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Enjoy the Best Things in Life in Thriving Wake Forest

Life is good in Wake Forest, NC! From the streets of its bustling downtown to a wealth of charming historic sites, there’s something for everyone in this thriving little town. Though it’s located just minutes from North Raleigh and Durham, Wake Forest is a community entirely unto itself, a world of attractions, events, amenities, and small-town vibrancy. For those seeking a truly beautiful little city bursting with opportunity, it’s time to explore life in Wake Forest.

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Downtown Charm & Exciting Events

Small-town historic charm meets bustling entertainment and amenities along the quaint streets of Downtown Wake Forest. Stroll the streets to enjoy art galleries and cafes, stop by quick-eats restaurants or linger in a fine-dining establishments, browse eclectic collections of boutiques and consignment stores. Enjoy events throughout the year, like the Christmas Parade, Mardi Gras Street Festival, farmers markets, even art classes. It’s vibrant, it’s exciting, it’s Wake Forest.

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Beautiful Parks & Bountiful Recreation

With over 561 acres of maintained parks, natural land, and trails, Wake Forest is the perfect community for those who like to get outside and enjoy beautiful weather! Picnic, hike and bike over 50 miles of trails, enjoy a game of tennis, soccer, or baseball. Take the kids to the playground or the pool. Sign up for a cultural class or sports program. And don’t forget to explore the Renaissance Centre, where you can catch shows ranging from concerts to movies to theater to informational exhibitions.

Wake Forest Attractions

What's Nearby?

Want to know even more about residential life in this outstanding community of beautiful homes, friendly faces, and big opportunities? You don’t have to look far! As your Wake Forest experts, we know all the insider details! Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have!

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Quick Facts

Populations (2014): 36,693
Population Growth Since 2000: +191.5%
Zip codes: 27596
County: Wake
Mean Home Price (2013): $273,171


Travel Info

Downtown Raleigh: 30 min
RDU Airport: 25 min
RTP: 30 min
Durham: 30 min

Highways: US-1, NC-98



District: Wake County Public Schools

Overall GreatSchools Rating: 8/10

Top Schools:
Jones Dairy Elementary, Heritage Middle, Heritage Elementary

Wake Forest Real Estate

Find your ideal home in Wake Forest! Contact a top Triangle area real estate agent at O'Brien & Associates today for more information on real estate and homes for sale in Wake Forest.

The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the IDX© Program of the Triangle Multiple Listing Services, Inc. of Cary. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than O’Brien & Associates Realty, Inc. are marked with the IDX© logo or the IDX© thumbnail logo and the detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers.
The listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data, but buyers are advised to confirm all items.
This data was last updated on: 06/20/18 07:24 AM. A full data refresh was last performed on: 06/20/18 06:12 AM.
** Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed ** Closed (sold) listings may have been listed and/or sold by a real estate firm other than the firm(s) featured on this website. Closed data is not available until the sale of the property is recorded in the MLS. Home sale data is not an appraisal, CMA, competitive or comparative market analysis, or home valuation of any property.
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