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The Peak of Good Living
Apex is a small town in Wake County, North Carolina. Apex has a population of almost 60,000 residents. The area is most known for its small town feel, it’s art culture and amazing restaurants. As the eighteenth largest municipality in North Carolina, the town is about 14 minutes (with no traffic) from Research Triangle Park and Raleigh-Durham International Airport, respectively. The town motto is "The Peak of Good Living". Apex is about two and a half hours to Charlotte if you want to catch an NBA (Charlotte Hornets) or NFL (Carolina Panthers) game. Apex is three hours from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and two hours from several of North Carolina’s beautiful beaches.
Neighborhoods Under $200k
Walden Townes, Sugarland Run, Dogwood Ridge, Sunset Hills, Clairmont, Homestead Park, Glendale, Seagroves Farm
Neighborhoods Between $200-250k
Paynes Landing, Lexington Farm, Justice Heights, Briarwood Farms, Knollwood, Fairview Acres, West Haven Townhomes, Dogwood Ridge
Neighborhoods Between $250-300k
Sugarland Run, Homestead Park, Sunset Hills, Hollands Crossing, Center Parkway, Perry Farms, The Groves, Mannsfield
Neighborhoods Between $300-400k
The Grove, Bradley Terrace, Townes at North Salem, Creekside Commons, Greenbrier, Fairstone, Pebblestone
Neighborhoods Between $400-500k
Woodcreek, Montclair, Saddlebrook, Deer Creek, Buckhorn Preserve, Abbington, White Oak Creek, McKenzie Ridge, Greenmoor, Saddlebrook, The Park At West Lake
Neighborhoods Between $500-600k
Saddlebrook, McKenzie Ridge, Abbington, West Village, Highland Creek, White Oak Creek, Buckhorn Preserve, Montclair
Neighborhoods Between $600-800k
Madison, Salem Village, Brighton Forest, The Park At West Lake, Beckett Crossing, Toad Hollow, West Lake, Jamison Park, Buckingham, Sweetwater, The Glen
Neighborhoods by Builders
Middleton, Stillwater, Bella Casa, Covington, Whistling Quail, Buckhorn Preserve, Buckhorn Preserve, White Oak Creek, Jamison Park, Weddington
Neighborhoods for Investors
What to Know Before Moving to Apex: A Guide for Newcomers
When you hear the name Apex, you probably think of our popular outdoor hub, The Great Park. But this small city with a population of roughly 38,000 also has a lot more to offer than just our one-of-a-kind natural beauty and world-class amenities.
You’ll also find an abundance of things to do in Apex after you move here. Read on to learn more about this lovely community and where it could be the perfect place for you to call home.
Where is Apex, North Carolina located?
Apex is a midsized city located in the Triangle Region of North Carolina, about two hours southwest of Raleigh and two hours southeast of Charlotte.
Apex is part of North America’s only bi-continental city, as it’s also home to the Research Triangle Park, a massive region that hosts corporate headquarters for more than a dozen prominent companies, including IBM and Cisco.
Apex is also home to almost 100 colleges and universities, including nearby Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The city is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is known for its beautiful parks, trails, and public spaces. It is also home to the world-famous The Great Park, America’s first urban national park.
What is the Weather Like in Apex?
Apex is known for its mild climate year-round. With an average temperature of 63 degrees Fahrenheit, you can be sure you’ll be comfortable no matter the season.
But summer is definitely no walk in the park: it features 91 days of sunshine, with an average humidity of only 56 percent. We also get only 1.67 inches of rain per month.
Winter is also very mild, with an average temperature of 37 degrees Fahrenheit. As for the precipitation, we get only 3.06 inches of rain per month, making it the driest season of the year.
Where to Live in Apex?
Apex’s proximity to Raleigh and Charlotte makes it a great fit for city dwellers and those looking to get a move on the job market. But there’s also plenty to do if you’re looking to be in the middle of a more peaceful setting. Want to be in the heart of nature? Head to the rural countryside and live in one of the many rural communities in Apex. Rural living might not be for you, but there are plenty of other places to choose from in Apex: Those who are looking for a downtown experience will find plenty to do in the city’s urban core, or make the trip to one of Apex’s many rural communities.
Why Move to Apex?
There are lots of reasons to make Apex your new home, whether you’re a young professional, a military family, or someone just looking for a change of pace.
The city is a hub for innovation thanks to our top universities: Duke, UNC, and Meredith. And thanks to the Research Triangle Park, you’ll be able to tap into a robust job market, including Fortune 500 companies, as well as top-rated healthcare and research facilities.
Apex is also a great place for families, with plenty of things to do and places to explore, as well as a low cost of living. And in a city that’s so close to two large mega-regions, you won’t have to deal with the same traffic congestion that plagues the big city.
Getting to Know your New Neighbors in Apex
Apex is a great place to make friends, with one in five residents hailing from another state. You’re also likely to be around people from different walks of life since well over half of the population has earned at least a bachelor’s degree.
It’s also worth noting that Apex is one of the safest cities in the country, with less than one in 1,000 residents being a victim of violent crime each year.
And with nearly the same percentage of people living in cities, rural areas, and suburbs, you have plenty of choice in terms of where you’d like to live.
Apex is also a great place to get a job, with more businesses hiring locally than in any other city in North Carolina.
And with a strong talent ecosystem and low cost of living, it’s easy to find a job that’s a great fit for your skill set.
The Bottom Line
Apex is a great place to call home thanks to our affordable housing, top-notch schools and universities, and low crime rates. It’s also a great place to work, with over 95 percent of the workforce being located within an hour of home.
Whether you’re just looking for a change of pace or want to make Apex home, you’ll love what this city has to offer.
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