Located about 15 miles from downtown Raleigh, Knightdale, N.C., is a growing suburban community. In 2010, it had a population of 11,401 people, which showed an astonishing growth of 91.4 percent since 2000. Those searching for Knightdale apartments for rent may find themselves part of the boom.
The Knightdale area's first settler was John Hinton, who settled there around 1790. Over time, numerous other settlers came to the area and established businesses, homes, schools, and churches. Hinton guided the area through its part of the American Revolution, where he played the role of patriot and fought in the Moore's Creek Bridge battle. Three of the seven Hinton plantations - The Oaks, Midway and Beaver Dam - still remain. After the Revolutionary War, the area continued to play an important role in North Carolina history. As Raleigh saw increased growth, Knightdale grew alongside it. The city finally incorporated in 1927.
In addition to their close proximity to Raleigh, Knightdale residents enjoy state-of-the-art parks and recreation options. Numerous sports facilities, athletic teams, and classes allow for both community involvement and fun. A seasonal farmers market offers a variety of local produce and goods. The parks and recreation department also puts together monthly art galleries in the city's town hall, bringing a healthy dose of culture to the city's outlook.
Those searching for Knightdale rentals will be happy to discover that the city hosts many widely attended community events throughout the year. Annual favorites include the city's Easter Egg Hunt, Father-Daughter Dance, Health Fair, Heritage Day, Outdoor Movie Night, Community Day, and Christmas Parade events. Smaller events include yoga classes and community trips to regional attractions like the North Carolina Zoo.
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