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APEX, NC COMMUNITY GUIDE Living in Apex, North Carolina

Located within the Research Triangle, the town of Apex, North Carolina has much to offer its residents. Just ask all those who have recently purchased a home for sale in this popular Southwest Wake County town! Adjacent to the town of Cary, and about 15 miles south of the state capital of Raleigh, Apex is one of North Carolina’s most historic railroad towns. There are 60 well-preserved commercial buildings and homes dating from 1870 to 1940. With a population merely 2,800 in 1980, Apex has a rapidly expanding citizenry of 37,467, or a 1,238% growth!

Apex has a plethora of choice amenities such as top-notch shopping centers, excellent cuisine, and gorgeous flora and fauna. All of these are augmented by the wider offerings of the Greater Research Triangle – from upscale shopping to sports to entertainment and cultural activities.


History of Apex

The Town of Apex, North Carolina—first settled in the 1860s and incorporated in 1873—was one of the earliest towns to develop near the state capital of Raleigh. As railroads traversed the county after the Civil War, Apex was born. The name “Apex” was adopted because the community was the highest point on the Chatham Railroad between Richmond and Jacksonville, Florida. The town motto — “Apex, the Peak of Good Living” — not only captures the name’s historical significance, but refers to an interesting fact about the town’s main street. In places along Salem Street, water which falls on one side of the street flows to the Neuse River, and water on the other side flows to the Cape Fear River.


Homes For Sale in Apex

Take a look at available Apex real estate below to see which home best fits your needs. Contact us to schedule your tour today.


Neighborhoods in Apex and the Surrounding Area

Chandler Cove | New Community in West Cary, NC | The Jim Allen Group | North Carolina


Apex Interactive Community Guide

Apex Schools | WCPSS

One of the great advantages of buying a home in Apex is the education system that is available to its residents. The area boast excellent public, private, charter, and specialty schools. Under the Wake County Public School System, parents and guardians can feel confident in the quality of education provided to their children.

Newcomers to the area are encouraged to visit the Wake County Public School System website at:

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The following public schools are available in Apex within the Wake County Public School System:


Elementary Schools in Apex | WCPSS


Middle Schools in Apex | WCPSS


High Schools in Apex | WCPSS


So, what Are You Waiting For?

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If Apex sounds like a ft for you and your family, please contact me, Jim Allen, and my team of Wake County real estate experts today.

We would love the opportunity to assist you by answering any questions you may have and offering you valuable home buying resources. We’ll also tell you about available listings in Apex.


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