January 16, 2024

Abbington offers luxury living with convenience and charm. We explore the history, amenities, dining, location, and more that make this ideal for residents
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Nestled in the heart of Apex, North Carolina, the Abbington community stands as a testament to luxury living with a warm, neighborhood feel.

As a local real estate agent, I'm excited to walk you through this vibrant community, showcasing its unique blend of amenities, history, and lifestyle offerings.

Whether you're considering moving in or simply curious about what makes Abbington special, let's dive into what makes this area not just a place to live but a place to thrive.

A Brief History and Overview

The Abbington neighborhood boasts 433 custom-built homes, a crafted vision of residential elegance and comfort.

Located off Route 64, near the intersection of Kelly Road and Triangle Expressway/Rt. 540, its strategic position offers effortless access to Beaver Creek Shopping Center, Jordan Lake, and RTP, making it an ideal location for both families and professionals.

Founded by the renowned builder Gaylord, Abbington has grown to become a hallmark of quality living in Apex.

HOA Details

The Abbington Homeowners Association (HOA) ensures the community remains pristine and well-maintained, covering common area maintenance and offering a suite of amenities that cater to every resident's needs.

It's essential for potential buyers to review the HOA's reserve funds, budgets, and bylaws to understand the community's rules and contributions towards a harmonious living environment.

Exploring the Neighborhood

Abbington is more than just a collection of houses; it's a collection of small neighborhoods within itself, each contributing to the community's diverse yet cohesive character.

The meticulously planned layout ensures that all residents enjoy a sense of privacy while being part of a lively and supportive community.

Notable Amenities

Community Features

  • Competition-sized Pool: Perfect for laps or leisurely swims.
  • Tennis Courts: Two courts available for residents looking to hit for fun or compete.
  • Children's Playground: A safe, engaging area for kids to play and socialize.

Abbington Location

Let's dive deeper into the logistics of living in the Abbington community of Apex, NC, focusing on commute times, distances, and the best routes to key destinations.

As convenient living is a priority for many residents, understanding how to navigate from Abbington to points of interest will further solidify its appeal.

Commute Details

RDU Airport

  • The distance from Abbington to RDU Airport is approximately 15-20 miles depending on the route.
  • Expect a commute of around 20 to 30 minutes under normal traffic.
  • The fastest route typically involves taking NC-540 W, offering a direct path.

Downtown Apex

  • Downtown Apex is a mere 3 to 5 miles away, making it a quick drive.
  • The commute usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes, contingent upon traffic.
  • Taking Salem Street directly or using Hunter Street provides a swift journey.

Downtown Durham

  • From Abbington, downtown Durham is roughly 20 to 25 miles.
  • When traffic is smooth, expect a 25 to 35 minute commute.
  • NC-540 E and the Durham Freeway (NC-147 N) provides a straightforward route.

Downtown Raleigh

  • The commute distance to downtown Raleigh is around 15 to 20 miles.
  • Anticipate a 25 to 35 minute travel time, traffic permitting.
  • US-1 N and I-40 E offer direct paths.


  • Approximately 10 to 15 miles separates Abbington from RTP.
  • The drive can be as short as 15 to 20 minutes with light traffic.
  • NC-540 E offers a fast and efficient route, bypassing heavier traffic.

By keeping residents close to both small town charm and big city opportunities, Abbington’s location ensures you can enjoy the best of all worlds that North Carolina living has to offer.

Pro Tips for Navigating Commutes

  • Stay Informed: Utilize real-time traffic apps to stay ahead of any congestions or accidents that might influence your commute.
  • Plan Your Timing: If possible, adjust your departure times to avoid the peak of rush hour, typically between 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM for morning and evening commutes, respectively.
  • Explore Alternate Routes: While the listed routes are often the quickest, having a few alternative paths in mind can save you time should your primary choice be congested.

Living in Abbington not only places you in the midst of Apex's beauty and community charms but also grants you relatively stress-free access to the broader Triangle area’s work and leisure destinations.

Whether you’re jetting off from RDU, exploring bustling downtown areas, or heading to work in RTP, Abbington’s location ensures you’re well-poised to enjoy the best of North Carolina living.

Final Thoughts from Tim

As a long-time real estate agent in the Triangle area, I've spent years guiding clients through buying, selling, and living in many of the area's finest communities, including Abbington.

With decades as a local resident, I understand what homebuyers want when choosing places like Apex to call home.

When it comes to Abbington, I cannot recommend it highly enough, whether purchasing a home or considering selling.

As one of Apex’s premier neighborhoods, Abbington provides residents with convenience, amenities, and small-town charm that makes the Triangle special.

For buyers, I suggest closely reviewing the HOA details to grasp what fees include.

Tour the pool, playground and other amenities to envision your family enjoying them.

Should questions or concerns arise during the purchase process, I'm here as your agent and advocate to simplify transactions and ensure your complete satisfaction.

As a listing agent, I work to showcase the special touches that make Abbington homes stand out. We’ll collaborate to prepare your home to attract top buyers.

My local knowledge also helps price homes correctly from the start, maximizing visibility and negotiating seamlessly. You can trust my marketing talents to sell your house for the best price.

Whether you currently call Abbington home or you’re set on making it your next address, I’m here as a trusted real estate advisor.

My goal is always to provide exemplary service so you can enjoy life in one of Apex’s premier neighborhoods.

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Tim M. Clarke

About the author

17 years as a Realtor in the Research Triangle, Tim seeks to transform the Raleigh-Durham real estate scene through a progressive, people-centered approach prioritizing trust & transparency.

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