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Wake Forest, NC Proudly Displays Its Heritage
Today's Wake Forest coexists alongside old-fashioned storefronts on White Street, a historic college campus, and streets that display charming lamps displaying banners throughout the year.
Wake Forest is known for its namesake college, Wake Forest University. Though the university itself moved to Winston-Salem in 1952, the old college campus still thrives steps from downtown as a theological school. Originally built in 1834, the campus showcases monumental brick buildings surrounded by manicured lawns and towering trees, a quintessential picture of a small-town college.
Elsewhere, century-old downtown buildings house locally owned shops, and horse-and-carriage rides tour the historic city.
Community Events in Historic Downtown Wake Forest
Downtown Wake Forest helps preserve its community atmosphere and historic character with city events throughout the year. Some of these annual events include:
- Art After Hours (AAH)
- Mardi Gras Street Festival
- Wake Forest Charity Car Show
- Beach Night on White
- The Wake Forest Farmers Market
- Wake Forest Christmas Parade
- Lighting of Wake Forest
Celebrate the local culture and national holidays with your friends and neighbors, and enjoy Wake Forest events filled with music, dancing, and laughter.
Town Growth and Residential Life
Wake Forest's population began to blossom in the 1990s, about the same time that nearby Research Triangle Park peaked in employment during the technology boom. Today, over 40,000 residents call Wake Forest home.
Residents enjoy Wake Forest's prime location north of Raleigh and east of Research Triangle Park, as well as major highways like US-1, I-540, NC-88, and more. Exploring Wake Forest and the surrounding area is exciting and easy.
With the resulting growth, new subdivisions popped up and the town boundaries expanded. You can still find historic homes in established neighborhoods, along with stylish new construction.
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