Why Wake Forest is popular to visit and to live
With about 220 sunny days a year, the future is bright in Wake Forest. Centrally located between the Blue Ridge Mountains in the west and the beaches in the east, Wake Forest offers the best of both worlds. An average snowfall of 7.5 inches temporarily transforms the rolling hills of the Triangle into a short-lived winter wonderland. Balmy summer days, with average temperatures in the mid-to-high 80’s, sends residents packing for the lakes and beaches. An average yearly temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit is one reason why the area is known as “the great outdoors.”
The success of The Greater Wake Forest Region lies in its cultural and ethnic diversity. The region’s international flavor and rich heritage comes to life in its cultural and historical attractions. From the North Carolina Symphony and Broadway-style theatrical performances to the state’s museums of art, history and natural sciences, as well as professional hockey, minor league baseball, arena football and Atlantic Coast Conference college basketball, the region is living proof that “variety is the spice of life.”
Since its beginnings, The Greater Wake Forest Region has been driven by a pioneering spirit fueled by the quest for knowledge. Founded in 1823, the “Wake Forest Academy for Boys” was later expanded to include girls. In 1834, the campus was bought by the North Carolina Baptist Convention and named the “Manual Labor Institute.” By 1840, the laying of the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Track sparked an enrollment growth leading the school to change its name to “Wake Forest College.” The late 1880s brought the relocation of the railroad station from Forestville to Wake Forest spawning an economic boon that continues today. Wake Forest College moved to Winston-Salem, N.C., in 1956 leaving the campus to its current occupants – Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Southeastern College at Wake Forest. Then in the 1970s, the Triangle region was catapulted into national prominence with the creation of the Research Triangle Park, the first planned research park of its kind in the U.S. Today, the region continues to lead the way in cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art engineering. When it comes to being a trailblazer, the Triangle has history on its side.
The secret of The Greater Wake Forest Region’s success can be found in the classroom. Business and government leaders know that knowledge is power. The Triangle offers traditional public schools, magnet schools, as well as private and charter schools. As for colleges and universities, the Triangle ranks at the top of the class in several degree programs at nationally acclaimed Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.
Nestled within acres of scenic parks, lakes and golf courses, the opportunities for outdoor recreation in Wake Forest are limitless. The Wake Forest Park System includes 12 parks offering a variety of recreational amenities, including access to ball fields, hiking trails, playgrounds and an off-leash dog park.
Five Golf Courses in the area including the award winning Heritage Golf Club.
Wake Forest Reservoir in the heart of town offers a convenient place to canoe or kayak.
Falls Lake State Recreation Area just moments away, provides a large lake for fishing, swimming and boating, and thousands of wooded acres for hiking, mountain biking and camping.
Wake Forest Parks and Recreation offers organized sports opportunities for youth and adults, including baseball, softball, basketball and pickleball leagues. The department also offers summer sports camps, tennis leagues, lessons and clinics, and baseball leagues for children with special needs.
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