Located in Wake and Franklin counties, the town of Wake Forest is the former location of Wake Forest College, which is now located in Winston Salem, NC. The former Wake Forest College location is now home to the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. There are also a number of historical locations here including the DuBois Center and Calvin Jones Historical House.
Real estate in Wake Forest neighborhoods are in close proximity to the thriving downtown area that offers several commercial and dining options. Real estate property in this bustling North Carolina town also boasts a ton of parks and a public library. To learn more about Wake Forest, check out the information below. To view homes for sale by price and popular neighborhoods in Wake Forest, click on the links in the sidebar on the right.
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Wake Forest is an increasingly popular suburb of Raleigh, with a population of approximately 34,000—in 2000, the population was just 12,588! Due to the rapid increase in population, Wake Forest has tons of new home communities.
The town of Wake Forest is served by the Wake County Public School System, the largest school system in North Carolina. Charter schools in Wake Forest include Endeavor Charter School (K-8), Wake Forest Charter Academy (K-8), and Envision Science Academy (K-8).
Private schools in Wake Forest include Thales Academy (pre-K-5) and Wake Christian Academy (K-12).
The historic downtown of Wake Forest features tons of restaurants, shopping, art galleries, and more. Lumpy's Ice Cream is a delicious choice for the whole family, with tons of unique flavors and homemade waffle cones. The Cotton Company is a neat market with lots of local vendors.
Every Saturday, from 8 - 12 you'll find the Wake Forest Farmer's Market with local produce, art, and much more—open year round! The town hosts events downtown throughout the year, including a Christmas Parade and Mardi Gras Festival. The second Friday of each month, the art galleries and other shops are open late for Art After Hours.
The Wake Forest Renaissance Center for the Arts hosts plays, movies, bands, and more.
The area just south of downtown Wake Forest features new restaurants, shops, and more, including Gonza Tacos Y Tequila, a popular local restaurant with delicious Mexican food, MOD Pizza, where you can build your own pizza, and one of the Triangle's only Culver's. You'll also find a gym, spa, and more.
Wake Forest also features tons of options for outdoor activities. The Falls Lake State Recreation Area, which borders Wake Forest to the west, is home to a 12,000 acre lake and 26,000 acres of woodlands. Falls Lake is a great spot to canoe, kayak, fish, paddle board, bike, or just walk.
There are several places to golf in Wake Forest, including Heritage Golf Club, which is home to an award winning golf course designed by Bob Moore of the JMP Group, Paschal Golf Club, a public golf course, and the Hasentree Club, with a course designed by Tom Fazio.
Wake Forest also has tons of community parks with playgrounds and picnic shelters. Bring your pup to the Flaherty Dog Park, a two-acre dog park located near downtown. North Wake Landfill District Park, located south of Wake Forest, features walking trails, a playground, and one of the best views in the area. E. Carroll Joyner Park, located near downtown, is a popular 117-acre park with paved trails, an amphitheater, and old farm buildings. The park hosts festivals and concerts throughout the year.
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