Homes for Rent in Wake Forest, NC

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2044 Rainy Lake Street Wake Forest, NC 27587

4 Beds
3 Full / 1 Half Bath
3,437 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 2254412
Property Type Detached
Beautiful home in a convenient Wake Forest Location! Family room with vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace and hardwood floors. Lots of natural light. First floor office. Gorgeous kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances. All bedrooms upstairs. Large master with sitting area. Master bath has separate tub and shower plus double vanity and walk in closet. Two car garage and large deck overlooking quiet back yard. Community pool included. Welcome home!

1249 Bellreng Drive Wake Forest, NC 27587

3 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
2,251 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 2249071
Property Type Detached
Almost New 2 story home with open floor plan located in highly sought after The Meadows Subd. Spacious 1st floor family RM with electric-FP, fully equipped gourmet kitchen offers SS appliances, granite counters, center island & plenty of cabinet space. 2nd floor loft area, large master suite with W-I-C, tub & separate shower. Screened-in porch + 2-car garage. The Meadows is just minutes away from shopping and dining in Downtown Wake Forest and includes a playground area within the community. Must See!

604 Watch Hill Lane Wake Forest, NC 27587

4 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
2,200 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 2251985
Property Type Detached
Available 5/15. Cul-de-sac home in great neighborhood close to playground, library & downtown Wake Forest, front porch opens to entry, formal dining & bay living w/hardwood floors, center island & appliances in eat-in kitchen, spacious family room w/fireplace, large deck, master suite has big walk-in closet & private bath w/Jacuzzi tub & separate shower, 3 more bedrooms, laundry room w/connects, 2 car garage

1021 Fairlong Road Wake Forest, NC 27585

$1,650 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Jones Dairy Farm, Wake Forest
3 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
-- SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 2255427
Property Type Detached
Available now, pets negotiable. Fantastic 3bdr/2.5 ba home in desired Jones Dairy Subd. Fresh paint and newer carpet throughout. Great kitchen w/upgraded features- soft close drawer, farm sink and under cabinet lighting. Family room centers around gas FP. 1st floor Mstr with full bath. 2 other bdrms up, one includes study area. Relax out on the screened porch or gather around the firepit! Fenced yard & lawn care included! Extra storage too. This is a must see!

1317 Legacy Greene Avenue Wake Forest, NC 27587

3 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
1,720 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 2252428
Property Type Attached
Available 7/9 - Very nice & spacious 3 Bedroom End/Corner TH backing up to wooded area in great Wake Forest location. Open floor plan on first floor w/ formal living and dining. Cozy Den off kitchen with fireplace. All kitchen appliances included. 2nd floor has large master and 2 nicely sized bedrooms. Washer/Dryer included. One pet considered. Community pool! Close to so much - shopping, restaurants, major highways!

Incorporated on Feb. 20, 1909, Wake Forest is a progressive community of over 27,000 residents. Located in northern Wake County, Wake Forest boasts a vibrant downtown featuring more than 100 businesses, including several outstanding restaurants and specialty shops. Mindful of its rich heritage, the downtown is also an officially registered historic district. Representative of its academic history, Wake Forest is the home of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Southeastern College at Wake Forest.

Wake Forest continues its emergence as a major player in the phenomenal growth and activity witnessed throughout the Triangle. Wake Forest maintains its small town character, however, by captivating newcomers and long-time residents alike with its incomparable warmth and charm.

Wake Forest is a unique community with a thriving downtown where you can walk just about anywhere to shop, eat or simply visit.

Situated less than 10 miles north of Raleigh and approximately 250 miles south of Washington, DC, Wake Forest is a prime location for anyone wishing to enjoy a quality way of life with all the benefits of city living. The community offers quick, easy access to the Triangle’s first class universities, the Research Triangle Park, Atlantic Coast Conference athletics, professional sporting events, and world renowned golfing events. In addition, the beach is just over two hours away, while the mountains are a three to four hour drive, so you are never very far from North Carolina’s most popular vacation destinations.

Several churches in the area reveal a strong spiritual value in the community, while the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce actively promotes the area through family activities and programs that encourage businesses to prosper.

Come visit Wake Forest – a friendly town where neighbors know neighbors, people walk the streets and the historical district offers something for everyone.


In 1820, Dr. Calvin Jones, originally from New England, bought 615 acres (2.5 km²) of forested land in Wake County, North Carolina. The sparsely populated area became known as the Forest of Wake, or Wake Forest.  Jones sold his farm to the North Carolina Baptist Convention for $2,000, who opened the Wake Forest Manual Labor Institute, later Wake Forest College, on the site. The Raleigh & Gaston Railroad, completed in 1840, established a depot in nearby Forestville, which stimulated the school and surrounding village. College leaders convinced the railroad to move the depot even closer to the college in 1874, leading to more economic development. This community was incorporated as the “Town of Wake Forest College” in 1880. In 1909, the word “College” was removed from the name of the town. The college moved to the much larger city of Winston-Salem NC in 1956.[5] Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary began offering classes on the original campus of Wake Forest University in 1950, and occupied the entire campus when the university completed its move.

Attractions and Activities

wf1The DuBois Center
518 N. Franklin Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 554-1436
The DuBois Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in the northeast area of Wake Forest, the community outreach center also serves as a site for Parks & Recreation basketball games and other community events.



Falls Lake State Recreation Areawf2
13304 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 676-1027
Hours of relaxation await you at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Just moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Falls Lake is a great way to escape urban life. With a 12,000-acre lake and 26,000 acres of woodlands, Falls Lake State Recreation Area offers a choice of recreation areas—Beaverdam, B.W. Wells, Highway 50, Holly Point, Rolling View, Sandling Beach and Shinleaf. Fishing, boating and swimming are only a few of the activities awaiting you on the water. On land, you can enjoy walking, mountain biking or camping along a portion of the state’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail. From recreation to environmental education, no matter what you are looking for, you are sure to discover it at Falls Lake.



YMCA at The Factorywf3
1839 S. Main Street, Suite 250
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 453-5500
The YMCA at The Factory was established in 2007 as a satellite branch of the Banks D. Kerr YMCA and is part of the YMCA of the Triangle, one of the largest YMCAs in the country. The YMCA at The Factory is a 21,000-square-foot facility that serves youth, adults and seniors in northern Wake County and Wake Forest through organized programs that promote good health, strong families, confident children and better communities.



Hill Ridge Farmswf4
703 Tarboro Road
Youngsville, NC
(919) 556-1771
Hill Ridge Farms is the Triangle’s best destination for old fashioned, educational family fun, just 20 minutes north of Raleigh in Youngsville, North Carolina. Bring your children and grandchildren to relive our heritage and enjoy a day in the country!



Wake Forest University Birthplace wf5
414 N. Main Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 556-2911
Wake Forest University’s roots are in the town of Wake Forest. It was here, in February of 1834, that the first class enrolled in Wake Forest College. The Calvin Jones House, built before 1820 and home to the first president of the college, was the center of activity at the school. Located in the Wake Forest Historic District, the house is “a lasting monument to the founders of Wake Forest College and the thousands of students who attended classes and graduated from the institution.” The Wake Forest College Birthplace collects preserves and displays the history of the town of Wake Forest as well as Wake Forest University. Visitors have access to an impressive collection of photos, books, college publications, furniture, documents, professors’ writings, medical, law and sports memorabilia.

For more information on things to do, visit the Wake Forest Community Calendar.

Parks and Recreation

The Wake Forest Parks & Recreation Department seeks to enhance the lives of the citizens of Wake Forest by offering a comprehensive system of parks, greenways, facilities, and open spaces coupled with cultural and athletic programs that promote education, health, and wellness.