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Wake County land and farms offer something for everyone including developers, investors and homebuyers. The 587-square-mile Wake County land is adjacent to Granville, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Harnett, Chatham and Durham counties. Its one million residents make it the most populous county in the state. Located in the Piedmont, it is part of the world-famous Research Triangle. State government, health care, manufacturing and education are its largest economic components. Farming includes 77,000 acres, and crops provide 89% of the agricultural sales. Manufactured products include digital electronics, telecommunications equipment, measuring devices, and pharmaceuticals. Top private employers include SAS Institute Inc. and Cisco Systems. There are 152 county parks, city parks, public swimming and public tennis facilities in Wake County. Anglers enjoy fishing the Neuse River, Wake Forest Reservoir, Falls, Wheeler, Crabtree and Bass lakes, and Swift, Sycamore and Hominy creeks. The many cultural attractions include the North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of History and the Pope House Museum. Sports fans enjoy attending Carolina Hurricanes, North Carolina Courage and Carolina Mudcats games. Raleigh Wakefield Plantation hosts PGA golf tournaments. Wake County Public Schools provides K-12 public education. Several colleges and universities including North Carolina State University, Meredith College, Shaw University and Wake Tech offer advanced learning opportunities.
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