Wake County hit 1,000,000 people in 2014, and is expected to reach 2,000,000 people by 2054. And, the current growth rate is 62 people per day. So, you have to ask yourself a few questions: Where are all these people moving to? What types of housing will accommodate the influx of growth? Where is the best city/town to move to?

Wake Forest is currently the 3rd most popular destination to establish residence to behind Raleigh and Cary. And, homebuilders are also in tune with these statistics. Here are the top rated luxury subdivisions in and around Wake Forest and Northern Wake County.


Known as one of the premier and most well-established family-friendly resort-style communities in Wake Forest, Hasentree offers residential homes from $400,000 to $1,000,000+.

The 800-acre community features four home collections: Signature, Executive, Carolina, and Golf Villas. With endless luxury amenities including three restaurants, two pools and 90-foot waterslide, lake, fitness center, children’s development corner, spa, tennis, and signature Tom Fazio golf course, Hasentree is everyday vacation living.

Waterstone Reserve

Located just minutes from downtown Wake Forest and easy routes to Raleigh, Durham, and RTP, Waterstone Reserve is one of the newest, residential communities and features custom-built homes on 1+ acre wooded lots priced from the $600,000s – $1,000,000+. Residents will enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Falls Lake State Recreation Area and have access to Hasentree Country Club’s amenities.

Falls Reserve

Falls Reserve defines the good life in a quiet, relaxing, peaceful destination to call home. Custom-built North Raleigh luxury homes bordering Wake Forest, start from the $700,000s on 1 to 2 acre secluded homesites near Falls Lake. With a secluded, heavily wooded neighborhood, residents will experience the serenity inside the community with access to countless possibilities and easy commutes to Raleigh, Cary, RTP, and Durham.

Bella Vista

Bella Vista means beautiful views. And that’s exactly what you see on the seventy-seven acre community in North Raleigh’s rolling countryside. With custom homes ranging from the $900,000s to $2,000,000+ and homesite options for basement and pool, Bella Vista is also conveniently located just north of I-540 with quick access to shopping, dining, parks, fitness centers, medical facilities, and RDU International Airport.

The Barony

Imagine estate living at its finest coupled with an unimaginable wooded location. With both, you have The Barony. Providing exclusivity of only 29 estate homes on 80 impressive acres, this $1,000,000+ gated luxury community is perfect for escaping the everyday hustle and bustle of city living. The Barony’s 2-acre lake provides amenities for canoeing, fishing, or paddle boating. For the enjoyment of residents, 20 acres of common area is available with future plans for walking trails and more.

Life is Good in Wake County

As the growth abounds and Wake County continues to welcome a steady flow of new people into the area, primarily from the Northeastern states of NY, NJ, CT we will begin to realize more retail establishments, corporate headquarters, and of course, many more new luxury subdivisions to be developed in and around Wake Forest to accommodate the high demand for upscale living and all-inclusive amenity rich communities catering to all types of lifestyles.

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This post was created in collaboration with the Wake Forest Blog editorial team and 919 Blog contributor Carla Williams for exclusive digital publication via TBN