Apex NC Real Estate
Apex is one of the fastest-growing cities in the southwestern wake county triangle. A delightfully fitting bedroom community just outside Raleigh and Cary, and only a short distance from Durham, Apex is a drive down the scenic Highway 55. It is the “Peak of Good Living” and an excellent place for a family life. With merely 5,000 inhabitants in 1990, Apex has grown to in excess of 30,000 residents today. Attracting both families and businesses, Apex is projected to double its population within the next decade.
With city leaders ensuring that the unique and historical city doesn’t lose its small-town charm, Apex celebrates a street festival on the first Saturday in May each year. Settled around 1867 and incorporated in 1873, Apex’s owes its name from its being the highest point on the Chatham railroad between Richmond, Va and Jacksonville, Fla.
Within close proximity to such amenities as shopping, businesses, entertainment, and sports venues, Apex celebrates its history as a railroad town with a train depot built in the second half of the nineteenth century. Listed on the national register of historic places as a more-than-a-century old railroad town, Apex has lately restored its downtown, featuring a number of nineteenth-century buildings. Earlier, Apex was a shipping point for forest products including lumber, tar and turpentine.
With the railroad promoting more growth, Apex became a tobacco hub. Its “peak week” festival features arts and crafts, children’s activities, food, and live music. The train depot stages concerts during the spring, summer, and fall and offers a varied medley of music. Featuring nine town-owned parks, Apex has a community park covering 160 acres and having an array of playing fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, and playgrounds. Apex also boasts of a two-mile walking/running trail along a 50-acre lake, where kayaking and canoeing are allowed and fishing can be done with a permit.