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Welcome to Wake Forest!

Close to US-1, I-540, and Raleigh, Wake Forest is a hidden gem just north of the Triangle's three big urban centers. Anchored by a quaint downtown district and plenty of charming neighborhoods, this city has grown by more than 50% over the last decade. Don't let Wake Forest's fast-paced development fool you, though—it's still a community where you can kick back, relax, and enjoy a distinctly southern lifestyle.

Meet One of the Triangle's Fastest Growing Suburbs

Wake Forest might be one of the most popular suburbs in the Triangle, but it still manages to maintain a laid-back yet upscale locale that draws buyers from all walks of life. Luxurious country clubs, sprawling lakes, a charming downtown district, and so much more help to make Wake Forest a one-of-a-kind community, and we'd love to show you around.

Ready to start your Wake Forest adventure? Let’s take a look at everything this area has to offer!

A Snapshot of Wake Forest

Wake

County

45,629

Population

$400,750

Median Home Price

$92,210

Median Household Income

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Live, Work, and Play in Wake Forest

Shopping and dining

Quaint small-town stores, large shopping centers, gourmet restaurants...is there anything Wake Forest doesn't have? Although you'll be just a stone's throw away from Raleigh, you'll never have to leave Wake Forest to discover some of the Triangle's best retail and culinary destinations. Highlights include Wake Forest Crossing, the Shoppes at Wake Forest, Brig's at the Forest, and Over the Falls. Be sure to stroll along White Street to experience some of the area's small businesses, like Homebody's and Wake Forest Coffee Company.

Parks and recreation

As its name suggests, Wake Forest features ample green space in the form of parks, trails, and golf courses. Joyner Park, Mill Bridge Nature Park, and Forest Ridge Park are just a few popular outdoor destinations in the area. Wake Forest is also close to Falls Lake, one of the largest bodies of water in the Triangle. Love to golf? Brevofield Golf Links and Paschal Golf Club should be at the top of your must-visit list.

A+ schools

Wake Forest’s exemplary public schools aren't just beneficial for the kids—they also help to keep property values high. Currently, Wake Forest students attend Wake County Public Schools, though some neighborhoods are zoned for Granville County Public Schools. The area also features a number of private and charter schools, such as Franklin Academy and Thales Academy.

Local events

Get your calendars ready, because there's always something unique going on around Wake Forest. In April, Downtown Wake Forest transforms into a plant-lover's paradise for HerbFest, one of the town's signature events. Residents love gathering for Wake Forest Mardi Gras and Beach Night on White, while Six Sundays in Spring offers free concerts in Joyner Park.

Wondering What's Around?

Our Favorite Local Picks

Wake Forest Farmers Market

Located along South Taylor Street in Downtown Wake Forest, this thriving market is the best place to pick up some farm-fresh produce and goods from local Triangle artisans. And best of all, it runs all year-round!

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Shorty's

A Wake Forest staple, Shorty's has been serving the area's best hot dogs in old-school digs for more than a century.

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Meet in the Street

Every May, Wake Forest residents gather together for a street festival that offers everything from food and live music to fun for the kids.

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The Factory

The Factory is a unique sports and shopping venue just off of Main Street. Here, you'll find a ballpark, skate shop, and even an ice rink.

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Find Your Dream Home in Wake Forest

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