Welcome to Apex

Small-town charm, just minutes from the city—that's what Apex is all about. The town's cozy population of just over 50,000 supports a mix of large businesses, attractions and locally owned shops and eateries, so you'll find everything you need. Just take a stroll through the streets of Downtown Apex, and you'll see the atmosphere of the town personified, with bright historic buildings, award-winning pizzerias, and local art galleries. 

It's not just the shops and restaurants that make Apex so one-of-a-kind. The small community is here is tight-knit and constantly busy with things to do, whether it's the popular annual PeakFest or Concerts at the Depot.

Dive into a few of the highlights of life in Apex, and find your new home here today. 

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Live, Work & Play in Apex


From the colorful and eclectic storefronts of Downtown Apex to the major shopping centers at Beaver Creek Commons, you'll find that Apex perfectly encapsulates the charm of a historic small town with the conveniences of a quickly growing community. 


Since Apex is part of the Triangle area, there's a high concentration of jobs nearby. Around Apex, the top employers include places like the Wake County Public School District, Dell Technologies, the Town of Apex, Apex Tool Group, and ATI Industrial Automation.


Need a wide-open green space to roam? Want to spend a few hours window shopping? Or maybe catch a local theater performance or live music show? No matter what your interests are, Apex packs tons of things to do and explore into the town limits.

Apex at a Glance

Getting Around

Major Roads: I-540, US-64
Airport: RDU International Airport
Public Transit: GoTriangle
Distance to Durham: 23.3 miles, 25 minutes
Distance to Raleigh: 15.3 miles, 20 minutes

Area Stats

Population: 50,451
County: Wake
Zip Codes: 27502, 27511, 27523, 27539
Avg Temperatures: Summer: 88°F / 70°F and Winter: 51°F / 33°F
Median Household Income: $89,392

Apex Attractions

What You'll Really Love in Apex

Tons of Events

No matter the season, month, or even weekend, you'll find that Apex's events calendar is jam-packed. Throughout the year, the town hosts a variety of regular happenings, like movie nights and live music. As far as annual events go, the most popular celebrations include PeakFest, the Olde Fashioned Fourth of July, and the Apex Jazz and Music Festival.

Stunning Outdoor Recreation

Golf courses, community parks, expansive trail systems—you'll find it all around the Apex area. If you want to spend a day teeing off, check out the greens at Lochmere Golf Club or the MacGregor Downs Country Club. Looking for a scenic picnic spot? Try the green space at Apex Jaycee Park or the Salem Pond Park. For a go-to walking spot, the Beaver Creek Greenway stretches over two miles along the the water.

Local Shopping & Dining

When it comes to locally owned spots, Downtown Apex has you covered. For the best flavors in town, we recommend trying out the renowned pies at Anna's Pizzeria, pub grub at Salem Street Pub, and some of the pastries at Buttercream's Bakeshop—all located within a block of each other! You'll also find a collection of unique shops Downtown, including Sixpence Accents, The Rusty Bucket, The Beer Dispensary, and DownTown Knits. 

Top-Ranked Public Schools

Apex is part of the Wake County Public School District, which is one of the best districts in the state and home to the highest number of National Board Certified Teachers in the country. Although there are over 140,000 students in the district total, the 16 schools around Apex serve a smaller portion of students—and are known as some of the most sought-after options in the area.

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