Home of the Baptist seminary and formerly Wake Forest Univeristy Wake Forest has grown in significance with the burgeoning growth of Raleigh northward. From a quiet town 20 years ago Wake Forest is one of the more rapidly growing areas in Wake County with an relentless demand for housing and a real destination for families. Heritage in Wake Forest with is beautiful golf course has proven to be a major contributor and anchor location for new arrivals into Wake County. Wake Forest has seen tremendous growth over the last 10 years with the old Down Town area being part of the Renaissance Project for formerly rundown rural township areas. Its revitalization has been a boost for the town. There are numerous new home communities throughout the area.