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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Wake Forest

Easy trip to shopping/restaurants, access to museums, sporting events. All kinds of restaurants available.

I like that there are woods behind us. That there are walking trails connecting everything. And that they have multiple playgrounds.

I can easily push my wheelchair to Aldi and walmart giving me increased independence. If I feel like an adventure I can push to fast food restaurants.

I would go to the park with my friends or I would go to a restaurant or a coffee shop or a pizza shop

Me and my family love living in our black neighborhood so it won't be racist with white people calling the police on us

Who Lives Here

Wake Forest Demographics

Education

High School

13%

Associate's

18%

Bachelor's

23%

Master's

9%

Doctorate

36%

Family Size

2 people

38%

3 people

23%

4 people

25%

5 people

9%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

28%

50-100k

30%

100-150k

22%

150-200k

12%

200k+

8%

Age

0-10

14%

10-20

16%

20-45

32%

45-65

25%

65+

12%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Wake Forest?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Nov '23$1395$1565$1927$2434
Oct '23$1415$1581$1928$2482
Sep '23$1415$1590$1972$2450
Aug '23$1415$1590$2026$2281
Jul '23$1425$1577$1902$2246
Jun '23$1455$1585$1845$2060
May '23$1455$1634$1947$2045
Apr '23$1475$1651$1975$2132
Mar '23$1475$1629$2025$2084
Feb '23$1545$1690$2027$2096
Jan '23$1545$1652$1967$2076
Dec '22$1545$1670$1949$2120
Nov '22$1545$1647$2062$2170

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Wake Forest

Wake Forest Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

20%

15-30 Mins

28%

30-40 Mins

21%

40-60 Mins

23%

60+ Mins

8%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 2222

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 12 of 15 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 8 of 15 renters

Percentage: 2323

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 11 of 15 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Retail, Health

Things To Do In Wake Forest

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Wake Forest gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 60% more grocery stores than average
  3. 36% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 44% more shops than average
  3. 50% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Wake Forest.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 67% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Wake Forest doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 19% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Wake Forest.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 39% more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Wake Forest serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 55% more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Wake Forest.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 76% more coffee shops than average
  3. 18% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Wake Forest is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 85% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 92% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Wake Forest.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 100% fewer parks than average
  3. 100% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 50% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 79% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Wake Forest's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Wake Forest Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 14 of 15 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 14 of 15 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 14 of 15 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 12 of 15 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 11 of 15 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 11 of 15 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 10 of 15 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 10 of 15 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 10 of 15 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 9 of 15 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 9 of 15 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 9 of 15 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 9 of 15 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 9 of 15 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 8 of 15 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 8 of 15 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 9 of 15 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 13 of 15 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 13 of 15 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 14 of 15 renters

Wake Forest Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Wake Forest

8/10

Abbot'S Creek Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

7/10

Long Mill Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

6/10

Youngsville Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

6/10

Rolesville Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

6/10
6/10

Jones Dairy Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Wake Forest, NC

As the historical home of world-famous Wake Forest University and a rapidly-growing bedroom community for Raleigh, Wake Forest is one of North Carolina's under-appreciated gems. Fortunately, this one-of-a-kind town is finally gaining the recognition that it deserves. Thanks to its scenic location in the heart of the Carolina Piedmont and its tight-knit community atmosphere, you won't be able to resist the charm of Wake Forest.

Wake Forest Attractions
As the original home of Wake Forest University, Wake Forest features a number of stunning old buildings. Every year, these Victorian and Beaux-Arts structures attract thousands of architectural tourists from the surrounding areas. Meanwhile, visitors can view memorabilia and artifacts from the school's early history at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. Separately, the W.E.B. DuBois Center is an important civil rights landmark that highlights the town's contributions to African-American culture.

Wake Forest Natural Beauty
Thanks to its central location within the Piedmont region and its abundant local water resources, Wake Forest is popular with a wide variety of active visitors. Its comprehensive network of bike paths and dedicated walking trails draw joggers and bikers on pleasant days, and city parks like Bennett Park and the Powell Tract provide beautiful settings for reflection and contemplation. Meanwhile, boaters and bird-watchers find nearby Falls Lake hard to resist on sunny spring days.

Wake Forest Apartments
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