Apex, located roughly 16 miles from Raleigh, is highly acclaimed as the Peak of Good Living. Apex offers a charming downtown, top-notch schools, and the kind of community spirit that draws 15,000 people, or more than a third of the population, to the annual PeakFest street fair.
In August 2015, Apex was rated #1 in Money Magazine's Best Places to Live. Apex Movies & Music in the Park Series begins in May and goes through September each year.
Its 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.