Wake Forest is dynamic, fast growing community and part of the Raleigh Durham Metropolitan area in northern Wake County.  Three interstates (I-85, I-95 and I-40) intersect nearby providing major thoroughfares to all key destinations up and down the East Coast and across the region.

A trip to downtown Raleigh, Durham or the Research Triangle Park is less than 30 minutes on relatively uncongested roadways. Transit service includes a weekday rush-hour express to downtown Raleigh and a local town circulator. It only takes 25 minutes to get to RDU airport, where nearly 5,000 domestic and international flights arrive or depart on 18 major airlines annually.

Situated between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean to the east creates a climate with four mild seasons, a mean temperature of 61 degrees, more than 200 days of sunshine and the occasional light measured snow.

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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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