Grove at White Oak

November 5, 2023

Grove at White Oak offers new construction homes in Garner, NC with traditional exteriors, open floorplans, amenities like a pool & cabana, and convieence
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One of Garner's newest luxury communities, Grove at White Oak offers residents a secluded neighborhood nestled amongst towering oak trees with high-end amenities and custom estate homes.

Developed by M/I Homes starting in 2021, Grove at White Oak appeals to professionals seeking privacy, luxury, and natural beauty just minutes from downtown Raleigh.

Overview of Grove at White Oak

Grove at White Oak began development in the early 2000s, with M/I Homes and Golden Properties as the primary builders.

These reputable builders have crafted a neighborhood that seamlessly blends modern amenities with the charm of small-town living.

Over the years, the community has grown and flourished, attracting families and professionals seeking a high quality of life in a convenient location.


Grove at White Oak sits on land that was once part of the historic White Oak tree farm, owned by the Matthews family since the early 1900s.

As Garner expanded rapidly in the 1990s and 2000s, the Matthews began selling off parcels of their wooded farmland to developers.

M/I Homes purchased a section of the former tree farm in the late 2010s to develop Grove at White Oak.

Construction on the first homes began in 2021, with new phases still being completed. Home styles range from spacious two-story Colonials to sprawling ranch homes with luxury details.

Home Sizes and Lot Sizes

Grove at White Oak offers a variety of home styles and sizes to suit different preferences and needs.

Single-family homes range from approximately 1,800 to over 3,000 square feet, with 3-5 bedrooms and 2-4 bathrooms.

Lot sizes are generous, typically ranging from 0.25 to 0.5 acres, providing ample space for outdoor living and privacy.

Builders in the Community

M/I Homes and Golden Properties are the primary builders in Grove at White Oak. Both are well-respected in the industry, known for their craftsmanship, attention to detail, and commitment to customer satisfaction.

They offer a selection of floor plans and customization options, allowing homeowners to personalize their living spaces.

Grove at White Oak's Amenities

Community Lifestyle

Grove at White Oak fosters a strong sense of community, with numerous opportunities for residents to connect and engage with one another.

The neighborhood hosts regular events, such as block parties, holiday celebrations, and community yard sales.

There is an active homeowners association that maintains the common areas and organizes activities for residents of all ages.

Parks, Outdoor Spaces, and Recreational Amenities

The community boasts several parks and green spaces, perfect for picnics, sports, and outdoor recreation.

A highlight is the Grove at White Oak Park, which features walking trails, a playground, and a picnic shelter.

Nearby Lake Benson Park offers additional amenities, including a boat ramp, fishing pier, and disc golf course.

Public and Private Schools

Grove at White Oak is served by the Wake County Public School System, consistently ranked as one of the best in the state. Nearby schools include:

  • Timber Drive Elementary School
  • East Garner Middle School
  • Garner Magnet High School

Several private school options are also available in the area, such as St. Mary's School and Ravenscroft School.

Each school earns an A-rating and strong test scores from

Top Local Restaurants Near Grove at White Oak

Angie's Restaurant - Classic Southern comfort food

Aversboro Coffee - Cozy cafe with specialty coffee and light bites

Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar - Hibachi, sushi, and Japanese cuisine

Lorena's Mexican Restaurant - Authentic Mexican dishes and margaritas

Garner Pizzeria - Casual spot for pizza, subs, and Italian favorites

Shopping and Entertainment Near Grove at White Oak

White Oak Crossing shopping center is just minutes from the community, offering a variety of retail stores, restaurants, and services.

Additional shopping and dining options can be found at Garner Towne Square and White Oak Shopping Center.

For entertainment, residents enjoy the nearby Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre, a historic drive-in movie theater, and the Garner Performing Arts Center, which hosts live performances throughout the year.

Grove at White Oak's Location Overview

Highway Access

Grove at White Oak is conveniently located near major highways, providing easy access to the greater Raleigh-Durham area.

The community is just off US-70, with I-40 and I-540 nearby, making commuting and traveling a breeze.

Commute Times and Suggested Routes

  • RDU Airport: Approximately 20 miles (25-30 minute drive) via I-40 W
  • Downtown Durham: Approximately 30 miles (35-40 minute drive) via I-40 W
  • Downtown Raleigh: Approximately 8 miles (15-20 minute drive) via US-70 E and I-40 E
  • Research Triangle Park (RTP): Approximately 25 miles (30-35 minute drive) via I-40 W

For the most efficient commutes, I recommend using I-40 and US-70, as they provide direct access to major destinations in the area.

Community Events, Festivals, and Points of Interest

Grove at White Oak and the surrounding Garner community offer a variety of events and attractions throughout the year. Some notable highlights include:

  • Garner Independence Day Celebration - Annual July 4th event with a parade, live music, and fireworks
  • Garner Christmas Parade - Festive holiday parade featuring local organizations and businesses
  • Garner Performing Arts Center - Hosts concerts, plays, and other live performances
  • Lake Benson Park - Scenic park with a lake, walking trails, and recreational amenities
  • Historic Downtown Garner - Charming downtown area with local shops, restaurants, and events

A Local Perspective

As a Garner area Realtor and Raleigh-Durham Triangle area resident, I highly recommend Grove at White Oak for professionals or families seeking a private, luxury retreat.

The neighborhood offers a secluded natural setting with resort-style amenities and custom estate homes. Yet downtown Raleigh's conveniences remain just minutes away.

Homebuyers will appreciate the exclusivity and natural beauty of Grove at White Oak along with its proximity to Raleigh's dining, arts, and employment hubs.

This is one of Garner's premier new communities.

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Tim M. Clarke

About the author

17 years as a Realtor in the Research Triangle, Tim seeks to transform the Raleigh-Durham real estate scene through a progressive, people-centered approach prioritizing trust & transparency.

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