Wake Forest


Wake Forest



Wake Forest
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A Charming Community With A Rich Heritage

Wake Forest is a town located almost entirely in Wake County but partially sits in Franklin and Granville counties. Wake Forest lies north of the state capital, Raleigh. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population to be 47,601 as of April 2020.  Before the recession, Forbes magazine dubbed Wake Forest as the 20th fastest growing suburb in America, with a 73% population increase from 2000 to 2006. Wake Forest was the original home of Wake Forest University for 122 years before it’s move to Winston-Salem in 1956. The northern Raleigh suburb has easy access to the outer beltline (I-540) that allows easy access around the Triangle, specifically to RTP and RDU. Many families are moving to Wake Forest because of the town's accessibility, affordability and quality of life. The town’s current residents know how great of a place it is and very few move from the town. Downtown Wake Forest has a beautiful small town feel that makes it a great place for residents to frequent. Wake Forest is about 28 minutes (with no traffic) from Research Triangle Park and Raleigh-Durham International Airport, respectively. Wake Forest is almost two and a half hours to Charlotte if you want to catch an NBA (Charlotte Hornets) or NFL (Carolina Panthers) game. Wake Forest is four hours from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and three hours from several of North Carolina’s beautiful beaches.

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Wake Forest

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$200 - 250K
$250 - 300K
$300 - 400k
$400 - 500k
$500 - 600K
$600 - 800K

Neighborhoods Under $200k

The Mews at Legacy Greene, Margate, Forest Pointe at Cimarron, New Forest, Flaherty Farms, Cimarron, Brookview, Staffordshire

Neighborhoods Between $200-250k

Willow Creek, 10 Arros, Royal Cotton Mill, Glen Royal Mill, Staffordshire, Glen Royall, Robertson Place, Horse Creek, Windermere

Neighborhoods Between $250-300k

Green Acres, Springwood Acres, Avondale, Smith Creek, Wallridge, Jubilee Village, Forest Pointe at Cimarron, The Falls

Neighborhoods Between $300-400k

The Townes at Gateway Commons, Neuse Trail, Carraway Gardens at Tryon, Jones Dairy Farm, Traditions, The Bluffs at Joyner Park

Neighborhoods Between $400-500k

Willow Deer, Stonegate, Pemberley, Heritage, Austin Creek, Cardinal Hills, Bowling Green, Stonemill Falls, Northampton

Neighborhoods Between $500-600k

Kings Glen, The Preserve at Kitchin Farms, The Preserve at Smith Creek, Stonemill Falls, Perry Farms, Hasentree, Carriage Run, Jackson Manor

Neighborhoods Between $600-800k

Hope Valley (Granville), Old Farm Crossing, Sterling Crest, The Homestead at Heritage, Barham Place, Drayton Reserve, Great Falls Estates

Neighborhoods by Builders

Luxury Neighborhoods

Waterfall Plantation, Stonewalls, The Homestead at Heritage, St Ives, Hasentree, Stonewater, Camberley, Waterstone Reserve

Neighborhoods for Investors

Moving to Wake Forest? Here's What to Know Before You Pack Your Bags


 If you’re searching for a new home, then it’s likely that you’ve already given some thought to what you want in your new surroundings.

While many people will choose to live in a small town or city with access to everything they need, not everyone is so lucky.

If you’re planning on moving to the area, then it’s probably because you have found the perfect opportunity and community.

There are plenty of reasons why moving to Wake Forest could be the best decision you ever make. Wake Forest is a beautiful town with lots of things to do.

Whether your interests lie in exploring nature or staying indoors and catching an awesome movie at one of our local theaters, this place has something for everyone.

Even better: there are tons of things to do when you move here as well! Here are some great reasons why living here is an excellent idea if you plan on making the move.



The Cost of Living is Cheaper

Moving to the area can be a great way to save some money in your daily life. While living in Wake Forest can be quite expensive, it is also a great place to find work as well.

Living in Raleigh, you’ll notice that many cost of living lists that include Raleigh also include the surrounding area. Living in Raleigh, you’ll notice that many cost of living lists that include Raleigh also include the surrounding area. This is because many people choose to move to the Raleigh area for a variety of reasons, including the lower cost of living and the many amenities that the area has to offer. A lower cost of living means that you can spend less on food and essentials, making saving more money available in your budget.


The Commute is Shorter

One of the most important things to consider when choosing a community will is how long it takes you to get to work. This will be determined by a number of factors, such as how far you live from 540.

If you live in Wake Forest, you’ll find that the commute to RDU and RTP is quite short. In fact, the average commute in Raleigh is just under 30 minutes. If you live even closer to work, then you could see your commute come down even further.

If the distance between your home and work is less than 15 minutes, then the commute will almost certainly be shorter. This can be a huge relief even if you don’t live very far from work. Having a shorter commute can make it easier to get to work without causing traffic jams or having a stressful day at work.


There are Lots of Things to Do

If you’re searching for a place to move to and one of the most important things to consider is the community’s activities, then you’ve come to the right place. Raleigh is filled with tons of things to do. Whether you’re into sports or theater, there’s a great option for you. There are plenty of sports teams in Raleigh, and the area also has tons of museums and other cultural attractions. You can also explore the many festivals and events that are held throughout the year. Raleigh has so much to offer, so you won’t be bored with the choices.


The Community is Friendly and Welcoming

One of the most important things to consider when choosing a new home is the community’s welcoming nature. If the people in your new community are friendly, welcoming, and open-minded, then you’ll feel at home here.

Raleigh is a very welcoming place and a great place for new residents. There are many community events and festivals that are hosted throughout the year.

These events are a great way to meet like-minded people and get to know the community better. If you move to Raleigh, you’ll find that many people are welcoming and friendly.


The Schools are Great Too

When searching for a new place, you’ll want to make sure that the schools are great too. Raleigh has some of the best schools in the area and they are almost universally ranked as excellent.

The schools in Raleigh are great for many reasons, including the fact that they are quite affordable.

You can easily find great schools in Raleigh that offer many benefits, including great teachers, great extracurricular activities and plenty of resources. If you have kids, then this will be an even more important factor for you.

If you’re looking for a great place to raise your family, then Raleigh is the place for you.


Wake Forest is a Great Place for New Residents and People Looking for a Change

One of the best reasons to move to Wake Forest is for the community itself. If you’re looking for a new place to live, then you’ll find that the area is filled with many great options.

The cost of living is low, and there are tons of things to do. If you’re looking for a change, then this is a great option.

Raleigh is a great place to move, and it has many things to offer that make it a great place to live. You can easily make the transition from another city or town and make Raleigh your new home.



Living in Wake Forest is a great idea for many reasons. Raleigh has plenty of things to do and is a very welcoming community. The schools are great and there are tons of things to explore in the area.

Living in Raleigh can be a great way to save money on your daily life and the commute is short. If you’re ready to make the move, then you’ll find many reasons to love living in Wake Forest.


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