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Welcome to Wake Forest!

Tucked between Franklin and Wake Counties, Wake Forest is a growing community with tons of charm. Here, you'll find rolling hills juxtaposed with stunning new construction neighborhoods, as well as a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations.

If you want to live in the Triangle without a hefty price tag, Wake Forest is the place you've been looking for—and we're excited to share our local expertise with you.

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Spotlights of Wake Forest

Hill Ridge Farms

Hill Ridge Farms is a Franklin County landmark, and you might be familiar with a few of their popular events. However, this working farm offers more than just an annual harvest celebration!

Head over to Hill Ridge to discover a huge selection of fresh produce, as well as the Festival of Lights, a full splash pad, the Country Store, and hayride tours.

Wake Forest Historical Museum

Want to learn a little more about Wake Forest's vibrant history and culture? The Wake Forest Historical Museum is located in the heart of town, and there are plenty of spots to explore.

The most popular exhibits at the museum include the Calvin Jones House, the Old Wake Forest Campus, and the Friendship Chapel Cemetery.

Joyner Park

You'll find plenty of residents staying active at E. Carroll Joyner Park, which is one of Wake Forest's largest green spaces. Here, you can discover walking trails, sports fields, an amphitheater, and even a pecan grove.

This 117 acre park is also home to some of the oldest farm buildings in Wake Forest, and it serves as a hub for community events. The annual Easter Egg Hunt is a local favorite!

Quick Facts

Getting Around

Raleigh-Durham International Airport: 36 min
Raleigh: 40 min
Knightdale: 31 min
Major Roads: US-401, US-1, Highway 96

Demographics

Population: 34,046
Zip Code:  27587 – 27588
County: Franklin & Wake
Median Home Price: $329,645

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There's Even More to Explore!

Here are a few more details to love about Wake Forest.

The Homes

Many buyers are making the move to Wake Forest for its stellar home prices, and we can't say that we blame them. In fact, this community features a vast selection of new and existing properties, and the average sales price is just $329,500.

The Jobs

Wake Forest is just a short drive away from Raleigh, but you don't have to commute into the City of Oaks to find a great job. Many residents hold positions at the area's top companies, which include Wake County Public Schools and Wake Med.

The Schools

Wake Forest's younger residents are served by Wake County Public Schools, which educates over 160,000 students throughout the Triangle. Here, children grow through many unique learning opportunities, and they'll also benefit from a low student teacher ratio of 16:1.

The Location

Wake Forest might be in the northernmost part of the Triangle, but that doesn't mean it lacks the same convenience as Raleigh's other suburbs. In fact, you'll still have easy access to all of the area's major cities—but you'll also be close to Rolesville and Youngsville. 

Ready to Take Your Next Steps?

If it's time to make a move to Wake Forest, we'd love to take you on a tour of the community and show you a few homes that are for sale. We're always here to answer your questions, so feel free to reach out and let us know what we can do for you.

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