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Wake County NC Homes

Home to North Carolina's capital city of Raleigh, Wake County is the second most populated county in the state.

Wake County is the 9th fastest-growing county in the U.S. This is not surprising since the Triangle Area - of which Wake County is a part - has been named by numerous publications as a wonderful place to live and work.

The Triangle area is home to the Research Triangle Park (RTP) which is the largest industrial park in the country. More than 160 companies call RTP home and together they employ over 50,000 people.

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Educational Opportunities Abound

Pursuing Higher Education

In addition to the excellent reputation enjoyed by the Triangle area, many people also relocate to Wake County for their education. Wake County boasts eight higher learning institutions including: North Carolina State University, Campbell University's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Peace College, Shaw University, Saint Augustine's College, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Wake Technical Community College. Plus, there are many institutions and opportunities for continued education in medical and technical fields.

Choices For School Aged Residents

Residents of Wake County are served by the Wake County Public School System. In addition to the elementary, middle, and high schools available in the county level school system, Wake County is home to a number of excellent charter schools and private schools.

Wake County Libraries

Operating 20 branches, the Wake County Public Library system boasts modern facilities, an easy to use website, and excellent community programs. Many residents in the Five County area choose to get a Wake County Library card, even if they live in a neighboring county.

Things To Do In & Around Wake County NC

Since it is home to the state capital, Wake County is a cultural hub boasting many museums and performing arts venues. These include:

  • North Carolina Museum of Art
  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • North Carolina Museum of History
  • Raleigh City Museum
  • Marbles Kid's Museum
  • J.C. Raulston Arboretum
  • Joel Lane House
  • Page-Walker Hotel
  • Mordecai House
  • North Carolina Railroad Museum
  • Pope House Museum
  • North Carolina Contemporary Art Museum
  • Artspace
  • Walnut Creek Amphiheatre
  • Duke Energy Center For The Performing Arts complex
  • Raleigh Little Theatre
  • Theatre In The Park
  • Stewart Theater
  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • And many more

The North Carolina Symphony, Opera Company of North Carolina, the North Carolina Theatre, and Carolina Ballet also call Wake County home.

Sports Teams

Wake County is home to many professional, college, and amateur sports teams. Most notably the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team in Raleigh, the Carolina Railhawks soccer team in Cary, and the Carolina Mudcats baseball team in Zebulon.

At the college level, excellent sports programs across the Triangle evoke deep loyalty among local residents and sometimes cause heated debates as to whose team is best.

Wake County Parks & Recreation

In addition to three state parks including the Falls Lake State Recreation Area in Northern Wake, there are 152 community parks and facilities. Notably, the Parks & Rec departments in each town offer many programs for local residents.

Some favorite Eastern Wake parks include:

  • Blue Jay Point Park
  • Durant Nature Preserve
  • Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center
  • Knightdale Station Park
  • Zebulon Community Park
  • Fantasy Lake Scuba Park
  • Joyner Park in Wake Forest
  • Plus many small community parks

Easy Travel From Mountains To Sea

Thanks to the Raleigh-Durham International airport (RDU) and Wake County's central NC location, travel for business or pleasure is easy. Being home to NC's capital also means Wake County residents have quick access to interstate highways.

Many Wake County NC residents choose to vacation in state, since NC features beautiful mountains and gorgeous beaches. The Outer Banks, for instance are just under 3 hours away, and Asheville, NC is about 4 hours away.

As one of the original 13 colonies, North Carolina has a rich history and offers many opportunities to visit historical sites. Some favorites include:

  • Revolutionary & Civil War Battlefields
  • Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington
  • Biltmore Estates in Asheville
  • Pirate Sites in Beaufort & the Outer Banks
  • Fort Macon
  • Wright Brothers Memorial in Kitty Hawk

Wake County NC Real Estate

Statistics (Updated April 2023)

  • Populations: ~1.1M
  • Household Median Income: $83,567
  • Unemployment: 3.3%
  • Median Age: 36
  • Median Home Value: $459,094
  • Home Values Up 2.4%

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Consider Eastern Wake County NC

Since many who relocate to the Triangle call the Western Wake County area home, the communities there have seen the most growth and development. Meanwhile, the Eastern half of Wake County has grown steadily, but still offers more rural landscape. Home buyers considering relocating to the Triangle area will also find that Eastern Wake County presents an opportunity to get more house and land for the money compared to other parts of the Triangle.

Home buyers in Eastern Wake County will find plenty of beautiful neighborhoods and home options to choose from. Whether you're searching for room to roam, a golf course community, or a popular swimming pool neighborhood, you can find it in Eastern Wake county

Take a look at the towns in Eastern Wake County and browse homes for sale. To learn more about a community or to schedule a showing of a real estate listing, contact the Five County Specialists at 919-887-5114.

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Selling Wake County NC Real Estate

If you already live in Wake County NC and need to list your home, our team of real estate experts has an excellent track record for selling homes quickly for as much money as possible. Get in touch with your Five County Specialists at 919-887-5114. First, we'll help you determine the value of your property so that we can price it correctly for the current real estate market. Then, we'll be by your side throughout the entire real estate transaction and beyond.

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