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Apex Named a Suburban Hotspot


Known to be the Peak of Good Living, Apex just landed another exciting title ranking as one of “America’s Top 10 Suburban Hotspots” by

Our southwest Wake County suburb landed number 10 on the list and was the only North Carolina town recognized. Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke said, “In recent years, rising home prices and inventory shortages in urban centers have made affordable suburban home prices more appealing for buyers. Our analysis indicates 50% of buyers planning to purchase a home this spring indicated they preferred a home in the suburbs.”’s research team reviewed the top suburbs surrounding the nation’s 50 largest metropolitan areas based on household growth, real estate listing activity and housing supply and demand.

The Apex/Friendship suburb ranked well across all variables reporting:
– a 25.2% increase in households over the past seven years;
– an annual increase of 14% in listing prices for the past three years; and
– an average listing time of 34 days on the market, with homes selling 25 days faster than the national average.

Want to learn more about the Town of Apex? We’ve got you covered. Get area details below and visit our website to search available Apex homes.

Offering a restored downtown with historic charm, a location convenient to the renowned Research Triangle Park and other major cities, and a close-knit community with an abundance of friendly people, Apex is a small town with big plans.

Named the #1 best place to live in America by Money Magazine, it is no wonder Apex adds new residents daily. The growing population supports a thriving business scene and developing economy with a low cost of living and the spacious, but affordable homes buyers seek. Area schools also rank among some of the very best in the Triangle area.

Strolling the downtown streets will take you back in time with refurbished storefronts that house specialty boutiques, art galleries, local coffee shops, restaurants and more. Downtown Apex also plays host to seasonal celebrations and fun festivals throughout the year including its annual PeakFest and Peak-a-Palooza. The Peak City Pig Fest is one of the area’s most notable events attracting more than 28,000 people to the heart of the town to sample award-winning barbecue, enjoy live music and stroll the city streets with friends and family.

Apex has a number of public parks and green spaces with more than 11 miles of greenway trails intersecting many along the way. With numerous playgrounds, picnic shelters and sports fields, the recreational amenities are abundant.

Halle Cultural Arts Center on North Salem Street is another draw featuring a 150-seat theater, three art galleries, and a studio classroom. Known as The Halle, residents and visitors enjoy taking in performances and movies there as well as participating in art, drama or voice classes. Visual art exhibits rotate throughout the year showcasing work by area students alongside professional pieces.

Apex is an up-and-coming Triangle town with a well-planned vision for its future, and the opportunities that lie ahead for its residents are plentiful.

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