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Wake Forest

Quaint, yet classy

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Quaint, yet classy

Located less than 10 miles northof Raleigh, the Town of Wake Forestis home to over 20,000 citizens whoenjoy a peaceful way of life with allthe benefits of city living.

Founded in 1834 by a group ofBaptist ministers,Wake Forest maintainsits collegiate heritage as hometo Southeastern Baptist TheologicalSeminary and Southeastern College.These two schools coupled with severalarea churches instill strong spiritualvalues within Wake Forest.Officially registered as a historic district,the old red brick buildings lendthe downtown district a quaint air;but there is nothing sleepy aboutthis place. Flourishing in town is theweekly newspaper, the Chamber ofCommerce, several banks, plus artgalleries and specialty shops. Makesure you stop for a visit at The OldEnglish Tea Room and Gift Shop andsit with young girls and their grandmothersenjoying lunch and tea,while keeping alive the old-worldatmosphere. Of course, no trip toWake Forest is complete without aburger from Shorty’s, which has keptarea bellies full for generations.Wake Forest is served by wakeCounty Public schools, privateschools and SE Baptist and has abranch of Wake Tech.

Wake Forest continues to experiencetremendous economic growth,as expansion programs supportmore than 100 thriving businesses.Residents also enjoy professionalsporting and golfing events, ACCathletics, lush parks and greenways,and beautiful tree-lined streets alongits downtown historic district. Infact, Falls Lake Recreation Parkincludes a 12,000 acre lake and26,000 acres of woodlands, enoughto keep families environmentallyeducated and physically exhausted.You’ll find annual arts and craftsfestivals, jazz festivals and holidaycelebrations as well. An explosive4th of July bash and an endearing,old-world Christmas parade markthe calendar by those open to theallure of this wonderful community.

For captivating small-town charm,you’ll find the warmth you’ve beenseeking in Wake Forest.

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