Community Spotlight | Wake Forest, NC “The Great Outdoors is Waiting for You!”

This week on the Raleigh NC real estate blog, we’re sharing a community spotlight on Wake Forest, NC! There are many Wake Forest NC homes for sale and this community has something to offer everyone!


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Wake Forest, NC Fast Facts

Wake Forest, NC is just north of Raleigh and is conveniently located near all that the "Triangle" has to offer.  It's location boasts some of the most beautiful parks and greenways in the area, and the average yearly temperature is 60 degrees Fahrenheit, making life in Wake Forest your own personal haven!

Wake Forest ranked as the "20th Fastest Growing Suburb in America" in 2007 and continues to grow with the abundant resources and access to all the Research Triangle Park has to offer and continues to see growth with the success of the area.

All this combined with the blending of rich and unique culture, and it's easy to see why you'll be excited to call Wake Forest, NC home!


History of Wake Forest, NC

Wake Forest was originally several hundred acres of land that became known as the "Forest of Wake."  The North Carolina Baptist Convention purchased this land in 1832 to begin their institute for ministers which later was rechartered as Wake Forest College.  The presence of the college led to moving a railroad depot close to the area for its convenience by 1874.  The growth spurned by the railroad and college resulted in the Town of Wake Forest College being officially incorporated in 1880.

Over the years, Wake Forest has seen many changes as Wake Forest College relocated to Winston-Salem, and the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary then used the campus until 1956.  Wake Forest's growth has remained steady in part because of the convenience to Research Triangle Park and Triangle NC resources.

The future is bright for Wake Forest as more exciting developments and growth will continue with every passing year!

Community Features of Wake Forest, NC

A variety of resources are available at the City Recreation Centers in Wake Forest, NC.  The J.B. Flaherty Park Community Center hosts a wide variety of adult and youth classes including music, art, dance, and more.  The Northern Wake Senior Center offers programs, activities, and classes for older adults.

Wake Forest has combined shopping and recreation in a unique complex called The Factory.  Not only can you find local shops and restaurants, but a YMCA, Dance & Martial Arts Center and others.  The Cotton Company is a renovated historic building featuring local artists and high end shopping for gifts and home decor.  Wake Forest is also home to many other local businesses.  Other shopping centers include Heritage Station, Harris Crossing, Stony Brook, and South Hills.

For those interested in the active lifestyle, the town of Wake Forest has many area parks where you can find activity centers, ball fields, and other outdoor activities.  The beautiful Falls Lake State Recreation Area is accessible from Wake Forest.  Boasting a 12,000-acre lake and 26,000 acres of forest, Falls Lake has many activities and opportunities for exploring the natural beauty of Wake Forest and the surrounding areas.

Many Youth sports programs are offered through the Wake Forest Parks & Recreation Department including basketball, baseball & softball, and girls volleyball.  Adult sports programslike basketball, softball, and flag football are also available.


Wake Forest, NC Homes for Sale

As you can see, Wake Forest, NC Real Estate is a great choice for investment or family life alike! Consider this snapshot of the community when you are looking for Wake Forest NC homes for sale.

You can read more about Raleigh and other Triangle communities by visiting our Buyer Resources page.  You’ll find facts, directions, things to do and more at our convenient hub of information.  Listings for homes for sale in Raleigh and more are just a click away!

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