Apex Homes for Sale – Living in Apex, NC
Nicknamed “Peak City,” Apex has no problems living up to its motto of being “the Peak of Good Living.” A growing community in southwest Wake County, with a population of over 42,000, it has been recognized as one of the top small towns in America by CNN/Money.com and Forbes.
Originally named for its location as the highest point on a portion of the historic Chatham Railroad, Apex has a quiet, small-town atmosphere and features a walkable downtown with a wide variety of local shopping and dining options. It is only 20 minutes away from Raleigh via the historic NC Route 1, which is why it was one of the earliest towns to develop in the area after the Civil War. Residents also appreciate Apex’s close proximity to Jordan Lake via Highway 64 Apex, and to Research Triangle Park and Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU) via I-540.
First settled in the 1860s and later incorporated in 1873, Apex is considered one of North Carolina’s best-preserved turn-of-the-century railroad towns. You can still find many well-preserved historical homes and commercial buildings here. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the downtown district is home to specialty gift and antique shops as well as topnotch restaurants. If you’re a train enthusiast, North Carolina Railroad Museum offers rides on trains restored to their former glory.
Peak of Good Living
Along with preserving its turn-of-the-century glory and old-world charm, Apex is also dedicated to providing residents with a thriving, nurturing, and progressive community. It has received numerous accolades for its environmental programs, water quality, public safety, and parks, recreation, and cultural resources.
Apex has strong schools in the Wake County Public School System as well as private schools such as Thales Academy and St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School. Many newcomers and natives alike enjoy festivals in Apex including the Peak Fest, the Peak City Pig Fest featuring different varieties of barbeque, the Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade, and the evening Christmas parade on Salem Street.
Apex offers many desirable neighborhoods including Shepherd’s Vineyard, Scott’s Mill, Haddon Hall, Abbington, Walden Creek, and the Villages of Apex.