Wake Forest

Explore Wake Forest and Rolesville 

Travel around a half hour north of Raleigh, and you'll run into the smaller but thriving communities of Wake Forest and Rolesville. Boasting a combined population of around 50,000 residents, these Triangle suburbs feel like worlds of their own...all without sacrificing any big-city conveniences. Spend some time in a local coffee shop or hiking the trails at Joyner Park, and you'll realize why so many buyers covet homes here—the atmosphere is truly unlike anything you've ever experienced.

Thinking about moving to Wake Forest or Rolesville? Let's explore what it's really like to live here!

Listings in Wake Forest and Rolesville

Selling Your Triangle Home?

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Live, Work, and Play in Wake Forest and Rolesville

Shopping and dining

Though you'll be just minutes from big-city shopping and dining opportunities in Raleigh, both Wake Forest and Rolesville offer plenty of spots that need to be on your must-try list. Head to White Street to experience Downtown Wake Forest for yourself—here, you'll find longstanding favorites like Forks Cafeteria, the Cotton Company Gallery, and Wake Forest Coffee Company. Looking for some bigger opportunities? US-401 and US-1 are dotted with countless shopping centers, including a Wegmans! 

Parks and rec

Whether you love to hit the fairways and work on your swing or spend time on sparkling lakefront shores, you'll never run out of fun things to do in the Wake Forest area. There's nothing quite like boating, fishing, or hiking along the trails near Falls Lake, a 12,410-acre reservoir that connects to the Neuse River. Both Wake Forest and Rolesville are home to a number of premier golf courses, such as the Hasentree Club, Paschal Golf Club, and Heritage Golf Course. And for the ultimate outdoor adventure, lace up your comfiest shoes and come explore Joyner Park's miles of paved trails, pecan fields, or catch a concert at the amphitheater. 

A+ schools

Wake Forest and Rolesville's younger residents attend Wake County Public Schools, the largest district in the Carolinas. In total, WCPSS educates more than 160,000 students across the Triangle, and these schools have earned a coveted "A" rating from Niche.com. Many graduates go on to attend nearby colleges, such as Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina State University, Meredith College, or one of the Triangle's other top universities. 

Year-round events

If you really want to live like a Wake Forest or Rolesville local, leave some room on your calendar—these communities put on a number of exciting events all year-round. If you have a passion for gardening or cooking, you'll love picking up unique finds from Wake Forest's annual HerbFest. Six Sundays in Spring welcomes live music to Joyner Park throughout April and May. And during the holiday season, you can't miss the jolly festivities in Downtown Rolesville. 

Wondering What's Around?

Our Favorite Local Picks

Falls Lake 

This must-visit reservoir is the perfect place to spend a summer day. Locals love boating, fishing, hiking, swimming, and even camping along the shore. 

Head to the Lake »

Joyner Park

Located just north of Downtown Wake Forest, Joyner Park has everything from an amphitheater to a community center.

Get Outdoors »

Fall FunFest

Local vendors and neighbors gather in Rolesville every fall for the annual FallFest, which celebrates the harvest season.

Start Celebrating »

Over the Falls 

This unassuming pub serves up some of Wake Forest's best cuisine—be sure to try their amazing cocktails. 

Grab a Bite »

Find Home in Wake Forest or Rolesville

Wake Forest and Rolesville offer a convenient location mere minutes from Raleigh...all without the hustle and bustle. Just give us a call at 919-303-6003 for more information on buying a home in these communities—we’d be happy to schedule a tour of your favorite listings. 

Want to sell your home in Wake Forest or Rolesville for top dollar? We can certainly help with that, too!

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