Wake Forest

It offers an ideal blend of accessibility and exclusivity, situated conveniently.

Welcome to Wake Forest

Where modern luxury meets classic comfort.
 
Wake Forest is a remarkable neighborhood that seamlessly integrates modern luxury with a classic, comfortable lifestyle. It offers an ideal blend of accessibility and exclusivity, situated conveniently near major highways and public transportation access points. With close proximity to shopping centers and dining options, Wake Forest provides an elegant yet convenient living experience.

What to Love

  • Diverse Housing Selection: From opulent estates to cozy family homes, Wake Forest offers a broad range of housing options suited to various lifestyles and budgets.
  • Convenience and Accessibility: Easy access to public transportation and major highways facilitates hassle-free commuting and travel to nearby shopping and dining destinations.
  • Proximity to Amenities: Residents revel in the proximity to shopping centers and a variety of dining options, enhancing the overall convenience of the neighborhood.

Local Lifestyle

Wake Forest embodies a lifestyle that resonates with modern elegance while preserving the warmth of a close-knit community. The local social scene thrives on the delightful balance between luxurious living and a welcoming atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for residents seeking a sophisticated yet comfortable lifestyle.

Dining and Entertainment

When it comes to dining, Wake Forest offers an array of culinary experiences. Pamper yourself with a luxurious escape at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, known for its fine dining and indulgent spa experiences. For those craving an exceptional country club experience, Prestonwood Country Club is the epitome of lavish entertainment and golfing activities. 

Things to Do

Embrace the great outdoors with a visit to the picturesque Fred G. Bond Metro Park and the serene William B. Umstead State Park. These natural havens offer a plethora of recreational opportunities, from scenic hikes on well-maintained trails to idyllic picnics in lush green surroundings. Whether you seek adventure or a peaceful retreat, these parks provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature and create lasting memories.

Overview for Wake Forest, NC

47,671 people live in Wake Forest, where the median age is 39.5 and the average individual income is $56,545. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

47,671

Total Population

39.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$56,545

Average individual Income

Around Wake Forest, NC

There's plenty to do around Wake Forest, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

27
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
44
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
27
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Oh My Cake, Karma Foods, and Elite Core Studios.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.61 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.39 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.96 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.84 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.88 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.79 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Wake Forest, NC

Wake Forest has 19,076 households, with an average household size of 2.5. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Wake Forest do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 47,671 people call Wake Forest home. The population density is 2,906.91 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

47,671

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39.5

Median Age

51.15 / 48.85%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
19,076

Total Households

2.5

Average Household Size

$56,545

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Wake Forest, NC

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Wake Forest. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Cardinal Charter Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Weatherstone Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Kingswood Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Chesterbrook Academy-Preschool And Elementary
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Reedy Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Northwoods Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Cary Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Lucy Daniels School For Early Childhood Education
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
St Michael The Archangel Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Grove School Of Cary
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available

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