Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
RDU is 22 miles from downtown Wake Forest, a 30 minute drive. It is home to eight air carriers and their regional partners. Combined, they fly customers to nearly 40 destinations on 400 flights daily.  Phone:  (919) 840-7700

Triangle North Executive Airport (LHZ)
Triangle North is located in Louisburg, NC, 14 miles from downtown Wake Forest, a 24 minute drive.  The airport provides easy, low-traffic access to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding, NC communities. The airport is owned and operated by Franklin County, North Carolina.  Phone: (919) 496-1234


Norfolk Southern Railroad (NS)
The Norfolk Southern Railway (reporting mark NS) is a major Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the Norfolk Southern Corporation. The company operates 21,500 route miles in 22 eastern states, the District of Columbia and the province of Ontario, Canada. The most common commodity hauled on the railroad is coal from mines in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The railroad also offers an extensive intermodal network in eastern North America. 1,450 Miles of Track; 593,712 Carloads per year; 723 NC Industries Served. Phone: 919-831-3049

CSX Transportation
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is a transportation company providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. Our transportation network connects customers to ports, production and distribution centers and markets across the eastern United States. 1,200 Miles of Track; 379,355 carloads per year; 400 NC Industries Served. Phone: 919-851-5433

Amtrak Railroad
The name Amtrak is the blending of the words "American" and "Track". The railroad's official name is the National Railroad Passenger Corporation. Amtrak officially began service on May 1, 1971 when Clocker no. 235 departed New York Penn Station at 12:05 a.m. bound for Philadelphia.


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320 West Cabarrus Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Raleigh –State Fair Grounds
1025 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh, NC 27607

400 W Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701

211 North Academy Street
Cary, NC 27511


Wake Forest Bus Service
Wake Forest Bus Service Weekday rush-hour express bus service is available from Wake Forest to downtown Raleigh throughout the day. Circulator bus service is also available to the town and provides access to grocery stores, shopping and other locations throughout Wake Forest.
Phone:  919-435-9441

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Wake Forest, NC 27587


News & Blog Posts

Wake Forest among top 10 fastest growing cities in NC!

July 11, 2016

Wake Forest is one of the top 10 cities in NC with the largest population increases between 2010 and 2015.  The 10 cities with the largest population increases between 2010 and 2015 contain 25% of the state’s total population but make up half of the total population growth over the five-year period. 

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