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Overview of Wake Forest

The community of Wake Forest encompasses land in both the Wake and Franklin counties of North Carolina. The town conveniently lies a mere 10 miles north of Raleigh and 250 miles south of Washington, D. C. If you choose to rent in a local neighborhood, you will also be within close proximity to first-class universities, professional athletic events and a state park. In recent years, Forbes Magazine boasted that the location was one of the fastest growing suburbs in the country.

Living in Wake Forest, NC

The Tuscarora people were the first to inhabit the area. Colonists slowly moved in and warring between the two cultures began. The Tuscarora eventually migrated to other locations. In the early 1820s, Dr. Calvin Jones purchased approximately 615 acres of forest-covered land and established a farm. He named the location Forest of Wake. He later sold the property, and on the land, the new owners constructed Wake Forest College. The community grew around the location. In 1956, the institution transformed into a seminary school. Today, Wake Forest has a population of more than 31,000 residents.

Choose a neighborhood, an apartment for rent and explore the town. Points of interest include Dr. Jones' old house that now serves as the Wake Forest Historical Museum. The facility explains the history of the community and the college. The house contains period furnishings, decor and personal effects once belonging the to physician. Family fun is available at Hill Ridge Farms. The location encourages face-to-face encounters with a variety of typical farm animals, has historic exhibits and extensive recreational areas.

The Factory combines a massive recreation center with the convenience of restaurants and shops. Apartment renters can take advantage of the athletic facilities found here catering to sports such as baseball, soccer, skating, martial arts and swimming. Leave your neighborhood and enjoy the more than 500 acres of open park spaces within Wake Forest. The Falls Lake State Recreation Area is also nearby. The destination has 26,000 acres of forest, a 12,000-acre lake and a number of developed areas where visitors can hike, bike, boat and fish.

The Brevofield Golf Links, the Heritage Golf Club and the Paschal Golf Club all have golf courses and a wide array of comprehensive services if you are a golfing enthusiast. If you rent an apartment here and happen to be a professional sports fan, you will be happy to know that the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team plays at the RBC Center in nearby Raleigh. The Carolina Mudcats minor league baseball team has a facility in Zebulon and the Durham Bulls are headquartered in neighboring Durham.

The town is well-served by a network of major roadways. U.S. Highway 1 runs north and south into and out of the community. Interstates within close proximity include 40, 85 and 95. A transit bus system has routes within the community and travels to nearby Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh. The Raleigh-Durham International Airport is also just 20 miles southwest of the town.

Apartments in Wake Forest - Study

If at some point, apartment renters decide to pursue a degree, the Wake Technical Community College may be the place to start. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary offers classes, undergraduate and graduate degrees in biblical and church studies. The Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem offers undergraduate classes and graduate programs in a large selection of fields spanning from anthropology to theater.

Apartments in Wake Forest - Work

Apartment renters seeking part-time or full-time employment might check with local major employers. Public service jobs, the public works department and the North Carolina State Parks and Recreation department are all viable options.

11
Edgewater on Lake Lynn

Raleigh, NC 27613

$830+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Edgewater on Lake Lynn

Raleigh, NC (Lake Lynn, Northwest Raleigh)


$830+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Vue 64 Apartments
2

Raleigh, NC 27604

$1,029+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Vue 64 Apartments

Raleigh, NC (North Hills, North Raleigh)

(2)

$1,029+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Loch Raven Pointe Apartments and Townhomes

Raleigh, NC 27604

$930+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

1 Unit Available

Loch Raven Pointe Apartments and Townhomes

Raleigh, NC (Northeast Raleigh)


$930+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
1 Unit Available
Manor Six Forks Apartments

Raleigh, NC 27604

$970+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Manor Six Forks Apartments

Raleigh, NC (North Hills, North Raleigh)


$970+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Anderson Flats

Raleigh, NC 27609

$1,083+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Anderson Flats

Raleigh, NC (North Hills, North Raleigh)


$1,083+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Laurens Way
37

Knightdale, NC 27545

$820+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Laurens Way

Knightdale, NC

(37)

$820+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
Auston Grove
12

Raleigh, NC 27610

$900+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Auston Grove

Raleigh, NC (Southeast Raleigh)

(12)

$900+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
55
Overture Crabtree
2

Raleigh, NC 27612

$1,495+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Overture Crabtree

Raleigh, NC (Crabtree, Northwest Raleigh)

(2)

$1,495+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Fairgate
35

Raleigh, NC 27613

$1,195+

2 Beds2 Baths

4 Units Available

Fairgate

Raleigh, NC (Northwest Raleigh)

(35)

$1,195+

2 Beds2 Baths
4 Units Available
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Colonial Grand at Crabtree

Raleigh, NC 27613

$778+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10 Units Available

Colonial Grand at Crabtree

Raleigh, NC (Northwest Raleigh)


$778+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10 Units Available
26
Sojourn Glenwood Place

Raleigh, NC 27612

$1,014+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Sojourn Glenwood Place

Raleigh, NC (Glenwood, North Hills...)


$1,014+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
Creekside at Crabtree
33

Raleigh, NC 27612

$1,058+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

10+ Units Available

Creekside at Crabtree

Raleigh, NC (Crabtree, Northwest Raleigh)

(33)

$1,058+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
10+ Units Available
The Marq at Crabtree

Raleigh, NC 27612

$995+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Marq at Crabtree

Raleigh, NC (Crabtree, Northwest Raleigh)


$995+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
22
Atria at Crabtree Valley

Raleigh, NC 27612

$679+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Atria at Crabtree Valley

Raleigh, NC (Crabtree, Northwest Raleigh)


$679+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Woodfield Glen
1

Raleigh, NC 27613

$905+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

4 Units Available

Woodfield Glen

Raleigh, NC (Northwest Raleigh)

(1)

$905+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
4 Units Available
Pines of Ashton

Raleigh, NC 27610

$785+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Pines of Ashton

Raleigh, NC (East Raleigh)


$785+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
The Carolinian on Glenwood

Raleigh, NC 27608

$1,427+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Carolinian on Glenwood

Raleigh, NC (Glenwood, North Hills...)


$1,427+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Elan City Center Apartments
74

Raleigh, NC 27604

$1,063+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Elan City Center Apartments

Raleigh, NC (Downtown Raleigh, North Central)

(74)

$1,063+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Grand Arbor Reserve Apartment Homes
25

Raleigh, NC 27607

$777+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

8 Units Available

Grand Arbor Reserve Apartment Homes

Raleigh, NC (Crabtree, Northwest Raleigh)

(25)

$777+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
8 Units Available
Concord Apartment Homes
85

Raleigh, NC 27612

$919+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

4 Units Available

Concord Apartment Homes

Raleigh, NC (Northwest Raleigh)

(85)

$919+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
4 Units Available