Abberly Grove Apartments

1160 Auston Grove Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
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Where to See Fireworks in Raleigh, NC

Where to See Fireworks in Raleigh, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighReady to celebrate Independence Day in a big way this year? Fireworks displays, carnival rides, live music and other patriotic celebrations are lined up all across the Raleigh area to celebrate America's 242nd birthday—don't miss out! If you live in an apartment in Raleigh, NC, here's your rundown on the biggest and best family-friendly Fourth of July events in the area. (Heads up: A few events listed below don't include fireworks but are early in the day—hit those early then head to more celebrations with fireworks later in the day!)

July 3 and 4

Carolina Mudcats' Mudcats for America Series

The Carolina Mudcats will kick off July with a full week of home games at Five County Stadium in Zebulon. Celebrate Independence Day with the Mudcats, and you'll enjoy "the best fireworks show in Eastern N.C." that follows the July 3 and 4 games.

Wake Forest Independence Day Celebration

The town of Wake Forest offers up two days of Independence Day celebrations, July 3-4. The Fireworks Spectacular on July 3 will feature live music from Raleigh-based band Crush, plus food trucks and vendors serving up hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn and snow cones. Admission is free! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. On the morning of July 4, kids can jump in on the annual Children's Parade (line-up begins at 10am; parade begins at 10:30am), then have a blast at Art & Games in the Park, 11am-1pm, with inflatables, sack races, a watermelon seed-spitting contest, pie-eating contest and more.

July 3

Garner July 3 Independence Day Celebration

Grab a blanket and head to Garner's Lake Benson Park for an evening of patriotic entertainment. The Independence Day Celebration starts at 5pm with music from The Embers, plus games for kids in the Kids Zone as well as local food and drink offerings. The North Carolina Symphony will put on a patriotic program later in the evening, followed by fireworks. Picnics, coolers and beach umbrellas are welcome!

Fuquay-Varina Independence Day Celebration

The town of Fuquay-Varina will host its Independence Day Celebration July 3, featuring food vendors, live music, free inflatable rides and a fireworks display at South Park. The park's splash pad will also be open for kids. The celebration starts at at 6pm.

Morrisville July 3rd Fireworks

You don't have to wait until July 4 for fireworks in Morrisville! The annual Morrisville July 3rd Fireworks display will be held at Morrisville Community Park, with music and food trucks kicking things off at 6pm and fireworks blasting off at dusk. Bring a chair and cash for a tasty treat from a local food truck.

July 4

Apex Olde Fashioned Fourth of July

Check out the town of Apex's Olde Fashioned Fourth of July from 9am-1pm on Independence Day, where carnival games, a giant slide, climbing wall and more are sure to entertain. Kids 12 and under can also participate in Uncle Sam's Parade of Wheels down Salem St.—decorate your bikes, wagons, tricycles or other non-motorized vehicles in patriotic colors! The parade starts at the corner of Salem and Chatham Sts. at noon; line-up is at 11:45am.

Town of Cary's July 4th Celebration

Relax under the pines at Koka Booth Amphitheatre for the Town of Cary's July 4th Celebration—the biggest and best Independence Day party Cary has ever thrown. Beginning at 3pm, you'll be able to enjoy family-friendly activities, including rides and games, a venue-wide scavenger hunt, watermelon eating contests and even a 50-foot Ferris wheel! The Cary Town Band kicks off music at 5:45pm, followed by the North Carolina Symphony and fireworks to cap the evening.

Raleigh 4th of July Fireworks Display

You can't miss Raleigh's Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza! Returning to West Raleigh after six years, the city's annual July Fourth fireworks will be held around the Stadium and Arena Complex (Carter-Finley Stadium and PNC Arena area). Free parking to view the fireworks will be available within PNC Arena lots, Carter-Finley Stadium lots and North Carolina State Fairgrounds Bunn Field lots along Trinity Rd. Fireworks will be launched from the Varsity Lot at North Carolina State University. Gates open at 6pm, and fireworks launch at 9:32pm. Perfect for family and friends, this breathtaking show is a must-see.

Knightdale July 4th Celebration

The Knightdale July 4th Celebration will take place July 4 at 5pm at Knightdale Station Park. Enjoy food trucks, vendors, kid-friendly activities and a free performance from headlining band The Embers.

Rolesville 4th of July

The Town of Rolesville is set to put on a stellar Independence Day celebration. The event includes a patriotic parade, live music from the Tyson Brothers Band and Redline, plenty of local-favorite food vendors, kids games and activities, an incredible fireworks show and more.

Joel Lane Museum House Independence Day Open House

Dive into Raleigh history at the Joel Lane Museum House, also known as “The Birthplace of Raleigh,” at the 27th annual Independence Day Open House, 11am-4pm. Historians will be on-site demonstrating various aspects of colonial life, and kids can participate in hands-on activities like making rag dolls and writing with a quill pen. Admission is free.

Wendell July 4th Parade and Celebration

Join the Wendell Historical Society and Town of Wendell for a July Fourth parade and celebration, 10:30am-1pm. The parade begins on Main St. at Wendell Blvd. and includes veterans, children in their most patriotic wear and bands. It’s a quaint and wholesome observance for the whole family. Following the program are free hot dogs and fellowship!

July 4th Fireworks at Brier Creek Commons

Brier Creek Commons' 12th Annual July 4th Fireworks begins at 7pm with the "Show Us Your Stripes Block Party," featuring bounce houses, games, prizes, face painting, food and more. Fireworks get underway after dark.

Independence Day Olde Time Celebration at Bond Park

Join this old-fashioned celebration of our nation's birth at Cary's Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 8am, which is sure to be lots of fun for the entire family! The celebration includes a fishing tournament, parade and family contests like donut eating, watermelon eating, lakeside games and more. The Boathouse is open for rentals all day long.

North Carolina Courage vs Chicago Red Stars (with post-game fireworks)

The North Carolina Courage, sitting atop the standings in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) after three months of dominant play, will host the Chicago Red Stars on Independence Day at Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. A patriotic night all around—the evening will serve as Military Appreciation Night—fans will be invited onto the field to enjoy post-game fireworks

July 5

Holly Springs July 5th Celebration

Join the town of Holly Springs for a traditional celebration of America's birthday at Bass Lake Park. Admission is free, and pets are allowed on a leash. There will be face painting, inflatables and rides, food vendors, kids crafts, live music from the Holly Springs Community Band and The Holiday Band and a fireworks display beginning at 9:15pm. Parking is available at Jefferson L. Sugg Farm.

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Raleigh: One of America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

Raleigh: One of America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighAs the land of opportunity, the United States has attracted people from around the world for centuries. Yet not all parts of the country are equally desirable, and some cities are far more liveable than others.

On an individual level, subjective measures often override other, more objective, considerations. Sometimes, we live in a place simply because it is where we grew up — it is familiar and where we feel at ease. Still, a range of factors can help compare U.S. cities objectively. Low crime, a healthy economy, and affordability are just a few examples of universally desirable attributes in any community.

24/7 Wall St. created an index of over three dozen socioeconomic measures to identify the 50 best American cities to live in. The most liveable cities span the country — from the Deep South to New England and from the Mid-Atlantic to the Pacific Northwest.

10. Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Population: 458,862
  • Median home value: $242,500
  • Poverty rate: 12.1% (bottom 25%)
  • Pct. with at least a bachelor’s degree: 50.8% (top 10%)

Raleigh is one of many fast-growing mid-size cities in North Carolina. Over the past 10 years, the population of Raleigh increased by 29.6%, the most of any city in the state other than neighboring Cary, and far more than the 7.1% national population growth rate.

Raleigh is located in the southeastern corner of the Research Triangle, a prospering area with three leading research universities and many high-tech companies. Raleigh itself is home to North Carolina State University and is a 30-minute drive from Duke University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. North Carolina has one of the largest brain gains — more college graduates are staying in the state than leaving — in the country. This has contributed to high educational attainment in cities across the state. In Raleigh, 50.8% of adults have at least a bachelor’s degree, far more than the 31.3% national share.

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In North Carolina it is Cheaper to Rent a Home than to Own

In North Carolina it is Cheaper to Rent a Home than to Own

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighOwning a home is often considered the American dream — and it's an expensive one. Homeowners in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., pay from 33% to 93% more for housing each month than do renters living in the same state.

But many homeowners reap benefits that you can't get from renting, such as financial security and stability, tax deductions, and a vehicle for retirement savings. 

While renting can't offer those long-term financial benefits, the study found that it's cheaper to rent on a month-to-month basis. If you're wondering how to save money for a down payment, renting can help you build that nest egg. However, in extremely expensive or competitive markets renting might be better for the long haul.

To determine the monthly homeownership premium — the additional cost of owning instead of renting, expressed as a percentage — NerdWallet compared 2015 American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the median gross rent and median homeownership cost in each state and Washington, D.C. Median gross rent includes the costs of monthly rent and utilities for all kinds of rental properties, and median homeownership cost includes monthly mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance and utilities.

This comparison doesn't include the down payment required to buy a home, which is traditionally 20% of the home price for conventional mortgages.

Key takeaways

Owning is more expensive everywhere. Across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more each month to own a home than to rent. The median cost people pay nationwide to own a home is 54% more than the median cost of monthly rent.

In some states, the cost of owning far eclipses renting.

In North Carolina it costs 49% more to own vs. rent each month!

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Renters Create More Wealth than Buyers

Renters Create More Wealth than Buyers

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighWith housing markets around the U.S. nearing the peak in their cycles, renters who reinvest their money have an increasingly better chance at creating wealth than individuals who purchase a home, according to the latest national index.

"On the heels of information concerning slowing housing starts, rising mortgage rates, decreased demand and unsustainable price increases, these numbers provide additional evidence that housing markets around the country are slowing, resulting in many to opt for renting," said Ken Johnson, Ph.D., a real estate economist and one of the index's creators in FAU's College of Business.

Of the 23 separate metro areas, many are nearing the top of their current housing cycle, meaning they are above their long-term pricing trend.

The biggest contributor to the rising cost of ownership is rising house prices.

The current scores driving the markets in the direction of renting and reinvesting appear to be the results of higher mortgage rates, increase in returns, on average, in the stock market, and the cost of ownership, which includes your mortgage payment, taxes, insurance, maintenance, etc.

All of these costs are rising faster than the cost of renting a comparable property. Therefore, renters who take the money they're saving each month and reinvest it are going to build wealth faster than those who buy a home, on average.

For more information on apartments in Raleigh, NC, contact Auston Grove.

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Abberly Grove Apartments

1160 Auston Grove Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610

Call: 833-779-8856
Email UsAbberlyGrove.PropertySite.HHHunt@aptleasing.info
View Map

Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P

$800-$1250