Homes for Rent in Garner, NC

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292 Outwater Ridge Drive Garner, NC 27529

4 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
1,724 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 2271740
Property Type Detached
Price Type --
Available now! Gorgeous and nearly new 4-bedroom home in highly-desirable Cleveland Springs pool community convenient to shopping, dining, and highway access. This home features Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring, modern grey wall color throughout, spacious Family Room centered on Gas Log fireplace, light and bright open-design Kitchen with Granite Counters, SS appliances, ample cabinet space & center island. All bedrooms are upstairs and good-sized with ample closets. Small pet considered with fee. Welcome!

200 Coachman Drive Garner, NC 27529

3 Beds
2 Baths
1,710 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 2260624
Property Type Detached
Price Type --
Avail 8/10/19. No pets. Exceptional first-floor Ranch home located on large corner lot in highly sought after Heather Hills Subd. Remodeled kitchen, granite counters, formal dining room, open family room with wood-burning fireplace, Spacious Mater suite with walk-in closet + two good sized bedrooms & full bath located on the second floor. Relax on the huge back deck overlooking beautiful and private back yard. Detached storage shed and plenty of parking. Note: Sq footage approx, not meas.

Garner got its start with the coming of the railroad through the area beginning in 1847. In that year, after a tie-breaker vote by the Speaker of the State garner1House of Representatives, what is now Garner was chosen as the location of a station of the North Carolina Railroad between Goldsboro and Charlotte. “Garner’s Station” was established with the construction of a post office in 1878 and the Town of Garner’s Station incorporated in 1883.

There are several legends as to how Garner got its name. One story has it that Thomas Bingham named the town. Bingham is said to have combined a general store with handling the mail. Since Webster’s defines “garner” as a “granary,” hence figuratively, a “store,” he named the town “Garner.”

The late Parker Rand believed that Garner was named for a family that lived in the area and later moved to Texas. Others believe the town was named by Henry Fort, a black cabinetmaker and carpenter who owned some land along the railroad after the Civil War. William S. Powell stated that Garner was named for its founder, H.C. Garner. An article in The State also named H.C. Garner as its founder, but not much information has been found about the man.

Farming was the chief source of income for the early settlers of Garner and nearby areas, with cotton the principal crop. Before the turn of the century, some small businesses were beginning to be developed. The first business in Garner is said to have been a wood shop owned by Henry Fort. Fort was said to have been a fine cabinetmaker and carpenter, making wardrobes, bureaus, and other pieces of wood furniture still being used by some Garner residents today. One of the first grocery stores in town was owned by Thomas Bennett. Other early businesses included a mercantile business owned by H.D. Rand, a drug store operated by George Montague, and several general stores operated by people such as C.H. Dupree, Jr., R. Garner, J.B. Hobby, and J.R. Williams. In addition to general stores and cotton gins in the area, other businesses such as blacksmith, repair shops, barber shops, livery stables, and boarding houses existed. The first bank was established in Garner in 1910. H.D. Rand was president and J.A. Weathers was the cashier. In 1912, telephone service came to Garner. In a short while, there were as many as 10 subscribers. The first switchboard was operated in the home of Vera Jones. The telephone service closed after two years and then returned in 1924. The business and residential life of Garner continued to grow steadily throughout the years, with more rapid growth in recent times.

With the increased population and residential growth, Garner has burgeoned in business and service establishments, both within the corporation limits and the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the town. Town officials predict the town will continue to grow at a rapid rate.


Attractions and Activities

garner2Garner Performing Arts Center

742 W. Garner Road
Garner, NC  27529
The Towne Players Theater Group


garner3Polar Ice House of Garner
103 New Rand Rd
Garner, NC 27529
(919) 861-7465