Hidden treasures are plentiful in Angier, a Harnett County town worthy of a visit. With a welcoming community filled with historical richness and endless Southern Charm, its beauty is not to be overlooked. As you map out a visit, prepare to switch to a lower gear as the pace of this central North Carolina landmark is one that encourages a slowdown.
With a population of just under 6,000 residents, Angier provides the perfect balance of quiet and vibrant. Known for its beautiful crepe myrtles, the area comes to life as the weather warms and this native plant explodes with colorful blooms. Downtown streets are lined with crepe myrtles, framing buildings that date back as far as the late 19th century. Angier’s annual Crepe Myrtle Festival will take place on September 9th with vendors, food trucks, and more taking over the downtown area.
The Angier Museum opens to the public on the first and third Saturday of each month, showcasing a unique collection of local artifacts. Visitors will learn about Angier’s railroad heritage, agricultural past, and the town’s transformation throughout its history. Endless photographs provide snapshots of its beginnings as a farming community to today’s quaint hamlet. For those unable to tour on typical opening days, appointments can be scheduled with a simple phone call to the museum.
Jack Marley Park sits just outside Angier’s town center and plays host to a variety of activities. From walking trails to fishing ponds, from picnic pavilions to disc golf, Jack Marley Park has something for everyone to enjoy. Among the many things that central North Carolina is loved for, natural beauty ranks at the top. Catch the breathtaking views of the Neuse River with a short hike where wildlife sightings are all but guaranteed.
Other favorite Angier spots worth checking out?
- Dr. Young’s Pond Berry Farm is open three days per week throughout the berry season. Bring comfortable shoes and join the Trustman family in their “home office.”
- Gregory Vineyards covers over one hundred acres and includes a seafood restaurant on its property. Come taste wine that comes from just outside its doors!
- The Naylor Family Farm sits just outside of Angier and has activities for all ages. Visitors can explore crops, navigate a 10-acre corn maze, pet farm animals, and more!
- Nearby Raven Rock State Park is one of North Carolina’s many beautiful parks and has as many gorgeous views as activity options. Bring a kayak or a tent and fall in love with the area!
Exploration often comes with an appetite and Angier is ready to tickle your taste buds. Start the day at Thanks a Latte’s newest location for the perfect cup of coffee. Sunni Sky's Homemade Ice Cream is open daily (seasonally) and boasts over one-hundred flavors. Enjoy a cone or dish with several scoops while enjoying Sunni’s front porch seating! Ed's Family Restaurant has been serving locals for years with best-loved, homemade plates. Shelly’s Mom’s Bakery specializes in delicious desserts with a nod to Hispanic roots. If you’ve never tried a Corsica, add this light cheesecake to your order.
Angier’s combination of tranquility, history, and welcoming spirit may make leaving difficult. While gathered memories will travel with you, perhaps a permanent stop in Angier will land among your future plans. JSJ Builders is currently constructing new homes in both the Whetstone and Landon Ridge neighborhoods. Now is the time to grab your spot as Angier’s newest resident! Reach out to the JSJ team to start your path to Angier today!