Living in Wake Forest NC

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Sunny day at Wake Forest University's Reynolda Hall

Welcome to Wake Forest!

Did you know that Wake Forest has more amenities per capita than just about any other place near Raleigh? Home to Falls Lake State Park, which includes 26,000 acres of woodlands and the 12,000-acre Falls Lake, you’ll find that Wake Forest is the perfect place to explore nature. This 100-year-old town boasts a historic downtown district as well as the campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, which was the first Wake Forest college campus before relocation to Winston-Salem, NC. Neighbors know each other in this friendly town, and there’s always something fun and interesting to do on the weekends.

While you’re out and about, be sure to make a pit stop at Short’s Famous Hot Dogs on Main Street. Downtown is a great spot for artists and art lovers, with relics and wall art everywhere you go. Several shops, including N.C. Specialty Shops, The Cotton Company, and Old Magnolia Trading Company are a must-see for visitors.

For the sports fan, The Factory is a good place to go with ice rinks, a skate park, indoor soccer, a playground, go-carts, and more. And for folks who enjoy golf, Heritage Golf Club offers a beautiful year-round course to explore.

Many communities in Wake Forest are family-friendly, such as Traditions, which was named the 2015 Community of the Year with a giant saltwater pool and volleyball courts. Holding Village is another master-planned community in the area that features 35 acres of open space, as well as a lakeside pavilion for hanging out.


Moving to Wake Forest NC

These contacts will come in handy when it comes time to set up your new home:

Town of Wake Forest


Cable & Internet Providers






Other Home Services

  • Wake Forest Water/Sewer
  • Clarke Utilities, LLC 919-662-0457


Gas & Oil

  • Holding Oil Company 919-556-3604
  • Little River Corporation 919-556-1111
  • McCracken Propane 919-556-5161
  • PSNC Energy (for natural gas) 877-776-2427


Trash Collection


Want to Find a New Home in Wake Forest?

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