Wake Forest, NC

Population: 36,472 livability score shield

Key findings

  • Wake Forest has a Livability Score of 88/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Wake Forest crime rates are 54% lower than the North Carolina average
  • Cost of living in Wake Forest is 13% higher than the North Carolina average
  • Wake Forest real estate prices are 72% higher than the North Carolina average
  • Rental prices in Wake Forest are 19% higher than the North Carolina average

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      Top Rated Schools in Wake Forest

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Endeavor CharterKG - 851183%
      Heritage Middle6 - 81,26074%
      Jones Dairy Elementary SchoolPK - 575771%
      Envision Science AcademyKG - 866868%
      Franklin AcademyKG - 121,63967%
      North Wake College And Career Academy9 - 1112566%
      Heritage Elementary SchoolPK - 582864%
      Heritage High9 - 121,91564%
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      Wake Forest Reviews

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      Way To Crowded
      Attractions6/10
      Community5/10
      Nightlife4/10
      Dining9/10
      Shopping9/10
      Growth here is unbelievable, everyday they blade over another section of town to build more things that there is already plenty of. Traffic is getting horrible and people here are "Horn Honkers" If you are coming here to retire or you work from home maybe not too bad, but if one has to commute into Raleigh or Durham everyday to work I don't see the point.
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      The Beautiful Wake Forest, NC!
      Attractions9/10
      Community10/10
      Nightlife7/10
      Dining7/10
      Shopping9/10
      There is so much to say about this beautiful place! I was born and raised in Wake Forest, NC and growing up here was so much fun. It has a home town feel and everyone is very friendly. Everyone looked out for each other and kept an eye out for the kids playing in the neighborhoods.

      The winters are very cold and sometimes we would get some snow! On the flip side of this the summers are warm with nice winds. The trees are in full bloom and the flowers are too. The pollen can get pretty heavy in the spring time though.

      As the town has grown there is so much more to do than before. They have many restaurants and shopping centers to visit. Once a year in the Spring they have what is called "The Meet In The Street." During this event Main Street is blocked off and everyone comes to hang out. They have a parade and the students from the middle and high school march in it. They have food, games, face painting, and so much more. Its a great place to raise a family!
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      Source: The Wake Forest, NC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).