Welcome to ApexLocated just a short distance from the Research Triangle Park and Raleigh-Durham area, Apex offers big-city amenities with small-town perks. Check out our downtown for unique shopping, the Railway Museum to learn more about local history, or the community park for a taste of nature. With a convenient location near several large universities and cities, Apex is the perfect place to settle down and call home.
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Why Do Residents Choose Apex?
Things to Do
Apex offers a rich historic and artistic scene for residents and visitors alike. Hop on a real locomotive at the North Carolina Railway Museum for a one-hour ride around the area. If you're looking to take in some classical music or see a show, see what's on the schedule at the Halle Cultural Arts Center.
Apex is also proud to host several festivals, like the annual Apex Music Festival that brings in 25,000 visitors and PeakFest, an arts and crafts festival for all ages.
Parks & Recreation
The Apex Community Park has everything you might need for a fun day of recreational activities, with ball fields, soccer fields, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, and basketball courts. The park also a lake for fishing and boat rentals, as well as over three miles of trails that are both paved and natural.
With Raleigh just a short distance down the road, residents can also enjoy the expansive natural areas and hiking trails at the nearby areas like the William B. Umstead State Park.
Since it's part of Wake County, Apex public schools belong to the Wake County Public School System, which is the largest system in the state. The public schools in this area specifically are some of the best in the county. Apex also offers several different private schools as well.
For students of all ages looking to pursue higher education, you can't ask for a much better location than the Apex area. Just a short distance from institutions like Duke, UNC, NC State, and Wake Tech Community College, Apex residents have the unique opportunity of being within driving distance of several excellent options for higher education.
Shopping & Dining
Pizza, wings, coffee, Chinese Food — Apex has it all. Some local favorites include The Provincial, a chic farm-to-table restaurant that offers a delicious assortment of fresh plates, as well as the Peak City Grill and Bar, a restaurant and taproom built in a historical building dating back to the early 1900s. Apex has an up-and-coming food scene that caters to all types of tastes.
If you're looking to spend a Saturday shopping, Apex has several shopping centers, as well as a bustling downtown. Check some of the locally owned stores downtown, including book stores, craft shops, and antique collectors. Plus, if you can't find what you need Raleigh is only a short drive away!
The Apex area is home to over 200 diverse companies. The largest employers in the area include the Wake County Public School System, Dell Technologies, and the Town of Apex. Other employment options are available at the Apex Tool Group, Super Target, and Bland Landscaping. Nearby Raleigh also has a bustling job market, so there are plenty of options no matter your career path.
Additionally, the unemployment rate in the area is well below both the state and national average. Opportunities abound for employment options!
Apex at a Glance
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