Why Choose Apex?
• Top 10 Best Towns for Families, Family Circle (July 2014)
• #5 Happiest Suburb in America, Movoto (May 2014)
• #1 Best City in North Carolina, Movoto (November 2013)
• #5 Best NC Towns for Young Families, NerdWallet (July 2013)
• #3 Best Place to Move To, Forbes.com (July 2009)
• Top 100 Places to Live, RelocateAmerica.com (April 2009)
• Best Places to Live: #14 in America, CNN/Money Magazine (July 2007)
From “peak” to “peak,” the town of Apex, North Carolina is well named. Originally given the name “Apex” because it was the highest point on the Chatham Railroad line between Richmond, Virginia and Jacksonville, Florida. It continues today as the “Peak of Good Living,” a growing, thriving city of over 40,000 people, yet still maintaining that “small town” feel. All of the accolades Apex has received over the last few years, leaves no doubt that it should be selected as one of the best cities for families in North Carolina. The quality of life is one of the main reasons so many professionals and families focus their search on Apex real estate homes for sale for a new home in this area of Wake County, NC. With it easy access to Research Triangle Park, employment opportunities are abundant.
Concerts at the Depot
Apex Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources and the Apex Chamber of Commerce sponsor this series of evening entertainment in front of the Apex Train Depot during the spring, summer and fall. Each concert features a different kind of music, so there is something for all tastes. For a schedule, call the Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex at 919-249-1120.
Historic Downtown Apex on Salem Street
Apex is proud to be one of the state’s most intact turn-of-the-century railroad towns and contains sixty well-preserved commercial buildings and homes dating from 1870-1940. In order to preserve the historical character of the district, the town and the downtown merchants have begun restoring many of the structures to their original early twentieth century appearance. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Apex’s downtown district is where you’ll find an abundance of antique and specialty gift shops, as well as dining experiences that include an old-fashioned soda shop, an ice cream parlor, a fine dining bistro, and a full service Mexican restaurant.
Why Businesses Might Choose Apex
It’s hard to pinpoint just one reason a business should choose to locate in Apex. The reasons are as diverse as the people that call Apex home. A few of the top reasons we have heard are:
•Access to an extremely well-educated workforce. Case in point, more than 55% of Apex residents age 25 or older have a bachelor’s degree or higher
•Work close to home
•Growing commercial real estate market with reasonable rates
•Low crime rates
•Low property tax rates
•A diverse supply of housing from starter homes to executive estates