With the town’s recent inclusion in the top ten among the fastest growing cities in North Carolina and with the beautiful new homes and the expansion right here in the Knightdale Station new home community, it would seem fitting that the Town Council has announced several exciting upgrades and New Projects in Knightdale to take place in the early months of 2018.
Announcing each of the New Projects in Knightdale to the public at meetings throughout the fall months here, the Town Council noted that they have made each of the decisions announced with a single goal in mind to help increase the quality of life for town residents.
One area that has become synonymous with the great lifestyle Knightdale residents enjoy is outdoor living and thus it is an obvious fit for the town officials to continue improvement on the parks. Improvements and renovations to Harper Park are scheduled as part of this Spring’s New Projects in Knightdale, as are the finishing of the new Knightdale Station Park Amphitheatre and Veterans Memorial.
Keeping family in mind, another of the New Projects in Knightdale will see a new look to the Knightdale Community Pool Clubhouse, and a new home for the popular summertime Knightdale Track Out Camps.
Lastly, the New Projects in Knightdale set for early 2018 will see a brand new state of the art public works facility, which will be located at 1102 Great Falls Court.
With the great community spirit right here in the Knightdale Station neighborhood and the fantastic New Projects in Knightdale not far off on the horizon it appears that 2018 will continue to see the town grow and accommodate, and the true winners will be the residents of Knightdale.
In what is becoming a common thread in the safewise.com annual rankings of the Safest Cities in North Carolina, and also justification for you selecting to move you and your family not only to one of the Triangle area’s most sought after new home neighborhoods, but also one that lends the perfect setting for raising your children, Knightdale Station, the town of Knightdale has once again been recognized as a part of this prestigious list.
Heaping praise on the town of Knightdale for its youthfulness and focus on active outdoor living in addition to its high safety ranking that placed it among the Safest Cities in North Carolina, the Safewise article said, “Young, vibrant, and affordable are just a few key words that describe this Raleigh metro area community.” The piece continued, “Packed with parks and greenways, Knightdale is committed to creating outdoor space that brings families out of their homes and helps them get to know their neighbors.”
The experts at Safewise actually give a direct tip of their cap to Knightdale Station specifically as one of the great reasons to live in the town as the article moves along, saying, “Knightdale Station is a state-of-the-art green space that’s still growing, but already offers a children’s playground, dog park, walking and running trails, and athletic fields.” Giving its full endorsement to Knightdale as not only one of the Safest Cities in North Carolina, but also as one that is “on the rise,” the Safewise article concludes, saying, “If you’re searching for an active family lifestyle at an affordable price, Knightdale is a sure bet. You’ll also appreciate its high marks for safety.
In coming up with their annual tally of the Safest Cities in NC, the experts at Safewise explain on their website, “We’ve paired the most recent FBI Crime Report, with our own independent examination to ring you North Carolina’s top 50 safest cities to settle in.” It goes on to explain that all North Carolina municipalities with a population of at least 5,000 residents as of 2012 were analyzed in their study of the Safest Cities in NC. Continuing on to explain the rankings process, Safewise noted, “We analyze the number of Violent Crimes, consisting of aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery, as well as Property Crimes, consisting of arson, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft.” Once analyzed, the final ranking numbers are then calculated basing the chances upon each crime happening out of 1,000 to make the system even for basing it upon the municipalities with widely varying populations.
To read more about the inclusion of Knightdale in the 2017 Safest Cities in North Carolina list, or to see a breakdown of all the municipalities listed and the statistics gathered in this study, go to safewise.com.
In the same vein as the numerous Knightdale Holiday Events held at Knightdale Station that have become tradition, the town’s parks and recreation department will be hosting their second annual Valentine’s Day themed, five kilometer “Cupid Run,” this upcoming Saturday, February 11.
Based upon the fantastic response and turnout from the community at the inaugural Cupid Run event in 2016, it was some what of a no-brainer for it to be included amongst the calendar of Knightdale Holiday Events for a second straight year. Joining another of the successful Knightdale Holiday Events that has now become an annual tradition in the community, the Turkey Leg 5K, which takes place around Thanksgiving, these “fun runs” not only to give the community another way enjoy a great day of family fun, but they also promote a healthy lifestyle and outdoor living in the local community.
The Cupid Run will kick off at 9:30 a.m. and start in Knightdale Station Park. Registration for the event is on going right now and in addition to taking part in the newest tradition among the Knightdale Holiday Events, by signing up, you will also get a winter hat, a medal for finishing the 5K and a timing bib. In addition to the finisher medals there will also be medals given out to the first, second, and third place male and female finishers. Keeping in the festive and fun feel of all Knightdale Holiday Events, there will also be medals awarded for the “Best Dressed” in accordance with the Valentine’s Day theme, much as they do in November’s “Turkey Leg” event.
If you have signed up for the 2017 Cupid Run, you can pick up your information packet on the event either at registration on race day at Knightdale Station Park, or at Town Hall, 950 Steeple Square Court in Knightdale on the first floor on Friday, February 10 between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.
For registration information on the 2017 Cupid Run, other upcoming Knightdale Holiday Events, or any of the fun and exciting programs being offered through the Town of Knightdale, contact Megan Thornton.