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Why Buy A Condo In Wake County, North Carolina?

Wake County, North Carolina Introduction
Wake County includes the county seat of Raleigh, NC. Raleigh is the capital of NC, and shares Wake County with eleven other municipalities. Not counting Durham (which is mostly in Durham County), the largest of these is Cary, NC. Cary is followed by Apex, Wake Forest and Holly Springs. Any of these would be a great place to buy a condo in Wake County, but we’ll look into the big 3 a bit more deeply.

We’ll get to know some of these cities and towns better, and find out everything you should probably know before you buy or rent a condo in Wake County, NC. We’ll explore the local climate, the people and the culture. We’ll see if we can figure out why people are so eager to buy a condo in Wake County, and look at 5 of the trendiest neighborhoods in the county. Hopefully, all this will give you a better sense of what it might be like to live there.



The Climate in Wake County
Wake County benefits from a moderate subtropical climate, with hot summers and mild winters. The temperature range is a key issue for people seeking to rent a condo in Wake County, NC. You will definitely need good air conditioning during the summer, but the rest of the year is quite comfortable.

The winters see average low temperatures in the mid 30s (F), and highs in the low 50s. Summers regularly see 80- and 90-degree days, and rains are frequent throughout July and August.

The national average is 28 inches of rain per year, and Wake County NC gets 46. However, the nation as a whole averages more than 2 feet of snow every winter, and Wake County on average sees only 4 inches. By and large, it is a sunny place, despite that rain. Most of the country averages just 205 sunny days every year, and Wake County averages 217.






Things To See And Do In Wake County
Wake County is an outdoors person's paradise, with three large state parks and more than 152 county parks. Anyone considering a Wake County condo purchase should also take a look around the countryside. The most popular locations include the Falls Lake State Recreation Area which consists of 26,000 acres of woodlands and the 12,000 acre Falls Lake. At William B. Umstead State Park there are 55,000 acres of woodlands to explore… amazing! The Jordan Lake State Recreation Area has nearly 47,000 acres of woodlands and Jordan Lake for a quick dip. Finally, the Capital Area Greenway system has 100 miles of walking and biking trails for all fitness enthusiasts.

History of Wake County North Carolina

History of Wake County North Carolina

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A History of Wake County

Before colonization, Wake County belonged to the Tuscarora Nation. The Tuscarora or Skarù:ręˀ were an Iroquois-speaking people with their origins in the Great Lakes region. They settled in the Carolinas long before contact with Europeans occurred.

After colonization and several violent wars, the American Colonies formed Wake County in 1770. They had organized militia units for the revolutionary war by 1771. Raleigh did not become the state capital until 1794. 1865 saw the Civil War battle of Morrisville Station in Wake County. The 20th century saw great economic gains and recessions, but by 2014 the county’s population exceeded 1 million people, making buying a condo in Wake County, NC a much more approachable option.

North Carolina is traditionally a Swing State, but Wake County has voted largely Democrat since 2008. Internally, Raleigh tends to lean Democrat, where the rural parts lean Republican. The cities of Cary and Apex show no clear, consistent preference.

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Wake County Namesake

Wake County Namesake

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How Wake County Got Its Name
When ground was broken for the new county seat (and soon to be capital) in 1792, the county was named wake after Margaret Wake Tryon. She was the wife of the colonial governor at the time, William Tryon. Wake was an expert in military strategy, and the daughter of the East India Company's Governor of Bombay.

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Wake County, North Carolina Introduction
Wake County includes the county seat of Raleigh, NC. Raleigh is the capital of NC, and shares Wake County with eleven other municipalities. Not counting Durham (which is mostly in Durham County), the largest of these is Cary, NC. Cary is followed by Apex, Wake Forest and Holly Springs. Any of these would be a great place to buy a condo in Wake County, but we’ll look into the big 3 a bit more deeply.

We’ll get to know some of these cities and towns better, and find out everything you should probably know before you buy or rent a condo in Wake County, NC. We’ll explore the local climate, the people and the culture. We’ll see if we can figure out why people are so eager to buy a condo in Wake County, and look at 5 of the trendiest neighborhoods in the county. Hopefully, all this will give you a better sense of what it might be like to live there.



The Climate in Wake County
Wake County benefits from a moderate subtropical climate, with hot summers and mild winters. The temperature range is a key issue for people seeking to rent a condo in Wake County, NC. You will definitely need good air conditioning during the summer, but the rest of the year is quite comfortable.

The winters see average low temperatures in the mid 30s (F), and highs in the low 50s. Summers regularly see 80- and 90-degree days, and rains are frequent throughout July and August.

The national average is 28 inches of rain per year, and Wake County NC gets 46. However, the nation as a whole averages more than 2 feet of snow every winter, and Wake County on average sees only 4 inches. By and large, it is a sunny place, despite that rain. Most of the country averages just 205 sunny days every year, and Wake County averages 217.






Things To See And Do In Wake County
Wake County is an outdoors person's paradise, with three large state parks and more than 152 county parks. Anyone considering a Wake County condo purchase should also take a look around the countryside. The most popular locations include the Falls Lake State Recreation Area which consists of 26,000 acres of woodlands and the 12,000 acre Falls Lake. At William B. Umstead State Park there are 55,000 acres of woodlands to explore… amazing! The Jordan Lake State Recreation Area has nearly 47,000 acres of woodlands and Jordan Lake for a quick dip. Finally, the Capital Area Greenway system has 100 miles of walking and biking trails for all fitness enthusiasts.

Wake County, NC Demographics

Wake County, NC Demographics

Wake County Demographics

Population
The 2020 Census lists 1,129,410 people in Wake County, up from 900,993 in 2010. The population was approximately 51.4% female and 48.6% male at that time.

Wake County had 453,345 housing units in 2019, 63.9% of which were owner-occupied. More than 12,500 building permits were issued in 2020 alone, so buying and renting condos in Wake County should be fairly easy for the foreseeable future.

Household income
As of 2019, the median household income for residents of Wake County was $84,215, up 5.31% from the previous year. This is higher than Other nearby counties in NC by a fair margin.

Education
About 93% of Wake County residents have high school diplomas, and fully 54% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Average salary
As of 2019, the average salary for men in Wake County was $64,597 per year, while women averaged $48,401.

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Why should you buy a condo in Wake County, NC?

Why should you buy a condo in Wake County, NC?

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Why Buy A Condo In Wake County?
Raleigh is one of the fastest growing cities in the US right now, having nearly doubled in size over the last 25 years. If you are buying a condo in Wake County, NC, the vast majority of them will be found in and around Raleigh.

Wake County Art and Culture
Another great reason to buy a Wake County condo is that there is so much going on in the area! This includes events such as the Chinese Lantern Festival, Galaxy Fun Park, the NC State Fair, the African American Cultural Center, the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park, The Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Bass Lake Park and the Haywood Hall House and Gardens.



Top 3 Reasons People Want To Buy Wake County Condos
Here are 3 of the best reasons for buying a condo in Wake County, North Carolina:

The people are amazing. No, really. They are incredibly friendly. Apex, NC was called the best place to live in the US by Money Magazine, mostly for that reason.
There are plenty of jobs. Glassdoor called Raleigh the best city in the nation to find a job in 2015.
Homes are affordable. Even the suburbs of Raleigh are affordable, and the prices go down the farther you get from the big cities.

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Why Wake County?

Why Wake County?

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Will A Salt Lake County Condo Suit You And Your Family? Wake County is one of the best places in North Carolina to live by several different metrics. It is prosperous, welcoming and culturally diverse. It has the urban and rural amenities people want access to, and its housing process is generally accessible. It won’t be too hard to find a condo for sale in Wake County, and you shouldn’t have to pay an arm and a leg for one once you do find it. But can you see yourself and your family being happy in Wake County? The Raleigh-Cary Metropolitan Area is huge, and contains just about everything you could want from the city, the suburbs and the open rural countryside. But that doesn’t mean Wake County is right for you or for your family. Not necessarily. In the end, you’ll have to visit, and see for yourself.

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