Key Features

  • Rich in History and Character

    As Wake Forest was founded in the early 1800s, it is no surprise that the town maintains three historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic places: Glen Royal Mill Village Historic District, Downtown Wake Forest Historic District, and Wake Forest Historic District. Each of these districts are full of character and charm that people of all ages can enjoy.
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    An Engaging Community

    While being only 30 minutes from Raleigh, Wake Forest has an abundance of events to encourage community activity and to allow all to feel welcome. Whether it be attending the Food Truck Rodeo, where hundreds of vendors fill the streets with their trucks and serve a broad range of savory foods and desserts, joining the Wake Forest Kiwanis Club, or meeting your friends for Monday night BINGO, there is always a fun to be had. 


  • Population in 2020: 442046
  • Median Home Value: $333,933
  • Median Household Income: $88,394
  • Males (2020): 18,762 (46.72%)
  • Females (2020): 21,397 (53.28%)
  • Median Resident Age: 35.8 years
  • North Carolina Median Age: 37.9 years
  • Wake Forest Zip Codes: 27587, 27588

Jaclyn's Top Picks

Lumpy's Ice Cream & More

Lumpy’s uses the finest local ingredients to make the rich and creamy ice cream you desire, without the addition of preservatives, additives, or synthetic hormones. The, seemingly, endless list of flavors suits any palate!

Wake Forest Historic District

Spend the day in this beautiful historic district and soak the history Wake Forest has to offer. The main campus of the college on Dr. Calvin Jones is the main focus of the district, however there are many more buildings and homes to be admired, built from the 19th century through the mid-20th century.

Renaissance Centre for The Arts

The Renaissance Center is a 10,000 square foot facility that functions as a event and meeting space for various occasions to include: exhibits, concerts, plays, recitals, conferences, and private celebrations.

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