Youth and Affordability Equals Growth : Life in Knightdale NC


When taking a look at Life in Knightdale NC, the one word constantly heard is growth. Of course, many things factor into this Eastern Wake County town seeing its young families grow and prosper. Likewise, it is no coincidence to see business and employment opportunities grow and prosper in Knightdale. In this series of blog posts, we will go in-depth in analyzing Life in Knightdale NC. We will look at the growth that has seen the town named among the most thriving and decorated state and even nation-wide.

Life in Knightdale NC

Consequently, we will take a detailed look at how the youthfulness, a low cost of living and safety in the town has played into its continued growth. Also, we will look at the recognition and accolades both on a state and national platform received by Knightdale.


A consistent flow of family-friendly events aimed at the younger demographic has made neighborhoods like the Knightdale Station new home community desirable to young families and professionals alike

Our goal is helping you to take an educated approach when looking at new homes for sale in Knightdale NC.  Maybe, you may even find a brand new place to actually call home t the Knightdale Station new home community.

Fastest Growing Cities in North Carolina

Knightdale placed eighth among over 130 municipalities on the 2018 annual list of Fastest Growing Cities in North Carolina. The HomeSnacks.com poll analyzed NC cities with a minimum population of 5,000 using data from the US Census Bureau.

The experts at HomeSnacks cited an increase in residential neighborhoods like the Knightdale Station new home community for the high ranking. Likewise, it noted that Life in Knightdale NC saw an incredible 212.14 percent increase in population from 2010-2017. These facts coupled with a steady flow of new business to the community should see Knightdale continue climbing as one of the Fastest Growing Cities in North Carolina.

Most Affordable Places in NC

A major aspect leading to the growth of Knightdale is the town’s overall reasonable cost of living. Given its low median resident’s age of 30.8 years old,  young families’ can take advantage of a burgeoning housing market. Thus, many of those in said age bracket are able to afford the new homes for sale in Knightdale NC like those at the Knightdale Station new home community.

Cost-effective housing in accordance with a more than comparable median household income is just a few of the areas which were listed as reasons why Knightdale was recently named number 3 overall by movoto.com out of 83 municipalities with a minimum population of 10,000 on their annual list of the Most Affordable Places in NC.

Knightdale ranked at the top of the charts in all criteria used in naming the Most Affordable Places in NC. This included the following:

  • Adjusted Mean Income


    Located right on-site at the town’s first master-planned community, Knightdale Station, events such as ‘Food Truck Thursdays’ and the countless holiday gatherings at Knightdale Station Park have made the community alluring to a younger demographic

  • Unemployment Rank
  • Median Home Price
  • Utility Costs
  • Food Costs
  • Miscellaneous Costs

 Life in Knightdale NC: The State’s ‘Hippest City’

The same movoto.com study noted, Knightdale’s ranking among Most Affordable Places in NC has coincided with a more youthful occupancy. “With a median age of 30, Knightdale is one of the youngest and arguably the hippest towns in the Raleigh metro area…and perhaps what makes this possible is the town’s affordability,” the article read.

The piece gave an analysis of Knightdale’s convenience and allure to more youthful residents. “Knightdale has one of the lowest unemployment rates in our top 10, just 7.5 percent, better still. Those employees make a median household income of $74,707, adjusted for the town’s overall cost of living of 104.” The post concludes, “This town ranked among the best for its miscellaneous cost. Things like restaurants, clothes, and entertainment…this is great news for young families.”

Ironically, those young families will be touched upon in our second blog post on Life in Knightdale NC. Likewise, we will help you make an educated selection on new homes for sale in Knightdale NC at Knightdale Station.

(Photos Credit: Town of Knightdale)


Knightdale Among 2019 Best Places to Raise a Family in NC

Best-Places-to-Raise-a-Family-in-NC- Knightdale Station

The foremost authority on “helping you understand what it’s like to live in different places across America,” at homesnacks.net have released their poll of the Best Places to Raise a Family for 2019 and the Town of Knightdale was once again near the top of their listing, landing among the top 15 municipalities in the state.

In the site’s blogpost by Chris Kolmar, detailing the 2019 Best Places to Raise a Family in NC, he gives a basic overview and methodology of how the results are figured out, in addition to a brief recollection of questions the average family, such as yous that has just found your new dream home at Knightdale Station,  may ask which their analysis can help you too arrive an easier and educated answer.

“According to the United States Census,” Kolmar started, “the number of American families who move is trending downwards Why is that? Perhaps it has to do with the ‘safety net’ factor: We get comfortable where we live, and we’re afraid to try a new move. What if the schools are bad? What if it’s dangerous?”

Following these rhetorical questions, he later in the blogpost explained more exactly how they compile the annual Best Places to Raise a Family in NC, saying, “We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible.” Kolmar continued, “Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of North Carolina, we looked at every single city in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Crime (Both violent and property)
  • Quality of local schools
  • Distance to a major city without necessarily being in it
  • % of households with children
  • Family-friendly amenities nearby (museums, libraries and colleges)

Utilizing all of the information explained above, the experts at HomeSnacks then give each of the 60 municipalities a “family score,” whereas, obviously, the higher the score the higher the ranking on the final list of Best Places to Raise a Family in NC.

The Town of Knightdale finished in the final listing of Best Places to raise a Family in NC at number 14, with an overall amenities score of 58. Its  overall score in the ever important categories of safety, education, and affordability were both a solid 8 out of 10, to help wityh its lofty position on the list.

To read more on the 2019 Best Places to Raise a Family in NC visit homesnacks.net.


Food Truck Thursdays Returning for a Fourth Year…at the Station

Food-Truck-Thursdays-Knightdale Station

First introduced in the Spring of 2016, just a short walk from your new dream home at Knightdale Station, one of the sure signs of the changing of seasons and a precursor to warmer summer weather start up for a fourth year with the return of Food Truck Thursdays at Knightdale Station Park on April 18.

Continuing to ride the wave of popularity garnered through the wide array of tastes available, Food Truck Thursdays will be a monthly happening, with different trucks on site from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm for lunch and again for dinner hours from 6:00-8:00 pm. There will be multiple trucks on hand each month for the dinner hours at Food Truck Thursdays. This year there will also be live music each Thursday at Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater during the 6-8 pm dinner time period.

The initial Food Truck Thursdays event…at the Station this season will kick off with Mel’s Many Minis during lunch and then Baozi, Spanglish, and JAM Ice Cream on hand for the dinner hours. Food Truck Thursdays will take place on the third Thursday of each month starting in April and running through October, with the season’s final event on October 17.

The scheduled food trucks on the 2019 Food Truck Thursdays lunch schedule (11:30 am- 1:30 pm) are:

The scheduled food trucks on the 2019 Food Truck Thursdays dinner schedule (6:00 pm- 8:00 pm) are:

With almost 30 vendors already slated to offer up the most variety we have ever had in a season of Food Truck Thursdays, this Spring and Summertime tradition at Knightdale Station Park figures to once again be a tasty and delicious hit all season long. For more information on Food Truck Thursdays and all the great upcoming Town of Knightdale events, visit knightdalenc.gov