APEX

Convenient city living unites with small-town delights suburban lifestyle.

Welcome to Apex

Small Raleigh suburb continues to receive big recognition.
 
The “Peak of Good Living” and the Triangle’s worst-kept secret.
 
Leave your fancy fits at the door, and welcome home to the Triangle’s worst-kept secret (in the best way). Once named by Money Magazine as the #1 Best Place to Live in the United States, and boasting the motto the “Peak of Good Living”, get ready to have your socks knocked, and charmed off. The inviting atmosphere, affordable lifestyle, and community-centric offerings of Apex are why this small Raleigh suburb continues to receive big recognition.
 

What To Expect:

Sweet suburban living at a price point that won’t sour the deal.
 
Cue the theme music! Quiet communities and established neighborhoods straight out of a sitcom offer buyers square footage, privacy, and peace of mind. Down the street are premier grocery stores, popular neighborhood bars like JD’s Tavern, and fun surprises like night golfing at Knight’s Play Golf Center. Not to mention, you’re 10 minutes from a day on the water at Jordan Lake, and only twenty minutes from all that Downtown Raleigh has to offer.
 

The Lifestyle:

Convenient city living unites with small-town delights for an oh-so-sweet suburban lifestyle.
 
Local favorites reinvigorate your daily routine. Enjoy easy-to-access local cafés and cuisines - it (almost) makes up for the debate over where to try. After a day of antiquing in historic Downtown Anna’s Pizzeria is perfect for a casual night out or cozy takeout in. Running errands? Retail destinations like Beaver Creek Commons are convenient one-stop shops, while local emporiums like The Rusty Bucket offer curated vintage selections and custom offerings. Prefer to Unplug? Jordan Lake offers seven swimmable beaches, 14 miles of hiking trails, and more than a thousand campsites to choose from.
 

Unexpected Appeal:

A quaint, pedestrian-friendly Downtown famous for hosting local festivals takes the place of your typical ultra-connected urban hotspot.
 
Historic Downtown Apex is straight out of a storybook. Careful (and colorful) restorations have breathed new life into century-old buildings, and today a revived main-street houses picturesque ice-cream parlors, vintage specialty shops, and thriving small businesses. From historic offerings like The Halle Cultural Arts Center to local hangouts like Scratch: Kitchen and Tap Room, the Downtown district is no stranger to a bustling weekend crowd. Especially thanks to weekly events like the Apex Farmers Market hosted at The Depot, and larger annual festivals like Seasons on Salem, and Apex Peakfest.
 

The Market:

New custom construction meets charming single-family offerings, each rooted in connected and engaged communities.
 
New construction custom homes and large-scale luxury communities meet single-family offerings ranging from contemporary cottages to modern farm homes. Apex prioritizes comfortable living all in close proximity to premium school districts, deluxe shopping centers, and expansive public parks.
 

You'll Fall In Love With:

Annual celebrations, community pride, and a primely positioned locale as practical as it is pleasant.
 
Lining the main street for local parades, and packing the historic Depot for local concerts on a Friday night. Here, tradition looks like a slammed Salem Street, full to the brim with bustling crowds for 40 years of Peakfest or any number of holiday celebrations. There’s always more to explore! From discovering sweet treats like Buttercream Bakeshop to local creations like personalized jewelry from Moon and Lola that even Oprah has on her “Favorite Things List”. You’ll feel right at home in this small town with a huge heart.

Overview for APEX, NC

58,066 people live in APEX, where the median age is 36.3 and the average individual income is $51,460. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

58,066

Total Population

36.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$51,460

Average individual Income

Around APEX, NC

There's plenty to do around APEX, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
18
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Five Star Coffee Roasters, The Bar Ting, and The Goddard School.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.79 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.92 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.76 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.31 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.04 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.92 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for APEX, NC

APEX has 20,434 households, with an average household size of 2.83. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in APEX do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 58,066 people call APEX home. The population density is 2,641.04 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

58,066

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.3

Median Age

48.95 / 51.05%

Men vs Women

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20,434

Total Households

2.83

Average Household Size

$51,460

Average individual Income

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60+ Minutes

Schools in APEX, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby APEX. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Scotts Ridge Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Peace Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Thales Academy Apex K-5
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Apex Friendship Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Thales Academy Jh/High School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Baucom Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Olive Chapel Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Lufkin Road Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5

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