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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

5112 Mitchell Mill Road Wake Forest, NC 27587-7247
Photo of 5112 Mitchell Mill Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587-7247 (MLS # 2205259)
3 beds 3 baths 2,261 sqft $170,000
1230 Beringer Forest Court Wake Forest, NC 27587-4930
Photo of 1230 Beringer Forest Court, Wake Forest, NC 27587-4930 (MLS # 2205219)
3 beds 2 baths 1,219 sqft $187,000
321 Rose Petal Run Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 321 Rose Petal Run, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2205244)
3 beds 3 baths 1,587 sqft $220,000
5901 Snooks Trail Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 5901 Snooks Trail, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2205300)
3 beds 3 baths 3,264 sqft $374,900
7421 Heartland Drive Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 7421 Heartland Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2205143)
4 beds 3 baths 2,777 sqft $480,000
163 Deacon Ridge Street Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 163 Deacon Ridge Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2205141)
3 beds 3 baths 1,786 sqft $189,900

Sold Listings in Wake Forest

530 Brunello Drive , 74 Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 530 Brunello Drive , 74, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2204781)
3 beds 3 baths 1,996 sqft $265,534
548 Brunello Drive , 65 Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 548 Brunello Drive , 65, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2204770)
3 beds 3 baths 2,477 sqft $314,289
544 Brunello Drive , 67 Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 544 Brunello Drive , 67, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2201144)
3 beds 3 baths 1,996 sqft $373,714
1820 Knights Crest Way Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 1820 Knights Crest Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2200239)
5 beds 4 baths 3,382 sqft $398,792
999 W Durness Court Wake Forest, NC 27587-4919
Photo of 999 W Durness Court, Wake Forest, NC 27587-4919 (MLS # 2199908)
3 beds 2 baths 1,799 sqft $215,000
833 Keith Road Wake Forest, NC 27587
Photo of 833 Keith Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (MLS # 2200047)
5 beds 4 baths 3,843 sqft $810,000

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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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