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Wake Forest, NC

Wake Forest is a unique community with a thriving downtown where you can walk just about anywhere to shop, eat or simply visit. It is a prime location for anyone wishing to enjoy a quality of life with all the benefits of city living.  

Wake Forest is accessible, commuter-friendly and a hub for transportation. Three interstates, part of the largest state-maintained highway system in the country, intersect nearby, providing major thoroughfares to all of the key destinations up and down the East Coast and across the region.

A trip to downtown Raleigh, Durham or Research Triangle Park can be made in less than 30 minutes on relatively uncongested roadways. Transit service began in Wake Forest in July 2008, including a weekday rush-hour express to downtown Raleigh and a local town circulator. It only takes 25 minutes to get to RDU airport, where nearly 5,000 domestic and international flights arrive or depart on 18 major airlines annually.

Being situated between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and the balmy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean to the east creates a climate with four mild seasons, a mean temperature of 61 degrees, more than 200 days of sunshine and zero measured inches of snow.

The community offers quick, easy access to the Triangle's first class universities, the Research Triangle Park. so you are never very far from North Carolina's popular destinations. Several churches in the area reveal a strong spiritual value in the community, while the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce actively promotes the area through family activities and programs that encourage businesses to prosper.

Come visit Wake Forest - a friendly town where neighbors know neighbors, people walk the streets and the historical district offers something for everyone.

Downtown Wake Forest

Wake Forest Baptist Theological Seminary

Wake Forest Town Hall

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Brief history of Wake Forest

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Population Change since 2000 Census

Increased 101%

Driving times to:


  • Research Triangle Park

30 Minutes

  • Raleigh Durham Airport

25 Minutes

  • the NC coast (Wilmington, NC)

2 Hours, 20 Minutes

  • the NC mountains (Boone, NC)

3 Hours, 27 Minutes


Community Information

Local News Websites
The News & Observer 
Wake Forest Weekly 
NBC 17 TV 

University Websites
Wake Tech 
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

City Websites
Town of Wake Forest 
Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce

Local Shopping & Dining
Triangle Town Center 
The Cotton Company
The Factory 
Downtown Wake Forest Shopping Guide
Wake Forest College Birthplace Society 
1250 Heritage Restaurant
Backfins Crabhouse 
The Forks Cafeteria 
La Foresta Italian Cafe 
Olde English Tea Room 
Oh'Mulligans Sports Pub
Over The Falls Deli 
Shuckers Oyster Bar & Grill
The Lemon Tree Shop & Cafe 
Wake Forest Coffee Company 
Wake Forest Farmer's Market



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