Wake Forest

Wake Forest: A Strong Community Spirit With Unique Attractions

The popularity of Wake Forest is in the numbers: in 2000, the population was around 12,600. By 2010, that number had leaped to about 30,230, and only three years later, it had risen to almost 35,000. And it’s easy to see the appeal: Wake Forest is in the perfect position for easy access to the rest of the Triangle, while still offering loads of shopping, culture, sports, and entertainment.

There’s a strong community spirit in Wake Forest, too; residents are proud of their homes and their town. There’s always a celebration happening, from the “Six Sundays in Spring” or the “Meet in the Street” festival to other events loading the calendar. This hot spot is a home owner’s dream.

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Real Estate Trends

Average Sales Price: $379,900
Average Price Per Sq. Ft.: $138.26
Average Days on Market: TBD
Number of Homes on Market: 880

Meet Your Neighbors

Forbes Magazine ranked Wake Forest as the "20th Fastest-Growing American Suburb," and it's growing for good reason.

Wake Forest residents love it here because of its fast access to Wake Forest, its family friendly appeal, its shops, its outdoor activities...what's not to love? Hang out with neighbors on 12,000-acre Falls Lake, or rub elbows at the year-round Wake Forest Farmers market while picking out fresh produce, free-range eggs, baked goods, and more. Are athletics more your thing? Wake Forest has you covered: Holding Park Pool is one of the area's largest outdoor swimming pools, and Smith Creek Soccer Center has three full-sized soccer fields on 17 acres, along with playgrounds and picnic shelters.

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Town of Wake Forest

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Enjoy the Lifestyle

Indoors or out, you'll never be bored in Wake Forest.

Wake Forest loves its festivals, but even if busy events aren't your thing, you'll find something that fits your needs: With three public high schools, you can catch Friday night football under the lights, play golf on one of three courses, or check out the Wake Forest Historical Museum. Built in 1820, it was the residence of the first president of Wake Forest College (which evolved into Wake Forest University and moved to Winston-Salem).

Town of Wake Forest

photo: Town of Wake Forest

Town of Wake Forest

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Town of Wake Forest

photo: Town of Wake Forest

Town of Wake Forest

photo: Town of Wake Forest

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Wake Forest at a Glance

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Quick Facts

  • Population (2018): 44,046

  • Population Growth Since 2010: +46.3%

  • County: Wake

  • Mean Home Price (2014-2018): $285,000


Travel & Commute

  • Wake Forest: average 29 mins

  • Public Transit: GoWake Forest

  • Airport: RDU Airport

  • Major Highways: US-1, US-401, I-540 & I-40

Explore the True Potential of Wake Forest, NC!

If you're ready to start exploring all that Wake Forest has to offer or you already know and you're thinking of buying a home here, then it's time to contact The Marti Hampton Team! We are your guide to life in the Triangle and your real estate resource for buying or selling a home in Wake Forest. Give us a call today to learn more about Wake Forest or buying a home or to start searching for your dream home in Wake Forest!

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