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In southwestern Wake County, about 25 minutes from both Raleigh and Chapel Hill, historic Apex is a rapidly growing community due in large part to its revitalized downtown district, which is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places as a turn-of-the-century railroad town.  Consequently, Apex real estate is becoming increasingly popular.

Incorporated in 1853 as a rural railroad village, Apex is now strategically located within the Research Triangle region, which contributes to its strong economy and excellent quality of life. With a population just over 37,000 residents, Apex has experienced considerable growth over the past 20 years.  In 2007, this bustling small town made CNN/Money’s list as one of the best places to live in the U.S. 

If you are interested in relocating to historic Apex, you’ll find a selection of homes in nearly every price range, from single-family houses and condos to planned housing developments and subdivisions.

Shopping & Dining

From consignment and antique shops to home décor and gift shops, the local shopping scene in Apex is a lively experience.  There’s The Rusty Bucket for hand-made items, trinkets and home accessories or My Girlfriend’s Closet for high-end consignment clothing and gifts. Spend an afternoon strolling along the streets of Downtown Apex and discover locally-owned boutiques and antique shops, including Antiques on Salem Street and Sophie & Mollie’s Boutique.  Shop for local produce at the Apex Farmer’s Market.  For school clothing, home items and sporting goods, Beaver Creek Commons is home to many retail chains and box stores along with a movie theater and restaurants. 

Apex offers plenty of places to grab a quick bite, enjoy a long, leisurely meal, or get together with friends and watch a game.  There’s Peak City Grill for traditional American fare for lunch and dinner, Skipper’s Fish Fry for fresh seafood and Mama Mia’s for pizza and pasta. Locals also make a quick drive to Raleigh or Chapel Hill for many other fine dining and entertainment options.

Parks, Culture and Entertainment

For active families, there’s always something to do in Apex, from touring historic buildings in downtown Apex to attending a host of seasonal celebrations and arts and food festivals.

Known for its quality of life and year-round activities, there’s always something to do in Apex, NC for active families and residents. Take a tour of one of the many historic buildings in downtown Apex or enjoy the year-round seasonal festivals or the arts and food festivals. 

Apex Community Park offers 160 acres of playgrounds, tennis and volleyball courts, and a 50-acre lake for anglers and swimmers. There’s also the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in the nearby town of Cary, NC.  For golf enthusiasts, the Knights Play Golf Center provides 27 holes as well as a fully-illuminated par-three course and 60-station driving range.

Living and Real Estate

Apex’s city leaders are committed to maintaining the strong economy, hometown ambiance, and excellent quality of life that draw so many families to Apex, NC. Planned greenways and restrictions on billboards and neon lights contribute to that quality, along with the low crime rate and short commute to work elsewhere in the Triangle region.

The variety of home options are another draw, from planned subdivisions, to single-family homes and condos in every price range. The median listing price for Apex Real Estate is around $335,000 with the average sale price at $261,000.

Schools, Healthcare, and Transportation

Students in Apex are part of the Wake Couny School System, which serves over 147,000 students in the area. Private schools for students of all ages are another viable options. where they receive a top notch education.

WakeMed Cary Hospital is a full-service hospital that includes heart and vascular care and a center for children’s needs and emergency services.  Rex Healthcare, also in nearby Cary, provides primary care services, pain management and a diabetes treatment center.

Apex is situated along US Highway 1 which connects to Interstates 40 and 440. Commuters to Research Triangle Park have a short 20-minute drive from Apex. For national and international flights Raleigh-Durham International Airport is 25 miles away.

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If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at  919-697-5014 or send us an email.  Let’s explore your options and determine the best time for you to make a move.

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