The Best of Wake Forest Fine Living

Moving to the Raleigh-Durham area? Prefer quiet and custom to crammed and cookie-cutter? Welcome, you’re looking in the right place. The Wake Forest lifestyle - the way you’ve always wanted to live - is waiting for you.

With a population of over 35,000, Wake Forest is continuing to play a strong role in the steady growth recognized nation-wide in the Triangle. The home to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, the community has stayed true to its rich heritage and academic history. Wake Forest offers a vibrant downtown where residents enjoy restaurants, shopping, festivals and art galleries. The town also has many public parks with playgrounds, ball fields, ponds, pools and walking trails for the whole family to enjoy.

Wake Forest is located less than 10 minutes from Raleigh where a wealth of shopping, entertainment, sports facilities, and educational and arts venues can be found. With its close proximity to the Research Triangle Park, RDU International Airport, the Triangle’s universities, Wake Forest is the perfect place to enjoy a small town quality of life with the convenient benefits of city living.

Stony Bend

Living in the Stony Bend neighborhood, you’re close to the best of Wake Forest Fine Living, but just on the edge - close enough to escape to the country. The Stony Bend neighborhood in Wake Forest is located just north of Falls Lake in beautiful rolling terrain and old-growth forests. It was developed, both in style and layout, with an understanding of the discriminating resident - generous estates that are attractive, roomy without being ostentatious. It is located just north of Hwy 98 to the west of Wake Forest, within walking distance to the Hasentree Country Club and Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Stony Bend provides a welcome blend of space and community, all within an easy commute of all that Wake Forest and the Triangle have to offer.

The Neighbors Say…

  • What is nearby? Stony Hill FD, Stony Hill Baptist Church, Falls Lake SP (includes BW Wells, Holly Point, Shinleaf, Sandling Beach, Rolling View, Oak Hill), Historic Wake Forest

  • Where do we shop?  Home Depot, Petsmart, Staples, Kohls, Target, Walmart, Kroger, Food Lion and much more are located 2-5 miles on Hwy 98 and US-1(Capital Blvd)

  • Where do we eat?  Carolina Ale House, Texas Road House, Applebee’s, Goodberry’s Ice Cream and much more!

  • Where do the kids attend school?  Wake Forest HS, Wakefield Middle and North Forest Pines Elementary school.

  • Where are the nearby colleges and universities?  NC State, Carolina and Duke are well known but don’t forget NC Central, Meredith, Peace, St Mary’s, Shaw, SE Baptist Theological Seminary among others.

  • Where are hospitals?  Rex Medical Center is closest but Wake Medical Center is nearby in North Raleigh

  • Activities for kids?  There is Wake Forest Scouting Troop, Indian Princess, Girl Scouts, Wakefield YMCA, CASL Soccer and other kids sporting leagues. Wake Forest has a city pool and Sandling Beach and Rolling View have lake swimming.

  • If you like nature, B W Wells SP is 1 mile away.  Open year around for hiking, biking, walking your dog or group camping.  The Rock Cliff Farm area is a preserved historic 1900’s farm property.  Visit for more information.  The MTS (mountain to sea) trail is located nearby as well.  Blue Jay Point is 4 miles away with hiking, nature center, soccer and more.  Boating ramps are located on Creedmoor Road and Six Forks for motorized craft.  If quiet boating or fishing is your thing, try Beaverdam Lake about 4 miles on Old Weaver Trail.

Historic Note:  although Wake Forest was founded in the late 1800’s, Forestville preceded the town with a railroad station until 1875.  Nearby Old Weaver Trail marks the location of a 400 year old Indian trading trail later used by early settlers.  Scattered home sites with stone chimneys remain in the woods. Falls Lake is formed by the Neuse River and, in prohibition days, the remote wooded area was popular to moonshiners.  The area was known as the ‘Harricanes’.  A walk in the woods may net you a random glass jug to this day as this explorer can truthfully testify.

1005 Rivermead Lane, Wake Forest, NC 27587

One of the best residential opportunities to live and enjoy the Wake Forest lifestyle is now available to purchase. 1005 Rivermead Lane is a welcoming home, designed and positioned to take advantage of the natural beauty on the property and in the neighborhood - a creek meanders along the eastern property line on its way to Falls Lake. The attractive curb appeal welcomes your guests as they turn onto the long driveway…right up to the broad front porch with plenty of room for rocking chairs and a swing.

The home has a traditional Carolina open floor plan - the guest foyer opens to a formal dining room and living room, crafted with fine millwork details, wainscoting, and moldings. The gorgeous hardwood floors lead to the rear of the main level where there is a huge entertainers kitchen. At the access from the 3-car garage, there is a mud room/family foyer. The family living space includes a fireplace and large breakfast nook that leads onto an awesome deck. Spending just a few minutes in this space, it is easy to envision the comfortable lifestyle this home provides. The huge center island in the kitchen will surely be the place where your guests congregate, and you will be proud to show off the fine features including black granite, custom cherry casework, and stainless appliances.

Upstairs, you will find much more of the same - great quality and smart floorplan. The master retreat stretches over the entire right side of the second floor and includes a separate lounge area that could be converted to a fantastic dressing room. The master bath is spacious and inviting, with double sinks, jetted tub, and opens to the huge walk-in closet. There are three additional good-sized bedrooms and large hall bath, as well as a generous laundry upstairs. The bonus room is truly an excellent space and has a separate stair that leads to the kitchen/mud room area.

As if the luxurious appointments weren’t sufficient to satisfy the discriminating homeowner, this home has been outfitted with a three car garage (epoxy floors and built-in casework), and a huge workshop area with rollup door under the crawl space (built-in work bench, storage, and lighting) - the previous owner had plenty of space to pursue his passion for restoring late-model Pontiac’s. Additionally, the outside lighting has been upgraded to motion-sensitive control, there is a split HVAC system with propane on the first level (natural gas line at the street), there is an invisible fence system in place, and the deck and porch have been treated, the interior has been painted and carpet replaced within the past year. Ready to move in yet?

It’s may be obvious from this description that 1005 Rivermead Lane is a fantastic home and offers a great opportunity to start living the kind of lifestyle you’ve been looking for…

Honestly though, you really should experience this home in person. We’d be happy to give you a personal tour!