This wonderful town is celebrated its centennial (100th birthday) in 2009. The southern charm of its downtown is a major draw for its 33,000 residents where they shop and dine among the 100+ local downtown businesses. The downtown Wake Forest area is an official historic district. The commutes to Raleigh and Research Triangle Park have been simplified with the addition of the outer belt-line Rt. 540.
This is a family oriented town loaded with new residential communities and many located on golf courses. One of those golf course communities is Heritage Wake Forest where in addition to golf in your backyard you'll also find custom built homes, swimming and tennis clubs, greenway parks, soccer complex, and great neighborhood schools. A fun destination for the entire family in Wake Forest is the “Factory” where residence of Wake Forest and surrounding towns go to eat, shop and play. This place has it all, such as skateboarding, ice hockey, soccer, baseball, YMCA, go-carts, ice cream shop, jewelry & gifts, dance, coffee shop, deli, pizza, etc. Some of the more popular Wake Forest communities are Heritage Wake Forest, Stonegate and Wakefield.
The residents of Wake Forest enjoy a unique lifestyle that combines the best of a small town sensibility with suburban amenities and metropolitan sophistication. Safe, tree-lined neighborhoods offer surprisingly affordable housing with choices that can include a home in a historic neighborhood, a spectacular golf course community or a bucolic rural setting with a few acres. Low taxes and a lower overall cost of living translate into more discretionary income and spending power. - Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, www.wakeforestchamber.org