Wake Forest

Come Explore the Excitement and Relaxation of Small-Town Wake Forest

Located just north of Raleigh in the heart of the Triangle community, Wake Forest, NC is a town that still remembers its rich historic roots and works to preserve its small-town charm and community. Though the opportunities that surround it have brought tremendous growth and development to this little-big town, Wake Forest is still a place where you can enjoy friendly neighbors, an exciting but accessible historic Downtown, and plenty of beautiful parks and natural areas. For those seeking the perfect small town, come explore Wake Forest.

Wake Forest Real Estate Market Snapshot


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Why Do Residents Choose Wake Forest?

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Small-Town Attractions

Shopping and dining, history, art and entertainment… Wake Forest has it all. Step back through time at the DuBois Community Center or at Wake Forest Historical Museum. Check out a book or attend an event at the Wake Forest branch of Wake County Public Library. Spend an afternoon at The Factory, Wake Forest’s own sports and entertainment mall. Or even catch a local performance or take a workshop at Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts.

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Historic Downtown Wake Forest

A must-see spotlight of Wake Forest is definitely its beautiful historic Downtown. Preserved historic architecture lines the bustling streets, offering quaint local boutiques, eateries, cafes, galleries, and more. Plus, it’s home to a wealth of community events and celebrations throughout the year.

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Parks & Recreation

Wake Forest is an outstanding place to get outside and explore! It’s home to acres of beautifully-maintained parkland and several miles of biking, hiking, and walking trails and pathways. Three outstanding golf courses can be found within Wake Forest, and its Parks and Recreation department offers a variety of community recreation programs and events throughout the year. Additionally, Falls Lake State Recreation is located just a few minutes away and offers endless opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, swimming, boating, and more.

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Though Wake Forest is perfectly situated in the Triangle area for easy access to Raleigh, Durham, and the Research Triangle Park, it offers many of its own top employers, including Wake County Public Schools, CenturyLink, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminiary, Rex Healthcare, Ultra Electronics, and Franklin Academy. Other top companies in the area include Duke University Health, IBM, WakeMed Health, GlaxoSmithKline, and SAS.

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Wake Forest is served by Wake County Public Schools and operates 9 local schools in the area, which include Heritage High School and Wake Forest High School. Additionally, it is home to two public charter schools, Franklin Academy and Endeavor Charter School, as well as several private schools and a Montessori school. Continuing education can be found at Wake Technical Community College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Wake Forest at a Glance

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Quick Facts

Population: 36,693
Growth Since 2000: +191.5%
Zip Code: 27596
County: Wake
Mean Home Price: $273,171


Travel Times

RDU Airport: 25 miles
RTP: 25 miles
Raleigh: 20 miles
Durham: 20 miles
Major Roads: US-1, NC-98, I-540

Wake Forest Real Estate

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This data was last updated on: 05/15/21 01:12 PM. A full data refresh was last performed on: 05/15/21 03:39 AM.
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