Best Place to Live in America

(Money, 2015)


47,349 Residents
in 2016

26.1% Growth
Since 2010

Parks & Recreation

11+ Miles of
Greenway Trails

6 Major Town Parks


Wake County Public Schools

Apex High School

Apex Friendship High School

Middle Creek High School


Lance Olive

What You'll Love About Apex

A Quaint Downtown

Salem Street is filled with historic buildings, charming homes, and a full calendar of community events.

Excellent Schools

Students living in Apex receive a great education from the town's public and private schools.

Shopping Destinations

Apex's Beaver Creek shopping center features major department stores and restaurants.

Small-Town Apex Will Steal Your Heart

With its community-focused amenities and convenience to Raleigh and Research Triangle Park, Apex certainly lives up to its motto, "the peak of good living." This town has topped lists of the best places to live for years; Money Magazine named it the #1 Best Place to Live in America in 2015. These rankings come as no surprise to residents of Apex, who are familiar with the town's hometown way of life.

resident holding a sparkler

There's Always Something to Celebrate

Downtown Apex alone hosts about one festival a month, and there are even more events happening throughout the town on any given weekend. As heritage is important to Apex residents, cultural events are the most popular, from Apex Founders Day in March to the Apex Latino Arts Festival in June. When Apex was named #1 Best Place to Live in 2015, the town celebrated with Peak-a-Palooza. Other popular events you don't want to miss include Peakfest, Peak City Pig Fest, and Christmas on Salem Street.

person paddling a canoe at a lake

Spend a Day at the Lake

If you want to spend a day at the beach but don't want to drive more than an hour, head to Jordan Lake in Apex. This reservoir encompasses 14,000 acres and is located right off of US-64, about 15 minutes from Downtown Apex. Camping, boating, fishing, swimming, and hiking are among the many popular activities at the lake, which offers more than 1,000 campsites, 14 miles of hiking trails, and several beaches. If you happen to be at the lake on the first Saturday in October, you don't want to miss Heritage Day.

Available Homes

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Find Your "Home Sweet Home"

It takes the right real estate agent to help you find the perfect home and community. Let me help you find your favorite place to live in Apex. If you're ready to explore available homes in this small, desirable town, call me at 919-422-3794.

Apex Real Estate Resources

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