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Wake Forest Real Estate

Wake Forest

Welcome to Wake Forest, a great little town situated near the Research Triangle Area. Wake Forest is located about 30 minutes north of Raleigh and about 40 minutes east of Durham. This town has history dating back to the early 1800s when it was first established and was officially chartered as a town in 1909. It is also home to Wake Forest University, lots of local retailers, parks, and more. You’re sure to be captivated by the charm of this town.

What to Do?


Over the Falls

Wake Forest has all kinds of food options that you’re sure to love, including Over the Falls. This local favorite offers daily specials and American classics like delicious burgers and chicken wings. They also have brunch on the weekends and make all of their desserts in-house. Over the Falls is sure to have something delicious for you and your family.

Another local favorite is Shuckers Oyster Bar and Grill. Not only do they have great seafood, but they have lots of other options for your picky eaters. They also offer daily specials so you can always try something new, and they can cater to all of your special events. You’ll love your evening out at Shuckers!

Charlie’s Kabob Grill is another place to find great food. They have two locations in Wake Forest that are both serving up fresh, healthy Mediterranean food. The owner first started cooking up his mother’s recipes, and now he travels to Lebanon every year to bring back fresh spices and new recipes! Head to Charlie’s if you’re looking for delicious, authentic Mediterranean food.


The Cotton Company

The Cotton Company is a great place to check out. This restored warehouse is home to 50 different boutique retailers, all under one roof. You can knock out everything on your shopping list in one place. The Cotton Company is truly a local gem that highlights local products like pottery, clothing, gourmet foods and snacks, jewelry, and more.

For all the bookworms, Page 158 Books is a great local place to check out. Not only do they carry lots of books, including those by local authors, but they also host lots of events like book clubs, book launches, author meet-and-greets, and more. This is a great place to explore new books and expand your library.

The Wake Forest Farmers Market is also another great place to find local products. They are open every Saturday, and all the vendors are local. You can find fresh produce, meats, and baked goods, and see the creations of artisans and crafters. This is a great place to connect with and support the community!


E. Carroll Joyner Park

Wake Forest has all kinds of outdoor spaces where you can spend the day soaking up the sun with your family. Falls Lake State Recreation Area has countless activities to choose from on the water including boating, fishing, kayaking or canoeing. They also have sandy beaches along the lakeshore and restrooms nearby, perfect for a day of swimming in the lake. You can also spend the day hiking or biking through the park on one of the many trails, or you can participate in one of the environmental learning sessions led by park rangers. Overall, you’re going to have a fun-filled day no matter what you choose to do.

You can also visit E. Carroll Joyner Park, the newest and largest park in Wake Forest at 117 acres. This park also has tons of amenities to choose from, including restored farm buildings, paved walking trails, charcoal grills, and gardens. They also have a 1,000-seat outdoor amphitheater where they host a free concert series in the Spring and family movie nights in the summer.

Another great park is the J.B. Flaherty Park. With 100 acres to explore, you’re sure to find something to do between the playgrounds, baseball fields, tennis courts, picnic shelters, and more. This park is great for the whole family to spend the day outside playing games on the fields and eating lunch under the picnic shelters!


Reynolda House Art Museum

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre is home to local arts programs. They have concerts, show free movies, and more. This is a great place to connect with the community through art and experience a variety of new things!

Another unique way to experience art is to visit the Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Adjacent to Wake Forest University, this historic house has been turned into an art museum that features lots of American artwork by artists including Georgia O’Keeffe, Grant Wood, Stuart Davis, and Jacob Lawrence, and more. They also have beautiful outdoor gardens and trails that you can explore during your visit.

Further Attractions

Hasentree Golf Club

Every year, you can attend the Wake Forest Mardi Gras celebration. Bring the whole family downtown to see the parade, do all of the kids activities, listen to the live entertainment, have your faces painted, participate in different contests, and so much more! This celebration is sure to be a day of fun and excitement for the whole family.

If you like to golf, Wake Forest is a great place to be. There are many courses nearby, including the Paschal Golf Club and the Hasentree Golf Club. Originally opened in 1917, Paschal is a public course that is great for a day out with friends or coworkers. This beautiful course is easily accessible and sure to make for a great day of golf. Hasentree also has a beautiful golf course, and you can bring the whole family out here, even if they don’t prefer to golf. There are nature trails around the lake to explore, plus a cafe and other amenities in the Clubhouse for members. No matter what your preferences are, you’ll have a great time at one of the many courses Wake Forest has to offer.


If you’re considering schools with your big move, rest assured that Wake Forest has some great schools. They have both public and private, including Endeavor Charter School, Franklin Academy, Jones Dairy Elementary, and Heritage Elementary and High School. For more information about schools in Wake Forest, visit the Wake County Public Schools website.

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