Apex

Overview for Apex, NC

58,066 people live in Apex, where the median age is 36.3 and the average individual income is $51,460. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

58,066

Total Population

36.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$51,460

Average individual Income

Welcome to Apex

The “Peak of Good Living,” this small town rests near some of the most up-and-coming tech hubs
 
 
Not many cities can boast of winning the title of "Best Place to Live in America," but Money magazine bestowed the town of Apex, NC with that title. This community-oriented town is surrounded by beautiful nature and within commuting distance of Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill.  A great deal of residential growth has occurred in Apex in recent years. Many of Apex, NC's homes for sale can be more new, and many spacious two-story homes are available, complete with large, well-maintained yards. Quite a few homes in Apex incorporate farmhouse-style elements, and the design of some houses hearkens back to traditional Southern homes by including a one or two-story veranda. Apex, NC's real estate options can also showcase some stately brick homes that are available as well.

What to Love

  • New homes and opportunities for construction
  • Close to high-tech areas and short commute to Raleigh
  • Named "Best Place to Live in America" by Money Magazine
  • #3 Best Suburb to Raise a Family in NC; Niche (January, 2022)

Local Lifestyle - Living in Apex, NC

Apex comprises close-knit, growing communities with residential areas characterized by new and contemporary homes. Its people enjoy access to the amenities of Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill at some remove from these cities’ college town atmospheres. Apex is appealing to many newcomers to the area looking for a close-knit and welcoming community, without the hustle and bustle of the nearby cities. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping in Apex

The Peak on Salem offers an upscale menu that focuses on locally-sourced ingredients. The restaurant is known for its fabulous cocktails, superb wine list, and American dishes with a Southern flair. For a more casual eating experience, try Anna's Pizzeria. Options include classic Italian food such as lasagna, Italian Hero sandwiches, and fantastic pizza.

For shopping, be sure to stop by historic downtown Apex. This charming, pedestrian-friendly area is home to locally-owned stores and eateries. A must-visit in downtown Apex is The Rusty Bucket Apex, an antique store known throughout the area for its one-of-a-kind gifts, furnishings, and other items for the home.

For entertainment, there's the Halle Cultural Arts Center. The arts center is home to a 150-seat theater and three art galleries, that is proud to support local artisans.
 

Things to Do in Apex, NC

When residents want to engage in outdoor activities, they turn to one of the many local parks including Hunter Street Park. This 12-acre park offers a children's playground, a soccer field, batting cages, picnic areas, a skate plaza, a dog park, and much more. The Apex Nature Park is another beautiful park that offers walking trails, disc golf, a children's playground, a dog park, and an amphitheater.

The Apex Farmers Market is a great place to spend an afternoon when you want to enjoy some live music while shopping for fresh, locally-produced food items, fine meats, and seafood.

Several festivals occur throughout the year, including the Apex Musical Festival, the Peak City Pig Fest on Saunders Street in downtown Apex, and the PeakFest held downtown on Salem Street. The annual Rotary Christmas Parade takes place on Salem Street as well.
 

Schools

Apex is served by the Wake County School District. A top-rated school in the area is Apex Friendship High School. It provides instruction for grades 9-12 and ranks #42 out of 597 high schools in North Carolina.

Demographics and Employment Data for Apex, NC

Apex has 20,434 households, with an average household size of 2.83. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Apex do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 58,066 people call Apex home. The population density is 2,641.04 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

58,066

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.3

Median Age

48.95 / 51.05%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
20,434

Total Households

2.83

Average Household Size

$51,460

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Apex, NC

There's plenty to do around Apex, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

16
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
18
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Five Star Coffee Roasters, Asali Events and Desserts, and The Bar Ting.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.79 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.92 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.92 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.03 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.31 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.87 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Apex, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby Apex. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Scotts Ridge Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Peace Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Thales Academy Apex K-5
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Apex Friendship Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Thales Academy Jh/High School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Baucom Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Olive Chapel Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Lufkin Road Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5

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