If it’s true that where there’s smoke there’s fire, then there must be truth to the fact that where growth, there’s prosperity. The odds are that you won’t find anyone to argue against that point, but if you do you can always point to the 2007 findings by Forbes Magazine, which listed the town of Wake Forest, North Carolina as the 20th fastest growing suburb in the United States. In the years between 2000 and 2006, Wake Forest saw a 73 percent growth in its population, leaping from 12,588 residents to an estimated 22,000.
Its close proximity to Raleigh—the two cities are separated by only 18 miles—is good indication that a majority of Wake Forest’s new residents entered the community in order to find homes for their families outside of the city, but near enough to take advantage of the job opportunities in the nearby City of Oak. The fact that all six of its public schools fall under the domain of the Wake County Public School System is surely no drawback, that district having been identified as one of the best in the nation.
You can find apartments in the Raleigh/Wake Forest area that’ll situate you close to historic landmarks (The DuBois Center and the Calvin Jones Historical House) or the main thoroughfare into Raleigh (US 1).