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Welcome to Youngsville!

Youngsville is a small-town community located north of Raleigh, near Wake Forest and Highway 96. Youngsville is a quaint town where your neighbors know your name. You will also find great amenities and enjoy a short commute to the city of Raleigh. 

This lovely town is home to a diverse population, including young professionals, growing families, and retirees. When you take a deeper look at Youngsville, you will find unique antique stores, convenient shopping, and recreational activities for all to enjoy. The Yacht Club is a fan favorite, with rave reviews about the rare draft beer selection and occasional live music. Since Youngsville is conveniently located between several surrounding cities, many people find the commute to Raleigh and nearby towns a breeze!

A Neighborhood for All Tastes

Youngsville might be one of the Raleigh area's most attractive hidden gems—and if you're looking to find a home here, Property Specific Realty would love to help. As your Raleigh area experts, we know all the insider details—feel free to contact us with any other questions you might have.

Youngsville by the Numbers

Getting Around

Raleigh Durham Int'l Airport: 29 miles, about 33 minutes
Research Triangle Park: 31 miles, about 34 minutes
The Mountains: 188 miles, about 3 hours
The Beach: 144 miles, about 2.20 hours


Population: 2,790
Zip code: 27596
County: Franklin
Number of Parks: 3

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Live, Work, and Play in Youngsville

Putting Education First

Wake Forest was born as a college town, and education has always been an important part of its history. That still rings true today as the suburb and surrounding county cultivated one of the best education systems in North Carolina. As part of the Wake County Public School System, the town has three high schools, two middle schools, and six elementary schools. Children can also attend any of the three charter schools or two private schools. Enrollment averages in the hundreds for early education and between 1,500 and 2,000 for high school, ensuring students receive attentive instruction.

The Charm of a College Town

There’s always something going on in Downtown Wake Forest! Whether you’re looking for a unique gift, a delicious meal, or a fun night out, you’ll find it here. Our locally owned shops offer a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, and our restaurants are perfect for any occasion. Plus, there’s always something happening downtown - from live music to festivals to farmers markets, there’s always something to do! So come on downtown and see what all the fuss is about!

A Short Drive to Downtown Raleigh

Though there is plenty to do in Wake Forest, anyone looking to get away for a few hours can take a quick drive south down US-1 toward Downtown Raleigh. Contrasting the small-town appearance of Downtown Wake Forest, Downtown Raleigh is peppered with towering skyscrapers that cast long shadows on scatterings of historical buildings. Ample dining, entertainment, and exploration await in this beautiful metropolis. Ride rickshaws through the city streets, explore the North Carolina Museum of Art or stop for a quick bite at Pit Authentic BBQ Restaurant in the City of Oaks.

Getting Close to Nature

Wake Forest offers plenty of opportunities for residents that want to connect with the great outdoors. E. Carroll Joyner Park spans 117 acres and blends history with open-air fun through restored farm buildings, miles of walking trails, fishing, a pecan grove, and a vibrant garden. For a bit more adventure in the crisp North Carolina air, travel west to Falls Lake for camping, hiking, biking, and boating across 12,000 acres of preserved land.
The serenity of Wake Forest can be right outside your door, providing you immediate access to everything this peaceful suburb has to offer. Contact us today to discuss your move to Wake Forest and for automatic updates on newly listed properties.

Falls Lake

Open year-round, Falls Lake State Recreation Area is a treasure trove of beaches, camping areas, and biking trails. This 12,000-acre lake with 26,000 acres of surrounding woodlands has six different recreation areas with boating, swimming, fishing, and other fun water activities. If you are a land lover, the woodlands have walking, hiking, and mountain bike trails. Or check out the scenic hiking and camping along the Mountains to Sea Trail. The Recreation area has over 300 campsites with various amenities like primitive tent camping, group camps, and RV hookups. If you are looking for a home close to fun activities for you and your family, check out our listings in the Wake Forest area

Heritage Area

The Heritage area is one of the best housing development areas found anywhere. If you want a master-planned community to live in, the Heritage area of Wake Forest is for you. This 2,000-acre, award-winning, master-planned community is in southeast Wake Forest. Close to Raleigh, Rolesville, Youngsville, and Zebulon, Heritage offers many amenities like a swimming pool, tennis court, golf club, greenways, parks, playgrounds, and more. Eighteen neighborhoods make up the Heritage area with homes for every taste and price, from townhomes to executive luxury homes. Buyers can choose from various styles and floor plans, from established homes to new construction. Call and let us show you the large variety of homes and extensive amenities Heritage offers.

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