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Apex isn’t called the “Peak of Good Living” for nothing. It is a charming town of approximately 70,00 in Wake County with a small-town feeling, nice neighborhoods, and cute shops and restaurants in the historic downtown area. It has received several accolades from different publications as being one of the best places in the U.S. in which to live.
Apex is located less than 20 minutes from and southeast of Research Triangle Park with direct highway access via NC-540. The town crests the watersheds of both the Neuse and Cape Fear rivers. Neighboring towns include Cary to the north and northeast, Holly Springs to the south, and Raleigh to the east and northeast. It’s less than 30 minutes from three Tier-1 research universities: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Duke University. It is 15 miles from RDU International Airport.
Apex has access to a variety of outpatient, diagnostic and treatment options, emergency services, and hospitals. WakeMed Apex Healthples is located in Apex and is convenient to residents. Additionally, because Apex is in an area that is home to some of the best healthcare systems in the country, you can trust you have excellent healthcare options. Duke Medicine, UNC Healthcare, and WakeMed Health and Hospitals all offer world-class care from some of the nation’s finest physicians.
The Wake County Public School system has been recognized over the years for having one of the top-performing K-12 programs in the nation. Additionally, there are plenty of private and charter school options. It has easy access to Wake Technical Community college system of over 11 campuses and centers. It is the largest of North Carolina’s 58 community colleges and offers more than 200 associate’s degrees, diplomas, and certificates.
Apex offers an abundance of activities for all ages. Strolling down the main streets in the historic downtown area is a treat of boutique shopping and restaurants. In and around Apex, there are plenty of parks and spaces for picnicing as well as area lakes that provide camping, fishing, and boating activities. Additionally, for all of the sports fans, there are a number of amateur and professional sporting events from high school programs to ACC athletics and major league NHL hockey. Apex is just a 20-minute drive into the center of Raleigh’s downtown area where there are many more restaurants, night life, and music arenas for entertainment.
Here are some of the activities in and around Apex:
- Booth Amphitheatre
- Duke University Athletics
- Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts
- Durham Bulls
- Durham Preforming Arts Center
- Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex
- Harris Lake
- Jordan Lake
- NC Museum of Art
- NC Museum of Natural Sciences
- NC Museum of History
- NC State Athletics
- NC Symphony
- NHL Carolina Hurricanes
- Red Hat Amphitheater
- Town of Apex Parks and Recreation
- UNC Athletics
- Umstead State Park
- Walnut Creek Amphitheatre