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Old 07-10-2009, 05:53 AM
 
Location: S.E. US
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I've always liked Wake Forest, and am happy to see it's made the list of America's 100 safest cities.

Top 100 Safest cities to live in the USA - Neighborhood Scout
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:14 AM
 
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It's easy to be safe when you're small and spread out. Stay tuned as that's changing rapidly.

Also there are already many areas of Wake Forest (keep in mind all that entails ie not just WF proper) that aren't all that "safe" looking to me and which I have no desire to be in whatsoever - and again that area is growing rapidly, no doubt at least in part to "promos" like this, which just lure more people in.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:20 PM
 
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Wow I can't believe we are ranked higher than Peachtree City.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Congratulations to Wake Forest!

About six years ago, I was showing houses in Heritage in WF and I remember my client (coming in from Charlotte) commented on how rural Wake Forest was. Well, it has changed. It still has the feel of a small historic town but has grown to a point that everything you need is close by. It is one of my favorite areas. Wake Forest today reminds me of Cary a few years back.

Vicki
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:48 PM
 
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Congratulations to Wake Forest!

About six years ago, I was showing houses in Heritage in WF and I remember my client (coming in from Charlotte) commented on how rural Wake Forest was. Well, it has changed. It still has the feel of a small historic town but has grown to a point that everything you need is close by. It is one of my favorite areas. Wake Forest today reminds me of Cary a few years back.

Vicki
You're right about that. In my first stint in Raleigh ('94 to '98) Wake Forest was kind of out there without much commercial activity. We moved back to the area a couple years ago and live near Heritage. There is so much within 5-10 minutes of our house we hardly venture out. We've yet to goto Cary/Apex/Holly Springs or anything that isn't Wake Forest/Downtown Raleigh/North Raleigh.
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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I've lived in the Wake Forest area for 18 years and remember when Capital Blvd was a little ole 2 laner after you passed the Kmart heading north. All trees after that! (Remember??!!) At that time, it was not a problem to live way out, because it was all drive time and no traffic (and gas prices were lower). Then as the construction came, so did the crowding, but then bigger roads. It is the ebb and tide of progress. I think the Town Planning Board has done a great job in keeping Wake Forest beautiful. Heritage has been one of the hubs for the town as far as beauty also. My out of state clients fall in love with that community when they see it.
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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I've lived in the Wake Forest area for 18 years and remember when Capital Blvd was a little ole 2 laner after you passed the Kmart heading north. All trees after that! (Remember??!!) At that time, it was not a problem to live way out, because it was all drive time and no traffic (and gas prices were lower). Then as the construction came, so did the crowding, but then bigger roads. It is the ebb and tide of progress. I think the Town Planning Board has done a great job in keeping Wake Forest beautiful. Heritage has been one of the hubs for the town as far as beauty also. My out of state clients fall in love with that community when they see it.
Out of state folks fall in love with most everything suburban around here. We get bigger roads and more traffic and crowding, not less. It is not a ebb and flow at all.
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Old 07-11-2009, 01:57 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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The crime rates include these zip codes :

"Wake Forest zip codes : 27571, 27587, 27522,27614,27596"

Isn't 27614 Raleigh proper???

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Old 07-11-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Doing the Happy "Safest" Wake Forest dance here! It certainly does not mean I will not get robbed or assalted or worse but it just means it was recognized when meansured against the others and there are 84 safer places in the US ofA! But I'll take it!
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Carolina
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I wish they would stop with these top whatever lists. It is nice to be considered near the top of some category, but it puts you on the radar for people thinking about moving. Before you know it, you have a influx of people and your town is no longer what it was.
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