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Knightdale Station boasts some of the most intriguing on-site amenities of any new home community in the area. Regardless of age from children to seniors, the Town of Knightdale also continues to give residents great new options too. This has been very evident of late, given several Knightdale Grand Openings in recent weeks.

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The new tennis and pickle ball courts opened last week at Harper Park in Knightdale. In addition, a new concessions and restrooms facility is now open as well.

Knightdale Grand Openings at Harper Park: Tennis or Pickleball Anyone???

Initially proposed in July of 2018, this past week saw the Knightdale Grand Openings of both new tennis and pickleball courts at Harper Park. Located at 209 Main Street in Knightdale, the Harper Park improvements are being met with great enthusiasm by town residents.

In addition to the new courts, there are several other new upgrades at the park.

All New Facilities and Improvements Completed and Opened at last weeks Knightdale Grand Openings.

  • Two new regulation-size tennis courts
  • Two resurfaced regulation-sized tennis courts
  • Two new pickleball courts
  • An asphalt extension to the existing parking lot
  • A new concessions and restrooms building
  • All new lighting for all the new and resurfaced courts
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Pictured is an overhead shot of the new Knightdale Splash Park at Knightdale Station Park.

A New Way to Beat the Summer Heat…at the Station

In addition to the Knightdale Grand Openings at Harper Park, children and adults alike were more than ready to cool off at the new Splash Park.

An idea first touched upon in 2016 and finally put into motion in the Fall of 2018, the Splash Park is located in Knightdale Station Park. This was a highly anticipated opening and with the temperatures above 90 degrees, residents came out in force to cool off at “the Station’s” newest amenity.

What is Next For The Town That Keeps Climbing

It is undeniable that both the town of Knightdale and Knightdale Station community offers up incredible amenities to its residents. With these recent additions being the latest in an array of outdoor living options, it would seem safe to say this may only just be the beginning of the town’s continued active lifestyle improvements.

For more information on the new facilities at Harper Park, visit To see in detail the history of the new Knightdale Splash Park, visit

Photo Credit: Town of Knightdale

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The accolades continue to pour in, and actually, support Knightdale as one of the state’s fastest-growing towns. Likewise, the experts at incudes the town among their 2019 Top Ten Best Raleigh Suburbs


Family friendly community events at Knightdale Station help make the town one of the Best Raleigh Suburbs

Inching Up the List of Best Raleigh Suburbs

In the final Home Snacks ranking for 2019, Knightdale moved up a spot from 10 to 9, continuing an upward trend. The town was listed just outside the Top 10 at 14, for 2017’s poll of Best Raleigh Suburbs.

Home snacks use many factors in deciding their final list of Best Raleigh Suburbs. Knightdale continuing to move up in rank is a direct result of their high scores in all major areas.

This is noted in the article on the 2019 Best Raleigh Suburbs, praising Knightdale in many areas. Those categories which Knightdale was at or near the top include employment, housing, safety, schools, amenities, and affordability.

Youth, Growth, and Opportunity Equals a Desirable Location

Consequently, Home Snacks also pointed to the continuing growth of Knightdale supporting its lofty placement. It is noted that the town is the second-fastest-growing municipality of all researched during their analysis period.

Similarly, low poverty and unemployment rates factor heavily into making the Best Raleigh Suburbs list. Another key statistic adding to its desirability is Knightdale’s low median age of under 31 years old. Likewise, nearly 50 percent of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher adds to its allure.


The great parks, green space, and active lifestyle options make Knightdale a desirable location. (Pictured is Mingo Creek Walking Trail)

Knightdale Key Statistics in Breaking the “Top Ten.”

In its “Snackability” ratings, Home Snack gave numbers in several areas that help Knightdale being one of the Best Raleigh Suburbs.

Those statistics are below.

  • Population- 14,363
  • Unemployment Rate- 4.5 percent
  • Poverty Rate -5.2 percent
  • Median Home Value- $176, 600
  • Median Income- $70, 540

The Best Master Planned Community In One of Raleigh’s Best Suburbs

With all of these factors showing Knightdale as one of 2019’s Best Raleigh Suburbs, there is just one place to look for new homes in Knightdale. Certainly, the town’s first master-planned community, Knightdale Station, encompasses all things making Knightdale so desirable.

Access to an on-site, highly acclaimed school and amenities like to YMCA. Homes built by the finest teams in the Raleigh area. Easy commute to work in town or in Raleigh and the safety you desire while raising a family. You get all of these things and more…at the Station

To see the available Knightdale NC homes for sale in Knightdale Station, go to

From the onset of the Knightdale Station community, it was obvious that Preston Development Company had a vision. They sought this to be a neighborhood like no other in the area. Hence, before ground could be broken on these New Homes in Knightdale, the search was on.

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The spacious and creative layouts of McKee floor plans like the Potter (shown) are very popular.

In this our final post of the “builders series,” we will look at McKee Homes.  As the most honored and trusted names in Raleigh home builders were analyzed, there were initially three companies selected. Anyone familiar with Raleigh area home builders would find this selection as no surprise. This selection we speak of to build New Homes in Knightdale is McKee Homes.

A “Unique Team” to Build New Homes in Knightdale…at the Station

At, this builder of New Homes in Knightdale explains their company in detail. Hence, several of the McKee Homes building experience get explained. In the breakdown, they begin to describe themselves.

“McKee Homes has highly skilled team members,” it begins. “That are dedicated to creating the best home building and buying experience possible.

A “Trusted Partner” at the Station


The flow of the Harris floor plan from McKees is another that many have opted for in choosing New Homes in Knightdale

The first area highlighted in their self-description refers to the McKee team as a “Trusted Partner.” They go on to explain their labeling of themselves his, saying the following.

“At McKee Homes, we are solution experts who live our core values with an unwavering commitment to giving our customers a unique and incredible home buying experience.”

“Social Engagement” at McKee’s New Homes in Knightdale

As part of their “Trusted Partnerships,” the McKee team prides themselves on supporting the local communities.

In their own words, they referred to their actions as becoming “socially engaged.” ” We are active in every community we build in.” They continue the explanation, “A percentage of every home sold supports key charities and help to find a cure for Alzheimer’s through our Joe McKee Memorial Alzheimer’s Fund.”

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A true ranch style home, is the Caldwell by McKee Homes. Available at Knightdale Station, this has features such as a desirable first-floor master suite.

An “Established Reputation” You Can Always Count On

Due to the extensive initial search by Preston Development, this trait of McKee Homes is almost a given. Consequently, since their humble Eastern North Carolina beginning in 2010, McKee Homes has built a reputation and forged individual customer relationships through quality work and trust like no other.

The “established reputation” of McKee Homes in the crafting of New Homes in Knightdale and all their other locations has even begun to garner them national recognition. Most noteworthy in supporting that statement would be their inclusion to the “Next 100” list by Builder Magazine.

The Builder’s “Top 100” list sees homebuilders nationwide ranked on total closings and gross revenues. However, relationships and customer trust is certainly another area that factors in. Mckee Homes is in the “Next 100” list for 2019. This showcases companies on the rise and ready to break into the “Builder 100” in upcoming years.

Summarizing the “established reputation” they’ve earned in the past decade, the McKee website explains as follows. “We give our customers peace of mind through our financial strength and our commitment to them.”

The SMART Choice for New Homes in Knightdale Station

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McKee Homes always stay ahead of the curve and utilize the newest technology and trends. Highlighted in this photo are all the SMART features they offer.

The future in home building has arrived. Furthermore, McKee Homes is right on top of the latest trends and practices. Thus, a “SMART home” for your family by Mckee can help your future to arrive.. Lower utility costs, mobile controls of security and lighting features, and warrantied work are just a few ways a McKee Home is a great investment for you.

At, they break their SMART homes down into three areas.

  • Energy SMART: “Our homes lower your utility and maintenance costs while helping to preserve our precious resources.”
  • SMART Living: Our homes provide a healthier environment for your family with technology upgrades that let you control your home’s security, lighting, and environment from your mobile device.
  • SMART Investment: “With our 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty® and all the benefits of owning a new home, including lower home maintenance costs, as well as McKee Homes’ commitment to giving back, our new homes are a great investment for your family’s future and your community.”

McKee Homes has built over a thousand single-family homes in just under a decade across Eastern NC. Thus, their experience also makes them a great choice when searching for New Homes in Knightdale. Their talented team is waiting to show you they are a “trusted partner” and help you make a “SMART” home choice.

To see the great houses at Knightdale Station from McKee Homes and all the other members of our “exclusive” builder teams, visit