Wake Forest, NC Real Estate

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Wake Forest, NC Real Estate

If you’re looking for charm and community, Wake Forest, NC has it in spades! Just 10 minutes from Raleigh with great schools and recreation what was a sleepy little suburb is now a destination. With the Friday Night on White concert series, Sunday Concerts at Joyner Park, breweries and restaurants there is something for everyone.

To us, we don’t know of many better places to make an investment than in Wake Forest, NC real estate.

A Bit About Wake Forest, NC

How did Wake Forest get its name?

Dr. Calvin Jones, who owned a 615-acre plantation, the land most of the town stands on today, was named the postmaster for the area in 1823 and began heading his letters as coming from Wake Forest. The Baptist State Convention, which bought the plantation in 1832, continued with his designation.

Wake County was created in 1771 from parts of Johnston, Cumberland and Orange counties, and was named in honor of Margaret Wake Tryon, the wife of the then royal governor, William Tryon. In 1805 this area was designated as the Forest District, largely for the widespread forest in the area north of the Neuse River, largely hardwoods but some softwoods including longleaf pine. The area was also sometimes referred to as the Forest of Wake, and Dr. Jones combined the two.

 

Where is Wake Forest, NC?

Located northwest of Raleigh, NC, the North Carolina state capital, Wake Forest is a lovely bedroom community of Raleigh. Wake Forest has exploded in the past 20 years and is now a bustling and diverse community of residents and businesses. The town sits within 3 separate counties and has a total area of 15.2 square miles. In 1990, the town had a population of just 5,769 people. Shortly thereafter, the population growth started to grow exponentially. In 2000, Wake Forest had a population grew to 12,588 people. The population further expanded in 2010 to 30,117 and the 2020 census showed 47,601 people and currently, the population is nearly 50,000.