DOwntown wake forest

vibrant | charming | historical

Anchored by a picturesque downtown, the heart of Wake Forest is a vibrant area full of charm and character. A mix of restaurants, independent retailers, and businesses line Wake Forest’s preserved historic district. White Street Brewery is an award-winning brewery in the heart of downtown. On Saturdays, a thriving farmers market offers fresh and locally grown products. More than 200 acres in the Renaissance Area are in the midst of revitalization, guided by a strategic and professionally designed Renaissance Master Plan. The town has invested over $20 million in downtown improvements. Some of these include the Wake Forest Street Scape Enhancement Project (sidewalks, streetlamps, trees, etc.) and the Wake Forest Wayfinding Project (directional & information signs). These updates have helped to bolster the recent growth of downtown Wake Forest.

Why Wake Forest?

Wake Forest provides the unique opportunity to enjoy small town living (including lower crime rates & taxes), while still enjoying all of the employment opportunities and amenities provided by the larger cities nearby. This pleasing blend of small town and big city life has made Wake Forest a very popular choice for home-buyers and retailers. Wake Forest's population has doubled in the last 10 years. The good schools, mild climate, and recreational facilities continue to draw families and retirees to the area.