Wake Forest

Discover Scenic Wake Forest

Just outside Raleigh, the peaceful community of Wake Forest prides itself on its close-knit community and historic past. The previous home of Wake Forest University, this town proudly stands as a leading beacon of education and scholarship.. Fall in love with the picturesque Downtown Wake Forest, explore the incredible scenery, and catch the contagious enthusiasm that residents have for this town.

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Why Do Residents Choose Wake Forest?


Steeped in History

The Wake Forest Historical Museum acts as a bridge between the past and the present, and invites visitors to take a peek into how Wake Forest used to be. View medical instruments from the old Wake Forest Medical School, listen to an oral history of the town, and immerse yourself in local culture. For a truly unique experience, walk through the Friendship Chapel Cemetery to see Civil War era monuments.

Excellent Education

Formerly the home of Wake Forest University, the Town of Wake Forest has always taken great pride in providing its residents with access to excellent educational opportunities. Its public library was renovated in 2017, and offers free events to the community, such as book signings, discussion groups, and more. Wake Forest is also part of the Wake County Public School District, which is known for its exceptional schools.

Exceptional Dining

Home to many different restaurants, Wake Forest is perfect for the aspiring foodie! Explore the varied mix of fine and upscale restaurants, such as Over the Falls —which features its own custom infused bourbons, and laid back casual Southern-inspired cuisine. You'll never run out of places to try living in this town!

Downtown Wake Forest

For those who love to shop, Downtown Wake Forest will be your new favorite place! Apart from its unique mix of independent and local retailers, established brands, and fantastic restaurants, the downtown area also hosts a year round farmers market. With complimentary free public WiFi, you'll hardly have reason to leave this bustling city center!

Numerous Recreational Opportunities

Wake Forest has fantastic outdoor space and numerous greenways, accommodating nature enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys a casual evening stroll. Get active with miles of hiking and biking trails, or enjoy an outdoor concert at Joyner Park. Whether you're trying to reconnect with nature or simply enjoy fantastic North Carolina weather, Wake Forest has the perfect opportunity for you!


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Wake Forest at a Glance

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Quick Facts

Population: 40, 112

Size: 15.21 Sq. Miles

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Travel & Commute

Downtown Raleigh: 30 min.

Research Triangle Park: 30 min.


Wake Forest Real Estate

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