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Apex, and the surrounding Cities in Central North Carolina, are uniquely positioned because they are located “virtually” in the “Triangle” between North Carolina State University, UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University.

The Research Triangle Park, a tax free zone for Research is home to over 30 Major Research Facilities. This area is also considered to be “almost” recession proof, because of the additional jobs created by the State’s Capitol in Raleigh, the over 25 colleges and Universities and the Teaching Hospitals at Duke and UNC Chapel Hill.

The Raleigh, Apex, Cary real estate market did not see the tremendous downturn experienced in markets outside our area – but we never had 20% growth year over year either. We are fortunate to have outstanding schools (both public and private) along with a richly diverse cultural base full of historical sites, festivals, shopping and entertainment options.


In the past several years, Apex, NC has been recognized by CNN as one of the Top 100 Best small Towns in America (we ranked number 44 out of 100).

We were also ranked as the 3rd Best Places to Move to in America by Forbes Magazine. 
Downtown Apex is well known as the “small town” home to a number of charming shops and restaurants. For shopping of a more contemporary nature, you’ll find a wealth of retail and entertainment options at Apex’s Beaver Creek Crossing and Beaver Creek Commons shopping centers.

The Halle Cultural Arts Center was originally built as the Apex Town Hall in 1912. Today it features a 135 seat theater, three galleries and two studio classrooms and presents an ongoing schedule of art exhibitions, performances and movie screenings.The Town of Apex also won multiple Awards for our Historic Preservation, including the Anthemon Award for Adaptive Reuse of the Old Apex Town Hall, now the Halle Cultural Arts Center (donated by the Developers of The Villages of Apex). Our town taxes are considered very low, and we have a AAA Bond rating.The NC Division of Parks and Recreation operates nine recreation areas at the nearby Jordan Lake State Recreation Area. Enjoy fishing, camping and outdoor recreation on nearly 14,000 acres of water. This beautiful natural preserve awaits you just minutes away from The Villages of Apex


Places of Interest in Apex’s Neighboring Communities – Cary, NC

Situated between Apex and Raleigh, the formerly small town of Cary, NC has grown to become the state’s sixth largest city. Cary is just few minutes away from The Villages of Apex.

  • Koka Booth Amphitheater at Regency Park, the home of the North Carolina Symphony
  • Page Walker Arts & History Center
  • The USA Baseball Facility
  • The Carolina RailHawks, the state’s only professional soccer team
  • Shopping at Cary Towne Center

Chapel Hill

Places of Interest Near The Villages of Apex – Chapel Hill, NC

Home of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC is also a vibrant and exciting urban center in its own right, just about 20 minutes away from The Villages of Apex.

  • UNC Tar Heels basketball and special events at the Dean E. Smith Center
  • UNC Tar Heels football at Kenan Stadium
  • Ackland Art Museum
  • Morehead Planetarium & Science Center
  • North Carolina Botanical Garden and Coker Arboretum
  • The Horace Williams House
  • Eclectic shopping and dining at Meadowmont Village, the Shops at Eastgate and on downtown Franklin Street


Places of Interest Near The Villages of Apex – Durham & RTP

Known as the Bull City and the City of Medicine, Durham, NC is just 25 minutes from The Villages of Apex. This neighboring city boasts a revitalized downtown and a wealth of cultural events.

  • The new Durham Performing Arts Center
  • Durham Bulls baseball at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
  • Duke University Blue Devils basketball and football
  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens
  • Great Shopping at he Streets at Southpoint mall (one of two Nordestrom’s in the area)
  • North Carolina Museum of Life & Science
  • Fine dining, shopping and entertainment at the American Tobacco Historic District, and Brightleaf Square

On the outskirts of Durham, Research Triangle Park – the nation’s largest research park and home to dozens of leading research and development related organizations – is just 20 minutes away from the Villages of Apex.  With the new 540 Extension, it’s even a little faster!


Places of Interest Near The Villages of Apex – Raleigh, NC

The Villages of Apex is just 15 minutes from the North Carolina state capital of Raleigh, with its bustling business district, historic landmarks and wide-ranging metropolitan activities.

  • The new Raleigh Convention Center
  • Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • The North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Raleigh Amphitheater Downtown
  • PNC Arena, home of Carolina Hurricanes hockey, NC State Wolfpack basketball and special events
  • Outdoor concerts and events at Walnut Creek
  • Great shopping at Cameron Village, Crabrtree Valley and North Hills malls
  • Superb dining at Glenwood South
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport is just a 15-minute drive from the Villages of Apex