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Apex: An Exceptionally Popular Wake County Town

When you think about what you’re looking for in a Wake County community, what comes to mind? Do you think about a strong sense of community or affordable homes? Do you think about having a darling downtown area to go shopping in or close proximity to your full-time job?

Well, when you live in Apex, you can have all of those things and more!

This community, which had a population of 42,100 as of 2013, has plenty to offer Wake County families. Continue reading to learn more!

A Look Back at Apex’s History

First incorporated in 1873, this community got its name because it was the highest point on a portion of the Chatham Railroad (which ultimately extended from Richmond, VA to Jacksonville, FL).

The community grew slowly over they areas but then really took off with the diversification of its job industry in the 1950s.

The town’s location near Research Triangle Park really helped spur additional development.

Today, Apex is beloved by visitors and residents alike. In fact, in 2009, CNN/Money Magazine ranked Apex as the #44th best place to live in the nation.

And in 2013, the magazine ranked the town #9 on the same list.

Where You Could Work When You Live in Apex

The 2013 Comprehensive Financial Report for Apex released a list of the top employers in the town. These included:

  • Wake County Public Schools
  • Cooper Industries
  • Town of Apex
  • EMC Corp
  • Target
  • Bland Landscaping
  • Walmart

As you can clearly see, there are a diverse array of job types that are represented in this community.

The Wake County Schools That Will Educate Your Kids

As with the rest of the county, Apex residents are served by the Wake County Public School system.

Specifically, school-age children living here will attend such high-performing schools as:

  • Apex Elementary School
  • AV Baucom Elementary
  • Olive Chapel Elementary
  • Salem Elementary School
  • Laurel Park Elementary School
  • Apex Middle School
  • Salem Middle School
  • Apex High School
  • Middle Creek High School
  • St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School
  • Thales Academy
  • Lufkin Road Middle School

Something For Everyone To Enjoy on the Weekends

Apex is similar to the rest of Wake County in that it really celebrates outdoor recreation time. That’s why residents enjoy access to such community parks as:

  • Jones Park
  • Beaver Creek

And for the day excursion, Apex is close to such major thoroughfares as I-40 and US 64, bringing the recreational amenities of Apex, Cary and other nearby communities within easy reach.

It’s Time to Invest in an Apex, NC Home

Does this community sound like it would complement your lifestyle well as a Wake County home buyer?

If so, then please take a moment to contact us at The Caul Group. We would love to assist you by telling you about available listings and also offering valuable home buying tools such as our buying guide and relocation package.

We’ll Get You the Price You Want for Your Apex Home!

And please also make sure to contact us if you’re interested in listing your current Apex home on the market.

We’ll start by helping you determine the true value of your property, which will help set the list price.


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