Area Information

Wake Forest

What You'll Love About Wake Forest


Wake Forest is a town with a highly developed downtown community–full of unique shops and restaurants.


The community is tight knit in Wake Forest. A number of community events allows neighbors to truly form relationships.


Wake Forest weather is quite mild! Winters average around 44˚ Fahrenheit and summers rarely exceed 90˚ Fahrenheit.

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Come Explore Life in Wake Forest

Wake Forest is a unique community with a thriving downtown where everything is just a stone's throw away–you can shop, eat or simply visit.

Situated less than 10 miles north of Raleigh and approximately 250 miles south of Washington, DC, Wake Forest is a prime location for anyone wishing to enjoy a quality way of life with all the benefits of city living. The community offers quick, easy access to the Triangle's first class universities, the Research Triangle Park, Atlantic Coast Conference athletics, professional sporting events, and world renowned golfing events. In addition, the beach is just over two hours away, while the mountains are a three to four hour drive, so you are never very far from North Carolina's most popular vacation destinations.

Spotlights of Wake Forest


Parks & Rec

Wake Forest is filled with parks, playgrounds, and natural reserves! A favorite for Wake Forest residents is the E. Carroll Joyner Park, a large natural space with miles of trails, an English garden, fishing, and an amphitheater for performances! This park is only one of many places to enjoy the sun in Wake Forest!


Local Attractions

A favorite local attraction is the Wake Forest Historical Museum. At this museum, residents and visitors can discover facts about the illustrious history of Wake Forest, view old articles and artifacts of the early days of Wake Forest. This museum operates out of the Calvin Jones House, a historical home that has been in Wake Forest since 1820.



Wake Forest's is well within the vicinity of the famous Research Triangle Park, so employment opportunities are innumerable! Whether you are beginning your career or searching for new opportunities, you'll find it in Wake Forest! As Wake Forest is ideally located between Raleigh and Durham, a wide range of options is opened to its residents.



Wake Forest students are served by the Wake County Public School System, a high performing school that serves most of the Raleigh metro area. These schools are known for high graduation rates, excellent test scores, and award winning staff.

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Shopping & Dining

Downtown Wake Forest has a flourishing shopping and dining scene. Whether it's a unique and cozy experience at one of the family owned diners, or you're buying a unique gift for loved one at one of the many chic boutiques, you can find it all in Downtown Wake Forest. The proximity of Durham and Raleigh opens even more options, if you're looking to leave town.


Community Events

Wake Forest is known for its incredibly active calendar of community events. These events can range from informative presentations, classes, concerts, and much more! It's easy to meet your neighbors, even ones with similar interests as you, at these ranging events!

Wake Forest Attractions

Enjoy access to some of the best parks, restaurants, and shops in the area! Check out everything you can do in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Wake Forest at a Glance

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Quick Facts

Population (2016): 36,693
Population Growth Since 2010: +5.06%
Zip Code: 27587, 27588
County: Wake
Median Home Price (2015): $284,600


Travel & Commute

Raleigh: 30 min
Durham: 35 min
Public Transit: GoTriangle
Airport: Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Major Highways: US-401, US-1, I-540

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