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Apex is the #1 Place to Live

Money Magazine named Apex the #1 Best Place to Live in 2015, and it’s not hard to see why. Apex meets all the requirements of a top town, from excellent schools to affordable housing, plenty of parks and a charming downtown full of attractions and community events. Come explore Apex, the perfect town to work, play, and live.

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Apex Attractions

Head to historic downtown Apex and spend the day strolling, browsing, shopping, tasting, or simply appreciating the quaint and beautiful architecture that lines the sidewalks. Here you’ll discover a plethora of unique local businesses, from restaurants, bars, and cafes to boutiques, specialty shops, spas, and even homemade ice cream parlors.

Outdoor Recreation

Enjoy beautiful weather and sunny days in one of Apex’s park on one of its greenway trails. Relax in open green spaces, explore miles of serene trails, or spend a day fishing or boating on Bass Lake. Parks throughout the community offer playgrounds and picnic areas, athletic fields and courts, dog parks, and over 11 miles of trails—with more still to come!

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Community Events

Meet your neighbors and enjoy your community with the award-winning events of Apex! The biggest event of the year, PeakFest Street Fair, draws as many as 15,000 people every year, while weekly farmers markets offer quiet browsing. The Apex Jazz Festival is another top annual event, as is the Peak City Pig Fest, Trick or Treat on Salem, and Christmas on Salem.


One of the major draws of Apex is the wealth of employment opportunities that surround it. Located just 25 minutes outside of downtown Raleigh and 18 miles from the Research Triangle Park, Apex offers easy access to high-paying tech industry jobs with top companies such as IBM, Cisco, and GlaxoSmithKline.

Top Schools

Apex is served by Wake County Public Schools, the largest and most notable school district in North Carolina. Apex in particular is home to some of the top-rated schools in the district, including Lufkin Road Middle School, Olive Chapel Elementary School, Baucom Elementary School, and West Lake Middle School, all of which received a score of 9 or higher (out of 10) on Greatschools’ ratings.

Apex Real Estate

Find your dream home in Apex. Contact expert Triangle real estate agent, Ruby Henderson, at 919-274-3040 today for more information on real estate and homes for sale in Apex.

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