Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 2019

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Spring 2019 63 Davie, the town administrator, put it this way: "You can live like a king here, like a king." One current listing is a circa 1903 yellow showcase, a 5-bedroom, 4.5 bath, 3,600- square-foot colonial with original heart pine hardwood flooring, 10-foot ceilings, and transom windows, all on a one-acre spread that for 16 years has operated as the "Ivy Bed and Breakfast." Asking price: "$294,000. "Your money can go far here," said April Emory, who as the listing agent with Allen Tate Realtors in Wake Forest noted that the "turnkey" B&B, for an additional price, could be attractive to an entrepreneur with a culinary background. And, she said, it's within walking distance to downtown, itself about to see the arrival of a brewery, Bragging Rooster Beer and Mead, this year. e allure, she said, also includes Warren- ton's location near not one, but two recre- ational bodies of water, Lake Gaston and Kerr Lake, plus its proximity (some 1 hour and 15 minutes) to Raleigh-Durham Inter- national Airport. At the downtown offices of e Warren Record, meanwhile, Jennifer Harris has staked her claim as a Warrenton boomerang child. "When I left for college, I said, 'I'm never coming back,'" she said. But she did. In fact, she's now the editor of a weekly that touts serving up hometown news since 1896. And there's no regrets in this place where familiarity is seen not a curse but as a blessing. "You can spot people a mile away when they're not from here," she said. "ere's a sense of comradery. You can dislike some- body, but when the chips are down, you come to their aid." PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF ALLEN TATE REALTORS, WAKE FOREST This circa 1903 home on Warrenton's North Main Street, now serving as a bed and breakfast and just a short walk to downtown, is on the market for $294,000. "Your money can go far here," said April Emory, the listing agent with Allen Tate Realtors in Wake Forest.

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