Wakefield, Wake County, NC
Wakefield in Wake County, North Carolina
The Wakefield community is within the Raleigh, North Carolina city limits. Wakefield is in the north quadrant of the city and is contiguous to the town of Wake Forest. It is a master planned development of estate homes, executive homes and townhouses that are anchored by a well-known golf course.
The location is suburban and peaceful but also an easy commute to the Research Triangle Park. RTP is a major center for research and development and is headquarters for different nationally known corporations. RTP is strategically located between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and North Carolina State University.
Wakefield delivers quality housing, recreation and convenience to many who are professionally affiliated with RTP in addition to those who find the location a good fit for a variety of other reasons.
Wakefield is just minutes from RTP, Raleigh International Airport and right next to Falls Lake State Recreation area. If fact, some homes in Wakefield enjoy lake views. The state recreation area offers hiking, boating, camping and swimming. Wakefield is only two hours from the Outer Banks of North Carolina and a three hour drive to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Wakefield includes a cluster of modern award winning public schools that are centrally located within the development. The grouping includes an elementary, middle and high school. Because the school sites abut one another, they are able to share assets such as gymnasiums, ball fields and auditorium. Wakefield community includes an 18-hole golf course designed by Hal Irwin.
The golf course is proud to be a part of the PGA tour network. The sports club is equipped with eight hydro-clay tennis courts, children’s playground, fitness center and three swimming pools. There is also a modern YMCA facility in Wakefield for those who choose not to join the sports club.
Rex Healthcare, a major health care center is headquartered in this community and delivers convenient access to all needed health services for every age group.
All major national retailers have outlets in or near this community. Major national grocery stores and department stores are in the neighborhood as well as a few excellent local grocers and shops. Regional shopping centers in Raleigh and Durham are easy to get to. The town of Wake Forest boasts a quaint village with unique shops and restaurants.
Size and Cost of Available Housing
Currently, there are over 100 homes for sale listed by Realtors in Wakefield. They start at $98,000 for a 3 bedroom townhouse with 3 bathrooms up to $3,299,000 for a 5 bedroom mansion with 7 bathrooms. The wide range of housing prices and styles support a wholesome and diverse environment.
Wakefield is a great community for the executive or professional who is at the top of her game. It is also a safe and comfortable community for families who are just beginning the climb.