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Wake Forest

Wake Forest at a Glance

42,269 Population

1805 Year Founded

387′ Elevation

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What You’ll Love About Wake Forest

Brick buildings and old-fashioned street lights in Wake Forest.

A Historic Downtown

Whether you're in the mood for live music, a quick bite, or drinks with friends, you can do it all downtown.

Brick building in Wake Forest housing Gonza Tacos y Tequila and Village Deli & Grill.

Mom & Pop Businesses

Wake Forest prides itself in its small-town atmosphere, which comes in part from its local shopping and dining scene.

Closeup of two cogs in a fountain by Wake Forest's Factory shopping center.

Unique Attractions

From imaginative shopping developments to irresistible parks, Wake Forest has everything you could ever want.

Welcome to Wake Forest

Wake Forest was established as a college town in the 1800s, but it didn't take long for the town to earn a name for itself. Easy access to Raleigh, and later Research Triangle Park, helped the town grow from just a few residents into a thriving suburban town. While no longer home to Wake Forest University, Wake Forest still offers a variety of educational options through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as numerous public and private schools in the area.

About the Triangle Area

"The Triangle" gets its name from Research Triangle Park, a 7,000-acre office park located in Durham. More than 50,000 employees—residents of Wake Forest, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding communities—work at the 200+ companies in the research park, including IBM, Cisco, Fidelity Investments, and Credit Suisse.

Let Us Show You Around

Whether you're a newcomer or a longtime resident, explore these local resources to learn more about buying a home in Wake Forest.

Banner for Downtown Wake Forest on a street light.

Downtown Wake Forest

Wake Forest boasts three historic districts and lots of older homes. If you want to live near all the action and own a piece of history, Downtown Wake Forest is the place to be!

The Factory shopping center in Wake Forest.

The Factory

What was once an industrial mill is now an entertainment destination. At The Factory, you'll find shops, restaurants, an ice rink, fitness studios, sports shops, and more in one spot.

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Wake Forest Quick Facts

Quick Facts

  • Population (2016): 40,112
  • Population Growth Since 2010: +40.4%
  • Zip Code: 27587
  • County: Wake, Franklin
  • Mean Home Price (2016): $300,284

Travel & Commute

  • Durham: Average 38 minutes
  • Public Transit: GoRaleigh
  • Airport: Raleigh-Durham International
  • Major Highways: Capital Boulevard, NC-98 Bypass

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Information not guaranteed. Listings marked with an icon are provided courtesy of the Triangle MLS, Inc. of North Carolina, Internet Data Exchange Database. © 2024 Triangle MLS, Inc. of North Carolina. All rights reserved.


This data was last updated on: 07/22/24 08:03 AM. A full data refresh was last performed on: 07/22/24 12:21 AM.

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