Knightdale Once Again Listed Among Safest Cities in North Carolina

Safest Cities in North Carolina

Many items factor into making the important decision to build a new home and the choice of where to move your family, with none of these factors being more important than the safety of your children. The choice to move to the Knightdale Station new home community is one that not only gives you the great on site amenities and a beautiful new home, but with Knightdale being once again named by the experts at Safe Wise as one of the Safest Cities in North Carolina, you also can rest assured that your youngsters are safe.

The rankings of the Safest Cities in North Carolina is an annual listing done by Safe Wise, where they do an in depth analysis of all municipalities across the state that have a population of over 4,000 residents. For accuracy, the team of experts there uses the most recent FBI Crime Report each year to compile their listing. After pouring over the numbers, they look at two major categories and plug the numbers in to come up with the final rankings of the Safest Cities in North Carolina.

The categories used by the Safe Wise team in the comparison are first, the number in each town of violent crimes (aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery) as well the overall number of property crimes (arson, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft). Once these are figured out, they then arrive at an overall ratio showing the chances out every 1,000 residents of each of these crimes possibly happening.

This is the third consecutive year that Knightdale has ranked in the Top 50 among all municipalities on the listing of Safest Cities in North Carolina. Safe Wise has described the town and the reasoning behind their inclusion the past few years to the Safest Cities in North Carolina, explaining that Knightdale is “family friendly, affordable, and safe.” They have gone on to speak of the fact that Knightdale has become a very desirable location for young families, adding, “Its low crime rates, expansive recreation opportunities, and close proximity to Raleigh make it perfect for couples who want to raise a family.”

To view the entire article detailing the Safest Cities in North Carolina, visit the blog section at safewise.com.

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Knightdale Kids Festival to Showcase the Talents, Creativity, and Community Spirit of Area Youngsters…at the Station

Knightdale Station Kids Festival

On Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Knightdale Station Park will play host to a very special first time event to put a spotlight on the talents and creativity of the children in our community, while offering up a day full of fun for the whole family as the Knightdale Parks and Recreation Department presents the inaugural Knightdale Kids Festival (K-Fest) event.

The first ever Knightdale Kids Festival is a combined effort, as all of the area schools, as well as countless organizations with in the community have banded together to showcase the great work and efforts of the youth in the Knightdale area and those dedicated to strengthening their education and futures. As quoted on the official Town of Knightdale website, the mission of the inaugural Knightdale Kids Festival is “Understanding that education is the pathway to success, the mission of K-Fest is to connect youth with local non-profits, educational and cultural arts opportunities they may not otherwise be exposed to. This collaborative effort of community partners plays an important role in strengthening the educational component in Knightdale and Eastern Wake County.”

Throughout the day at Knightdale Kids Festival, children of all ages from area elementary, middle, and high schools will be performing in a variety of events, showcasing their vast skills in many areas. The highlights throughout the day that the kids will be a major part of at this community themed event will include:

  • Student Talent Showcase
  • Local Artists
  • Interactive Art Stations
  • Book Mobile and Reading Corner
  • Early Childhood Zone
  • Backpack and School Supply give away and so much more

On top of all of those great activities, there will also be plenty of other entertainment, food and beverages, and all around family fun to enjoy at the Knightdale Kids Festival. As has become tradition at Knightdale Station Park events, there will be a big selection of food trucks on hand serving up tasty goodies hat can please any appetite. The food trucks set to be on site at the Knightdale Kids Festival are:

In addition to all of these great things going on throughout the day at the first ever Knightdale Kids Festival there will also be live music and performers from some of the most popular local acts throughout the festivities. There will also be games and several inflatables for the children to play, and the Knightdale Farmers Market will be going on as regularly scheduled also.

With over 50 community organizations and businesses supporting the Knightdale Kids Festival as a partner or sponsor and 15 different schools or educational partners from the area lending a hand as well, this community based event is certain to become a Knightdale tradition to showcase our children. To see more information on this event, including a full list of all the educational partners, festival and community partners, and sponsors, visit knightdalenc.gov.

 

 

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Knightdale Fall Food Truck Thursdays are Back…at the Station

Knightdale Station Food Truck Thursdays

With the overwhelming popularity of the same events in the Spring and Summer, both dinner and lunch will be served at Knightdale Fall Food Truck Thursdays starting on Thursday, September 1, with a variety of tastes available each week at Knightdale Station Park.

Building on the initial success of the once weekly events held at Knightdale Station in its first go around, last Spring and Summer, the Knightdale Food Truck Thursdays expanded to have trucks both during lunch hours and a completely different truck on site for dinner hours. With the great response from members of the community, the Town of Knightdale will this trend will continue for Knightdale Fall Food Truck Thursdays, as the lunch hours each week will see the trucks serving up delicious fare from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and the dinner hours will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

The schedule for the Knightdale Fall Food Truck Thursdays will feature:

September 1

September 8

September 15

 September 22

September 29

 October 6

 October 13

 October 20

 October 27

 November 3

November 10

November 17

Knightdale Food Truck Thursdays are held rain or shine near the amphitheater at Knightdale Station Park. For more information on these and all other great Town of Knightdale events visit knightdalenc.gov.