Downtown Development

Downtown Wake ForestIn October 2012 the Town of Wake Forest welcomed Wake Forest Downtown, Inc. (WFD) after the Board of Commissioners agreed to bring the executive director position of WFD in-house at the request of the organization's board of directors. Under the arrangement, WFD headquarters are located on the first floor of Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks Street. Wake Forest Downtown's Board of Directors will continue in its current capacity as a 501(c)(3) organization. 


Wake Forest Downtown, Inc. Website

The Wake Forest Downtown, Inc. website can be viewed at The new and improved site is a portal to all things related to historic downtown Wake Forest. Featuring an updated homepage, a streamlined navigation system, and a more user-friendly design, the site provides information about downtown merchants, business opportunities, special events and much more.


Experience Downtown Wake Forest

Experience Downtown Wake Forest! From art galleries and specialty shops to coffee companies and consignment boutiques, Downtown Wake Forest is a vibrant, charming, historical and happening place to visit.


Wake Forest App

We've added a "Downtown WF" function to the Town of Wake Forest App. Use it as your official guide to downtown at your fingertips.


Main Street

As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Wake Forest Downtown, Inc.  is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.

All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.

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