Wake Forest NC is a small town right outside of Raleigh NC with a rich, historic background! Many people to this day still confuse the town of Wake Forest with where the Wake Forest University is located. Unfortunately, that is not the case. The University moved to its current location in Winston-Salem, NC back in 1956 but that’s another blog post altogether.
I am always receiving phone calls and email from buyers seeking a historic property in the Wake Forest NC Historic District. Well, that can be tricky – we have several! Wake Forest NC actually as three Historic Districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Glen Royall Mill Village Historic District – this area was included on the National Register in 1999. Glen Royall Mill Village has an extremely fascinating history which again, is for another blog post.
- Wake Forest Downtown Historic District – this area was included on the National Register in 2002. Comprised mainly of commercial opportunities the area is beautiful! Wake Forest NC has certainly done a phenomenal job of building the foot traffic in its retail downtown historic district.
- Wake Forest Historic District – this residential area was included on the National Register in 2003 and has some of the most beautiful historic homes I have EVER seen!
It’s also worth noting that the Town of Wake Forest NC has two designated landmark properties:
- I.O. Jones House – circa 1903
- Battle-Purnell House – circa 1802
So, the next time you are thinking of searching for historic property in Wake Forest NC be sure to let me know which district you are interested in. For more local information regarding the Historic Districts, some of the Historic Properties for Sale and general Wake Forest NC information feel free to give me a call at 919.649.6128 or simply send me an email.
You can also visit my website, Wake Forest NC House Chick, for a slideshow of some of the residential historic properties and more information regarding Life in Wake Forest NC and what it has to offer.