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    Our Garner Location

    Garner Location

    First Step Services of Garner
    136 US E. Hwy 70, Suite 201 (see bottom of page for clarification)
    If you are using a GPS put in 128 Hwy 70 E. Garner, NC (you will clearly see the First Step maroon sign)
    Garner, NC 27526
    Phone: (919) 329-9400

    Please know that Online Maps may show a wrong visual location for our Garner Facility. We are hoping this inconvenience will be corrected soon. Please refer to our Driving Directions below.

    Directions to our Garner Facility:
    From Raleigh & West take US 70 E. from the I-440 Belt-line, follow US 70 East for approximately 5 miles. First Step is on the right. There are signs in front of the building. Follow the driveway around back of the building and go upstairs after entering the outside door.

    From Smithfield and East: Follow US 70 West past Clayton. Continue on US 70 E past I-40 and continue through the White Oak Road and shopping center area. The next stoplight after White Oak Road is New Rand Road. Turn left onto New Rand Road and take the first driveway on the right past the “store.” The driveway is right in front of the 35 MPH speed limit sign. Follow the drive to the parking lot behind the building on the left. First Step is upstairs. Go in next to the sign on the back of the building and go upstairs. Phone (919) 329-9400 for assistance.

    If using a navigation system or GPS, search 128 Hwy 70E., Garner.  We share a driveway with that address (Carolina Pools) and they are more easily identified on GPS. Often systems indicate the wrong portion of US70.E. and using 128 Hwy 70E will get you to us.


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