Knightdale Parks and Recreation Department, the Easter Eggstraordinaire has become an annual tradition among Knightdale NC events, hosted on the Saturday prior to Good Friday each year. This fun filled day of Easter-themed activities for the kids will offer up egg hunts for three different groups, with the age ranges being from 0-3 years, 4-5 year olds, and also 6-8 year olds.

The egg hunts as part of the Knightdale NC Events this Saturday will take place in the beautiful grassy area near Knightdale Station Park Amphitheatre and signs will be up to help direct each age group to their respective areas. In addition to the egg hunt, there will also be an appearance by the Easter Bunny for photo ops as well as many other activities and music for the entire family to enjoy throughout the festivities. Both Kona Ice and C &J Funnel Cakes will be on hand serving up treats throughout the day’s events. The Easter Eggstraordinaire will begin at 10:00 a.m., with the egg hunts starting at 11:00.

The children will not be the only members of the family enjoying the Knightdale NC Events this Saturday, as “Paws in the Park” will also be taking place, giving your pets a “day for the dogs.” “Paws in the Park” will kick off at 9:30 a.m. at the Ashley Wilder Dog Park at Knightdale Station Park and the first 120 dogs registered will receive both a Frisbee and a goody bag filled with treats. All dogs must be kept on a leash, non-aggressive, and have up to date rabies tags or a certificate to register for the “Paws in the Park” activities.

For more information on these and other great upcoming Knightdale NC Events, visit the town’s website at knightdalenc.gov. To get more information on all the great things going on at Knightdale Station, including new homes and lot pricing, visit knightdalestation.com.

(Photos Courtesy of The Town of Knightdale)

Thales Academy Knightdale offering Pre-K Program…at the Station

Thales Academy Knightdale

Thales Academy Knightdale is now enrolling for children grades Pre-K through 3 for the July 2016 opening of the new school located conveniently at 525 Carolinian Avenue in the Knightdale Station new home community.

Thales Academy Knightdale has several reasons in addition to the great location at Knightdale Station and the very affordable rates at the highly accredited school to entice you to enroll your young ones at the school. With average class sizes limited to just 16 students per teacher and the low annual tuition price starting at just $4,800 annually or $480 monthly and a $200 early pay discount and $500 discount for multiple siblings, the award winning education awaiting your child is as noted on their website “the best educational option in the Triangle.”

The Pre-K program at Thales academy Knightdale gives your child complete introduction to building all of the skills that they will need to be thoroughly prepared for kindergarten the following school year. The proven and accredited instruction from the staff at Thales Academy Knightdale is second to none, utilizing “Direct Instruction” teaching method based upon research done by the academy.

Students at Thales are encouraged to engage and discover in a wide array of subjects including, Math, Reading, English, Spanish, Art, Technology, Music, P.E., and Character Education in their well balanced curriculum. The “theme-based” methods of learning also help to develop creativity and curiosity through engaging the children and urging them to discover and become more familiar with concepts as each lesson moves along.

If interested in finding out more about the upcoming enrollment and all programs at Thales Academy Knightdale, they will be offering both morning and evening “Information Sessions” in the upcoming weeks held at the East Regional Library in Knightdale.

The schedule for these upcoming sessions are:

Morning Sessions- Thursdays, 10-11 a.m.

March 10 and April 14

Evening Sessions- Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m.

March 15 and April 12