Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2018

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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48 Summer 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine PHOTOGRAPHS BY PHILIP M. READ Kelsey Whiteley, above, a 26-year-old transplant from Maryland, working at Havana's restaurant: "It's a true Southern beach town." Below, atop Hurricane Alley's restaurant, visitors from California indulge in — what else — a mixed drink called a "Hurricane," a sweet alcoholic concoction made with rum, fruit juice, and syrup or grenadine. e trio, all wearing L.A. Dodgers caps, were enjoying their oceanside drinks. "Hurricanes," Christensen said of their drink orders. "We're at Hurricane's." "Had to have the signature drink," Demke said. Not far away, Imani Stevons of Durham was coming off the beach with her daughters, Zayloni and Jolani, in tow. It was bringing back memories. "I went here before with my grandma," said the just-turned 25-year-old. "Today's my birthday, and I'm taking my twins." If you're thinking of staking a claim here, as in buying a seaside home in what is known as Pleasure Island, Chris Hoskins of Intra- coastal Realty notes that there are ocean-view condos on the market for less than $200.000, ones that might even have a positive cash flow. "ey could easily rent it out all sum- mer," he said. Venture north on your way to Joyner Ma- rina and you're likely to drive on Georgia Avenue and pass a custom-built 3-bedroom, 2-bath yellow home with views of Myrtle Grove Sound, priced at $469,900. "French doors in master lead to a private deck with a jacuzzi to relax and listen to the lapping of the ocean waves," reads the ad copy. Once at Joyner Marina, where the boat basin meets the intercoastal waterway, there's the exclusive gated community called "Oceana," where a waterfront 6-bedroom, Continued on Page 50 ❱❱

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