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Part of the Eastern Wake County (East Wake) community, Knightdale is a small town with great amenities.
For Raleigh home buyers searching for a quality lifestyle outside the city, Knightdale is an easy choice. In fact, Knightdale was recently named on the Best Places To Live list by Money.
Conveniently located at Hwy 64 and I-540, Knightdale still offers small town charm only minutes from downtown Raleigh.
Since it is so close to highways, traveling from Knightdale to other parts of the Triangle is a breeze.
Knightdale NC Housing Options
Thanks to its rapid growth, Knightdale offers a number of housing options including apartments, townhomes, and single-family homes. Whether you're looking for a new community or an established neighborhood, you can find it in Knightdale, NC.
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A Glimpse Into Knightdale's Past
While modern Knightdale has plenty of new stores, restaurants, and parks to offer Triangle home buyers, it is also a town with a rich history.
Originally settled in 1730, the town now known as Knightdale began as a small community near the Neuse River.
It remained small through the 19th century and was only a crossroads served by a post office.
Towards the end of the 1800's residents realized the need to establish a town. Henry Haywood Knight got the attention of railroad companies by donating some of his area land holdings to the Norfolk and Southern Railroad Company.
Though Knight didn't live to see it, the railroad did come to the community in 1904. This brought railroad families and growth to the community. In March of 1927, Knightdale incorporated and became a town.
Throughout the 1980's and 1990's, a number of subdivisions were built, and the town's population quickly grew. Knightdale became the 7th fastest growing town in the state.
Living In Knightdale
Though Knightdale has continued to grow over the last decade, it retains a charming downtown and a friendly vibe.
In recent years, many new stores and restaurants have opened in Knightdale, making a night out easy. Notably, Knightdale boasts a Lonestar Steakhouse, Applebees, Target, Best Buy, Kohl's, and many more shopping and dining options.
Knightdale Community Events & Things To Do
In addition to stores and restaurants, Knightdale has a fantastic parks & rec department which offers a system of greenways, parks, facilities, and programs to enhance quality of life for area residents.
Knightdale Parks include:
- Harper Park at 207 Main Street
- Knightdale Station at 810 N. First Avenue
- Knightdale Community Park at 101 Bryan Chalk Lane
- Environmental Park at 950 Steeple Square Court
- Mingo Creek Park & Trail at 100 Parkside Commons Dr.
Popular regular events held in Knightdale include Food Truck Thursdays and summer movie nights.
Getting Around Knightdale NC
In addition to its proximity to I-495, I-540, I-440, and US-64/264, the Triangle Transit Authority operates the Knightdale-Raleigh Express connecting Knightdale commuters to the Triangle bus system.
Travel in and around Knightdale is a breeze thanks to I-540 and highway 64 (future I-495). It's easy to get to I-540 from anywhere in Knightdale, connecting residents to the rest of the greater Triangle area.
Knightdale is about 30 minutes from RTP and the airport.
Education In Knightdale
Part of the highly ranked Wake County Public School system, schools in Knightdale include:
- Forestville Elementary
- Hodge Road Elementary
- Knightdale Elementary
- Lockhart Elementary
- Knightdale High School
Since it is close to Raleigh, Knightdale is convenient to the excellent colleges and universities the Triangle area is well known for.
Find Charm & Convenience in Knightdale NC
Whether you're relocating to the Triangle area or you are a local, Knightdale homes for sale are worth considering. With modern conveniences close by and spacious homes at great values, home buyers searching in Knightdale may find their ideal home.
Take a closer look at Knightdale homes for sale, and if you see one you like contact us to schedule a showing.
We've got East Wake area locals on our team, ready to help you find a Knightdale home that fits your wish list.
Need To Sell A Home In Knightdale?
If you need to sell a home in Knightdale, NC, the first step is to get in touch with a local real estate expert who can help you price it correctly and market it well. At Five County Specialists, we do that everyday for Knightdale home sellers, and we are glad to help you throughout the entire transaction and beyond.
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