Seeking a Triangle area town to call home? Knightdale and Holly Springs should be on your list. SmartAsset recently named the Wake County towns among the 10 most affordable in the state.
The financial website researched numerous factors to determine an “affordability index” for each town. Factors reviewed included the towns’ average closing costs and mortgage payments, annual property taxes, median income and more.
This is the second consecutive year Knightdale has ranked first on the list with an affordability index of 91.75. Holly Springs also earned a repeat showing in sixth place with an affordability index of 90.40 and the highest median income represented at $91,755.
Last year, SmartAsset reported four Triangle markets—Knightdale, No. 1; Clayton, No. 2, Holly Springs, No. 6; and Garner, No. 10—were among the most affordable in North Carolina.
Located less than 10 miles from Raleigh, Knightdale is an emerging Triangle town. Its slogan suggests it’s a great place to “Start Something” highlighting vast opportunities for current residents, newcomers and businesses. Perfectly positioned at the crossroads of I-540 and U.S. 264, the town offers a slower pace of life on the edge of convenience.
About Holly Springs
With a population of approximately 30,000, Holly Springs is a growing town with a great quality of life. Residents and visitors enjoy numerous amenities and recreational facilities including public parks and greenway trails. Home to small and large businesses and a short drive from Research Triangle Park, Holly Springs really is a great place to life, work and play.
Read the Triangle Business Journal’s article entitled “Report: The Most Affordable Town in N.C. is in the Triangle,” here.