APEX: I wasn’t born here, but I got here as quick as I could

Downtown Apex

“I wasn’t born here, but I got here as quick as I could!” is a common expression heard from non-native Apexians. There’s something for everyone in this southern suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Apex combines a relaxing small-town atmosphere with convenience to big-city amenities. There is also exciting new growth in both residential and commercial areas. The town planners are working to ensure that the small-town character remains as our population grows and new residents join our wonderful community!

Stroll along Salem Street and explore the unique stores and restaurants. Run, walk, or bike along the miles of greenways. Play soccer, disc golf, tennis or volleyball at one of the numerous parks around town. Enjoy a movie, art exhibit or presentation by a local author at the Halle.  Plus there’s a festival almost every month!

Quality of Life

The town of Apex has received many impressive accolades over the years including the following:

  • Number 1 Best Place to Live in the US, Time/Money Magazine (August 2015) Go to Article
  • Number 1 Best City in North Carolina, Movoto (November 2013)
  • Number 5 Happiest Suburb in America, Movoto (May 2014)
  • Number 5 Best NC Towns for Young Families, NerdWallet (July 2013)
  • Top 10 Best Towns for Families, Family Circle (July 2014)


A lot has changed since it’s humble beginnings as the unincorporated town of Log Pond. The initial small community developed around the railroad station.  The forests were then cleared for farmlands and Apex became an active trading and shopping center. The town began to grow due to the success of the lumber industry and the discovery that the land around Apex was perfect for tobacco crops. There were two disastrous fires in 1905 and 1912 which destroyed most of the downtown business district. However, these fires are responsible for the look of Salem Street today. The downtown and surrounding neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as one of the best examples of an intact turn-of-the-century railroad town in North Carolina.

The Research Triangle Park was established nearby in the 1960s and is responsible for the population growth still seen today. RTP continues to attract technology-driven firms and Triangle area is now considered one of the top five high technology regions worldwide.

Thankfully throughout all of these changes, the core of Apex has remained the same. Apex is a town focused on community-preserving it’s past while ensuring a successful future.


Official Town Website

Apex Chamber of Commerce

Apex Downtown Business Association

Apex Arts Council

About Log Pond Realty @ RE/MAX United

Home is where your story begins. A home is where hopes and dreams are born, memories are made, and lives are lived. We would love the opportunity to assist you with assisting you to write your new story.
We can be reached via email at inquiries@logpondrealty.com or by phone at 919.589.3576.
We service the Triangle region of North Carolina including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest and Garner.

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