Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

FALL 2017

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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18 Autumn 2017 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine By Philip M. Read K rista Pimentel, who counts herself among the millennial generation, is part of a vanguard. "I'm a city girl," she said from her new digs, a second-story apartment overlooking historic downtown Wake Forest, once perceived exclusively as the "rural edge" of the ever-growing circle around the state capital. Now 27, she arrived with her family as a transplant at the age of 17 to a Wake Forest yet to experience much of an awakening. It was a long way from her native Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., now a city of some 174,000 souls. ere was, in her own words, "culture shock." "I came from that fast-paced lifestyle," she said. She implored her parents for a second chance. "Can't we live in Raleigh?" she asked. But they stayed. And for Pimentel, there's no looking back. "e small town that's not Cover Story STANTEC As shown in this artist's rendering, outdoor seating, imagined here at the White Street Brewery and Shorty's, is seen as key to making Wake Forest's downtown more pedestrian friendly. Downtown You can always go And planners envision a future where you always will

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