Wake Forest Homes & Real Estate

View today's hottest Wake Forest homes for sale below! Split between Franklin County and Wake County, the town of Wake Forest is a quickly growing suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina. This smaller community has a surprising number of area attractions and real estate opportunities. Wake Forest is a great place to look for luxury homes, new constructions and also budget-friendly homes on acreage. Buyers who tour a Wake Forest neighborhood will be pleased to discover the wide range of options available when it comes to housing and things to do. To request up-to-date information about Wake Forest properties for sale or to arrange a private showing, contact your local real estate experts today. Read more about Wake Forest real estate.

Homes For Sale in Wake Forest NC

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Wake Forest Real Estate Market

The Wake Forest real estate market is very large, considering the population, and offers a large range of housing options including condo units, townhouse properties, and single-family homes for sale. Buyers who tour the area will discover housing styles that include traditional, ranch-style, Victorian, and modern. With the rate of this growing city, buyers will also be pleased to find the number of new construction properties for sale in developing subdivisions. Homesites often sit on nice-sized lots that are situated around natural surroundings.

Homes for sale in Wake Forest neighborhoods offer 2 to 6 bedrooms, up to 7 bathrooms, and can feature anywhere from under 1,000 to well over 12,000 square feet of heated living space. Condominiums for sale offer a slightly smaller range, offering up to 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and can provide as much as 2,000 square feet of living space. Buyers can expect home prices to start in the mid $100s and can reach as high as $3 million. The higher side of the price range often includes custom-built properties that sit on multiple-acre lots. With such a large variety of housing available, all buyers are sure to find their perfect fit in Wake Forest, regardless of budget or tastes.

Wake Forest Community Amenities

Residents living in Wake Forest have access to a wide variety of amenities around the community as well as popular area attractions. The community is big on outdoor activities, the town has several amenities to keep locals busy. For those who enjoy being active, locals can enjoy a day out attending skate parks, indoor ice rinks, soccer clubs, miniature golf, and even go-karting. The city works to maintain several public parks, open green spaces, and other outdoor recreation locations. There are a number of parks including Plummer Park, Joyner Park, and Ailey Young Park all of which offer attractions such as multi-use fields, playgrounds, ball courts, disc golf areas, and more.

Wake Forest is a small town, but has big town amenities, plus a reasonable commute to RTP and downtown Raleigh thanks to US 1, Hwy 98, and 540. There's a newly revitalized downtown with restaurants, specialty shops, and galleries where you can hear music in the streets and sip wine at the Second Friday Art After Hours, happening the second Friday of every month. Walk your dog or jog the 117 acres of E. Carroll Joyner Park, and of course experience Falls Lake where you can water ski, fish and sail.

Located in the historic downtown area residents and visitors alike enjoy local hot spots that have been around for decades. Shorty’s Famous Hot Dogs, which was established in 1916, has been a local favorite for years and continues to go strong to this day. Foodies have a large selection of dining options in downtown Wake Forest that range from a casual dive to award-winning restaurants. Also located downtown are a number of locally owned and operated businesses that include boutiques, specialty shops, cafes, and more. Locals can often be found attending the weekly Farmers’ Market every Saturday. Here, shoppers can find everything local including farm-fresh produce and eggs, hand-made soaps and jams, and even fresh cut flowers.

For the past 30 years, Wake Forest has been designated as "Tree City USA" by the Wake Forest Urban Forestry Board as the result of cooperation among the many volunteers and groups that work side by side with the Board. Wake Forest property has a strong Historic Preservation Committee that partners with the home or business owner to keep historic properties current. While the pace may be different, residents can still enjoy convenient shopping destinations, restaurants, professional services, health centers, dance studios and recreational facilities within the town limits.

Wake Forest Local Highlights

  • Situated just north of Raleigh, Wake Forest was listed as one of the fastest growing suburbs in the nation by Forbes magazine.
  • Options for education abound, as Wake Forest contains nine public schools, four charter schools, and several private schools.
  • Several locations within the city are listed as historic, including the Wake Forest Historical Museum and the DuBois Center.
  • Wake Forest is home to a multitude of parks and community centers, including the Falls Lake State Recreation Area.
  • Home of the Factory Skateboard Park; an indoor-outdoor area featuring manual pads, ledges, a snake run, 6 and 9-foot ramps, and more
  • Falls Lake State Recreation Area is a local favorite that offers swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, and camping
  • Heritage Golf Club is located in Wake Forest, offering an American links-style course
  • Major medical facilities include Stonegate, WakeMed North Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, and more
  • Hosts annual events such as the Wake Forest Dance Festival, the Wake Forest Christmas Parade, Family Gobblefest, and more
  • Located less than 20 miles from downtown Raleigh
  • There are 3 airports within 30 miles including Raleigh-Durham International, Triangle North Executive, and Henderson Oxford

Wake Forest School Information

Residents living with school-aged children will be zoned for schools in the Wake County Public School System. Here, students will be able to attend schools such as Heritage Elementary, Wake Forest Elementary, Heritage Middle School, and Wake Forest High School. Wake Forest parents will also have the option of sending their children to charter schools, private schools, and religious-affiliated schools. The community also has 2 Montessori schools within the city limits for preschool-aged residents.

For those seeking higher education opportunities, there are several institutions in and around Wake Forest. Nearby college and university campuses include North Carolina State University, Strayer University, Durham Technical College, and many more all within 30 miles of Wake Forest.

For those looking to buy a home in a medium-sized community that offers amenities that rival the big cities, attending a home showing in a Wake Forest subdivision is in order. With a great selection of real estate options, countless things to do around town, and a prime location close to many popular destinations it’s easy to see why this community continues to grow year after year.

Wake Forest Real Estate Agents

Planning to buy a home in Wake Forest? Let our real estate team guide you through the sale of your current residence or the purchase of your next Wake Forest house. As local real estate agents, we have up-to-date information on the unique dynamics of the real estate market in Wake Forest.

Contact Triangle Real Estate Group at ERA Live Moore to learn more about representation for buyers and sellers. Preparing to sell your Wake Forest property? View our comparative market analysis page to receive a free Wake Forest home value analysis within moments.

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