Welcome to Apex

Welcome home to Apex, the “Peak of Good Living” and the Triangle’s worst-kept secret.

Key Details


quaint, charming, family community, food and drink, quiet, suburban, retail


Commute Times
RDU Airport 18m. by car
Downtown Raleigh 20m. by car
Cary, NC 15m. by car
East to West Ten Ten Road to 540
North to South U.S. Highway 64 to 540
Nearby Neighborhoods Holly Springs, Cary, Feltonville, Twelve Oaks

Around the Block

Welcome home to Apex, the “Peak of Good Living” and the Triangle’s worst-kept secret.

Leave your fancy fits at the door, and welcome home to the Triangle’s worst-kept secret (in the best way). Once named by Money Magazine as the #1 Best Place to Live in the United States, and boasting the motto the “Peak of Good Living”, get ready to have your socks knocked - er, charmed off. The inviting atmosphere, affordable lifestyle, and community-centric offerings of Apex are why this small Raleigh suburb continues to receive big recognition.

What to expect:
Sweet suburban living at a price point that won’t sour the deal.

Cue the theme music! Quiet communities and established neighborhoods straight out of a sitcom offer buyers square footage, privacy, and peace of mind. Down the street are premier grocery stores, popular neighborhood bars like JD’s Tavern, and fun surprises like night golfing at Knight’s Play Golf Center. Not to mention, you’re 10 minutes from a day on the water at Jordan Lake, and only twenty minutes from all that Downtown Raleigh has to offer.

The lifestyle:
Convenient city-living unites with small-town delights for an oh-so-sweet suburban lifestyle.

Local favorites reinvigorate your daily routine. Enjoy easy to access local cafés and cuisines - it (almost) makes up for the debate over where to try. After a day of antiquing in historic Downtown - Anna’s Pizzeria is perfect for a casual night out or cozy takeout in. Running errands? Retail destinations like Beaver Creek Commons are convenient one-stop-shops, while local emporiums like The Rusty Bucket offer curated vintage selections and custom offerings. Prefer to Unplug? Jordan Lake offers seven swimmable beaches, 14 miles of hiking trails, and more than a thousand campsites to choose from.

Unexpected appeal:
A quaint, pedestrian-friendly Downtown famous for hosting local festivals takes the place of your typical ultra-connected urban hotspot.

Historic Downtown Apex is straight out of a storybook. Careful (and colorful) restorations have breathed new life into century-old buildings, and today a revived main-street houses picturesque ice-cream parlors, vintage specialty shops, and thriving small businesses. From historic offerings like The Halle Cultural Arts Center to local hangouts like Scratch: Kitchen and Tap Room, the Downtown district is no stranger to a bustling weekend crowd. Especially thanks to weekly events like the Apex Farmers Market hosted at The Depot, and larger annual festivals like Seasons on Salem, and Apex Peakfest.

The market:
New custom construction meets charming single-family offerings, each rooted in connected and engaged communities.

New construction custom homes and large-scale luxury communities meet single-family offerings ranging from contemporary cottages to modern farm homes. Apex prioritizes comfortable living all in close proximity to premium schools districts, deluxe shopping centers, and expansive public parks.

You'll fall in love with:
Annual celebrations, community pride, and a primely positioned locale as practical as it is pleasant.

Lining the main street for local parades, and packing the historic Depot for local concerts on a Friday night. Here, tradition looks like a slammed Salem Street, full to the brim with bustling crowds for 40-years of Peakfest or any number of holiday celebrations. There’s always more to explore! From discovering sweet treats like Buttercream Bakeshop to local creations like personalized jewelry from Moon and Lola that even Oprah has on her “Favorite Things List”. You’ll feel right at home in this small town with a huge heart.