In the center of North Carolina, between two counties, lies one of the fastest growing suburbs in the country, Wake Forest. Characterized by homes that are as varied as its different neighborhoods and enclaves, Wake Forest is a residential paradise full of modern, beautifully constructed starter homes as well as elegant, magazine-worthy southern estates. Homes in Wake Forest can meet a range of price points in addition to a wealth of styles.
Wake Forest is saturated with areas of new growth and districts with a distinctive historical atmosphere. The National Register of Historic Places has added many of the neighborhoods of Wake Forest to its listing, including the Downtown Wake Forest Historic District, Glen Royall Mill Village Historic District, and the Wake Forest Historic District. Noteworthy homes of the area, around which new developments are being built even today, are the Bailey-Estes House, the Purefoy-Dunn Plantation, Oakforest, the Powell House, Rock Cliff Farm, and the Thompson House. Ten parks and community recreation areas serve the neighborhood families, providing plenty of green space for athletes, children, and others to enjoy. Dozens of planned communities and suburban style residential streets provide safe havens for new and established residents alike.
Wake Forest is included in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, and many of those who live there commute regularly into one of these larger cities for employment. Despite its relatively small size, Wake Forest is a hub for educational opportunities and related jobs, being home to 9 public schools, numerous charter and private schools, and a couple of institutions of higher learning, including a seminary and a community college. The parks system, local library network, and government also provide many jobs for those in the fields of administration, works, and planning. Several media outlets, including one print newspaper, three online papers, one major magazine, and a radio station provide employment for those in journalism and publication.