When developing Knightdale’s first ever master-planned community, the Preston Development team looked for nothing but the best. Therefore, the New Homes for sale in Knightdale at Knightdale Station needed to be built by the best in the Triangle area.
The incredible team at Preston Development (pictured) assembled the “perfect” builder team when planning the Knightdale Station home community.
Starting with this article, we will begin taking a look at the incredibly talented builder teams at Knightdale Station. In this four-part series, we will cover the talented builders behind the New Homes for sale in Knightdale…at the Station. In the first piece, we look at Caviness & Cates. Fresh Paint by Garman Homes is the second incredible builder. Similarly, our third and fourth articles will introduce you and the great craftsmen at H&H Homes and McKee Homes.
Preston Calls on the Best to Build Their New Homes for sale in Knightdale
Upon the announcement of the Knightdale Station community, it was obvious that the Preston Development Company sought this to be a neighborhood like no other in the area. Hence, the search was on for the builders of the New Homes for sale in Knightdale…at the Station.
Seeking the most honored and trusted names in Raleigh home builders, Preston first selects three companies. Not long after ground was broke at Knightdale Station, a fourth builder team was agreed upon and the “perfect team” is assembled.
Caviness & Cates: From the Beach to the “Top 100” to the Station
Shown is an example of the attention to detail and beautiful craftsmanship on the interior of the Carthage home plan by Caviness & Cates.
One of the Raleigh area’s most trusted names in home builders, that has become synonymous with customer service is Caviness & Cates. Founded in 1999, the Caviness team started from smaller beginnings and has risen to become one of the elite builder teams across the entire United States.
Consequently, from their opening twenty years ago in Wilmington, NC, the Caviness & Cates brand has grown to national acclaim. They are currently among the prestigious “Top 100 Builders” nationwide list. Thus, as the search for an artist to paint the canvas that is Knightdale Station begins, and Caviness & Cates is handed a brush.
Caviness Plus the Customer: The Perfect Relationship
Caviness & Cates is currently building New homes for sale in Knightdale in the Central Station neighborhood at Knightdale Station.
At cavinessandcates.com, they credit their success in the building field to another type of building…relationships. “Caviness & Cates’ homeowners are our foundation,” the website explains. “A home is most likely the largest purchase in life. Tied to this investment is more than a dollar figure; there are opinions, beliefs, and emotions.”
They continue this explanation about their customer relationships. “There is a sense that we, as the builder, will treat their home as a priority, and that the voices of our customers will be heard and respected.” It concludes, “Our business depends on our homeowners’ happiness and our foundation is based on that guarantee.”
Caviness & Cates New homes for sale in Knightdale…at the Station
The following are the available home plans from Caviness & Cates in the Central Station neighborhood at Knightdale Station. Follow the links below to view the plans.
Pictured is an example of the Clemson home plan from Caviness & Cates. This plan is available at the Knightdale Station new home community.
The incredible focus on detail and an emphasis on customer and builder trust is the Caviness & Cates way. Their spectacular New homes for sale in Knightdale at Knightdale station has helped set a new standard in Eastern Wake County.
To see all of the New homes for sale in Knightdale…at the Station, visit the “New Homes” section at knightdalestation.com.
Right on-site at the Knightdale Station neighborhood, the Knightdale Summer Events schedule will have it “rockin’ at the Station.” Taking place on the Knightdale Station Amphitheater stage, on the last Friday of the month (June- August) will be the “Last Friday Concert Series.”
Music, Spirits, Food, and Stars at Knightdale Summer Events
The great variety of area food trucks are always a big hit…at the Station. The addition of these being at each of the “Last Friday Concerts” allows people to enjoy a selection of tastes at each of these events.
What could be better than a warm, summer night under the stars with a free night of live music? This is what is on schedule for the Last Friday Concert Series at Knightdale Station. Oh yeah…as for how it could be better? How about with locally made brews, spirits and food trucks to enjoy the tastes of the community to go with the hottest local bands around?
Yes, starting on the last Friday in June and returning in both July and August, this will be the scene from 6:30-9:30 pm. Our friendly neighbors at Oak City Brewing Company will be on hand serving up “cold ones,” as will Lassiter Distillery with its delicious rum drinks. Top it all off with a different choice in local food trucks each week and “Last Fridays” have all the makings of classic Knightdale Summer Events.
Last Friday Concert Series Band Schedule at Knightdale Station Amphitheater
June 28- EG Peters Band
July 26- The Love Tribe
August 30- Stone Age Romeos
The spectacular Knightdale Station Amphitheater was designed by Tony Johnson and will play as host to the “Last Friday Concerts.” The amphitheater also is used in nearly all Knightdale Summer Events and on a year-round basis for events at the park
These Knightdale Summer Events are family friendly and admission is completely free. The Knightdale Park and Recreation Department hosts these events and encourage you to bring blankets and chairs for seating.
Knightdale Station Amphitheater (designed by Tony Johnson) is located in Knightdale Station Park and both host numerous Knightdale Summer Events. Likewise, these amenities both sit in Knightdale’s first master-planned community, Knightdale Station. For more information on the new homes in Knightdale at Knightdale Station click here.
For more information on the Last Friday Concert series and all other Knightdale Summer Events visit knightdalenc.gov.
Photo Credit to Town of Knightdale (Concert and Food Truck Photos)
Continuing our series in support of your search for New Homes in Knightdale, we will focus on family. With countless great events hosted on-site weekly, the Knightdale Station new home community is a perfect fit for all ages. Thus, it was no big surprise that Knightdale was named by the National Council for Home Safety and Security recently among their 2019 Safest Cities in NC.
Knightdale Ranks among Safest Cities in NC
The friendly relationship between the Knightdale Police Department and members of the local community of all ages through events like “Psyched about Bikes” helps teach bike safety. Likewise, these type of events has helped keep the town among the Safest Cities in NC.
The annual poll by the experts at the NCHSS certainly supports your choice to seek New Homes in Knightdale. In landing among the top 15 Safest Cities in NC, Knightdale scored high in several key areas. This included a very low crime rate and one of the top scores in family-friendly amenities and events. Knightdale’s high overall safety and amenities scores across the board placed it 11th out of all cities and towns statewide among the Safest Cities in NC.
The Top 15 Safest Cities in NC for 2019
To view the entire listing and more details on the process in naming the 2019 Safest Cities in NC, visit alarms.org.
The summertime events at Knightdale Station Park, such as the”Fourth on 1st” Independence Day Celebration always draws a big crowd.
Events at Knightdale Station Helping to Draw Interest in New Homes in Knightdale
More support for looking for New Homes in Knightdale is the great variety of Events at Knightdale Station. Just as detailed by the NCHSS in its Safest Cities in NC rankings, these family themed events in Knightdale are plentiful and your entire crew, both young and old a safe and fun way to spend your free time. Whether holiday-themed or just one of the town’s own creations, the Events at Knightdale Station offer variety and occur often.
The Calendar is Full with Youth Events in Knightdale…at the Station!
Knightdale Station Park is situated directly in the Knightdale Station new home community. The park hosts Youth Events in Knightdale throughout the year. Many of these events are holiday-based, while some are just for fun!
The traditions that have been built with the annual Youth Events in Knightdale include:
With all of these great things happening right on site at Knightdale Station, it’s no wonder you’ve opted to search New Homes in Knightdale for your family. For more information on New Homes in Knightdale at Knightdale Station, visit knightdalestation.com.
Area residents know that “spring is in the air” and summer is near with the start of the Knightdale Family Events. To continue our series of articles, we will focus on a major factor in your decision to seek a new home in Knightdale at Knightdale Station from that opening sentence…family.
The 2018 box office smash hit, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” will be shown at “First Friday Films.” The popular Disney hit will play at Knightdale Station Park on June 7.
“Spring into Summer” with Knightdale Family Events…at the Station
We’ve detailed factors such as safety, affordability and more in support of your search for new homes in Knightdale NC. But, honestly, if these items are near the top of your priorities…chances are you have a young family. Thus, you will be pleased to know of the great Knightdale Family Events right here at Knightdale Station Park.
With many annual events that have become a tradition, this Spring and Summer an old local favorite has reappeared. Maybe the most anticipated of the summer Knightdale Family Events returns on Friday, June 7.
“First Friday Films” Brings Movie Night Back to Knightdale Station Park
The popular food truck events at Knightdale Station Park will be combined with a movie n the park at First Friday Films
That’s right, of all Knightdale Family Events, none may scream “Summer” like an outdoor movie night. So, after an absence, the Knightdale Parks and Recreation Department brings you “First Friday Films”
Each of these special Knightdale Family Events will take place on the first Friday of the month. (Hence the name…) There will be fun activities for the kids at the park on these nights starting at 7:30 pm. Each of the movies will start at dusk when the “big screen” goes up. It is encouraged to bring your own chairs and blankets.
“First Friday Films” Lineup for Summer 2019
The following will be the schedule of movie showings for summer 2019. Each is a Friday evening and all showings are at Knightdale Station Park Amphitheatre.
June 7- Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet”
August 2- “How to Train Your Dragon-Hidden World”
Adding a “delicious” spin to the events will be a variety of food trucks. The Redneck BBQ Lab (pictured) will be at “First Friday Films” on May 3
A “Tasty Twist” to a Movie in the Park
In addition to enjoying a movie in the park with the family, “First Friday Films” adds another Knightdale Station staple to this summer’s Knightdale Family Events. That staple is the always popular food trucks that will be on hand at each “First Friday.”
In the past few years, the “Food Truck Thursdays” events have become an incredibly popular event. Thus, the pairing here is natural and there will be different trucks each month.
The lineup of Food Trucks at Knightdale Station Park for “First Friday Films” is below.
The safe and family friendly atmosphere at Knightdale Station is epitomized by events like these at the Park throughout the year. To see a full schedule of Knightdale Family Events, visit the official town website at knightdalenc.gov.
Continuing our series on Living in Knightdale NC, this installment will focus on “Outdoor Living.” We will ‘walk’ through each of the Knightdale NC parks and trails. Achieving the active lifestyle you desire is easy, and yet another reason supporting your decision to seek out new homes in Knightdale NC.
In opting for the new homes at Knightdale Station, you will be centralized around five, great Knightdale NC parks. We will look at each of the following, as you become more familiar with the town’s outdoor living options.
Knightdale NC Parks = Outdoor Living in Knightdale NC
Harper Park and Trails
207 Main Street, Knightdale
Harper Park (pictured) is named for ex-Knightdale Mayor, Eugene Harper.
Harper Park was originally named in honor of Eugene Harper, Knightdale’s longest-serving mayor of all time. Living in Knightdale NC at Knightdale Station puts you just up the street from this beautiful park also.
This four-acre neighborhood park features a children’s playground, restrooms, two tennis courts, covered and uncovered picnic shelters. Adding to your outdoor Living in Knightdale NC, Harper Park also boasts more than two acres of shaded woods and trails.
Knightdale Community Park and Trails
1137 Old Knight Road, Knightdale
Community Park has athletic fields for high school and youth athletics
Knightdale Community Park plays year-round host to special athletic, High School, and other sporting events. The complex includes 4 lighted ball fields, concession stand, and children’s playground.
The Knightdale Community Park is located right beside Knightdale High School. The park hours are dawn until dusk and the scenic trails truly offer a serene and beautiful setting for a walk.
Environmental Park and Trails
1388 North Smithfield Road, Knightdale
The wooded area and trails off Environmental Park is like a true breath of fresh air
Located in the “center of town,” Environmental Park is symbolic of the youth and outdoor Living in Knightdale NC. Featuring public art and paved walking trail, this park features entrances at both Town Hall and East Wake Regional Library.
In addition, this Knightdale NC park features a boardwalk around a pond with benches, overlooks, and two picnic shelters.
Knightdale Station Park
810 North First Avenue, Knightdale
The 76-acre municipal park right here on-site at the Knightdale Station new home community. This park features two miles of paved trails, a dog park, athletic fields, and a playground that has to be seen to be believed.
The extensive farm and train-themed play area is a reminder of Knightdale’s railroad and agricultural past. An outdoor amphitheater, several open-air structures, and a soon to be implemented Splash Park are just a few of the great things going on …at the Station!
Mingo Creek Park and Trails
100 Parkside Commons Drive, Knightdale
The Mingo Creek Trail (pictured at top of article) will give you,3.5 miles of new places to explore in and around Knightdale’s scenic wetlands and hardwood forests. The trail includes a wooden boardwalk and paved asphalt sections.
Mingo Creek Park sets on an 8.2-acre site. Presently, the park features two (2) half-court basketball goals and an entry point to the Mingo Creek Trail.
Walkers, runners, or riders do not have to end their route in Knightdale, as they connect to t the City of Raleigh’s Neuse River Greenway Trail at a pedestrian bridge near Anderson Point Park (map, directions). From there, fitness enthusiasts have access to some 30 miles of greenway.
The Knightdale NC parks and trails are just the beginning of the active lifestyle opportunities for you in the town. Your choice to seek out new homes in Knightdale NC has put you in a great spot for outdoor living at the Knightdale Station neighborhood.
To see new homes available now in the Knightdale Station master-planned community, go to the “New Homes” page at knightdalestation.com.
You’ve followed our series of posts in support of you and your family searching for new homes in Knightdale NC. That search would obviously lead to the spectacular new homes at the Knightdale Station community. However, in this post, we will introduce you to the incredible, on-site, Knightdale Station Amenities. We think you’ll agree that between the beautiful new homes at Knightdale Station and the Knightdale Station Amenities that for you and your family…”Life is waitin’..at the Station!”
Knightdale Station Park: The Ultimate of Knightdale Station Amenities
Food Truck Thursdays are held once monthly on Thursdays at both lunch and dinner time between mid-April and October at Knightdale Station Park
Much more than just a “community recreation center” or “playground,” the ultimate of Knightdale Station Amenities is Knightdale Station Park. In addition to being host to community residents functions, Knightdale Station Park also is host to an array of fantastic Town of Knightdale activities throughout the year.
In the warmer months, Knightdale Station Park hosts the popular “Food Truck Thursdays” events which are set to begin for the 2019 season on April 18. Holiday-themed family events are also scheduled year-round at the ‘ultimate’ in Knightdale Station Amenities. New to Knightdale Station Park this Spring will also be the new Knightdale Splash Park. This brand new addition to the Knightdale Station Amenities will surely keep the kids cool all summer long.
New to Knightdale Station Park starting in 2019, the Knightdale Splash Park is another of the great on-site Knightdale Station Amenities for families to enjoy
Family Fun All Year Long…at the Station
Below is just a sampling of the Town of Knightdale events hosted throughout the year at Knightdale Station Park.
YMCA Aquatics Center at Knightdale Station: Programs for all ages to “Keep You Cool”
A hot, sunny, summer day… at the Station?! No problem when you can take advantage of the great Knightdale Station Amenities like the pool at the YMCA Aquatics Center
The YMCA and Aquatics Center at Knightdale Station offers a wide variety of programs and services that help us nurture the potential of kids, help you live healthier, and allow us to support our neighbors who need us most. In addition to the outdoor pool, the Aquatics Center complex includes a pool house with offices, space for lifeguards and restrooms for swimmers, plus a Kid’s Camp building with separate restrooms for younger swimmers.
The pool and deck area comprises 23,000 square feet and the entirety of the Aquatics Center and YMCA facility will sit on about eight acres of land when completed.
The YMCA at Knightdale Station hours of operation are as follows:
Mon. – Fri. : 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat.: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sun.: 1 – 7 p.m.
For a full listing of programs offered for both youth and adults, visit the YMCA at Knightdale Station website here.
Our look at the incredible Knightdale Station Amenities will continue in our next blog entry. There we will continue to showcase why searching for a new home in Knightdale NC, is the way to go for you and your family. That being said the only place you want to search is the new homes for sale at Knightdale Station that can be seen here.
It is no secret that the Town of Knightdale is getting statewide recognition for the great things happening there. However, national accolades are also being given to the town. As a result, by choosing a home in Knightdale, you are choosing Knightdale NC Homes For Sale in one of the Best Places to Live in the US.
Knightdale Among Best Places to Live in the US
Knightdale NC new homes for sale at Knightdale Station are in demand especially for young families located in one of the Best Places to Live in the US
With the affordability and youthfulness among the tops in the state, the allure to search new homes in Knightdale NC is already strong. However, with Knightdale’s listing by Time as one of the Best Places to Live in the US the allure is spreading nationwide. Relocation prospects from the Northeast, Midwest, even from the West Coast are becoming aware of the great things at the Knightdale Station neighborhood. Thus, Knightdale can also be counted among NC’s fastest growing towns.
Time.com cites a strong economy and affordable Knightdale NC New Homes For Sale as reasons for its ranking. Quality of life is also a big factor in Knightdale being listed.
Statistics leading to Knightdale placing number 76 among Best Places to Live in the US are below.
Median Household Income- $63,158
Projected Job Growth Rate- 10.9 percent (annual projection for 2019)
Knightdale on Safest Cities in NC List Year After Year
Youth Events at Knightdale Station like the annual “K-Fest” event (pictured) give the children a safe place to be and offer a variety of activities regularly to keep the neighborhood safe
When a young family begins looking for Knightdale NC New Homes For Sale, safety will be a factor. The town is near the top in every Safest Cities in NC rankings by Safewise since it began. Their latest poll from 2018 was no different, as the Safewise blog explains, “Young, vibrant, and affordable are just a few key words that describe this Raleigh metro area community. Packed with parks and greenways, Knightdale is committed to creating outdoor space that is bringing families out of their homes and helps them get to know their neighbors.”
The experts at Safewise endorse your search for Knightdale NC New Homes For Sale. “If you’re searching for an active family lifestyle at an affordable price, Knightdale is a sure bet.”The blog post continued, saying, “You’ll also appreciate its high marks for safety.”
The accolades keep pouring in, as a result, the time is now to search for New Homes For Sale in Knightdale NC. Consequently, most noteworthy among all neighborhoods in town is the Knightdale Station new home community. Finally, with affordable prices, the town’s first master-planned community can get your family in one of the Best Cities to Live in the US. For more information on the new homes available and the great amenities at Knightdale Station, visit here.
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
Median Home Price
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.
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.
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:
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