The slogan for Apex, NC, is “The Peak of Good Living” and there are so many reasons the nickname fits this growing Raleigh suburb just outside the prestigious Research Triangle Park, and the reason why New Home Inc continues to build new homes and communities in Apex NC
With small-town charm, a booming local economy, and a fast, convenient commute into Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill, living in Apex has become more appealing each year. Since 2010, the population of Apex has nearly doubled, from 37,476 to 72,312 in 2022, pushing it to #1 on Realtor.com’s list of “America’s 10 Fastest Growing Suburbs”.
New Home Inc. looked at all the benefits before deciding that building new home communities in Apex, NC, was a very smart choice.
Why is Apex such a great place to live?
Just 20 minutes from Downtown Raleigh, the heart of Apex is the essence of better living, from its vibrant main street to its endless selection of family-friendly events and activities—and so much more. Apex succeeds at maintaining its charm while growing and changing with its residents. Named for being the highest point on the old Chatham Railroad, Apex is one of the most intact turn-of-the-century railroad towns in the country.
A top choice among “Best Places”
The experts who assess the quality of life in cities and towns across the United States agree on the advantages of choosing Apex as your hometown. For having many advantages, Apex has earned accolades on numerous “Best Places” lists.
AreaVibes ranks Apex on the top of its list of Best Cities in North Carolina and better than 99% of U.S. cities. The city earned top grades for Amenities, Schools, Safety, Housing, and Employment. Plus, Apex residents gave their town an “A”. Even more reasons to buy a new home in Apex NC.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the pristine buildings reflect the city’s history while welcoming growth. The historic Apex downtown district is mostly centered around quaint Salem Street. Here, you can enjoy the details of the surrounding architecture, lovingly preserved over its 150-year history. It’s easy to lose track of time browsing the unique finds among locally owned shops, boutiques, galleries, and studios. A vast array of farm-to-table restaurants, cafes, food trucks, bakeries, ice cream parlors, wine bars, and pubs are ready to satisfy your appetite.
As charming as it is, Downtown Apex also has a solid foot in the technology that drives growth in this region. Electric vehicle charging stations dot the downtown area, supporting clean energy and giving peace of mind to drivers as they travel the region. High-speed fiber optics are also part of Apex’s modern infrastructure.
Things to do in Apex, NC.
A great place to live isn’t solely focused on the neighborhood where you buy your home. Having plenty of things to do in your free time adds to the value of living there. When you live in Apex, you’ll never be at a loss for finding your fun.
What’s your favorite form of outdoor recreation? If water sports are important, Jordan Lake in Apex will be a popular place for you. The reservoir spans 14,000 acres, with access all around the shoreline from Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, which includes seven beaches. Boating, fishing, paddle boarding, swimming, camping, biking, and 14 miles of hiking trails bring you closer to nature—which, in this area, also means glimpses of bald eagles. Jordan Lake’s only marina,
When you choose one of the new home communities in Apex, you also have convenient access to the American Tobacco Trail. Take your pick of 22 miles for walking, hiking, biking, and horseback riding, with 6.5 miles winding through Wake County, where Apex is located.
Crowder County Park features 33 acres of green spaces, picnic areas, playgrounds, sports courts, and trails that include interpretive exhibits for a self-guided nature hike or bike trip.
Are you a seasoned golfer or an aspiring one? Knight’s Play Golf Center welcomes all ages for learning, practice, and play, and it’s rated one of the top practice facilities in the country.
Experience the community spirit
A strong sense of community spirit and pride is everywhere in Apex. The residents find something to celebrate any time of the year. The calendar of events includes such annual favorites as its own EarthFest, Music Festival, Latino Arts Festival, and Christmas Parade, as well as Peak City Pig Fest, Olde Fashioned Fourth of July, and Family Basketball Ham Toss.
The weekly farmer’s market takes place on Saturdays. Fresh from local farms, artisans, and producers, you can shop for produce, meat, poultry, fish, baked goods, jams, condiments, and even locally roasted ground coffee.
A convenient location
Living in Apex, NC, has the added advantage of close access to the Raleigh-Durham and Research Triangle area’s many offerings. Whether you’re heading to the city for work, school, or play, you can easily get to where you’re going. The Raleigh-Durham International Airport is 20 minutes from Apex, as well as the Research Triangle Park, a tech-driven hub with major employers such as Amazon, Apple, Google, Cisco, Citrix, and IBM. Improvements to the highway system have cut the commute from Apex to the Research Triangle in half.
You can just as quickly make your way to major retail centers, including The Streets at Southpoint, Crabtree Valley Mall, and Beaver Creek Commons.
New home communities in Apex, NC
When you’re deciding on the right place to call “home”, you have your own list of “must-haves”. If North Carolina is top on your list, why not head for the “Peak”?
New Home Inc. is building new home communities in Apex, NC. Olde Farm and Old Sorrell Estates showcase our thoughtful design, quality craftsmanship, and a long list of included features. We build our homes with your lifestyle in mind, both now and in the years ahead. Our “Future-Proof” homes are based on extensive research into homeowners’ needs and wants. When you choose one of our new construction homes for sale in Apex, you have one more advantage to living in this Raleigh suburb! Contact New Home Inc. and reach your peak in Apex right now.