Apex, North Carolina Homes for Sale

Apex, North Carolina
Apex, North Carolina
Located in southwestern Wake County, Apex, North Carolina, is a town of rich history with a bright future. The name of the town was appropriately chosen due to its location on the highest point of the Chatham Railroad between Richmond, Virginia, and Jacksonville, Florida. The Apex town motto, "The Peak of Good Living," not only relates back to the root of the town name but also reflects the way of life of the citizens of Apex. This small-town community lives up to its honor of being 14th on Money Magazine's 100 Best Places to Live list.

Salem Street, Apex's main street, runs through the historically restored downtown district, which is lined with specialty shops, trendy boutiques and antique shops. Downtown also offers a unique dining experience that includes an old soda shop, an ice cream parlor, a fine dining bistro and a Mexican eatery. During the holidays, Salem Street is shut down to vehicle traffic and turned into a winter wonderland, complete with carolers and horse-drawn sleighs. Christmas is celebrated for the better part of a month in Apex, beginning with the annual lighting of the city's Christmas tree on the first Friday in December.

"Apex is welcoming to newcomers and development, and, although the town has seen extensive growth, its residents and city officials delight in preserving its small-town charm...."

The focal point of the downtown area is the landmark 1914 Apex Union Depot, which once burned but is now completely restored with rich woodwork, a double fireplace, ticket windows to reflect the original station master's office and old switchmen's lanterns. The Depot now serves as the home of the Apex Chamber of Commerce, a meeting room that can be rented and a visitors' center. A blast from the past can be experienced through the New Hope Valley Railways, which offer rides on restored trains and gives riders easy access to the North Carolina Railroad Museum.

Apex is welcoming to newcomers and development, and, although the town has seen extensive growth, its residents and city officials delight in preserving its small-town charm.

Apex, NC Homes

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