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Wake Forest is a quiet town that spans three counties–Franklin, Granville, and Wake–with most of it located entirely in Wake County, just north of Raleigh. It is a family-oriented town that is experiencing explosive growth. From 2010 to 2021, the town has seen 62% growth in the number of residents. The town benefits from being only 18 miles from amenities in downtown Raleigh, as well as other townships like Rolesville (10 minutes) and Knightdale (28 minutes).

Shopping, Eating, and Entertainment

The main street in historic downtown Wake Forest is a showcase to charming boutiques and restaurants. Though it is the epitome of a small town, it even has a brewery. You can find entertainment from bowling to fine art. And, during the warm season, the 2nd Friday each month has live music at “Friday Night on White.”

Parks and Recreation Areas

For outside activities, there are several parks and recreation areas in close proximity. Just a thirty-minute drive from Wake Forest is Falls Lake, a 12,410-acre reservoir, offering a place for boating, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. Falls Lake State Recreation Area is a North Carolina state park with hiking and mountain bike trails as well as places for camping and spotting wildlife. E. Carroll Joyner Park is one of the largest parks in Wake County with three miles of paved walking trails, a 1,000-lawn-seat amphitheater, a performance area, and a garden. There are also restored farm buildings, a pecan grove, a restored log cabin, and places to have a picnic complete with charcoal grills.


You have a plethora of options for healthcare and medical services in Wake Forest and Raleigh. Physicians, physical therapists, and home care services. These hospitals are in close proximity to Wake Forest:

  • Duke Raleigh Hospital (Raleigh)
  • Rex Healthcare (2 locations – North Raleigh and Main Campus)
  • WakeMed (Raleigh)
  • WakeMed North Healthplex (North Raleigh)
  • Novant Health Franklin Medical Center (Louisburg)


Wake Forest has education options for top-rated public schools, private, and charter schools for PK-5 through 12.

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