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Wake Forest, NC

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Explore Real Estate in Beautiful Wake Forest

Big-city convenience meets small-town charm in Wake Forest, NC! Though it’s located just minutes from all the opportunities and attractions of both Raleigh and Durham, Wake Forest is its own world of small-town charm. Explore the historic streets of downtown. Partake in community events. Discover nature in a scenic park. Send your children to award-winning schools. Enjoy top-notch employers. And at the end of it all, come home to quiet neighborhoods full of beautiful homes and friendly faces. You can have it all in Wake Forest.

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Why Do Residents Choose Wake Forest?


Parks & Recreation

Miles of scenic trails wend through lush and beautiful parks. Outstanding athletic facilities provide fields and courts to accommodate numerous activities and events. Sports and fitness programs help keep the youth and adult community of Wake Forest active throughout the year. And nearby outdoor areas, such as Falls Lake Recreation Area and Forest Ridge Park offer endless opportunities to hike, camp, swim, boat, fish, and spend an entire day playing outside.

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Downtown Wake Forest

Whether you want to enjoy a quiet afternoon in a local cafe, admire displays of local art, shop antiques, sample delicious craft brews, or partake in an exciting community activity, you’ll find something to enjoy in Downtown Wake Forest. Stroll the historically charming streets. Browse the local boutiques and delicious eateries. And don’t miss out on any of Downtown’s outstanding events, like the Wake Forest Christmas Parade, Mardi Gras Street Festival, or Wake Forest Farmers Markets.

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Public Schools

Students in Wake Forest are served by Wake County Public Schools, which isn't just the largest school district in the state, but also one of its most awarded and high-performing. Students in Wake Forest attend top-notch schools (including some of the best in the district) like Wake Forest High School, Wakefield High School, Heritage High School, and Rolesville High School.

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Arts & Culture

From rock ‘n roll concerts to comedy shows, dramatic theatrical productions to movie marathon weekends, there’s something for everyone at the Renaissance Centre for the Arts. Movies for kids, holiday concerts, the Broadway Ball, even classes and workshops for all ages are offered to the public of Wake Forest.

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Career & Employment

Looking for high-paying top-tier employment? You’ve come to the right place! Wake Forest is located in the heart of the blossoming tech hub of the Triangle. Top employers of the Triangle region include Duke Healthcare, IBM, Duke University, GlaxoSmithKline, and SAS Institute. But you don’t even have to leave Wake Forest to find top employers, such as CenturyLink, Rex Healthcare, Cake County Public Schools, Ultra Electronics, or WakeMed Health.

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Wake Forest at a Glance

Travel & Commute

RTP: 30 min
Downtown Raleigh: 30 min
Downtown Durham: 35 min
Major Roads: US-1, NC-98, I-540

Quick Facts

Population 2014: 36,693
Growth Since 2000: +191.5%
Zip Code: 27596
County: Wake
Mean Home Price: $273,171

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Averette Ridge in Wake Forest Neighborhood Entrance
$300,000 - $600,000
Sq Ft: 2,800 - 4,200
Home in Bowling Green neighborhood in Wake Forest
$229,000 and up
Sq Ft: 2,000+
Galloway Wake Forest Neighborhood Entrance
$523,000 - $725,000
Sq Ft: 3,636 - 5,200
Hasentree Neighborhood Wake Forest NC
$442,000 - $2,500,000
Sq Ft: 2,807 - 8,820
Heritage Wake Forest NC Real Estate
$156,000 - $775,000
Sq Ft: 1,500 - 4,900
$189,000 - $252,000
Sq Ft: 1,400 - 2,650
Majestic Oaks Neighborhood in Wake Forest
$335,000 - $375,000
Sq Ft: 2,510 - 3,200
Northhampton Neighborhood Home Buyers in Wake Forest, NC
$239,999 - $399,900
Sq Ft: 2,246 - 3,528
Prestwicke Wake Forest NC Residents
$327,500 - $449,900
Sq Ft: 2,900 - 4,000
Stonegate, Wake Forest, NC Home Owner Enjoys Tennis
$258,000 - $480,000
Sq Ft: 2,445 - 4,148
$227,000 - $260,000
Sq Ft: 2,000 - 2,800
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 Rachel Kendall Team, LLC 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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