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Welcome to Wake Forest!

Centrally nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Wake Forest provides residents with proximity to fabulous outdoor living along with quick, convenient access to modern amenities and diverse, vibrant cultural experiences.

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A Small Town With a Ton of Charm

With rolling green hills, generous sunshine, pristine lakes, miles of beaches, numerous golf courses, and a dash of snow here and there, locals of Wake Forest enjoy quiet neighborhoods of luxurious homes for sale in a welcoming community full of small-town charm. Situated just north of Raleigh, Wake Forest offers residents a variety of architectural styles with custom finishes that feature 2 to 6 bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, modern kitchens and appliances, vaulted ceilings, multi-car garages, finished basements, and more. Let's explore why this quaint town just outside of the Triangle went from one of North Carolina's best-kept secrets to a quickly growing destination.

A Snapshot of Wake Forest

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Wake, Franklin, & Granville

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44,068

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17.84 mi² sq. mi.

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$540,850

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Live, Work, and Play in Wake Forest

Shopping

From art galleries and specialty shops offering handmade home decor to salons and clothing boutiques, Downtown Wake Forest provides locals with a vibrant, charming, historical, and pedestrian-friendly space to find that perfect gift for your special occasion. Entirely producer-owned, run, and funded, the Wake Forest Farmers Market offers vegetables, microgreens, various meats, mushrooms, honey, cut flowers, plants, and more. Plus, you'll find several shopping centers packed with modern amenities and conveniences.

Dining

There's a depth and a richness to living in Wake Forest, and when it comes to answering the question, "What do you want to eat?" Wake Forest has plenty of mouth-watering, inspired food options for you to choose between. For a genuine farm-to-table experience, Wake Forest has you covered with Farm Table Kitchen & Bar, which provides an ever-changing menu of locally sourced, seasonal dishes that will have you coming back for more. Fans of coastal cuisine are in for a treat at popular Backfins Crab House and Shuckers Oyster Bar & Grill.

Employment

Residents of Wake Forest enjoy proximity to the Greater Raleigh area's economic boom, which is full of excellent employment opportunities in technology, education, healthcare, STEM, engineering, and manufacturing. Well-known legacy companies and institutions that help to anchor the region's economy include IBM, Red Hat Inc., Lenovo, Cisco Systems Inc., NetApp, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. You'll discover incredible options for employment in the renowned Research Triangle area.

Schools

The Wake County Public School system serves Wake Forest students, and for pursuing higher education, the Greater Raleigh area offers major universities like UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, NCSU Raleigh, and Wake Tech Community College. With 119 elementary schools, 38 middle schools, and 31 high schools, the award-winning Wake County Public School System reflects the Triangle area's commitment to academic excellence and is known for providing outstanding opportunities for students, both in the classroom with cutting-edge programs and out of the school with athletic and community programs.

Parks

Committed to enhancing the lives of residents by promoting health and wellness through diverse, accessible, and culturally enriching recreational opportunities, Wake Forest provides 561 acres of parks and open spaces for you to get out under the deep blue North Carolina sky. Offering five baseball fields, three soccer fields, one pool, six picnic areas, eight playgrounds, eight lighted tennis courts, Flaherty Dog Park, multiple golf courses, and more than 50 miles of greenway trails, nature lovers can't go wrong in Wake Forest.

Museums

Born as a college town, the Wake Forest Historical Museum and adjacent Calvin Jones House have spent more than half a century keeping the story of Old Wake Forest alive by collecting more than 15,000 pages of documents, 5,000 photographs, 1,000 books, and hundreds of artifacts. With quick and convenient access to the Greater Raleigh area, residents of Wake Forest enjoy a wide range of diverse cultural experiences and museums at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Gregg Museum of Art & Design, Museum of Life Science, the Marble Kids Museum and more.

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Our Favorite Local Picks

Downtown Historic District

Wake Forest is rich with history, and the Downtown Historic District is one of the many nationally-registered areas where you can step through time. The buildings in this district were built between 1890 and 1949.

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E. Carroll Joyner Park

Home to many parks, perhaps none is as loved as the E. Carroll Joyner Park, where the annual Wake Forest Dance Festival is held each fall.

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Heritage Golf Course

Rated by Golf Digest as a Best Place to Play, residents of Wake Forest can hit the links at this semi-private golf course or dine in the clubhouse.

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Paddle Creek

Get out on the glorious waterways of Wake Forest in a canoe or kayak, or stand up on a paddleboard at this popular equipment rental place.

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Now Is the Time to Make Your Move

Eager to call Wake Forest home? The Ida Terbet Team is here to help! We have all the details you need to know about life in Wake Forest, and we'd be happy to help you navigate your real estate journey from start to finish. Just give us a call to see what we can do for you.