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Apex, NC is the "Peak of Good Living"
Where else can you find an old-fashioned downtown so alive and so close to a large city?
In Apex, historic brick storefronts house friendly locals and cozy businesses in historic Downtown Apex, while just 20 minutes away NC's capital Raleigh is hustling and bustling.
Filled with culture, history, and beautiful residential neighborhoods, Apex is an ideal place to call home. Here's a link to the towns website, a wonderful place for information: www.apexnc.org.
Award-Winning Restaurants in Apex
Dine at award-winning restaurants like Anna's Pizzeria or any of the other restaurants in Apex's downtown, and explore beautiful and intriguing local businesses. Interested in shopping? Be sure to visit Beaver Creek Commons along NC-55, where you will find all of the larger "big box" stores, and yet more restaurants!
Other things to do:
- Apex Farmers' Market
- Christmas Historic Home Tour
- Family Basketball Ham Toss
- First Friday
- Founders Day
- Peak City Pig Fest
- Rodgers Family Trackside Skate Plaza
- and more!
The Best Place to Live in the Country!
Money magazine in 2015 ranked Apex as the #1 Best Place to Live in the United States, citing the charm of Downtown Apex, superior schools, and the vibrant Apex PeakFest.
Affordable housing in a tech hub was also another factor — Apex is conveniently located near Research Triangle Park (RTP), and houses in the area have a health range between $150,000 and $650,000. However, there are single-family homes that can sell for upwards of $1 million on the market as well.
This isn't the first time Apex was named one of the best places to live in the US. In fact, the town has consistently ranked in the top 10 for several years as the "Best Town for Families," "Best NC Towns for Young Families," "Happiest Suburb in America," "Best Place to Move To," and "Best Places to Live in North Carolina."
Apex PeakFest: Celebrating Town Culture
Every May since 1980, Apex residents and visitors flock to downtown Apex to have fun with their friends, family, and neighbors for it's community festival. Salem Street closes to vehicular traffic and information booths, music stages, street vendors, and inflatable slides take over for the day. Be sure to visit local artists, chow down on fair food, and have fun at Apex PeakFest!
Public Schools in Apex
Students have the opportunity to attend highly rated public schools in the Wake County Public School System, the largest public school district in North Carolina.
In Apex alone, there are five elementary schools, four middle schools, and three high schools (with a new school being planned). Here's a link to the Wake County Public Schools for more information on schools, and how to find out what school your home is zoned for: wcpss.net/student-assignment
Several colleges are about 20 minutes from downtown Apex — Wake Technical Community College, NC State University, Saint Augustine's University, William Peace University, and Shaw University, and a bit further is UNC in Chapel Hill.