Apex at a Glance

Known as “The Peak of Good Living,” Apex gets its start like Cary and Morrisville…from farming and from the railroad.

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Get to Know Apex, NC

Apex was the highest point on the Chatham Railroad. Steam engines would often stop there to replenish the water for the remainder of their voyage. Given the topography, it is also a bit ironic that the water that falls on each side of the downtown Salem Street flows to two different rivers (Neuse and Cape Fear).

The town of Apex is kind of like a little sister to Cary and Raleigh. Much of the growth that has been taking place is planned out quite well. The schools are great as the population of Apex is very well educated. Many of the people in Apex commute to RTP (Research Triangle Park) and surrounding communities of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Each of the surrounding communities are university towns: NC State University, UNC Chapel Hill and Duke.

Apex has taken great care to develop parks, greenways and amenities that the residents find fulfilling. The Beaver Creek Commons/Crossings shopping area has provided Apex residents with their own place to go. No more trips into Cary or Raleigh for things.

Apex put its name on the map in 2015 when both Time and Money magazines named it the #1 best places to live. But we could have told you that a long time ago.

Apex Holds a Special Place in Our Hearts

Much of Kathy’s real estate career began in the town of Apex where she served as an onsite agent for the community of Salem Oaks. It was evident that the small-town feel was a great match for her personality. Eventually, Kathy would join an Apex RE/MAX firm named RE/MAX Highlander. This office was located at the intersection of Highway 55 and the Apex Peakway. Kathy helped hundreds of Apex families during the 2000s era.

In 2009, this office merged with RE/MAX United in Cary. So, when you ask Kathy if Apex or Cary is a better place to live, she has a really hard time choosing.

The Evans Team's Top Picks

Must-Visit Apex Attractions

Current efforts from Apex officials have kept the downtown area relevant and hip while capturing the historic flavor of what once was in the past. The recent renovation of the old town hall into the Halle Cultural Arts Center has helped revitalize the arts and performing arts.

Parks and Recreation

Visit one of Apex’s great parks for a variety of activities. Additionally, Apex completed a beautiful new park with all sorts of amenities, from sports to a multi-aged playground to a doggie park to an amphitheater and more. The Apex Nature Park has something for everyone! Bring your disc golf game, your four-legged friend, or your favorite ball for games like tennis, soccer or sand volleyball. In addition to this great park venture, Apex has a unique golf opportunity with one of the only courses in the area that can be played during the night time with lights: Knights Play Golf Center.

The Best Apex Restaurants

Apex is also home to some great eateries and a new local brewery. Be sure to check out Peak City Grill, The Blistered Pig, Anna’s, The Provincial, Salem Street Pub and many more.

Exciting Local Events

In addition to all of the parks, recreation, eateries, breweries, etc., Apex hosts a variety of events that brings the residents out for a bit of fun. There is an old-fashioned 4th of July event, an old-fashioned Christmas event, a jazz and musical festival, Trick or Treat on Salem Street and don’t forget the Apex Peakfest! It’s no wonder that Apex has been named the #1 best place to live.

Other Local Hot Spots

Here are highlights for some of our top picks for Apex things to do and see:

  • Apex Peak Fest – a full day of fun
  • Peak City Pig Fest – a barbecue competition with great eats
  • Olde Fashioned 4th of July – parade included
  • Christmas on Salem – parade included and St. Nick himself!
  • Apex Jazz and Music Festival
  • DJ’s Berry Patch – strawberries unlike any other that you can pick yourself
  • Beaver Creek Commons for shopping
  • Cloer Family Vineyards for tour and wine tasting
  • Brueprint or Salem Street Pub for a cold beer of local variety
  • Halle Arts Center for music, arts and dance performances
  • Apex Nature Park for dogs, kids, sports, concerts and more
  • Rodgers Family Skate Plaza – bring your protective gear as they believe in safety first
  • Salem Street for downtown shopping and dining

Compare Apex Stats

Quick Facts

Population (2016): 47,349
Growth Since 2010: +26.1%
Mean Home Price (2012-2016): $278,400
Government:  Town of Apex, Wake County

Travel & Commute

Raleigh: 15 miles (21 min.)
 18 miles (20 min.)
RDU Airport: 17 miles (19 min.)
Major Highways: US-1, US-64, NC-540, NC-55

Let's Talk About Your Plans

The Evans Team has helped hundreds of people buy or sell a home in Apex. How can we help you? Call us at (919) 589-7110 and let's talk about your real estate goals.

"Kathy is very professional and one of the best realtors we have used in our 40 years of experience." — Happy Client

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