Knightdale Takes Spot in Top 20 among Best Places to Raise a Family in NC

Citing its low crime rate, affordability, and a great public school system as just a few of the major reasons, the team of experts at niche.com agree with your choice to relocate your family to the Knightdale Station new home community as they placed the town of Knightdale once again in the top 20 among 100 North Carolina cities analyzed in ranking the Best Places to Raise a Family in NC.

“The Best Places to Raise a Family ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of key factors that are meaningful for families at the place level,” was the explanation of the system used by Niche in ranking the Best Places to Raise a Family in NC. The explanation continued, “This grade takes into account key factors, the quality of local schools, safety, affordability, and access to family amenities, in an attempt to measure the appeal of an area for families.”

Maybe the most accurate description of Knightdale’s lofty ranking among the Best Places to Raise a Family in NC rankings was voiced by a resident, who was one of 35 community members who weighed in with their comments about the town on niche.com, saying, “It is a cheap and affordable place to live yet is conveniently close to Raleigh. It is also very safe despite the fact that it is inexpensive and is also a rapidly growing city. New businesses are opening up and schools are improving.”

Knightdale not only was listed as one of the top ten Best Places to Live in NC by Niche, but they also received the highest overall grade the website gives out, an “A-Plus,” with great public schools, high resident education levels, and a low unemployment rate noted as some of the factors behind the grade.

Niche.com, which was founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the largest content startups in the country, researching and providing reviews, insight, and studies that result in content to aid in major life decisions such as the Best Places to Raise a Family in NC rankings.

To view the entire listing of the Best Places to Raise a Family in North Carolina as well as detailed statistics on the Town of Knightdale accumulated in their in depth research aimed at helping families and individual find the best choices in location, schools, and many other aspects of life, visit niche.com.

“Quench your Thirst” to Get in Shape Too at Knightdale NC Brewery

Offering a unique opportunity to “earn a beverage” so to speak, the Knightdale NC Brewery, Oak City Brewing Company, houses a social running club that meets at the establishment, located adjacent to Knightdale Station Park every Wednesday at 6:30 pm and Saturday’s at 11:30 am.

Combining some of the more popular trends in the area and giving those involved an aforementioned feeling of “earning” a “cold one” once they have finished their run, the Knightdale NC Brewery and its running club has built a steady and loyal group of participants since its inception in two summers ago.

With several lengths of the actual runs that the run group, starting at Oak City Brewing Company, goes on, it is an opportunity for enthusiasts and beginners alike to lace up their sneakers and participate. According to the official site of the Knightdale NC Brewery, there are both a three and five mile lighted run which the group partakes in, as well as three and five mile routes along the Mingo Creek Park and trail that are also followed as part of the club’s running patterns.

The club specifically targets routes that go through the Town of Knightdale’s downtown area and past other landmarks, to add to the community spirit of the weekly or bi-weekly treks across town. By signing in at each meeting of the club, participants also become eligible for prizes and giveaways from Oak City Brewing that are exclusive to club members.

Noted on the Oak City website, beer drinking after the run is obviously optional, but even if not a drinker, it is encouraged to hang out and socialize after the runs with other members at the Knightdale NC Brewery, where other fun events including food trucks and the aforementioned giveaways take place at nearly every meeting of the group.

For more information on the run club and all other upcoming events at the Oak City Brewing Company , visit their website at oakcitybrewingcompany.com.

Hot Dog!!! Its a Parade of Homes Open House Tour with “all the Fixins”…at the Station!

In accordance with the 2018 Parade of Homes, we would like to  like to invite you to a special open house event that will be held on each of the next 3 Sunday afternoons (October 7, 14, and 21)…at the Station!

The open house event will be hosted at two model homes in accordance with the prestigious 2018 Parade of Homes event (the H&H Homes Parade entry at 713 Twin Star Lane is on this tour!), 704 and 708 Twin Star Lane in Knightdale Station, and on site, will be the Sabrett Hot Dog cart, with all the fixings’ from 2-4 pm on each of these Sunday afternoons. The model home at 704 Twin Star Lane is a beautiful house from H&H Homes, and at 708 Twin Star Lane, you can see the fantastic work of McKee Homes.

Also for your viewing will be H&H Homes’ entry in this years’ Parade of Homes competition. This home (pictured below) sits at 713 Twin Star Lane, as do 3 other homes that you will be able to tour on this street, one of which was built by McKee and the other two from  the skilled and creative folks at Caviness & Cates.

2018 Parade of Homes Entry at 713 Twin Star LaneThe final two homes win the open house tour being offered on each of the next 3 Sundays (Oct. 7, 14, and 21) are also built by Caviness & Cates and they are located at 612 and 605 Gold Coast Drive in Knightdale Station.

Once again, that is 8 total homes for you to tour on any of the next 3 Sundays, between 2-4 pm…at the Station. Come on out and not only see this years’ Parade of Homes entry, but also take an open house tour of several other beautiful houses available currently and have a bite to eat on us.