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You'll Adore Living in Wake Forest

Wake Forest perfectly captures the charm of yesteryear with the amenities of today. Come to White Street and you'll find an avenue lined with red-brick buildings, small cafes, and one-of-a-kind restaurants. But move a little further from downtown and you'll find some of the Raleigh area's most sought-after residential neighborhoods, including the Heritage community.


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Wake Forest at a Glance


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Quick Facts

Population (2015 est.): 38,199
Population Growth Since 2010: +26.9%
Median Home Price (2015): $267,300
School District: Wake County Public Schools
Government: Town of Wake Forest, Wake County

driving times

Travel & Commute

Research Triangle Park: 35 min.
Downtown Raleigh: 35 min.
Major Highways: US-1, US-401, NC-98
Public Transit: GoRaleigh (Wake Forest-Raleigh Express)
Airport: Raleigh-Durham International (RDU)


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Downtown Wake Forest

cobblestone streets

Stepping downtown is like stepping back in time. Wake Forest's downtown is centered along White Street, which is lined with beautiful trees, brick storefronts, and old-fashioned street lamps. Grab a coffee, shop for antiques, and enjoy brunch outdoors on a sunny day. Downtown Wake Forest hosts numerous events, too, so you can easily get to know your neighbors while having fun. Don't miss out on the Mardi Gras Street Festival, Meet in the Street, or Wake Forest Christmas Parade!

Southeastern College and Theological Seminary

college students in a group project

Wake Forest is still a college town, though it is no longer home to Wake Forest University. (WFU relocated to Winston-Salem in 1956.) Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary was established in Wake Forest in 1950, and it shared the campus with what was then Wake Forest College before the university relocated. A few decades later in 1994, the College at Southeastern was established. Today, more than 3,400 students attend Southeastern.

Falls Lake State Recreation Area

residents hiking on wooded trails

One of the Triangle's most popular destinations, Falls Lake, is tucked away in Wake Forest. Encompassing more than 12,000 acres, this reservoir features more than 300 campsites, 7 access points, and 5 beaches for swimming. Whether you're craving an afternoon on your boat or want to hike along miles of trails, you don't need to venture any further than Falls Lake!


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Our Team is Here to Help

Finding a place to live or selling your home is much easier when you have a trusted real estate team on your side. We're here to help you with anything you need! Our website is full of resources about Wake Forest real estate, including a mortgage calculator, report of recent sales, and our featured listings. Of course, we are more than happy to talk with you about your goals. Call us at 919-556-9849.

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 Allen Tate Co., 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.
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