A few miles south of Downtown Wake Forest, Heritage is a cozy neighborhood with eye-catching housing and access to many amenities. As you enter Heritage, a welcome sign and a sprawling low stone fence ushers you into the neighborhood. Tidy landscaping lines the inside of the fence as you continue down the street. Old time lamp posts mark intervals along the road and sidewalks on either side make the development extremely walkable. The entire area is full of greenery which paints the summer landscape and makes for beautiful reds and yellows in the fall.
Where Is It?
Heritage is three miles to Wake Forest, making it amazingly convenient for commuters into the town. Raleigh is only 16 miles south and Durham is 25 miles east, making for short drive times in and out of these major business hubs. Heritage is just south of I-98 and east of U.S. Highway 1. Additionally, Forestville Road connects the neighborhood to Highway 401 to the south.
What’s To Do?
Heritage has many recreational hotspots both in and outside the neighborhood itself. Heritage Golf Course boasts a centralized location inside the development and gives residents the opportunity to tee off close to home. Water hazards are featured in the course and also gives residents access to waterfront fun. Smith Creek Park, inside the neighborhood itself, is located between Smith Creek and Dunn Creek (the two waterways that run through Heritage) and provides both adults and children with endless fun. A playground, picnic pavilion, and athletic fields are all featured elements of the park. A swimming pool is located in a centralized spot in the neighborhood to make it an accessible favorite during the hot summer months. Additionally, Heritage is located a few miles east of Falls Lake, which offers boating, fishing, swimming, and other fun outdoor activities. The lake also offers a zip lining experience via Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure. Haunted Forest at Panic Point, in Wake Forest, offers exhilarating fun for thrill-seekers of all ages.
Shopping and Dining
For convenient shopping, a plaza just across the street from Heritage offers a large array of stores and eateries. Included in the storefront are: Harris Teeter, Walgreens, McDonalds, Marco’s Pizza, Panda King Chinese, and more. Just north of the neighborhood, at the Gateway Commons plaza, stores include Lowes Foods, Dollar Tree, China Wok, Complete Pet Care Animal Hospital, and several others. If you travel across I-98, into Wake Forest, there’s a wellspring of stores, eateries, and grocery centers available.
Schools in the Area
Heritage Middle and High Schools are located just a few miles east of Heritage, and Jones Dairy Elementary School is to the west. Other educational options include Primrose School of Heritage Wake Forest and The Goddard School, which are within walking distance of the development.