Homes for Sale in Apex, NC by Price
Apex NC real estate, a suburb of Raleigh and located in Wake County, is home to approximately 35,000 residents and is a small town of about 11 square miles.
More recently, Apex real estate and Apex homes for sale have been in heightened demand because of nearby Research Triangle Park. In spite of the growth, Apex has accomplished the goal of maintaining its charming small-town character and attracting newcomers to the variety of options for Apex NC homes.
One of the first towns to develop near the state capital of Raleigh during a period of time when railroads crossed through Wake County, Apex is one of North Carolina's most well-preserved, turn-of-the-century railroad towns with homes dating from 1870 to 1940 and with commercial buildings that have been stunningly preserved. The historic town continues to attract newcomers seeking a smaller community, distinguished from real estate in the larger communities of Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Durham.
The downtown district reflects the town's rich historical beginnings. One outstanding feature of downtown is the landmark 1914 Apex Union Depot, restored and currently providing office space for the Visitor's Center and the Chamber of Commerce. On the National Register of Historic Places, the Depot is a favorite spot for history buffs. They enjoy the ticket windows of the stationmaster's office, the old switchmen's lanterns, the double fireplace, and the rich woodwork that reflects life of yesteryear.
Transportation has always played a key role in the life of the town. Good transportation continues to be vital to serve the neighborhoods since surrounding areas provide most employment. NC Highway 55 goes through the center of town, and US-64 and US-1 are both nearby freeways. Interstate 540 will eventually connect to the southern part of town.
Named from the town motto The Peak of Good Living, the Apex Peakway began as a means to relieve traffic downtown and to provide a bypass from one side of town to the other. Although started, it is not yet a loop road orbiting downtown.
Newcomers continue to appreciate the heritage and camaraderie deeply woven into the tapestry of this hometown America community.
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