Garner, North Carolina is a small, charming city that has an appeal for young singles and families. Garner is approximately eight miles from the Raleigh-Durham area where schools, colleges, universities, and the well known, Research Triangle Park is located. Duke University is also in the nearby Raleigh area where many of world renowned doctors and research facilities are located. Many families choose to live in Garner and commute to Raleigh for career opportunities. Everything you need for pleasure and necessity can be found in Garner. Shopping is more than adequate with many new strip malls dotted around the city. Theaters, retail stores, grocery stores, and nation wide chain restaurants can all be found with locals any time of the day or night. Garner leans to a slower pace but the county's public schools show that education is running a fast pace to keep at the fore front of the academic lines. Choosing to live in Garner is making a comfortable choice in keeping family close but having the extras close enough. Beautiful North Carolina beaches on the Atlantic Ocean are only about a 2 hour drive away. Drive to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in only a few hours and enjoy a weekend outing. Live in the quieter part of the center of North Carolina and enjoy the friendliness of Garner.