Video: Living in … Wake Forest’s Dansforth

Posted on 09/30/13 No Comments

Yes, the university used to be located here. But that was a long time ago.

However, something that hasn’t changed in Wake Forest, NC since the school of its namesake relocated to Winston-Salem, is its small town livability. An historic charm permeates this north Wake County town, which is now home to the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. It’s also home to the community of Dansforth, a planned development of well over 200 homes that was established in 2002.

Dansforth is located off of Burlington Mills Road, which reaches across this still rural area, connecting US 1 and US 401. The neighborhood is bordered by creeks and welcomes families seeking homes in a wide array of price ranges, but with no difference in build quality, thanks to the amenities and care provided by Centex, the community’s developer.

Dansforth has an active pool and clubhouse which provides families all summer long with ways to keep busy, from formal pool parties to community cook-outs. The HOA was established in 2006 and remains diligent on assisting its families in their effort to keep the streets well-maintained and property values in line with the market. Without question, they do a great job.

Wake Forest is not unlike Apex, NC, which is considered one of our country’s best small towns. It has a personable village with a number of large, well-kept homes rich with Southern history and architecture. Yet, the convenience and efficiency of major highways make this corner of Wake County an easy commute from places like Downtown Raleigh and even RTP, thanks to US 1 and Hwy. 540.

Between the terrific small restaurants to its well-regarded public schools, Wake Forest is an excellent place to call home. And with a community like Dansforth providing affordable homes and quality of life, there’s little not to like about this terrific corner of the Triangle.


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