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Apex

#1 Best Place to Live

-Money Magazine, August 2015

Population

Apex: 47,349; Wake County (2016): 1,046,791; Raleigh MSA (2016): 1,302,946

Visitors

15.6 million to the Raleigh area (2016)

Mayor

Lance Olive

Sales Tax

4.75-percent state tax; 2.5-percent county tax

Apex Life

It’s not hard to see why Money Magazine named Apex the #1 Best Town in America; this quaint historic railroad town offers every desirable amenity, from high-paying tech jobs, to superior schools, to plenty of community activities and events. Located just outside of Raleigh and within easy reach of the Research Triangle Park, Apex offers a plethora of career opportunities, plus plenty of its own small-town amenities.

Key Features

vintage locomotive on railroad tracks

“The Peak of Good Living”

Though originally called “Apex” because it was the highest point on the Chatham Railroad between Richmond, VA and Jacksonville, FL, the town is still aptly named. With year-round activities and celebrations, such as Concerts at the Depot and Peak Fest, as well as plenty of parks, greenways, and lush open spaces, residents of Apex enjoy a very high quality of living.

cobblestone streets

Historic Downtown: A Social Hub

Dating back to the railroad days of the late 1800’s, Apex’s historic downtown is comprised of 60 preserved commercial buildings and homes from as far back as 1870. Today, it is a quaint and vivid center for shopping, dining, and community activities, and is a common attraction for both visitors and residents alike.

Principal Colleges and Universities

  • Women's Colleges: Meredith College
  • Culinary School: The Chef's Academy
  • Religious Colleges: Shepherds Theological Seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Community College: Wake Technical Community College
  • Historically Black Universities: Saint Augustine's University, Shaw University
  • Major Research University: North Carolina State University
  • Law School: Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (Campbell University)
  • Other Private: William Peace University

Top Apex Attractions


Events

Apex is well-known and loved for its fun and festive community events. From First Fridays Downtown to Concerts at the Depot, to Peak Fest, which draws hundreds of vendors and over 15,000 people to the streets of downtown every year, residents of Apex know how to appreciate and celebrate the Peak of Good Living.


Shopping

A plethora of antique shops, specialty boutiques, and gift shops can be found in historic downtown, and are well-worth a good browse. However, Apex does offer a center for big-name retailers at Beaver Creek Commons/Crossings.


Dining

Dine in downtown Apex! Try out the old-fashioned ice cream parlor, a fine-dining bistro, or a full-service Mexican restaurant. Or grab a taste of award-winning flavors at Anna’s Pizzeria. The options for excellent dining in Apex are nearly endless.

The Newest Apex Homes

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