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With plentiful sunshine, lakes, a dash of snow here and there, and a rich cultural and ethnic heritage, Wake Forest has it all. It offers small-town life in the midst of the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, which is formed by the bigger cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
Downtown Wake Forest, North Carolina strikes a perfect balance of historic charm and modernity. A farmer's market along with casual and high-end dining satisfies any pallet, and if you need to lighten your wallet, there's plenty of shopping in the area. Downtown also has a thriving art scene, and residents enjoy the many studios and galleries.
Nature lovers can't go wrong in Wake Forest. For one, there's plenty of golfing. For another, the town prides itself on its green space, and its greenways are a shining example of this approach to recreation. For example, the Wake Forest Reservoir Soft Trail offers natural surfaces in a forest setting, while the trails at H.L. Miller Park offer more typical paved pathways for greenway users. Beach lovers flock to coastal Wrightsville Beach, which is only about two and a half hours from Wake Forest. Much closer to Wake Forest, NC, is the Falls Lake State Recreation Area, just 12 miles away. You'll find plenty of swimming and beaches here as well, along with loads of fun with camping, hiking, swimming, and more.