Brook Forest Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Brook Forest is a neighborhood in north Raleigh, roughly a 15-minute drive from the downtown area. The community consists of just a small number of residences to the southwest of Carteret Drive and northeast of U.S. Highway 70/Glenwood Avenue. Only a handful of people reside in this .006-square-mile neighborhood. The zip code for Brook Forest is 27612, and it is within Wake County.
One of the city’s most prominent shopping centers and one of the largest malls in the southeastern U.S. is situated just south of the Brook Forest neighborhood, along Glenwood Avenue. A variety of specialty shops can be found within this multi-level indoor mall, as well as anchoring department stores. Among the major names are Coach, Macy’s, The Apple Store, Ann Taylor, Crate & Barrel, Barnes & Noble, Gap, Guess, and Old Navy. Because shoppers are always sure to work up an appetite, the mall also offers a food court and several restaurants.
A small community park – Laurel Hills Park – is situated just over a mile south of the Brook Forest neighborhood. This popular neighborhood park offers athletic fields, a picnic area, large pond, paved basketball court with bleachers, and new recreation center. A playground, referred to as “All Children’s Playground,” can also be found here; this specially designed playground is intended to cater to the needs of children of varying physical capabilities.
A variety of additional opportunities for outdoor recreation are located within a five-mile radius of Brook Forest. To the west, adjacent to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, is the William B. Umstead State Park. For those who can afford the membership fees, there are two private golf clubs in the area – North Ridge Country Club to the northeast and Carolina Country Club to the southeast.
Downtown Raleigh is conveniently located just 15 minutes to the southeast, via Glenwood Avenue/U.S. Highway 70. Some of the major attractions near the downtown area include the state capitol building and several museums. Higher education options abound in the downtown area, the most prominent of which is North Carolina State University, one of the state’s largest public universities.