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Knightdale is a family-oriented community, with big-city
amenities and small-town charm, all wrapped
in a package of splendid affordability
Knightdale is an attractive, thriving community. It is a destination all its own with the easygoing qualities of a small town and superb quality of life that welcomes newcomers and visitors alike. Citizens enjoy the comfort and security of living within a small community but yet are able to take advantage of the benefits of living close to the major metropolitan Triangle area.
Knightdale is located on the eastern side of Wake County in central North Carolina, part of what is know locally as the "Triangle Region". Located just six miles east of downtown Raleigh, the Capital City, the corporate limits of town contain 4.54 square miles or 2,875 acres. The town is near to major intrastate corridors connecting us to Rocky Mount and I-95 northbound, points east as well as to Raleigh, Cary, Research Triangle Park and other points west. US 264 connects Knightdale to southestern North Carolina and places like Wilson, I-95 southbound and Greenville. The lovely and scenic North Carolina mountains are located just three hours by car to the west and the beautiful North Carolina coast is just two hours by car to the east.
If you wanted to leave Knightdale, you have convenient access to I-540 Outer Loop. This Eastern Wake Expressway provides a wide open route to north Raleigh and points west like Research Triangle Park and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Knightdale is a mere 15 minutes from RTP and 20 minutes from RDU. The opening of I540 has created a new front door for our community. A door that is wide open to developers, commercial investors and potential new residents. As travelers exit I-540 and enter Knightdale, they are greeted with signs of growth and prosperity.
Knightdale is a town of strong and steady growth (about 7% annually), attracting development of a wide range of housing styles. As part of the Raleigh-Cary metropolitan area, Knightdale is a piece of one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country having achieved the #1 rank from the US Census Bureau for the 2007-2008 fiscal year. Whether it's your first apartment, first home, or the custom home you plan to stay in, Knightdale had neighborhoods and housing choices to suit your needs.
Single-family detached homes make up 61% of the housing units in the Town of Knightdale, and the overall age of homes is quite young. With an average age of 14 years and a median age of just 11 years, a "lightly used" home is not hard to find. Yet despite being one of Wake County's newest incorporated towns, there are also many excellent opportunities to purchase that older home with all the character and charm you have dreamed about; a home grounded in Knightdale's long and unique history.
If owning a house is not the right option for you, Knightdale's luxury apartment offerings have exploded in recent years. In 2005, there were just over 400 units available. Today there are more than 1,300, with additional units planned.
The town of Knightdale has always been a very desirable place to live. We have everything an individual, family, or retiree may need to grow, prosper and enjoy life to its fullest. When you're considering relocating your family, consider the wide range of housing styles available here. From single-family housing to high-end luxury apartments to town homes, duplexes, Knightdale choices suit the needs of almost all buyers of real estate. So whether you're looking in Edinburghs Keep, Planters Walk, Magnolia Place, Widewaters Village, Princeton Manor, Maplewood, Pebblebrook, Langston Ridge, Mingo Creek, Beaver Dam Plantation or Churchill, rest assured that your dream home is waiting for you. If you can't find it on the ground today, it can be built just for you by the many custom builders who are doing business in this area. You can find it in Knightdale. With all of the housing selections in established neighborhoods, new subdivisions, and apartment homes, anyone can see why Knightdale is "Living at its Best."