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Wake Forest: Urban Neighbors & A Small-Town Feel

Just 10 short miles north of Raleigh and about 3 hours from Washington D.C., Wake Forest is a small community that celebrates a rural setting with the benefits of city living. Quick access to The Research Triangle Park and many of the areas universities, Wake Forest is only a few short hours from either the beach or the mountains. 

This tight community, "where neighbors know neighbors," has an excellent location coupled with a small town feel. With a population of about 36,000, the town has many accommodations, fine dining, attractions, and more. 

Wake Forest University is in Winston-Salem?

With its roots solidly anchored in the foundation of Wake Forest College, the town was founded in 1820. Dr. Calvin Jones sold his farm to the Wake Forest Manual Labor Institute, which later became Wake Forest College. The Raleigh & Gaston Railroad operated a depot in nearby Forestville, which contributed to the success of the school. 

The town became known as the "Town of Wake Forest College" in 1880. By 1910 the word "College" was removed and the town became "Wake Forest." The relocation of the University to Winston-Salem, in 1956, has caused some minor confusion to people who are not from North Carolina - as the town kept the name.

Everything You Want at Hand

Wake Forest offers a diverse array of cafes, delis, taverns, and restaurants. Shopping can be found at "The Factory" and at Wake Forest's historic Downtown area. There are three golf courses in Wake Forest - Brevofield Golf Links, Heritage Golf Club, and Paschal Golf Club. Other popular local attractions include:

  • Wake Forest College Birthplace
  • Wake Forest Renaissance Centre
  • Wake Forest Farmers Market
  • Hill Ridge Farms

Excellent Wake Forest Education

Wake Forest is served by the Wake County Public School System, which operates nine public schools in the city. Public schools include:

  • Heritage Elementary School
  • Wake Forest High School
  • Heritage Middle School
  • Jones Dairy Elementary School
  • Richland Creek Elementary School
  • Wake Forest Elementary School
  • Wake Forest Middle School
  • Heritage High School 

Locate Your Ideal Home in Wake Forest

There are many fantastic neighborhoods and homes in Wake Forest. Having a Wake Forest expert to help you find the location and property that's right for you is essential. Mortgage options and resources for first time buyers are available. Review the current homes available and then contact Team de la Cruz to get started today!

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