Wake Forest NC Homes & Real Estate

Browse the newest Wake Forest homes for sale and explore the area by using our interactive home search of Wake Forest homes for sale below. Wake Forest is one of the fatest growing areas in the Triangle with great schools and parks. Customize your property search with filters such as price, property type, bedrooms, and bathrooms to find the perfect home that fits your needs. All homes for sale are updated every 15 mins and our expert team of Realtors® are available to answer any questions you may have about Wake Forest Homes for sale. Please feel free to create a free account to stay up todate about all things Wake Forest Real Estate. If you need immediate assistance our expert Wake Forest Realtors® can be reached at (919) 328-3777.

Start Searching Wake Forest Homes For Sale February 29, 2024
1815
Listed
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Avg. DOM
$218.48
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$515,000
Med. List Price
1815 Properties
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548 Marthas View Way Wake Forest,  NC 27587
$549,900
Neighborhood: Meadow at Jones Dairy
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,442
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
2/29/24
Sold On
2537894
MLS
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5301 Night Heron Drive Wake Forest,  NC 27587
$538,000
Neighborhood: Whippoorwill Valley
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,089
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
2/29/24
Sold On
10003096
MLS
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567 Timberknoll Lane Wake Forest,  NC 27587
$490,000
Neighborhood: Sleepy Hollow
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,668
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
2/29/24
Sold On
10004040
MLS
$430,000
Neighborhood: Richland Hills
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,396
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
1
Day on Site
10014160
MLS
$780,000
Neighborhood: To Be Added
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,206
Sq.Ft.
1950
Year Built
1
Day on Site
10014284
MLS
$469,000
Neighborhood: Heritage
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,587
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
1
Day on Site
10014303
MLS
$516,000
Neighborhood: Tyler Run
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,971
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
1
Day on Site
10014170
MLS
$480,990
Neighborhood: Live Oaks
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,513
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
1
Day on Site
10014331
MLS
$425,000
Neighborhood: Staffordshire
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,014
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
1
Day on Site
10014332
MLS
$475,990
Neighborhood: Live Oaks
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,510
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
1
Day on Site
10014346
MLS
$439,999
Neighborhood: Heritage
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,136
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
1
Day on Site
10014432
MLS
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8245 Baronleigh Lane #483 Wake Forest,  NC 27587
$972,055
Neighborhood: Hasentree
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,661
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
2/28/24
Sold On
2524280
MLS
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1414 Latham Garden Drive Wake Forest,  NC 27587
$399,990
Neighborhood: Tyler Gardens at Tryon
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,383
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
2/28/24
Sold On
2543434
MLS
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912 Hosta Valley Court Wake Forest,  NC 27587
$580,000
Neighborhood: Heritage
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,150
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
2/28/24
Sold On
10003420
MLS
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905 Keith Road Wake Forest,  NC 27587
$1,299,900
Neighborhood: Hasentree
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,600
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
2
Days on Site
10013946
MLS
$479,000
Neighborhood: Caddell Woods
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,636
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
2
Days on Site
10012205
MLS
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6564 Wakefalls Drive Wake Forest,  NC 27587
$1,425,000
Neighborhood: Wakefield Estates
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
7,176
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
2
Days on Site
10013991
MLS
$990,000
Neighborhood: Sutherland
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,534
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
2
Days on Site
10014014
MLS
$375,000
Neighborhood: Heritage Fairview
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,760
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
2
Days on Site
10014024
MLS
$850,000
Neighborhood: The Preserve at Smith Creek
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,174
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
10014049
MLS
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1215 Heritage Links Drive Wake Forest,  NC 27587
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,691
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
2/28/24
Sold On
10007772
MLS
$595,000
Neighborhood: Not in a Subdivision
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,975
Sq.Ft.
1961
Year Built
2
Days on Site
10014089
MLS
$1,400,000
Neighborhood: Prescott Manor
4
Beds
6
Baths
4,482
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
2
Days on Site
10014106
MLS
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,163
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
2
Days on Site
10014109
MLS
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,163
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
2
Days on Site
10014113
MLS
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,163
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
2
Days on Site
10014114
MLS
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713 Bennett Ridge Court Wake Forest,  NC 27587
$440,000
Neighborhood: Bennett Park
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,213
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
2/28/24
Sold On
10004347
MLS
Sold
8204 Baronleigh Lane #476 Wake Forest,  NC 27587
$875,000
Neighborhood: Hasentree
5
Beds
4
Baths
3,298
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
2/27/24
Sold On
2518487
MLS
Sold
8300 Whistling Willow Court #490 Wake Forest,  NC 27587
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,394
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
2/27/24
Sold On
2520712
MLS
Sold
1808 Lyra Place Wake Forest,  NC 27587
$905,000
Neighborhood: Crescent Ridge
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,184
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
2/27/24
Sold On
2534658
MLS
Sold
2301 Berteau Drive Wake Forest,  NC 27587
$650,000
Neighborhood: Forrest Ridge
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,195
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
2/27/24
Sold On
2540123
MLS
Sold
904 Calista Drive Wake Forest,  NC 27587
$565,000
Neighborhood: Del Webb at Traditions
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,781
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
2/27/24
Sold On
10007810
MLS
Sold
9104 Lee Brown Ridge Drive Wake Forest,  NC 27587
$535,000
Neighborhood: The Preserve at Kitchin Farms
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,936
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
2/27/24
Sold On
10009054
MLS
Coming Soon
1912 Trent River Avenue Wake Forest,  NC 27587
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,452
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
3
Days on Site
10013768
MLS
$489,000
Neighborhood: Holding Village South Lake
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,130
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
3
Days on Site
10013810
MLS
$725,000
Neighborhood: The Homestead at Heritage
5
Beds
3
Baths
3,455
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
3
Days on Site
10012530
MLS
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Explore Wake Forest NC

  • Amenity Rich Neighborhoods: With excellent master-planned communities such as Heritage, Hasentree, Holding Village, and Traditions at Wake Forest, home buyers looking for great amenities will have plenty of choices.
  • Amazing Schools: One of the big reasons people want to live in Wake Forest is access to great schools. The town offers highly ranked public, charter, and private schools.
  • Things To Do: With its location near Falls Lake State Park and an excellent parks department, there are plenty of recreation options in Wake Forest. Plus, there’s bowling, ice skating, horseback riding, theater, and lots more to do.
  • Shopping: From locally owned boutiques to numerous big box and grocery stores, residents can usually find what they need without leaving town.
  • Dining: Restaurant options are plentiful, and you don’t have to resign yourself to the same big-name chains found in every town. Great locally owned restaurants are thriving in Wake Forest, NC!

Where is Wake Forest, North Carolina?

It is primarily located in Eastern Wake County, however outer edges reach into Franklin County and Granville County. Wake Forest is neighbored by Raleigh, Durham, Creedmoor, Youngsville, and Rolesville.

Like the rest of the Triangle area, Wake Forest is just a few hours drive from mountains and beaches. Residents especially love to visit NC’s famous Outer Banks.


Wake Forest NC Real Estate

Quick Search Wake Forest Homes For Sale in the Area's Top Subdivisions

Wake Forest NC Townhomes in HeritageSimilar to other Triangle area towns, Wake Forest homes for sale offer a variety of single-family homes and townhomes and condos. Whether you’re searching for a luxury home in a neighborhood like Wakefield or Hasentree, or a newer townhome in a community such as Shearon Farms or Stonegate, you will find excellent homes to match your wants and needs.

If you’re searching for charming ambiance and walkability, Downtown Wake Forest may be your ideal place to call home.

Traditions Neighborhood Entrance Wake Forest NCFor buyers who want a neighborhood with plenty of amenities, check out Heritage, Traditions, Hasentree, Wakefield, and Holding Village.

There truly is something for everyone, and we want to be the local market experts to help you navigate the Wake Forest NC real estate market. For more information on Wake Forest homes for sale, or to schedule a showing of an available property, contact our team of experts Realtors® with Duncan Prime Realty at 919-328-3777. Don’t delay; the best homes for sale in Wake Forest sell very quickly!


Wake Forest New Construction 

New construction homes for sale in Wake Forest offers something for everyone, designed with modern living in mind. Search all of the newly listed Wake Forest New Construction Homes for Sale. These properties offer contemporary floor plans, energy-efficient features, and the latest technology that will cater to your needs for years to come. A lot of large builders have come to Wake Forest becuase of Wake Forest great amenties and schools. With the towns consistent growth there is a new construction neighborhood being built in what seems like every area of Wake Forest. When considering new constrction you will need  guidance and skill of a great Realtor® on your side. Our team of Realtors® have vast experience in working with new construction. Our team also has access to new construction homes that have not been listed in the MLS giving you an advantage when looking for a new construction home in Wake Forest. Our real estate agents are on stanby ready to assist if you have questions about Wake Forest new construction homes for sale, you can reach us at (919) 328-3777

Top Wake Forest Realtors®

Working with a top Wake Forest Realtor is essential when buying or selling a home in Wake Forest. At Duncan Prime Realty, our team of expert agents has years of experience helping clients achieve their real estate goals in Wake Forest. Our Platinum Home Seller Program  and VIP Homebuyer Program provides comprehensive marketing strategies to help you sell your home, and exclusive perks and access to our homebuyers. Using the right Realtor® that knows the local market will help make sure your experience buying or selling a home is a stress free experience. Contact one of our Wake Forest Realtors® today to learn more about Wake Forest and how we can help you navigate this local market.

Your Wake Forest School Guide

Families in Wake Forest have excellent options for education, and the great schools are a big reason people choose to move to Wake Forest.

The highly-rated public schools are managed by the Wake County Public School System.

There are also excellent charter schools including Franklin Academy, Endeavor Charter School, and Wake Forest Charter Academy.

For families seeking private education, there are a number of private schools including a Thales Academy campus.

Wake Forest is the original home to Wake Forest University, and that campus is now home to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

As part of the Research Triangle with its many colleges and universities, residents of Wake Forest are also close to excellent options in higher education.

Residents also benefit from the nearby Northern Wake campus of Wake Tech Community College.

Library lovers will enjoy visiting the Wake Forest Library on E. Holding Ave and the newly built Northeastern Regional Library in the Wakefield community off of Capital Boulevard.


Getting Around Wake Forest NC

With it’s location at Capital Boulevard (US 1) and Highway 98, and it’s proximity to I-540 and US 401, Wake Forest is convenient to both Raleigh and Durham.

Like most communities in the Triangle, Wake Forest is considered “car-dependant.” However, if you’re looking for the ability to walk to shopping or amenities, you do have a few options. There are parts of Heritage that are within walking distance to shopping centers, and parts of Downtown Wake Forest also offer more walkability. A Wake Forest real estate expert is your best resource for finding walkable homes for sale in Wake Forest.

Wake Forest is also convenient to the Neuse River Greenway Trail, which connects to other Raleigh greenways and the Mountains To Sea Trail. The Wake Forest and Raleigh greenways are becoming more connected and are bike friendly, making bike travel easier than ever.

Public transportation is available in Wake Forest, NC from the GoTriangle bus service. This includes a park and ride service for commuters and a local circulator known as the Wake Forest Loop. Find schedules and fares: https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/busservice.aspx


Working In Wake Forest NC

Wake Forest is a patchwork of small businesses and entrepreneurs thanks to its business friendly environment. In fact, the Wake Forest Chamber boasts over 700 members. Many in the Wake Forest area own or work for a small business.

In 2015, Wake Forest, NC was named one of the best cities in North Carolina to get a job. The largest employers in Wake Forest are:

  • Wake County Public School System
  • CenturyLink
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Inc
  • Town Of Wake Forest
  • Pack-Rat
  • Rex Healthcare
  • Hillside Nursing Center Of Wake Forest
  • Ultra Electronics / 3 Phoenix
  • Franklin Academy Inc
  • Southern Coastal Solutions Inc

Plus, since it is so close to Raleigh and Durham, it’s easy to enjoy the benefits of living in Wake Forest and working in a neighboring city.


Wake Forest NC Parks

One of the jewels of the Wake Forest community is the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resource Department. They manage twelve facilities and a growing number of greenways.Wake Forest NC Kiwanis Park

The ‘cultural’ part of this department has done a fantastic job of bringing theater and entertainment to Wake Forest. From puppet shows to concerts and even dinner theater, there’s always something interesting coming up in Wake Forest.

Locals also love being close to Falls Lake and the Neuse River, which offers water sports, fishing, hunting, and hiking at the Falls Lake State Park.

A number of neighborhoods along this part of the Neuse River have easy access to the Neuse River Greenway Trail, which is 27.5 miles long and connects to the Mountains To Sea trail as well as many smaller trails in the Raleigh greenway system.


Don't Miss These Wake Forest NC Attractions

From bowling to dinner theater, there’s always something fun to do in Wake Forest. These are the top places to visit:

Falls Lake State Park

As mentioned above, locals love Falls Lake and make use of it regularly. There’s just so much to do! The short list of things to do at Falls Lake or nearby in the Neuse River includes: camping, swimming, fishing, boating, walking, hiking, biking, hunting, and tubing. Visit Website For Locations & More Info: https://www.ncparks.gov/falls-lake-state-recreation-area

E. Carroll Joyner Park

Joyner Park is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon! This 117-acre expanse offers paved walking trails, a shady pecan grove, interesting old farm buildings, and an amphitheater, where outdoor activities are held during the summer.
Address: 701 Harris Rd Wake Forest NC 27587
Visit Website: https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/joyner-park.aspx

Wake Forest Historical Museum

Step back in time to the founding of Wake Forest at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. Located in the historic first home built by Dr. Calvin Jones, this museum tells the story of Wake Forest with a collection of fascinating artifacts.
Address: 414 N. Main St Wake Forest NC 27587
Visit Website: https://wakeforestmuseum.org/


Best Restaurants In Wake Forest

Wake Forest offers a variety of restaurants and coffee shops. Whether you’re looking for a big name restaurant or a mom-and-pop spot, you’ve got plenty of excellent choices in Wake Forest. These three consistently make “Best Restaurants in Wake Forest” lists:

Over The Falls

With consistently good food and a friendly staff, Over The Falls has been winning over patrons for years. You can’t go wrong with anything on their menu, but one of their best known dishes is their amazing burger.
Location: 419 Brooks St. Wake Forest NC 27587
Visit Website: https://www.otfalls.com/

Charlie’s Kabob Grill

With two Wake Forest locations and a food truck, Charlie’s Kabob Grill is a favorite that not only serves great food, but is also convenient. Stop in and try one of their daily specials. They’re all yummy!
Locations: 12235 Capital Blvd & 929 Heritage Lake Rd
Visit Website: http://www.charlieskabobgrill.com/

Shucker’s Oyster Bar & Grill

Offering delicious menu items for seafood fans and land-lovers alike, Shucker’s is a busy local favorite. Online reviewers rave about their shrimp and grits, raw bar, and steak.
Location: 3309 Rogers Rd Wake Forest NC 27587
Visit Website: http://www.shuckersgrill.com/


Wake Forest NC: Then & Now

The story of Wake Forest began in 1832 when Dr. Calvin Jones bought 615 acres of forest in Wake County. Back then, the area was sparsely populated and was known as the “Forest of Wake” or Wake Forest. Dr. Jones sold the farm to the North Carolina Baptist convention, which opened what would become the Wake Forest College.

The railroad came to the area in the 1840s, bringing growth and economic opportunity. The community was incorporated in 1874.

In 1956, Wake Forest College moved to Winston Salem, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary took its place. The seminary is still located at the original home of Wake Forest College in the heart of Wake Forest.

Modern Wake Forest NC

Now a fast growing Raleigh suburb with about 40,000 people and counting, Wake Forest is a popular choice for anyone looking for a great place to live, work, and play.

Downtown Wake Forest NC Drone Image

Wake Forest NC Stats:

  • 6th fastest growing town in NC
  • Population: 38,199 as of 2015
  • Median Age: 35.3
  • Median Family Income: $97,442
  • Average Commute Time: 15.06 minutes

Wake Forest Accolades

  • June 2015: #3 Best City in NC to get a Job by Zippia
  • June 2015: #6 Best Suburb to Buy a House in North Carolina by Niche

Wake Forest News & Market Updates

5 Nov 2019
3 Things to Love About the Retreat at Renaissance Townhomes in Wake Forest
Retreat at Renaissance offers affordable townhomes near Downtown Wake Forest. Complete with a full-size garage and providing home buyers with a maintenance-free lifestyle and near perfect location, there's a whole lot to ... Read More
12 Sep 2018
Where to Search New Construction Homes in Wake Forest This Fall
If you're in the market for a new Triangle home right now, Wake Forest has an impressive inventory of newly built residences that should fit the needs and wants of a whole lot of home buyers. With this in mind, here are ... Read More
27 Oct 2017
The Villas at Olde Liberty Offer Affordable New Construction Near Downtown Wake Forest
In case you missed it, national home builder AV Homes, Inc. is targeting the Triangle area for expansion and is currently planning a new development dubbed The Villas at Olde Liberty, which is being described as “a ... Read More