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Apex, North Carolina is a medium-sized town in Wake County which serves as a suburb of Raleigh. Apex has around eleven neighborhoods and is the 22nd largest community in the state. It is located about 20 minutes from downtown Raleigh. It is a historic town with more than sixty structures appearing on the National Register of Historic Places. There are commercial buildings, homes and more dating from 1870 to 1940. Its nickname is “Peak City” and its motto is “The Peak of Good Living”. Residents of Apex are lovingly known as Apexians or Apexers. It is a wealthy community when compared to state and national economic statistics and it has a council/manager form of city government with a five member council. It is a somewhat ethnically and racially diverse community though the majority of residents have some European ancestry. English is the primary language ,but many residents also speak Spanish. In 2015, Time Magazine ranked Apex #1 on its “best places in the nation to live” list and in 2013, Apex was ranked the #1 Best City in North Carolina, according to Movoto.

The town was incorporated in 1873 and named Apex in regard to its location at the highest point along the Chatham Railroad. Grown in the town was slow, but steady those first decades. Despite a number of devastating fires over the years, Apex remains among the most most intact railroad towns in North Carolina. The Depression era was hard on Apex and new growth did not flourish until the 1950s. The fastest growth occurred in the 1990s and was due in part to its location near the Research Triangle.

Apex spans 20.84 square miles and is a decidedly white-collar community in which over 94% of the workforce hold/work white-collar positions. Interestingly about 7.5% of the workforce works from home via telecommuting and home-based businesses. In 2016, the population was 47,301 and the population density was 2,270 people per square mile. According to estimates from 2013, the estimated median household income was $88,328 and the per capita income was $35,771. Estimates from the same year put the median house or condo value at $252,969, the mean housing price at $273,171 and the median gross rent at $1,135. According to the citys 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report the top five employers in the town were Wake County Public Schools, EMC, Cooper Industries, the Town of Apex and Target.

Public education is primarily provided by the schools of the Wake County School District. Local schools include Apex Elementary, Apex Middle School, Apex Friendship High School and others. Apex does have public bus service through Triangle Transit, but there is no passenger or commuter train service. The Raleigh-Durham International Airport is a mere eight miles away making travel plans a breeze. Homes for sale come in a variety of ages, sizes and styles and range from historic charm through modern luxury. Other housing options include rental properties such as houses, apartments and duplexes as well as lease properties like condominiums and townhomes. To begin the search for the home of your dreams in Apex, call friendly local real estate agent (insert name here) at (insert number here). Don’t wait call today and find a place to call home.

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        919-387-4440
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        919-662-2300
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        919-773-9555
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        919-387-2150
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        919-387-2168
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        919-363-2865
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