Wake County Homes for Sale
Wake County is located in the northern part of the central region of North Carolina. The county has a population of over 1,100,000. Raleigh is the seat of Wake County as well as the North Carolina state capital and is the 2nd-fastest-growing large metro area in the U.S., only behind Austin. Since 2010, Raleigh has grown by 23%. In fact, it has been growing steadily since the early 1980s.
In addition to Raleigh, Wake County is made up of several municipalities: Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell, and Zebulon. We once thought of these places as “bedroom communities” for Raleigh or for the Research Triangle Park area, but today, they’re great communities in their own right.
Wake County transportation patterns can be complicated, especially with I-540 still in the works. In addition, the K-12 landscape can also be an important factor for many buyers or sellers. Wake County is also home to eight institutions of higher learning: Meredith College, North Carolina State University, Peace College, Saint Augustine’s College, Shaw University, Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Wake Technical Community College. These places can also influence micro-area real estate choices.
Residential real estate in Wake County is often thought of in the context of Raleigh being in the center of a wheel or clock with different parts of the county forming “slices of pizza” that meet at the beltline, which is the interstate loop that circles downtown Raleigh. “Inside the beltline,” which is sometimes abbreviated as IBL, is considered by real estate agents to be a unique market in comparison with the rest of the county. I-540 has also influenced growth and values (and value growth) as it has unfolded.
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