Apex

Welcome to Apex

A Slice of Suburban Paradise
 
Nestled in the heart of North Carolina’s Research Triangle lies Apex, a community famous for its charming blend of small-town atmosphere and modern living. Affectionately known as "The Peak of Good Living," Apex is a suburban paradise that exudes warmth and friendliness. With its strong demand for homes and high appreciation rates, this community is a diamond waiting to be discovered.

Stroll through the historic downtown, a picture-perfect postcard scene with beautifully restored buildings, unique shops, and inviting restaurants. This bustling center is the heartbeat of the town, hosting vibrant festivals and events that showcase the community's spirit. Apex's greenways and parks offer a serene escape into nature, perfect for biking, hiking, or a leisurely picnic. The town's close-knit community, combined with its proximity to Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, provides the perfect balance of peaceful suburbia and urban convenience. Whether you're exploring the local boutiques, enjoying a farm-to-table meal, or participating in one of the many family-oriented activities, Apex offers an experience that's as welcoming as it is exciting.
 

What to Love

  • Home to a plethora of top-rated schools, providing an exceptional education for children 
  • A welcoming, peaceful environment ideal for families and those seeking a tight-knit neighborhood feel 
  • A shopper’s paradise, from local boutiques to Beaver Creek Commons
  • A historic downtown alive with tree-lined streets, locally-owned businesses, and delectable dining options
  • A haven for outdoor enthusiasts with the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area nearby

Local Lifestyle

Life in Apex revolves around creating lasting memories with loved ones. Residents enjoy the community's family-centric atmosphere and engage in local events, from farmers' markets to music festivals. The neighborhood's top-rated schools are particularly appealing to families looking for an exceptional quality of life.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Apex offers a delightful array of dining options catering to various tastes and preferences. A highlight of this culinary landscape is the Scratch Kitchen & Taproom, where each dish is a testament to creativity and fresh, local ingredients. This popular establishment's farm-to-table approach not only brings the freshest flavors to your plate but also supports local farmers and producers. The menu features a mix of innovative and traditional dishes, each prepared with a unique twist that excites the taste buds. Whether you're in the mood for a hearty meal or a light, flavorful dish, Scratch Kitchen & Taproom offers a dining experience that combines quality ingredients, culinary expertise, and a warm, inviting atmosphere.
 
The historic charm of Downtown Apex is not to be missed. This picturesque area is the perfect setting for a day of exploration and indulgence. The downtown area is lined with local boutiques, each offering a unique shopping experience. From handcrafted jewelry and fashionable clothing to artisanal gifts and home decor, these boutiques showcase the talent and diversity of local artisans. For food enthusiasts, Downtown Apex is a true paradise. The area boasts a variety of dining options, including the comfort and charm of Southern cuisine at the Provincial. For coffee lovers, Common Grounds Coffee House is a must-visit, serving up expertly crafted beverages in a relaxed, friendly setting, perfect for a morning pick-me-up or an afternoon break. After enjoying the culinary delights and unique shopping experiences downtown, venture to Beaver Creek Commons for even more retail therapy. This shopping haven offers a wide range of stores, from well-known retail chains to specialty shops, ensuring an enjoyable and successful shopping expedition for every visitor.
 

Things to Do

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is a haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. Spend your days exploring the scenic trails that meander through diverse landscapes, offering both peaceful hikes and challenging treks. These trails provide an excellent opportunity for bird watching, nature photography, and simply enjoying the tranquility of the natural world. For those who prefer a more relaxed pace, the park’s picnic areas offer the perfect setting for a family gathering or a quiet lunch amidst the beauty of nature. Jordan Lake also provides a plethora of water-based activities. Whether you're interested in swimming in the lake's clear waters, kayaking, or boating, the lake’s vast expanse offers a refreshing escape on hot summer days and a picturesque setting for various aquatic pursuits.

The Apex Nature Park is a treasure trove of fun and entertainment for families in Apex. This park is not just a place to play and explore; it's a community hub where memories are made. The park features a variety of amenities that cater to all ages, including playgrounds, sports fields, and walking trails. The park’s amphitheater is a popular venue for various events, including open-air concerts and outdoor movies, providing entertainment under the stars. In addition to these events, Apex Nature Park offers countless recreational activities. Whether it's a game of soccer, a leisurely walk amidst the park’s natural beauty, or simply enjoying the playgrounds, the park provides a plethora of options for outdoor fun.
 

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 The Bar Ting, Gremlina Vintage, and Crossfit Coordinate.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.92 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.81 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.31 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.03 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.56 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.83 miles 5 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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  • High School Degree
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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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