Wake County

Wake County Rural Living

While many first think of Raleigh and its urban landscape, Wake County has its rural side too. Nineteen percent of the county is rural. It has within its boundaries three state parks and seven county parks, offering miles of hiking and equestrian trails, boating, swimming, sheltered picnicking, and fishing.

Of its twelve cities and towns you’ll be able to take your pick from large cities to charming small towns. Wake County offers much for the horse enthusiast: a top of the line horse show facility: Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, trails open to the public, equine vets, farriers, farm stores, hay producers, and tack shops.

Next to the horse complex, The NC State Fairgrounds hosts a variety of events all year round in addition to the annual State Fair which is in October. The Raleigh Flea Market, located on the fairgrounds, is open rain or shine every weekend except during the State Fair in Oct. The flea market offers everything from antiques to hotdogs with inside and outside vendors.

The State Farmers Market covers 30,000 square feet at its location on 1208 Farmers Market Drive, Raleigh, NC. In addition to fresh produce, plants, and other specialty items produced on local farms. The market also has shops selling old-fashioned candies, N.C. gifts, soaps, and lotions. There are two Restaurants including a Seafood Restaurant offering fresh NC seafood. The Farmers Market website has all information and forms needed to be a vendor as well has what they have to offer for both wholesale and retail buyers. http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/facilities/markets/raleigh/

When you buy a farm or ranch in Wake County you truly benefit from both the urban convenience and the country life of Wake County living.