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Welcome to Wake Forest!

Ready to embrace an easier way of life? Tucked just north of the Triangle, Wake Forest is a small town packed with plenty of Southern charm...but it's also a modern community that has both amazing amenities and homes. Here, you'll enjoy the convenience of being just minutes away from Capital Boulevard, Raleigh, and everything the city has to offer—but you won't have to deal with the hustle and bustle. If you're interested in learning more about Wake Forest, we have some details you won't want to miss.

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Why Do Residents Choose Wake Forest?



Although Wake Forest is close to all of the Triangle's major cities, you won't have to go far from home to experience the area's best attractions. The town is known for its farmers market, which features everything from local produce to handmade artisanal goods. Wake Forest also hosts some spectacular events, including Meet in the Street, HerbFest, and Six Sundays in Spring.

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Parks & Rec

Stunning lakes. Gorgeous greenways. Miles of trails. These are just a few of the natural wonders you'll uncover in Wake Forest—there's just so much to explore! The town maintains over 10 parks and community centers, and just nearby is the 26,000 acre Falls Lake State Recreation Area. There's no better place in town to fish, hike, boat, camp, or just relax in nature!

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Choosing a home near top-rated schools is a smart choice, even if you don't have kids. Children in Wake Forest attend Wake County Public Schools, which serves 160,000+ students and offers plenty of unique learning opportunities. The district operates nine schools within Wake Forest, but there are also multiple charter and private options, too.  


Shopping & Dining

Wake Forest is conveniently located near some of the Triangle's best retail and culinary hotspots. Just head to Capital Boulevard to check out Wake Forest Crossing, the area's most popular shopping destination. And when you're feeling hungry, the dishes at Showmar's, Leli's Diner, and bu•ku are sure to delight even the most discerning palettes.

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Plenty of career opportunities await in and around Wake Forest—and its ideal location near Raleigh makes for an easy commute. Some of the top employers in town include Wake County Public Schools and various locally-owned businesses. However, many residents commute into the city to work for companies like Cisco, IBM, and Red Hat. 

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Wake Forest at a Glance

Travel & Commute

Raleigh: 30 mins
Durham: 36 mins
RDU Airport: 31 mins
Major Roads: US-1, US-401, Highway 98

Quick Facts

Population: 44,046
Zip Codes: 27587 & 27588
County: Wake & Franklin
Median Home Value: $336,634

It's Time to Find Your Dream Home!

If you're ready to take your next steps and buy a home in Wake Forest, Cambridge and Associates is here to help. We'd be happy to guide you through the home buying process from start to finish, and we have plenty of resources to get you started. Just give us a call to learn more!

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