Find Yourself in Friendly Kenly
Known across North Carolina for its hospitality, the northernmost area in Johnson County is a small town that has a big heart right at its center. Kenly cherishes its local history as well as its spot off of I-95, welcoming weary travelers with excellent food and plenty of smiles. New construction houses, plenty of parks, and innovative schools make Kenly an ideal place to call home.
Spotlights of Kenly
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Discover the living history of North Carolina’s agricultural roots at this popular Kenly attraction. A 6,000 square foot gallery features permanent and rotating exhibits on farm life. Historic buildings include the original Iredell Brown Homestead.
Southern National Motorsports Park
Racing fans are right at home in Kenly! This 4/10-mile auto racing track and motorsports park is the main attraction for residents of Kenly and neighboring Greenville and Raleigh. NASCAR and ARCA races and events are held here throughout the year.
The Painted Farmer
This unique attraction is quintessentially country, right in small-town North Carolina. A painter-turned-farmer combined her passions under the roof of an artfully-restored 100-year-old barn. Today, the farm hosts art classes, portrait sessions, wine tastings, and even goat yoga!
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Parks & Recreation
From a leisurely stroll to a competitive sport, there’s no shortage of outdoor recreation activities available to residents of Kenly. Grady Park sits in a historic residential neighborhood, providing easy access to the playground and sheltered picnic area. Year-round athletic programs at Kenly Park include basketball, volleyball, and baseball.
Shopping & Dining
Savor the flavor in Kenly with outstanding local fare. From truly authentic street tacos to eastern North Carolina barbeque to classic delis, you’re sure to find a favorite local hangout. A walk down 2nd Street will take you past adorable gift shops, country chic home furnishings, and clothing boutiques. Kenly 95 Petro, the largest truck stop on the east coast, is full of shopping and dining for truckers and regular motorists alike.
Residents of Kenly are in the Johnston County School District, which serves more than 35,00 students across 45 different campuses. With a steady increase in enrollment each year, the District is making a name for itself by offering specialized programs to prepare students for the workforce, including Middle College and the Career and Technical Leadership Academy.
Build a New Home in Kenly
Dreaming of a new construction dream home in the Triangle or one of its surrounding communities? We would love to build it for you! Contact Weaver Homes today to discuss about your home-buying goals.