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Wake Forest Real Estate Analysis

Wake Forest is a town in Wake County (small part in Franklin County, North Carolina) located in the U.S. state of North Carolina, and is located just north of the state capital, Raleigh. The population was 30,117 at the 2010 census,up from 12,588 at the 2000 census. In 2007, the town was listed by Forbes magazine as the 20th fastest growing suburb in America, with a 73.2 percent increase in population between 2000 and 2006. Wake Forest was the original home of Wake Forest University for 122 years before it moved to Winston-Salem in 1956.

The US Office of Management and Budget also includes Wake Forest as a part of the RaleighDurhamChapel Hill Combined Statistical Area, which has a population of 1,998,808 as of U.S. Census 2012 Population Estimates. Effective June 6, 2003 the Office of Management and Budget redefined the Federal Statistical Areas and dismantled what had been for decades the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, MSA and split them into two separate MSAs even though the region still functions as a single metropolitan area.

 

In 1820, Dr. Calvin Jones, originally from New England, bought 615 acres (2.49┬ákm2) of forested land in Wake County, North Carolina. The sparsely populated area became known as the Forest of Wake, or Wake Forest. Jones sold his farm to the North Carolina Baptist Convention for $2,000, who opened the Wake Forest Manual Labor Institute, later Wake Forest College, on the site. The Raleigh & Gaston Railroad, completed in 1840, established a depot in nearby Forestville that stimulated the school and surrounding village. College leaders convinced the railroad to move the depot even closer to the college in 1874, leading to more economic development. This community was incorporated as the “Town of Wake Forest College” in 1880. In 1909, the word “College” was removed from the name of the town. The college moved to the much larger city of Winston-Salem in 1956. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary began offering classes on the original campus of Wake Forest University in 1950, and occupied the entire campus when the university completed its move.

Wake Forest Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Wake Forest

3596 Bragg Valley Lane Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 3596 Bragg Valley Lane, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2231987)
4 beds 3 baths 3,267 sqft $485,000
9036 Sundance Street Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 9036 Sundance Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2231971)
5 beds 4 baths 3,915 sqft $468,500
7625 Heuristic Way Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 7625 Heuristic Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2231967)
3 beds 2 baths 2,239 sqft $335,000
7400 Summit Pine Way Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 7400 Summit Pine Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2231929)
4 beds 4 baths 4,350 sqft $859,900
1860 Austin Ridge Parkway , 295 Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 1860 Austin Ridge Parkway , 295, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2231902)
4 beds 4 baths 2,304 sqft $254,990
1852 Austin Ridge Parkway , 293 Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 1852 Austin Ridge Parkway , 293, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2231900)
4 beds 4 baths 2,304 sqft $261,990

Sold Listings in Wake Forest

9912 Sovereign Way Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 9912 Sovereign Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2228295)
3 beds 0 baths $192,000
1905 Edens Ridge Avenue Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 1905 Edens Ridge Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2219073)
4 beds 0 baths $400,780
1316 Legacy Greene Avenue Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 1316 Legacy Greene Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2216752)
3 beds 0 baths $189,000
3225 Donlin Drive Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 3225 Donlin Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2150840)
3 beds 0 baths $445,000
609 Harris Point Way Wake Forest, NC 27587-7428
Photo of 609 Harris Point Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587-7428 (MLS # 2227734)
4 beds 0 baths $225,000
1518 Heritage Club Avenue Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 1518 Heritage Club Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2225928)
3 beds 0 baths $270,000

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Wake Forest School Data

Wake Forest School Districts

Franklin Academy School District
K-12
http://www.franklinacademy.org/
Wake Forest Charter Academy School District
PK-12

Wake Forest Schools

Franklin Academy
K-12, charter
http://www.franklinacademy.org/
Wake Forest Elementary
K-5, public
http://wfes.wcpss.net/
Wake Forest-Rolesville High School
9-12, public
http://wfrhighschool.com/
Wake Forest Middle School
6-8, public
http://wfrms.wcpss.net/
Heritage Elementary
K-5, public
http://heritagees.wcpss.net/
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School
PK-8, private
http://www.scswf.org/school
Heritage Middle
6-8, public
http://heritagems.wcpss.net
Jones Dairy Elementary
K-5, public
http://jonesdairyes.wcpss.net/
Rejoice Community School of Wake Forest
PK-12, private
http://www.rejoicecommunity.org
Rising Star Christian Academy
PK-12, private
http://www.rscacademy.com
Endeavor Charter School
K-8, charter
http://www.endeavorcharterschool.com
Heritage High School
9-12, public
http://heritagehs.wcpss.net/
Thales Academy Of Wake Forest
K-9, private
Millennium Academy
PK-7, private
http://www.millenniumacademync.com
Richland Creek Elementary School
K-5, public
All Saints Academy
PK-8, private
http://www.allsaintsacademy.net
Thales Academy
K-8, private
Rising Star Christian Academy
K-12, private
http://www.rscacademy.com
Thales Academy Of Wake Forest
K-9, private
http://www.thalesacademy.org
Wake Forest Montessori School
K, private
http://www.wakeforestmontessori.com
Wake Forest Charter Academy
K-8, charter
http://wakeforestca.org

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