February 16, 2024
Centrally located in Garner, North Carolina, the Turner Farms neighborhood offers residents a spacious, family-friendly community with amenities and natural beauty.
Developed in the early 2000s, Turner Farms has become one of Garner's most popular neighborhoods for growing families seeking comfort, convenience, and a connection to nature.
A Brief History of Turner Farms
Turner Farms sits on land that was once part of the expansive Turner family farm, owned by the Turners since the late 1800s.
As Garner expanded rapidly in the 1990s and 2000s, the Turners began selling off parcels of their farmland to developers.
Homebuilder DR Horton purchased a large section of the former Turner farm in the early 2000s to develop the Turner Farms neighborhood.
The first homes were built between 2003-2007 in styles ranging from cozy cottages to spacious two-story Colonials.
Lots are generous to accommodate the community's many young families.
Notable Neighborhoods in Turner Farms
Turner Farms contains several unique neighborhoods, each with its own appeal:
The Commons features quaint cottage-style homes clustered around the community pool and clubhouse. The smaller homes appeal to first-time buyers.
The Preserve offers privacy and seclusion with homes backing up to wooded areas and wetlands, perfect for nature lovers.
The Settlement makes up the historic heart of the community with traditional two-story Colonials on spacious lots. Mature trees add shade and privacy.
Residents of Turner Farms enjoy access to many amenities including:
- Clubhouse with fitness center
- Jr. Olympic size pool, kiddie pool and splash pad
- Playgrounds and tennis courts
- Miles of wooded walking trails
- Direct access to the Neuse River Trail
- Community garden plots
The clubhouse hosts events and activities while the pool and playgrounds cater to families. The wooded trails allow residents to enjoy nature within the community.
Top Nearby Restaurants
Though largely residential, Turner Farms sits close to some excellent dining options, including:
The Mason Jar Tavern - This gastropub dishes up creative Southern fare and has an extensive craft beer list.
Village Draft House - With 24 rotating taps, this laidback pub is a favorite neighborhood hangout. The pub grub is tasty too.
Neomonde Bakery - A local favorite for fresh falafel, hummus, pita and Mediterranean baked goods.
Chuck E. Cheese's - Family fun with pizza, games and entertainment.
Marco's Pizza - Part of the national chain, Marco's offers quick tasty pizzas for dining in or takeout.
McDonald's - A classic option for burgers, fries and shakes. The play place entertains kids.
Second Empire Restaurant - This elegant downtown Raleigh restaurant serves refined Southern cuisine and has an extensive wine list.
Angus Barn Steakhouse - A Raleigh legend, Angus Barn is known for enormous steaks, seafood, live music and more.
42nd Street Oyster Bar - Popular local spot near PNC arena for fresh oysters, seafood and a great bar scene.
A Quick Drive to RDU
Turner Farms 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, Turner Farms provides quick access to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill:
- 10 miles to downtown Raleigh
- 15 miles to North Hills shopping and dining
- 20 miles to Durham and Southpoint Mall
- 25 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 Turner Farms 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 Turner Farms for families seeking an affordable, spacious community.
The neighborhood offers a family-friendly vibe with abundant amenities and activities.
The wooded trails provide opportunities to enjoy nature close to home.At the same time, major employers, shopping, and dining in Raleigh are just a short drive away.
For dining, I suggest newcomers try 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 atmosphere, spacious homes, and convenient location, Turner Farms offers an ideal place to put down roots.
Listings in Turner Farms
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