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Experience Southern Charm at Its Finest

If you drive down Main Street in Wake Forest, you can't help but marvel at the streets lined with crepe myrtles and magnolias, at the historic houses with large front porches, at this classic image of a small-town Southern charm. 

Wake Forest is home to over 35,000 residents and is located just minutes north of Raleigh. Wake Forest is the former home of Wake Forest University (which relocated to Winston-Salem in the 1950's) and the current home of The College at Southeastern and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Residents enjoy a truly ideal lifestyle in beautiful homes perfectly situated close to all the top amenities of the Triangle area.

Whether you're looking for a home for sale or a home for rent in Wake Forest, we can help connect you with that perfect home.

Explore Ideal Wake Forest Attractions

Downtown Wake Forest

Explore beautiful historic architecture and a plethora of entertainment in the wonderfully walkable Downtown Wake Forest. Stroll friendly streets bursting with art galleries, specialty shops, cafes, boutiques, and eateries. Discover a one-stop entertainment venue at The Factory, a sport and entertainment mall for all ages. Celebrate with community events downtown, such as a Christmas Parade and regular Farmers Markets. Revel in a vibrant and charming community that so perfectly blends historical beauty and modern amenity.

Attractions & Events

Get involved in the Wake Forest community with community clubs, programs, classes, and even sports leagues. Celebrate in style with community festivities and events, such as First Friday Flix, Winter Farmers Markets, Art & Education Series, and holiday-themed celebrations. Head to the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts to explore unique and creative productions. Witness history at the Wake Forest College Birthplace, which dates back to 1834 when the first college class enrolled in Wake Forest College. 

Ideal Outdoor Recreation, Big-City Access & Top Education

Parks & Recreation

Get outside and explore Wake Forest! With 12 city parks, there are recreational opportunities for everyone. Parks offer amenities such as grills and picnic areas, athletic fields and courts, playgrounds, amphitheaters and performance stages, miles of trails, stone walls, fishing ponds and lakes, gardens, a pool, and even preserved farm structures like barns.

City Access

Live in a quiet community with all the resources of a big city within minutes. Located just 10 miles north of Raleigh, Wake Forest offers access to downtown Raleigh in 35 minutes, Research Triangle Park in 30 minutes, and downtown Durham in 20 minutes. Whether you’re in search of big-city shopping, dining, entertainment, or business, you’re never far.


Wake Forest is served by Wake County Public Schools, the largest and most notable school district in North Carolina. Top-rated schools in Wake Forest include Heritage Elementary School, Jones Dairy Elementary School, Endeavor Charter School, Heritage Middle School, and Wake Forest-Rolesville High School.

Wake Forest Real Estate

Discover ideal and affordable living in Wake Forest! Many homes start under $200,000 and most fall between $300,000 and $400,000.

Whether you're looking to find a rental house or buy a home, we can help you find your iDEAL home in Wake Forest. Contact us today for more information or to get started.

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