February 16, 2024

Tim Clarke

Lynnshire in Garner provides established, family-friendly living with amenities, spacious homes, top schools, and quick access to Raleigh conveniences.

Centrally located in Garner, North Carolina, the Lynnshire neighborhood offers residents a friendly community with mature trees and spacious homes at affordable prices.

Developed in the late 1990s, Lynnshire has become one of Garner's most popular neighborhoods, attracting young families and professionals seeking convenience, comfort, and small-town charm.

A Brief History of Lynnshire

Lynnshire sits on land that was once part of the historic Lynn family dairy farm, owned by the Lynns since the early 1900s.

As Garner expanded in the 1990s, the family began selling off parcels of their farmland to developers looking to build new residential neighborhoods.

Homebuilder DR Horton purchased a section of the former Lynn farm in the late 1990s to develop Lynnshire.

The first homes were built between 1998-2005 in a variety of styles ranging from cozy cottages to two-story Colonials. Lots are roomy and homes are priced affordably, appealing to first-time buyers.

Notable Neighborhoods in Lynnshire

Lynnshire contains several unique neighborhoods, each with its own appeal:

The Commons

The Commons features quaint cottage-style homes clustered around the community pool and clubhouse. The smaller homes appeal to young families and first-time buyers.

The Settlement

The Settlement makes up the historic heart of the community with traditional two-story Colonials on spacious lots. Mature trees add shade and privacy.

The Villas

The Villas offers condominiums and townhomes for those seeking a low maintenance, lock-and-leave lifestyle with community amenities.

Abundant Amenities

Residents of Lynnshire enjoy access to fantastic amenities including:

  • Clubhouse with fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playgrounds
  • Miles of walking trails
  • Access to the Neuse River Trail
  • Community garden plots

The clubhouse hosts events and activities while the pool and playgrounds keep families entertained. Gardening enthusiasts take advantage of the community garden.

Top Nearby Restaurants

Though largely residential, Lynnshire sits close to some excellent dining options, including:

Local Favorites

The Mason Jar Tavern - This gastropub dishes up creative takes on Southern classics like shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles. Extensive craft beer list.

Village Draft House - With 24 rotating taps of regional and national craft brews, this laidback pub is a favorite neighborhood gathering spot.

Neomonde Bakery - Stop by this local bakery and cafe for fresh-baked pita, hummus, falafel and more Mediterranean fare.

Family Dining

Chuck E. Cheese's - Where a kid can be a kid! This spot offers family fun with pizza, games and entertainment.

Marco's Pizza - Conveniently located right in Lynnshire, this national chain offers quick, tasty pizzas for dining in or takeout.

McDonald's - A longtime favorite for classic burgers, fries and shakes. The play place keeps kids entertained.

Upscale Dining

Second Empire Restaurant - This elegant restaurant in downtown Raleigh delights with refined Southern cuisine and an extensive wine list.

Angus Barn Steakhouse - A Raleigh legend, Angus Barn serves up enormous steaks along with seafood, salads and sides. Live music nightly.

42nd Street Oyster Bar - Slurp down fresh oysters and seafood dishes at this popular local spot near the PNC Arena.

A Quick Drive to RDU

Lynnshire sits just 12 miles south of Raleigh-Durham International Airport, making for an easy 15-20 minute drive via I-40. The proximity to RDU makes travel incredibly convenient.

Location and Distances

Centrally located in Garner, Lynnshire provides quick access to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill:

  • 8 miles to downtown Raleigh
  • 12 miles to North Hills shopping and dining
  • 15 miles to Durham and Southpoint Mall
  • 20 miles to Chapel Hill and UNC Campus
  • 12 miles to RDU International Airport

Nearby Healthcare and Education

Top-rated schools and medical facilities close to Lynnshire include:

  • Garner Magnet High School
  • East Garner Middle School
  • Timber Drive Elementary
  • WakeMed Garner Campus
  • Duke Health Raleigh Hospital
  • UNC Rex Healthcare in Holly Springs

A Local Perspective

As a Garner area Realtor and Raleigh-Durham Triangle area resident, I highly recommend Lynnshire for young families or first-time buyers seeking an affordable, friendly community.

The neighborhood offers a true small-town feel where kids can play safely and neighbors know each other.

At the same time, major employers, shopping, and dining in Raleigh are just a short drive away.

For dining, I suggest newcomers try the Neomonde Bakery for a taste of the Mediterranean right in Garner.

And for a special night out, make the quick drive to Second Empire in downtown Raleigh.

With its family-friendly vibe, abundant amenities, and convenient location, Lynnshire offers an ideal lifestyle.

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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