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Welcome to Apex!

Apex, North Carolina is a vibrant small town located in the Raleigh area of the state. With its historic downtown area, friendly residents, and abundant outdoor activities, it’s no wonder Apex was recently ranked as one of the top 25 best places to live in the United States. Let’s explore what makes this charming town so special.

A Neighborhood for All Tastes

Apex is an ideal place to call home for those who are looking to live in a peaceful small-town atmosphere while still having access to all the amenities of city living. The community is made up of friendly neighbors and locally owned businesses that make it easy to get involved and meet new people. There are also plenty of cultural activities and events throughout the year such as festivals, art shows, and farmers markets that bring residents together for some fun. You can always find something exciting to do here!

Apex by the Numbers

Getting Around

Raleigh Durham Int'l Airport: 16.5 miles, about 20 minutes
Research Triangle Park: 17 miles, about 20 minutes
The Mountains: 188 miles, about 3 hours
The Beach: 144 miles, about 2.20 hours


Population: 62,911
Zip code: 27502, 27523, 27539
County: Wake
Number of Parks: 7

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Outdoor Activities

Apex offers residents plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure. The town is surrounded by lush forests that provide perfect hiking trails for exploring nature or taking a leisurely stroll with friends or family. There are also several local parks with playgrounds and sports facilities like basketball courts and soccer fields for getting active outdoors. And if you love fishing, nearby Jordan Lake offers excellent spots for casting your line.

The Charm of a Small Town

There’s always something going on in Downtown Apex! Whether you’re looking for a unique gift, a delicious meal, or a fun night out, you’ll find it here. Our locally owned shops offer a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, and our restaurants are perfect for any occasion. Plus, there’s always something happening downtown - from live music to festivals to farmers markets, there’s always something to do! So come on downtown and see what all the fuss is about!

A Short Drive to Downtown Raleigh

Though there is plenty to do in Apex, anyone looking to get away for a few hours can take a quick drive south up US-1 toward Downtown Raleigh. Contrasting the small-town appearance of Downtown Apex, Downtown Raleigh is peppered with towering skyscrapers that cast long shadows on scatterings of historical buildings. Ample dining, entertainment, and exploration await in this beautiful metropolis. Ride rickshaws through the city streets, explore the North Carolina Museum of Art or stop for a quick bite at Pit Authentic BBQ Restaurant in the City of Oaks.

Research Triangle Park

Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the leading and largest high technology research and science park in North America. Founded in 1959, this 7,000-acre namesake for the entire Triangle region is two miles wide and eight miles long. Research Triangle Park is based in Durham with an extension now spilling into Wake County toward Cary and Morrisville.

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