With nearly 45,000 residents predicted for 2018, the quaint town of Wake Forest has experienced a 32 percent growth over the past 10 years. Its proximity to downtown Raleigh attracts new residents who enjoy Wake Forest’s annual festivals and historic downtown district. The town’s annual Meet in the Street festival in May draws more than 10,000 attendants.

The original birthplace of Wake Forest College, this quaint town offers residents a rich history in addition to shops and restaurants at The Factory, a thriving farmers market, annual parades and recreational fun at nearby Falls Lake.

Town of Wake Forest

301 S. Brooks St., 919-435-9400

Population: 40,112

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