Big city energy. Small town charm.
Where parades are still a tradition
A charming place with a small town spirit The town of Wake Forest, North Carolina is conveniently located in the northern portion of the flourishing Research Triangle Region. Itâ€™s a community as dynamic and forward-thinking as it is rich in history and southern charm. This unique and desirable combination has led to remarkable growth and affluence but not at
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the expense of gentility, hospitality and charm. This area is regularly cited as ONE OF THE BEST PLACES IN THE COUNTRY to raise a family, get an education, do business or retire.
A unique place for shopping and dining Anchored by a picturesque downtown, the heart
of Wake Forest is a vibrant area full of charm and
character. A mix of INDEPENDENT RETAILERS, restaurants and businesses line Wake Forestâ€™s
carefully preserved historic district, including an AWARD-WINNING BREWERY. On Saturdays, a
thriving farmers market offers fresh and locally grown products. More than 200 acres in the RENAISSANCE
AREA are in the midst of revitalization, guided by a strategic and professionally designed
Renaissance Master Plan.
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Over 50 outdoor events a year (and growing!)
A lively place with a full calendar of events ALWAYS SOMETHING FUN TO DO
An abundance of community festivals and events are offered year round in Wake Forest attracting visitors from near and far. Annual events include the MARDI GRAS festival, MEET IN THE STREET, Dirt Day, Charity Car Show and the Fourth of July Celebration – just to name a few. E. Carroll Joyner Park provides a beautiful setting for the SIX SUNDAYS IN SPRING concert series, Movie Nights, the Arbor Day Celebration and so much more. Residents and visitors alike can learn about the town’s history by exploring the Wake Forest Historical Museum which provides a cherished look into the town’s past.
A natural place to play Nestled within acres of scenic parks, lakes and golf courses, Wake Forest is rich in recreational opportunities. A growing network of GREENWAYS offers walkers and cyclists
eight miles of access. E. CARROLL JOYNER
PARK is one of the communityâ€™s most treasured resources with acres of sweeping meadows, trails and beautiful settings for public and private events. In town, the WAKE FOREST
RESERVOIR offers a convenient place to canoe or kayak. Just moments away, Falls Lake State
Recreation Area provides a large lake for fishing, swimming and boating, and thousands of wooded acres for hiking, mountain biking and camping.
WIDE OPEN SPACES
561 acres of parks & open space
Meet 8,000 of your closest friends downtown
An enriching place with a vibrant arts scene Numerous arts and cultural events enhance our growing community. FRIDAY NIGHT ON WHITE draws thousands to South White Street to enjoy the music of some of the area’s finest bands. The WAKE FOREST RENAISSANCE CENTRE
LIVE MUSIC. THEATRE. ARTS.
FOR THE ARTS hosts a variety of live shows and performances featuring top jazz, gospel, rock
and country musicians. The Centre is also home to Forest Moon Theater, Wake Forest’s own community theater. The town attracts a growing number of visual artists who showcase their work in studios and area galleries.
An active place to connect with others Wake Forest offers a full range of programs and ATHLETIC LEAGUES including basketball,
volleyball, baseball, kickball and pickleball.
The Factory, a sports and entertainment mall, includes two ice skating rinks, an indoor soccer field, a YMCA facility and a skateboard park. Golf enthusiasts will find five outstanding GOLF COURSES. In addition, the community supports several annual foot races including the wildly popular GOBBLERS RUN held
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each Thanksgiving Day.
Wake Forest University started right here
An opportune place to learn and grow The secret of the areaâ€™s success is in the
classroom. Wake Forest was born as a college
town â€“ the original site of Wake Forest College which moved to Winston-Salem in 1956 and later became a university. The SOUTHEASTERN
BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY remains on the beautiful campus and supports over 1,400
full-time jobs. Residents also have access to an excellent education in the ACCLAIMED WAKE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT.
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Wake Forest enjoys a highly educated workforce. NC State University, UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University combine to conduct almost $2.5 billion in research every year. In addition, Wake Tech Community College provides customized workforce training for over 2,000 private-sector employees per year. Over 175,000 students are enrolled at these and other area colleges.
A cutting edge place that encourages innovation Wake Forestâ€™s dynamic business climate has attracted and supports a number of thriving, high-tech, cutting-edge companies such as ULTRA ELECTRONICS 3 PHOENIX. The number of small firms in Wake Forest has more than
tripled in the past 15 years with companies such as SUPERIOR TOOLING joining the ranks. Access to incredible talent, technology and a network of business resources contributes to this continued success. The non-profit WIRELESS RESEARCH
CENTER OF NC is a recent addition to a growing Advanced Technology industry cluster in
Wake Forest. Nearby, the Research Triangle Park is rich with innovative research and scientific progress. The area is home to many distinguished national and international corporations.
NEW POSSIBILITIES BEGIN HERE
State-of-the-art research facilities
Raleigh: Our next-door neighbor
A convenient place with access to big-city amenities FEEL THE
In addition to all thatâ€™s happening in Wake
ENERGY Raleigh skyline: Michael Robson, VisitRaleigh.com; Carolina Hurricanes: VisitRaleigh.com; WakeMed
Forest, a short drive to Raleigh gives residents countless options including the North Carolina Symphony and Broadway-style theatrical performances, museums of art, history and natural sciences, professional hockey, minor league baseball and Atlantic Coast Conference college football. The Triangle area is well-known for its excellent healthcare options. Wake Forest residents can choose from a long list of health professionals. WakeMed, UNC REX Healthcare and Duke Health are located in the region offering superior and sought-after treatment options and renowned specialists.
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Wilmington 3 ½ hour drive to the mountains Columbia
Charleston 2 ½ hour drive to the beach
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Big city energy. Small town charm. 301 S. Brooks St. Wake Forest, NC 27587 919-435-9400 wakeforestnc.gov discoverwakeforest.org
Published on Mar 31, 2017
Wake Forest, North Carolina is one of the best places in the country to raise a family, get an education, do business or retire.